Ralf Gruss

Partner & Chief Operating Officer at APAX PARTNERS LLP

Ralf Gruss

Ralf Gruss

Partner & Chief Operating Officer at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Apax Partners Beteiligungsberatung GmbH
APAX PARTNERS LLP
Apax Partners Ltd.

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Number of Boards

5

Birthday

04/1972

Age

49

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Partner & General Counsel, Legal & Compliance at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Partner & Co-Chief Executive Officer at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Partner, Global Head of Oep at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Partner at Apax Partners Ltd.

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Partner, Apax Global Buyout at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Partner, Apax Global Buyout at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Managing Partner-Apax Digital Growth at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Partner, Apax Global Buyout at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Investment Partner at Castik Capital Partners GmbH

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Partner, Apax Global Buyout at APAX PARTNERS LLP

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Ralf Gruss
Partner & Chief Operating Officer at APAX PARTNERS LLP
Education
Diploma in Industrial Engineering & Business Administration

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a German educational institution focused on research, teaching, and innovation. Thematic priorities of its research activities are energy, natural and built environment, and society and technology. The institute has over 9400 employees, including more than 6,000 in research and teaching, as well as 24,500 students. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was founded on October 1, 2009, with the merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the University of Karlsruhe. It is based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Attendee

The University of Massachusetts Boston is a public research university with a dynamic culture of teaching and learning, and a special commitment to urban and global engagement. Our vibrant, multi-cultural educational environment encourages our broadly diverse campus community to thrive and succeed.

Attendee

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

Career History
Partner, Chief Operating Officer
2000 - Current

APB's investment strategy utilizes a top-down approach and focuses on late venture, growth capital and buy-out opportunities. They seek to create long-term value. They are an active investment partner through board presence on all their portfolio firms in addition to providing management and corporate development expertise, financial and sector skills.The firm invests in key sectors: technology and telecommunications, media, retail and consumer, healthcare, financial and business services. Investment decisions are supported through in-house expertise culled from the group's entities worldwide as well as access to local and international business networks.

Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Current

Apax Partners LLP engages in providing investment services. It focuses on investing in firms across the global sectors such as technology and telecommunications, services, healthcare, and consumer. The company was founded by Ronald Mourad Cohen and Alan J. Patricof in 1969 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Chief Operating Officer
Current

Apax Partners is an active manager invests in buyout and growth transactions. The firm in which they invests include technology, telecommunications, healthcare and consumer services. it's geographical focus across globally.

Boards & Committees
Director
2006 - 2009

Apax Partners focuses exclusively on long-term investments in growth companies. The firm invests globally in the following sectors: (1) financial and business services (2) healthcare (3) media (4) retail and consumer and (5) technology and telecommunications. They target large companies with strong, established market positions and the potential to expand. Apax Partners' investment strategy is to grow businesses by acting as a catalyst for change and to employ clear processes to maximize the value of their portfolio.

Member-Supervisory Board
2003 - Prior

IFCO Systems BV provides logistics services. It offers reusable plastic containers globally, which are used primarily to transport fresh produce from producers to leading grocery retailers. The firm operates through three segments: RPC Management Services, Pallet Management Services and Corporate. The Reusable Plastic Containers Management Services segment offers reusable packing, transport and services solutions. The Pallet Management Services segment engages in the distribution of wood pallets and offers true single-source, national solution to pallets needs. The Corporate segment provides management, financial, tax, internal audit and organizational services. The company was founded on March 31, 1999 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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