Apax Partners Names Co-Heads for India

Apax Partners has named Sandeep Naik and Shashank Singh as co-heads of the firm’s India office. They both joined the firm in 2004 — New York and London offices, respectively — before relocating to India in 2006. Apax said that former India head Neeraj Bharadwaj “is leaving the firm to join a U.S. growth capital firm.”

Apax Partners, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, is today pleased to announce that Sandeep Naik and Shashank Singh have been appointed co-heads of the India office.

Sandeep and Shashank both joined the firm in 2004 in the New York and London offices, respectively, and relocated to co-found the India office in 2006. They will be replacing Neeraj Bharadwaj, who is leaving the firm to join a U.S. growth capital firm.

Apax Partners opened its Mumbai office in 2006 and made its first direct investment in the region in 2007 with the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Apollo Hospitals, India’s largest private hospital group.

Martin Halusa, CEO Apax Partners, said: “We are pleased to have professionals with the experience and track record of Sandeep and Shashank to lead Apax in India. This reinforces our commitment to India, where we now have five investment staff supported by a global team of 117 sector-focused investment professionals. We thank Neeraj for his ten years of service at the firm including his leadership of the Indian office and we wish him success in his new position.”


About Apax Partners

Apax Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice and management of Apax Partners globally total over $40 billion. These Funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Apax Partners Funds invest in companies across its global sectors of Tech & Telecom, Retail & Consumer, Media, Healthcare and Financial & Business Services.

Shashank Singh – Co-Head of the Mumbai office

– Joined Apax in 2004. Prior experience at Monitor Company.
– BA in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University. MA in
Economics from St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University. MBA from
Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).
– Apax deal experience includes Weather Investments, TIM Hellas,
Q-Telecom, Bezeq, TDC and Synetrix.

Sandeep Naik – Co-Head of the Mumbai office

– Joined Apax in 2004. Prior experience at Medtronic and McKinsey.
Co-founder InfraScan
– BTech in Instrumentation Engineering (Gold medallist) University of
Mumbai. MS in Biomedical Engineering from Medical College of Virginia
(Alex M Clarke Scholar). MBA in Finance from Wharton School.
– Apax deal experience includes Apollo Hospitals, Esprit Pharma, Xanodyne
and Spectrum Labs.