Private Equity

What sets Redgrave apart in this incredibly demanding market is our collective experience of working on high-pressure mandates across the private equity industry.

As a leading private equity Executive Search firm, we bring an unrivalled network of hard-to-find contacts for key functions within portfolio companies and their private equity backers. It’s why our clients depend on us to identify ideal candidates for Chair, CEO and CFO roles, quite often in time-constrained situations. In addition, we are increasingly being asked to find operating partners and senior advisors at the pre-deal stage.

We know what private equity firms need from their senior management. Combine that with meticulous research and an extensive network built on quality and personal commitment, we find individuals who can achieve transformational results.

From the moment a private equity firm invests in a business, it is laser-focused on generating value and achieving a successful exit. This means that whatever industry sector they operate in, private equity firms share a core talent requirement: they need experienced leaders who can get things done, fast.

Frequently the emphasis is on identifying Chairs, CEOs, CFOs and COOs with a proven track-record of driving significant change – whether through cost management, downsizing, market repositioning, innovative growth or digital transformation, they’ll need to be practical, detail-oriented and extremely adept at delivering results quickly.

While many of the most in-demand leaders with prior experience in a sponsor-backed business environment tend to work under the radar, we search the globe to connect clients with exceptional talent   and we deliver results at pace.

Alongside our access to executives who’ve worked in the private equity environment is our distinct ability to identify those gems from publicly listed or privately owned organisations capable of successful transition to private equity.

We’re uniquely positioned to find and attract the talent in this space that is best suited for the private equity world – individuals with the right mentally, the right drive, and the right mindset. We’ll then help them make the transition into private equity, turning them into the next generation of stars in the industry.

Because of the speed required to identify and hire exceptional leaders, candidate vetting needs to be rigorous – we often perform 360 reviews to establish right fit and transformation impact, backed with in-depth assessments by our in-house occupational psychologists. 

We bring in-depth experience in key target industry sectors:

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