Apex taps Tuffuor as head of PE business development for Americas

Apex Group Ltd has named Emmanuel Tuffuor as head of private equity business development for the Americas and global head of tax. Previously, he worked at KPMG where he was a partner.

PRESS RELEASE

New York, December 17, 2018 — Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex”) announced today that Emmanuel Tuffuor has joined as Head of Private Equity Business Development for the Americas and Global Head of Tax, supporting the Group in developing its private equity offering in North America in addition to building out its tax service capabilities globally.

Tuffuor joins Apex from KPMG where he was a Partner for an impressive 21 years. While at KPMG he drove significant growth as the Partner-In-Charge of the Alternative Investment Tax Practice, leading all phases of domestic and international partnership plus corporate tax consulting for hedge and private equity funds in addition to broker dealers, investment banks and large financial holding companies. Tuffuor’s dual role at Apex will see him spearhead the development of its private equity presence across the Americas while also overseeing and driving the evolution of its tax service products globally.

Tuffuor served as a member of the Board of Directors of KPMG LLP and is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State & Maryland Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Wall Street Tax Association.

Fred Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer, Apex Group Ltd, said:
“We have substantially built-out the team across the US over the past six months and have a genuinely impressive group of seasoned professionals covering the Americas. Emmanuel’s unrivalled tax and advisory experience adds another level of authority to our capabilities and combined with the expertise of the rest of the US team, we now present Apex to the US market at a new level. Emmanuel has represented clients across all fund types and is a great fit for Apex at this time due to his significant experience with the acquisition process through his involvement with KPMG’s acquisition of Rothstein Kass. He will be a valuable asset to both the US and Global teams and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Emmanuel Tuffuor, Head of Private Equity Business Development Americas and Global Head of Tax, Apex Group Ltd, said:

“I am thrilled to be joining the Apex team at this time to play a pivotal role in developing the businesses tax services, in addition to helping drive private equity sales across the Americas. Having spent over twenty years at KPMG I am looking forward to taking on a new challenge and to be joining a vibrant company such as Apex during this spectacular time of growth. As Apex moves into the institutional space I look forward to supporting the implementation of institutional best practices and leveraging my long-standing experience in this area.”