Principal, Private Equity Portfolio Team

Private Equity

Ref: DC52649

Central London
Up to £200,000 basic salary + LTIP

Our client is one of Europe’s leading private equity firms. Investments have typically been in asset-rich businesses that require transformational change and the firm takes a longer-term view than more traditional private equity investors. Working closely with management teams, the business has an exceptionally strong track record in growing businesses and in achieving substantial capital gains for its investors.


The Operational Principal will assist in all areas of managing a portfolio business including the oversight of strategic, operational, financial, people and governance matters related to the Portfolio Business. The activities the Principal will perform on portfolio businesses will vary with the size, complexity and maturity of the business, the portfolio business senior staffing capabilities and level of the fund’s support staffing. You will work with the portfolio business executive management team to ensure both routine and ad-hoc initiatives are progressed, monitored, and properly reported.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10+ years’ experience gained in a strategic role in an advisory capacity, a larger company Corporate Development / Strategy team, a PE house or a portfolio business. Candidates will most likely have spent their early career with a major international strategy consulting firm. They should also be highly numerate, be results driven and have prior experience of working closely with C-suite executives. This person must also be able to demonstrate the necessary people skills to work closely with the portfolio business(es) and demonstrate strong business judgement including the ability to prepare and oversee key financial analysis. This person must have the necessary gravitas, presence, and credibility necessary to command the attention and respect of the portfolio business management team.


To apply to this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively email your CV to Mark Richards: quoting reference DC52649.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately-owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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