Go to Top

Apax Business Case

APAX Business Case

Apax-business-case-iconApax was looking for a cloud solution to abandon a file based (Excel) approach and streamline the entire Portfolio Management process.

Thanks to Preqin Solutions they improved their efficiency, transparency, collaboration and visibility of their Portfolio companies. Apax has created a scalable platform for further developments, which include web based valuation, collection of regulatory data from PCs and full integration with LP reporting.

The need
Apax was looking for a cloud solution to abandon a file-based (Excel) approach and streamline the entire portfolio management process to improve the efficiency, transparency, collaboration and visibility of portfolio company
performance.

The project
Rolling out Preqin Solutions to 60+ portfolio companies with customized reports, migration of historical data, integration with Apax’s legacy GL and single sign-on with its intranet took five months. The project was delivered on time and within budget.

How Apax uses Preqin Solutions
On a monthly basis, portfolio companies log in to the system and update their financials, KPIs and commentary. GL investment information is also updated
automatically on a daily basis through the API.

Deal team members are notified and approve or reject the information provided by the companies, ensuring their involvement and ownership of the data. A
workflow module manages the entire process.

Once approved, information is used online by middle- and front-office users to drill down on metrics and graphs and, print company-specific and cross-portfolio reports, from the web or using BELL.

Apax Partners Process

The results
With over 50 Apax users logging in 6-7 times on average every month, the system has been widely adopted at Apax, saving time, increasing the
transparency and reliability of the data, and enhancing collaboration between portfolio companies, deal teams and the fund admin team.

Next steps
Apax has created a scalable platform for further developments, which include web-based valuation, collection of regulatory data from PCs and full integration with LP reporting.


Download Business case: [download id=”329″]

 

About Apax



Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies with an enterprise value between €1bn and €5bn. The Funds invest in four sectors: Consumer, Healthcare, Services and Tech & Telco.

The firm currently has a global network of 8 offices in four continents and employs over 230 people.

The portfolio companies in which their funds invest employ in excess of 160,000 people and, at end 2014, generated combined revenues in of USD 29 billion.


Visit Site