About us

We offer expert executive search and talent solutions across the full private equity cycle

We are an international Private Equity search boutique with an investor mindset.

With an established track record of making multiple hires for funds and a strong retention rate of successful, long-term placements.

We have been on all sides of the recruitment table: as candidates, as executive search professionals and as internal fund talent management. Our combined work experience encompasses specialised private equity search, investor relations, origination and in-house portfolio recruitment and investment banking HR.

With an analytical approach to talent due diligence, this is private equity recruitment done well.

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“First Point Partners are my go-to for reviewing available talent pool for investment professional roles at the fund level or M&A roles at portfolio companies.”

— Partner at Mid-Market Private Equity Fund

Our approach

We support private equity sector in a variety of recruitment areas

Investment Team
Fundraising & Investor Relations Team
M&A Strategy Professionals
Senior Management
Origination & Research
Operating and Strategic Partners

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Why us

See the First Point Partners Difference

  1. 1.

    Targeted Approach

    Working predominantly with private equity funds and private equity backed portfolio companies. We do not rely on passive forms of outreach and approach every candidate personally.

  2. 2.

    Fast Turnaround Times

    Two pairs of consultant eyes constantly screening the market and updating clients weekly. A typical search from start to placement with us takes 4-6 weeks.

  3. 3.

    Investor Mindset

    We understand first-hand what it is like to work in a fund, the varying priorities deal makers have and the importance of hiring. Aiming to understand client needs first and foremost. This is why 85% of all our presented short listed candidates go through to interview stage.

  4. 4.

    Thorough Talent Due Diligence

    Taking recommendations from our network and conducting extensive mapping to ensure no stone is left unturned. This way clients can meet the best people available.

  5. 5.

    Trust & Transparency

    We are open and honest about market dynamics ensuring our clients have full visibility on the quality of the candidate pool at any given time.

  6. 6.

    Long Term Partnership

    We work to form long term, genuine relationships with our clients. Our engagement does not end after hiring as we continue to keep our clients informed on market hiring trends.

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