Apax Partners
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About Apax Partners

Apax Partners is a leading private equity firm in Europe based in Paris.
With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €3 billion.
These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation: TMT, Consumer, Healthcare and Services.

Key info
Founded in:
1972
Headquarters:
Paris
Size:
11-50
employees
Eddie Misrahi
CEO

"We want to be the partner of choice of talented entrepreneurs."

Eddie Misrahi joined Apax Partners in 1991 as a Partner, responsible for investments in the TMT sector. He carried out many investments to support young, innovative companies as well as more mature companies in growth financing and buy-out transactions. He became Managing Director of Apax Partners in 2007 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2010.

He started his career at McKinsey & Company in Paris, before working in the USA for a telecommunications firm.

He was Chairman of AFIC (Association Française des Investisseurs en Capital) from 2007 to 2008.

Eddie graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Harvard Business School.

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Monique Cohen
Partner

Partner at Apax Partners since 2000, Monique is in charge of Business & Financial Services investments and also head of the Business Development activity.

Monique started her career at Paribas, where she was, after a few years, in charge of Equity Capital Market and then Senior Banker. At BNP Paribas, she was Global Head of Equity.

She is an Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Safran and BNP Paribas and an Independent Member of the Supervisory Boards of JCDecaux and Hermès. She was a board member of the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), France’s financial regulatory authority from 2011 to 2014.

Monique graduated from Ecole Polytechnique.

Guillaume Cousseran
Partner Business Development & Investor Relations

Guillaume Cousseran joined Apax Partners in 2006 and is in charge of Business Development and Investor Relations.

Before joining Apax Partners, Guillaume Cousseran spent five years as an Analyst and then as an Associate in Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking team focused on French coverage, where he was involved in many M&A, IPO and LBO transactions.

Guillaume graduated from HEC business school.

Aida Ben Lamine
Principal Business Development

Aida Ben Lamine joined Apax Partners in 2013 and is in charge of Business Development.

She started her career in London within the Investment Banking division of Lehman Brothers in 2006, and then transitioned to Nomura strarting September 2008. She focused on the Media and Telecom industries in Europe and was involved in various LBO, M&A and capital markets transactions.

Aida graduated from HEC business school.

Business Development and deal execution

A dedicated in-house business development team is in charge of ongoing proactive deal sourcing across all sectors : Monique Cohen, Guillaume Cousseran and Aida Ben Lamine.

The business development team has 3 key roles :

1- Coverage / networking Coverage of all intermediaires (bankers, auditors and consultants) in France and abroad (e.g. Benelux)

2- Apax entry point: contact person for intermediaires when receiving new investment opportunities
* Make sure the new deal opportunity is channeled to the right sector team and provide quick yes or now answer

3 - Internal analyses : generate proprietary / primary deals through internal sourcing efforts

If the investment team is working on a deal opportunity, the intern is invited to assist the team in the analysis of the team and preparation of documents for the different investment committees.

Headquarters
1 rue Paul Cézanne, Paris, 75008, France