Equity Investors

Apex is supported by equity commitments from Bluewater, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), IFC Middle East and North Africa Fund, LP.


Bluewater is a specialist international private equity firm focused on the energy sector.


The London-based firm applies a distinctive ‘buy and build’ strategy to drive value creation across an existing portfolio of 18 companies around the world.


Possessing energy industry experience dating back 30 years, the firm draws upon the breadth of its international network and the depth of its knowledge in key regions to pursue its core goal: building leading energy companies.


Bluewater targets investments in three areas:

  • Exploration and production
  • Upstream equipment and services
  • Mid/downstream equipment and services


With its initial two funds (BWE Fund I and BWE Fund II), Bluewater today has $2.5bn under management as it continues to build on its global track record of value-adding investment.


The firm’s 15 experienced investment and operating professionals – who together constitute the largest dedicated energy team in London – partner with best-in-class management teams to create sustainable growth in highly profitable companies.


Its close, long-term market engagement in all three industry sub-sectors not only gives Bluewater unparalleled expertise in each field, but also supports a sectoral and geographic diversification strategy which mitigates cycle risk. For more information, visit


IFC, and the IFC Middle East and North Africa Fund, managed by IFC Asset Management Company, together have committed to funding Apex. IFC’s support of Apex is part of a broader strategy in the Middle East and North Africa to address long-term development challenges and increase employment opportunities through the private sector. During fiscal year 2017, IFC committed over $1.4 billion in MENA, including $490 million in mobilization.


About IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, they use their six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY16, their long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging their capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit


About IFC Asset Management Company
IFC Asset Management Company (AMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of IFC, invests third party capital, enabling investors to benefit from IFC’s expertise in achieving strong equity returns, as well as positive development impact in the countries in which it invests. AMC has raised $9.4 billion of capital across 13 investment funds. It manages the IFC Middle East and North Africa Fund. For more information, visit