Apax Partners Taps McKinsey & Co. Exec As Senior Adviser

May 12 2010 | 2:52pm ET

Private equity behemoth Apax Partners has appointed Ian Davis as a senior adviser. 

Davis was formerly worldwide managing director of McKinsey & Company where he is now a senior partner. He will be retiring from McKinsey in July this year.  He is also a non-executive Director of BP plc.

In the newly-created role as senior adviser at Apax Partners, Davis will be based in the firm's London office advising CEO Martin Halusa on the firm’s long-term international growth strategy.

“Ian has exceptional experience in meeting the challenges of creating a global professional services firm," said Halusa. "We look forward to harnessing his strategic vision as we move Apax Partners into the next phase of its international growth.  I am delighted to welcome Ian to the team.”

Funds under the advice and management of Apax Partners total around $40 billion.

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