Meet Private Equity & Growth Capital

An introduction to our Private Equity & Growth Capital team

Our team is one of the largest and most experienced in Europe, with a track record spanning four decades and thousands of successfully completed searches. We are proven experts across all levels of investment team hire – Associate, Principal and Partner – and also have extensive experience of hiring into investor relations, portfolio/value enhancement and fund finance and accounting teams. Our client base is particularly diverse and covers all types of GP and LP. From offices in London and Frankfurt we are active across Europe and our team has fluency in most major European languages.

We commit significant resources to extensive mapping of our target candidate pools and have developed a rigorous, search-based approach to all of our work, regardless of the level of candidate sought. Along with conventional recruitment and search work, we also assist private equity investors with bespoke remuneration surveys, advice on organisational structure and specific referencing assignments.

As a wider business, we work across various other financial disciplines including accountancy & finance, corporate development & strategy and mergers & acquisitions.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within Private Equity & Growth Capital

With experience spanning four decades, we’ve already navigated various hiring shifts and trends, but none has been more defining, nor more critical than the ongoing drive for diversity in private equity workforces – across all functions but most notably within investment teams. Our team has been at the forefront of this shift, constantly developing strategies to ensure that our clients are presented with diversity – of all types – within each shortlist that we compile.

By systematically mapping each and every candidate pool that we consider, we can provide our clients with real-time information on the diversity of those pools and then work with them to ensure they have every opportunity to consider and attract diverse candidates. Likewise, we maintain detailed statistics on all aspects of diversity across private equity and can therefore provide accurate insights into the latest successes – and failures.

We created a dedicated DE&I role within our team in 2021 and have since published various thought pieces on the state of diversity and inclusion within the European Private Equity and Growth Capital space. In particular, we have developed proven views on how our clients can improve their recruitment processes.

We are genuinely proud of the role that we’ve played to date in advancing all aspects of diversity in the private equity industry and we will continue to be at the forefront of this initiative in the years to come.

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Meet the Private Equity & Growth Capital team

Guy Townsend

Joint Chief Executive

Katharina Schubert

Senior Researcher

Tania Bethell

Team Secretary

Sarah Costello


David Craig

Joint Chief Executive

Mira Markova


James Stephens


Clemens Haerten


Paula Fiegl


Thibault Pesque


Dominic Dyer


Daniel Melchior

Managing Director – Frankfurt

Sample credentials

BC Partners

Chief Financial Officer Financial Controller Multiple Associates & Principal Hires – London, Paris & Hamburg

Hellman & Friedman

Multiple Investment Team Hires

Horsley Bridge

Multiple Investment Team Hires

Motive Partners

Multiple Investment Team Hires

H2 Equity Partners

Multiple Investment Team Hires

CVC Capital Partners

Multiple Investment Team Hires


Multiple Associate & Senior Associate Hires Multiple Investment Team Hires

Bregal Investments

Multiple Investment Team Hires

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP

Partner/Director Multiple Investment Director Hires Head of Finance

Apiary Capital

Multiple Investment Team Hires

August Equity

Investment Director Investment Manager Head of Research & Origination

BDT & MSD Partners

Multiple Investment Team Hires

EQT Partners

Multiple Investment Team Hires

CBPE Capital

Multiple Partner & Investment Director Hires Portfolio & Finance Director Director, Investor Relations

Bain Capital

Finance Director, European Portfolio Operations


Multiple Investment Team Hires


Multiple Investment Team Hires

Corten Capital

Multiple Investment Team Hires

Aurelius Group

Multiple Investment Private Equity Team Hires Director, Debt Advisory


Multiple Investment Team Hires

Current Private Equity & Growth Capital roles

Portfolio Executive – Private Equity

Private Equity

Investment Associate

FinTech Growth Equity Fund

Investor Relations Associate

Leading Global Private Equity Fund

Vice President

Infrastructure & Private Equity


Mid Market Private Equity

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The roles advertised here are reviewed and updated frequently. However, we don’t advertise all the roles that we are working on – many of our short-lists are compiled via our current network and database of candidates, plus active search methods, so if you can’t find a role that appears suitable, but want to bring your profile to our attention, please still submit your CV.

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