Private Equity Headhunters London #1 VENTURE CAPITAL Headhunters Guide
Although we are all going through challenging times including the recent largest market plunge since the financial crisis, the capital remains a leading world hub for finance
So it’s no surprise there that there’s a cluster of world leading private equity headhunters London bases around the Mayfair and City fiefdoms as they battle it our at the top for senior PE talent often taken from city banks but increasingly tech.
Of course you could always hire yourself and if you go that route here’s some great advice from Steve Jobs but you simply won’t have the time or network to compete against rivals using global specialists
So without any further ado here’s our list of the best specialists in the capital right now
Goodman Masson‘s Private Equity London team support all sectors and geographic coverage areas. All of their transactions range from seed investing venture capital through to large cap private equity.
Goodman Masson have operated in this space for 20 years, offering a wealth of expertise and long-standing client relationships and their team works with the biggest and best known Private Equity firms as well as sector specialists and new funds.
Arkesden undertake search mandates for clients and typically work on retained, exclusive and co-exclusive searches within their venture capital headhunters London team.
In certain sectors, clients work on a more contingent basis and their contingent team is well versed and geared to working on a preferred supplier structure.
Per are one of the leading search consultancies for private equity, venture capital and alternative asset investors and go to extraordinary lengths to identify and attract the right person, time and again.
Kea work with leading investment funds across EMEA, from funds of £100m to Diversified Asset Managers with more than $100bn AUM. All of their clients are time-poor, exacting, and care about their people.
Kea have remained one of the market leaders for junior buy-side since inception by identifying talent, work as long-term thought partners for our clients, act as eyes and ears within the market, and advise and strategise on both onboarding and retaining talent.
For 30 years, Walker Hamill have focused on retained search mandates, contingency jobs and temporary, contract and interim appointments in the fields of accountancy & finance, private equity, debt & structured finance, corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions.
Walker Hamill have assisted innumerable clients in securing the very best talent available and we’ve played a key part in the advancement of literally thousands of careers.
Circle Square are one of the more progressive private equity headhunters & Executive Search business looking to earn an honest living in an honest way, in markets that we know well.
Circle Square been around for a decade or so and have a humble pedigree which began with a two desk pod in a serviced office and a small bank loan, back in 2004.
Since then life has been relatively good to us and they now have a large open plan office which overlooks Buckingham Palace and all the pomp and ceremony that surrounds that.
Circle Square are majorly respectful and recognise how lucky we are to be a part of London’s commercial success and would like to share our knowledge and growth with you and, as an owner managed executive search business, they understand the importance of making good decisions based on sound values.
Hydrogen Group is a global specialist recruitment business, placing exceptional, hard to find candidates in over 70 countries and their joined up practices combine international reach with local expertise and specialist knowledge.
Blackwood is a leading human capital advisory firm who will work with you to reach your most ambitious business goals. They challenge your thinking and tailor their advice precisely to each situation.
Blackwood help their clients address their most fundamental business needs – advising on leadership and organisational effectiveness, and optimal talent planning and acquisition and development.
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Blackwood combine a deep understanding of sector, market, geography and function with a wealth of expertise in identifying the critical factors of success and impact to challenge every opinion with evidence and every assertion with fact to help you reach informed and balanced decisions.
Marblehill mission is to build talented executive teams, capable of transforming businesses and generating healthy returns for investors.
A specialist executive search and interim management consultancy working with private equity backed and high growth businesses.
Marblehill work with clients who want to drive value and change throughout the entire private equity investment life-cycle, from pre-deal to exit preparation and their work spans all sectors and multiple functions, including CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, Sales, Marketing, HR and Commercial.
They reportedly have strong relationships with the mid-market private equity funds, an excellent network of portfolio-company Chairmen and CEOs, an Elite Interim Network of private equity experienced multi-disciplinary executives and a stellar track record of successfully placing outstanding individuals into businesses.
One Search is a leading international search firm that focuses exclusively on the infrastructure investment and asset management industry.
One Search put themselves forward as the leading specialist firm in their field working across all experience levels with 38% of the top 100 funds in Europe and the US representing ~ €1.2trn assets under management.
Their practice team in London and New York drives talent insight relevant to the Energy Transition, Digital and Transport infrastructure sectors, as well as carrying functional specialisms across Investor Relations, CFO and Portfolio Boards.
Principle has been managed by former Commodity Professionals for more than 20 years, they have worked with Clients on a global basis from offices across London, Monaco, New York, Houston, Singapore and Hong Kong.
They are in our private equity executive search firms guide as they partner with Commodity Trading Houses, Oil & Gas Majors, Hedge Funds, Utilities, Investment Banks, Private Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Private Equity Firms across EMEA, Asia and the Americas, sourcing the highest levels of talent in trading and related commercial areas.
Through their dedicated Commercial Practice, they source both commercial and operational leadership across all geographical regions for Oil & Gas Operators, Professional Energy Consulting Firms, EPC’s & Service Companies, Shipping Firms, Mining Operators, Renewable Energy Firms, Private Equity Firms and Technology Houses.
The Lothbury Partnership
The Lothbury Partnership are a small, highly experienced specialist executive search team focused solely on the investment banking industry.
Thorough, creative research, first class execution and impartial advice are the hallmarks of their service.
What does the term and expression Headhunter mean?
A headhunter is a company or individual that provides employment recruiting services.
What is the difference between a headhunter and a recruiter?
While headhunters are responsible for locating qualified candidates who are often not looking for a new role, recruiters are responsible for filling positions usually from those with some degree of interest.
What does the Term and Expression “Passive” mean?
“Passive” means the candidate does not know about the role and is not actively looking for a new challenge in that area
How much do Headhunters charge and what structure?
Headhunters are often retained and can expect a 30% share of the first year salary of a successful senior placement, although a hybrid “retained+bonus” for placement is common too