Bespoke executive search for the private equity sector

We are First Point Partners

Bespoke executive search and talent solutions across the full private equity cycle

We are a private equity search boutique.
Our combined work experience includes specialised private equity search, in-house portfolio recruitment, investor relations and deal origination. Our talent due diligence is thorough. Our candidate pool robust.
This is private equity recruitment done well.
Map showing countries First Point Partners have clients and offices at. Selected countries include United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Romania. Offices in London and Warsaw.
Countries we have clients in
Our offices

The 2021 Overview

The position-based overview of the 2021 recruitment processes we have been responsible for.
Investment Team
Portfolio Executives
Investor Relations
48% of placements
completed promoting diversity
4-6 weeks
average timeline from start to placement
2 consultants
personally working across every search
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The First Point Partners Difference

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Our approach

We focus on 2 areas of recruitment

Fund Level Professionals

  • Investment Team
  • Fundraising & Investor Relations
  • Origination & Research

Portfolio Executives

  • Senior Management
  • M&A Strategy Professionals
  • Operating and Strategic Partners
Client References

What our clients say

First Point Partners are my go-to people for reviewing available talent pool for investment professional roles at the fund level or M&A roles at portfolio companies. They invest time to learn your business, understand your needs, and build a trusting relationship so there is an effective recruitment process that achieves the successful result. Additionally, their engagement does not end after formal hiring and onboarding.
Partner at Mid-market focused fund in the CEE
First Point Partners understood what we needed and presented us with very strong candidates straight away. Thanks to their transparent and detailed communication, we were able to run a smooth and efficient hiring process.
Partner at Real Estate Focused Investment Fund
We know that whenever First Point Partners sends us a CV, we will want to speak with the candidate! They have a detailed and thoughtful approach to market which has proved instrumental to helping build out our office.
HR Head at Global Private Equity Fund
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Case studies

How we work

Take a look at our selected case studies to see how our approach works in practice.
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