BBC Special on Sir Ronald Cohen

February 22, 2009

The following three videos comprise the episode of BBC 4’s Gerry Robinson and the Money Makers featuring Sir Ronald Cohen, co-founder of Apax Partners:


Apax Co-Founder Maurice Tchenio Reportedly Sues Apax for Withholding Profits

November 27, 2008

HEC alum Maurice Tchenio (H.65), has sued Apax Partners, the firm he co-founded along with Sir Ronald Cohen and Alan Patricof, claiming that profits have not been distributed the right way since 2001, according to reports.

Tchenio filed a lawsuit in London in which he is believed to claim that the UK-based arm of Apax owes him an undisclosed sum in profits and management fees relating to five European investments in the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden.

Apax merged its US, UK, Swiss, German and Spanish operations into a single group in 1999, with Apax in France remaining separate.

Alan Patricof on Venture Capital During a Downturn

November 1, 2008

Here’s Mary Kathleen Flynn of interviewing VC pioneer Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft Partners (and Apax Partners before that). Mr. Patricof has seen the peaks and valleys of many cycles in the industry and offers his take on what challenges the VC business faces thanks to the current crisis.

Part 1:

Part 2:

By Request: Private Equity at the 2008 World Economic Forum

September 14, 2008

I sent this video out to the club back in January and I’ve been asked by a member to resend it to him, instead I thought I’d just embed it here. It’s from the session “Myths and Realities of Private Equity” at the past World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (January 26, 2008).  The panel consists of Donald J. Gogel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Martin C. Halusa, Chief Executive Officer, Apax Partners Worldwide; Anatol Kalesky, Associate Editor of The Times; Josh Lerner, Professor of Finance, Entrepreneurial and Service Management, Harvard Business School; and David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, the Carlyle Group.

Apax Partners’ Jackie Reses on Presenting Financial Information During Due Diligence

August 23, 2008

Here’s a video clip of Apax Partners’ Jackie Reses concerning presenting financial information during due diligence:

Investor Likes and Dislikes From Apax Partners’ Jackie Reses

August 22, 2008

Here’s a quick video of Apax Partner’s Jacqueline Reses on investor likes and dislikes: