Image 2024 01 24 T17 24 08

About Us

A trusted partner to Private Equity funds & their portfolio companies


At Altus Partners, we operate as one unified, award-winning team, with a diversity of expertise across the private equity industry. With demands on identifying the right talent never being higher, we continue to build a truly unique platform in order to deliver a customized offering that meets both the short and long-term needs of our clients.

We have completed over 1,000 executive searches, advising clients with the same rigour whether the mandate is for a Board-level
position, an Analyst hire or an interim assignment.

We have delivered testing and psychometric evaluations to hundreds of individuals as part of our best-in-class assessment process, ensuring our clients receive the granular attention to detail that they need in their searches.


Founded in 2009, Altus Partners originally held a concentrated specialism in placing private equity investment professionals, but – with repeated successes in this field, an ever-expanding network, and consequently a growing team – we have made strategic additions to our remit, developing a broader yet still carefully integrated set of capabilities.

Altus Partners offers a range of talent solutions not only to firms across the buy-side, but also to their portfolio companies where applicable.

Awards won to date:

  • Credit Award - Best Recruitment Firm, Europe 2022

  • AI Magazine - Best Buyside Executive Search Firm 2021

  • AI Magazine - Best Buyside Executive Search Firm 2020

  • AI Magazine - Best Buyside Executive Search Firm 2019

  • CEO Today Global Award Winner

  • Private Equity Wire - Best Buyside Executive Search Firm 2019


Our four core practice areas are as follows:

  • Investments - focused on placing investment professionals, operating in both private and public markets, across a range of seniorities.

  • Investor Relations - focused on searches within IR and distribution, including both senior client-facing professionals and their supporting teams, for private and public market investment firms.

  • Fund Finance & Operations – focused on hiring across the finance and operations functions of a broad spectrum of buy-side businesses, from Analysts through to CFOs and COOs.

  • Portfolio – developed at the request of many of our private equity clients, this team executes mandates for finance, strategy, corporate development and C-Suite hires, with a sector-agnostic lens.


While our scope is now broader than when Altus Partners was first established, the homogeneous elements and careful strategic rationale behind the formation of all our practice areas allows us to capitalise upon a neatly interlinked network, and thus collaborate internally across all our searches.

The firm’s Founder, Ed Chamberlain set out with a mission to provide an executive search service based upon a sophisticated understanding of the nuances of our target industry, but also tailored to the particular needs of every individual client. As we find ourselves now, despite all our growth and success, Altus Partners is proud to remain committed to upholding those same high standards.