In an increasingly crowded market, private equity firms are seeking competitive advantage by sourcing and developing the best talent for themselves and their portfolio leadership teams. With our tailored leadership and talent advisory services, we support PE companies, portfolio companies, and limited partners to maximise value where our expertise in executive search intersects with the dynamic world of private equity. With a profound understanding of the unique demands and intricacies of the private equity sector, we have developed a track record of success spanning over 30 years. As trusted partners, we possess deep industry knowledge and extensive networks that enable us to identify and attract top-tier talent for private equity firms globally. Whether it’s sourcing exceptional investment professionals, fund managers, or operating partners, we excel at identifying individuals who possess the financial acumen, deal-making skills, and strategic vision necessary to thrive in this competitive landscape. Our commitment to delivering exceptional results empowers private equity firms to assemble high-performing teams that drive value creation, execute successful deals, and achieve superior investment outcomes.
Sourcing top Private Equity global talent across the following sectors:
Talent that combines technological and commercial instincts with solid financial and regulatory experience is becoming increasingly important for PE funds and portfolio companies looking for sustainable growth.
Private equity firms have increased their investment in the tech sector over the last decade, particularly in the US. Seeking out talent that can ignore hype and seek out value is now table stakes for success in the sector – both within portfolio companies and private equity firms.
Private equity firms are increasingly investing in professional services M&A deals, a trend that’s only likely to increase due to the reliable, recurring revenues that companies in the sector tend to generate.
PE funds have traditionally focused on balance-sheet-asset-light investments such as challenger financial services firms enabled by regulatory change and new technology.
To maximise value, it is becoming ever more important to source talent that combines commercial insight and knowledge of new technology with experience of the traditional fundamentals and complex regulatory demands of the sector.
Sheffield Haworth can help build and assess boards and leadership teams, spec out and fill new executive roles, and develop talent within portfolio firms and PE teams. To find out more about about our expertise across Financial Services, click the button below.
Almost three quarters of all PE investment in the tech sector is concentrated in enterprise software and IT services. Innovation in cloud and mobile technologies has led to an explosion of companies maturing out of the venture stages of development.
But which firms are most likely to return the most value? Leadership is key, and that means sourcing and developing the right talent.
We can help build out balanced management teams, assess the leadership of potential investments, and find the right talent to lead sustainable growth. To find out more about our expertise in Technology, click the button below.
The need for talent for PE investments in professional services is two-fold. On the one hand, PE firms need experienced professional services talent to guide their investment choices in the sector and help build out the teams of their portfolio companies. On the other, sourcing talent from professional services can help maximise the value from their investments in other sectors.
With our extensive cross-sector network of talented professionals, we are ideally placed to support PE firms with their investments into professional services companies or to source talent from the sector to help build successful leadership teams across their portfolio. To find out more about our expertise across Professional Services click the button below.
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