• News 1 March 2024

Apis Partners Recognised as a Top Performer in Industry ESG Transparency Index

London, 1st March 2024 – Apis Partners LLP (“Apis”), the global financial services private equity asset manager, is proud to announce that the firm has been recognised as a Top ESG Performer in the Growth PE category of the Orbis Advisory 2023 Private Equity ESG Transparency Index (the “ESG Index”).

The index, produced by specialist ESG consulting firm, Orbis Advisory, measures the ESG disclosure and transparency of all private equity firms listed in the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (“BVCA”) directory. The 83 measured criteria focus on responsible investment and portfolio management in addition to in-house ESG.

Apis is delighted to receive this standout feedback in the Orbis ESG Index; this independently recognised performance is a testament to Apis’ ESG & Impact native approach, having incorporated these areas into all investment processes on an end-to-end basis since the inception of the firm. It also highlights the performance of ‘AIMS’, the proprietary Apis Impact Management System, which allows the firm to measure, manage, and report its ESG & Impact creation activities overall.

Apis measures the ESG performance of its Fund portfolio companies across 14 distinct dimensions, and actively works to encourage ESG-related value creation (in addition to ESG risk mitigation) within its two top-performing private equity funds, Apis Growth Fund I and Apis Growth Fund II. Apis has always recognised that adherence to solid ESG principles serves to maximise the positive impact created by our portfolio companies, and represents a blueprint for doing business in the right way for all stakeholders and constituents within the geographies that Apis invests in globally. As such, Apis remains committed to further investing in and advancing its ESG processes and initiatives. For further information on Apis’ ESG & Impact activities, please visit the website.

Matteo Stefanel, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Apis Partners said: “Robust ESG and Impact practices have been core aspects of Apis’ investment approach since day one. Encouraging these principles within our Fund portfolio companies, that today support over 50,000 full-time jobs, has generated measurable results. Having this work independently recognised by Orbis is immensely satisfying”.

Udayan Goyal, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Apis Partners added: “We are delighted that the Orbis Index has recognised Apis’ commitment to ESG and Impact amongst all BVCA member firms. Creating value in a sustainable way ensures that the firm delivers on its twin-goals of financial returns and social impact, ultimately providing returns with responsibility”.

To read the full ESG Transparency Index, please visit www.orbisadvisory.com.

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About Apis Partners

The Apis Group (“Apis”) is an ESGI-native global private equity and venture capital asset manager that supports growth-stage financial services and financial infrastructure businesses by providing them with catalytic growth equity capital. Collectively Apis, through its team of around 40 professionals with deep industry expertise, manages or advises on total committed capital from investors (including drawn and invested capital) of US$1.2 billion.

Including its headquarters in London, Apis has representation in eight countries across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Apis is highly conscious of the developmental impact that the provision of growth capital for financial services and financial infrastructure businesses in global markets can achieve, and as such, financial inclusion and financial wellness are core tenets of Apis’ impact investment approach. https://apis.pe/