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Carlyle and Mubadala Take Minority Stakes in Apex

July 16, 2021 | John Melendez

Global investment firm Carlyle and sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Co. have taken minority stakes in Apex Group Ltd., a global financial services provider backed by Genstar Capital.

Carlyle and Mubadala have invested in the ordinary share capital alongside founder and CEO Peter Hughes, majority investor Genstar and leading growth investor TA Associates, previously announced as taking a significant minority strategic investment in The Group. This investment builds on Carlyle’s relationship with The Group following a preferred equity investment in November 2020, both of which were provided by Carlyle’s Global Credit platform.

Peter Hughes, founder and chief executive officer at Apex Group commented, “We are extremely pleased to be expanding our relationship with Carlyle and to welcome Mubadala to our investor base. We are proud to now have the equity backing of three highly reputable institutions, including our majority owner Genstar, and now joined by Mubadala. These investments further strengthen our position in the market and signal our intent to continue expanding and evolving our business over the coming months and years.”

Alex Popov, Carlyle’s global head of illiquid credit, added, “We are thrilled to continue our support of Apex Group—a world-class financial services platform backed by an equally impressive management team and private equity investors Genstar and TA Associates, and sovereign investor Mubadala. The Apex team has a strong track record of delivering on its organic growth and acquisition strategy, and we look forward to continuing to support its strategic growth objectives.”

Luca Molinari, head of financial services at Mubadala said, “We are excited to partner with Peter and successful private equity investors like Genstar, TA Associates and Carlyle. Apex is one of the leaders in an attractive sector and we look forward to participating in the next phase of its growth. As a global investor, we invest in businesses that operate in large and growing markets, led by management teams with a proven record of value creation.”

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Sagewind Capital Backs Federal Advisory Partners

September 16, 2021 | John Melendez

Sagewind Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, announced today an investment in Federal Advisory Partners, a strategy consulting firm serving public and private sector organizations, and the federal healthcare market. 

Steven Lefkowitz, managing partner of Sagewind said, “Our investment in Federal Advisory Partners builds on our extensive experience investing in and supporting government services firms. Federal Advisory Partners has a strong track record of serving federal healthcare agencies and we are excited to partner with their exceptional team at this exciting time. We look forward to supporting Federal Advisory Partners as we aim to diversify and enhance the Company’s capabilities and introduce its deep expertise to an entirely new customer set.”

Tim Borchert, co-founder and chief executive officer of Federal Advisory Partners, Andrew Patrick, chief operating officer, and Chris Katkocin, vice president, will continue to lead the company.

Borchert said, “I am very proud of what Federal Advisory Partners has accomplished since we founded the company. We have earned the confidence of our clients and are grateful that they continue to entrust us with mission critical work. Sagewind has a history of successfully partnering with management teams in the government services sector to expand businesses and we are thrilled to collaborate with them to accelerate our growth by broadening our capabilities and entering new markets.” 

In connection with the transaction, vice admiral C. Forrest Faison III, the 38th Surgeon General of the United States Navy, has been appointed to Federal Advisory Partners’ board of directors.

“I am excited to partner with Sagewind and the Federal Advisory Partners team, to continue identifying operational efficiencies that can improve the care we provide our nation’s veterans and active-duty military,” said Faison. “The Company is well positioned to have a real impact and I look forward to supporting management in accomplishing our shared vision to deliver meaningful outcomes for clients.”

Federal Advisory Partners is Sagewind’s 5th current platform in the government services sector.  Sagewind has also invested in Axient, By Light, GCOM and Sigma Defense Systems.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acted as Sagewind’s legal counsel. Holland & Knight served as legal counsel and G Squared Capital Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Federal Advisory Partners.