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Sourcing the best private equity talent

The global private equity market has been booming in recent years, with increasing amounts of capital flowing into the sector - 2022 was private equity’s most active year ever. Deal volume is at $2.4 trillion, and there were almost 60,000 deals made last year. 

While global markets are facing economic crises, private equity fundraising continues to impress in the US, despite declines in Europe and Asia. Overall, it remains a popular asset class for institutional investors and high net worth individuals seeking higher returns than can be achieved in public markets.

One trend that we’ll likely see continue in 2023 is the rise of technology-focused private equity investments. As digital transformation continues to disrupt traditional industries, PE firms may increasingly focus on investing in tech companies or businesses with a strong digital presence.

Additionally, the emphasis on ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors in private equity investments is also on an upwards trajectory. Many investors are prioritising investments that align with their values and have a positive impact on society and the environment. Private equity firms should increasingly incorporate ESG considerations into their investment decisions.

All this makes private equity executive search and recruiting the right talent at the right time all the more important for PE firms - but at Hanover, we offer a lot more than filling your executive recruitment needs.

How can Hanover’s Talent Specialists help you


Hanover’s full private equity lifecycle support

At Hanover, the scope of our private equity offering covers a lot more than private equity executive search. 

Our full lifecycle support is the triangulation of engagement between advisors, who manage transactions in the market, large cap and mid-market private equity funds with their disparate and diverse investment theses, and owner founder assets seeking private capital. 

Hanover and our team of experienced private equity recruiters sit at the heart of this triangulation. We share IP - within confidentiality constraints - between the different parties.

If you’re looking for a private equity search firm, we fill that requirement and have access to the best private equity talent in the market. But we can also provide further insight, access, process development and support for owner founders or assets seeking private capital to drive growth and expansion, potentially cash out, internationalise, target new addressable markets or make acquisitions. 

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Private equity executive search

Our PE search team utilises its market-leading executive search and leadership assessment capabilities to advise you as our client, and find you the very best people for your business.

We also provide support in other areas, including (but not limited to):

- Leadership support when you’re mid-flight, for example 24 or 18 months prior to exit

- When you have concerns that require change or to be ready for sale

- Early fund introductions to assets that are looking to come to market (with the agreement of the existing investor group)

- Access to leaders in existing fund portfolios to better understand their respective approach to investment

- Leadership support when the exit then happens, for example to leaders who may have cashed out and want to go plural or perhaps take on another operating role

Our service offering

We know that people are your biggest asset. At Hanover, we offer a range of services designed to flex to your specific business requirements.

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