Hellman and Friedman bid on Trade Me by Angela Hawksford in Financials / Deals, Marketplace 29 Nov 2018 Apax Partners, the U.K.-based private equity firm that presented a $1.7 billion U.S. bid for Trade Me last week, may have a rival bidder in U.S. firm Hellman & Friedman.This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Apax Partnersfairfax mediagreg ellishellman & friedmanScout24trade me Angela Hawksford Angela is a writer and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. She has extensive knowledge of the Australian real estate industry, having started her career in real estate advertising at News Limited newspapers, where she worked across a number of different mastheads in Sydney. She s also worked in television, magazines and online, and regularly contributes feature articles to The Sydney Morning Herald, MiNDFOOD and The Newcastle Herald. Angela also works as a content writer, creating written content for a number of SMEs across an array of industries, including real estate, education, technology and digital media.