Peter Englander retires next week, having joined Apax in 1981 when it raised its first fund. He has been an influential senior member of the Apax team, and sat on the firm's approval, investment, portfolio review and exit committees.
He has sat on the boards of more than 20 portfolio companies, included Asquith Court, Dr Solomon's, Eyretel, QXL and Waterstone, the firm said. Englander worked on nine initial public offerings of Apax-owned businesses, and 19 trade sales.
Prior to joining Apax he worked at management consultancy the Boston Consulting Group.
Englander is chief executive of the Apax Foundation, the firm's charitable fund.
Englander is also a trustee and chair of the Finance Committee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust, and sits on the board of Bridges Ventures, the social investment vehicle founded by former Apax colleague Sir Ronald Cohen.