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  • THE CONSOLIDATION WAVE: HOW PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS CAN RETAIN TALENT

    2 months ago

    The private equity (PE) sector stands on the brink of a significant transformation, a shift underscored by the predictions of industry luminaries such as David Layton, CEO of Partners Group. These forecasts anticipate a dramatic consolidation within the sector, potentially reducing the number of private market fund managers to a mere 100 'next-generation' firms. Such a profo...

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  • NAVIGATING THE NEW TALENT LANDSCAPE IN PRIVATE EQUITY

    2 months ago

    ​The Evolution of Executive SearchExecutive search, once a function of management consulting, has evolved to earn its independent consultancy model across the globe. This evolution, which began in the 1960s, was driven by the overwhelming demand for experienced executives that surpassed in-house capabilities of companies, leading to the outsourcing of talent expertise. Fast ...

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  • BUILDING AN M&A FUNCTION FROM SCRATCH IN 2024? AVOID THESE COMMON MISTAKES

    3 months ago

    ​2023 was a year to forget for large-cap M&A, as mismatched valuations meant many IMs were abandoned. Global M&A volume was down 20% on 2022 according to Bain & Co, rising to 35% amongst private equity-backed deals. That meant many larger assets stopped building their M&A functions completely, instead switching their focus to PMI/Operational activities, and therefore reducin...

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  • PORTFOLIO FINANCE SPOTLIGHT: STRIKING THE BALANCE BETWEEN DOMAIN AND SITUATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EMBRACING DATA

    3 months ago

    ​Within a Private Equity asset, The CFO plays a pivotal and multifaceted role in driving growth and achieving the milestones in the value creation plan. The changes in the CFO role and transition from traditional finance leader to strategic partner, instigator, and value driver are well documented. However, the value a CFO can create during a holding period is underpinned b...

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  • NAVIGATING THE WINDS OF CHANGE: REFLECTIONS ON THE PRIVATE FUNDS CFO SURVEY 2024

    4 months ago by Essential Marketeer

    The recent CFO Survey from Private Funds CFO, themed "How LP Scrutiny is Increasing - Insights 2024," offers a treasure trove of insights into the evolving landscape of private equity fund administration. As we delve into the findings, it's clear that the industry stands at a crossroads, grappling with external pressures, technological transformation, and internal strat...

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  • TALENT IS EVERYWHERE, OPPORTUNITY ISN’T

    7 months ago

    In our attempts to support the global strides being taken to address the unbalanced diversity scales in the workforce, AltusPartners were pleased to partner with 10,000 Black Interns in our first-ever internship program in support of young black talent in the corporate world.​Purpose-driven approach To be candid, diversity initiatives will only bear significance if planned a...

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  • INSIGHTS: MASTERING THE PRIVATE EQUITY INTERVIEW PROCESS

    8 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​Unlike conventional interviews, Private Equity interviews are uniquely designed to assess your potential for excelling in a challenging role that demands a distinct set of skills and behaviours. To distinguish yourself, you must skillfully navigate three pivotal stages: the initial interview, the modelling test, and the coveted case study.As you step into the first stage o...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS INTRODUCES PACE - A GAME-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY FOR PRIVATE EQUITY

    9 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​Private Equity investors require unique skills to navigate the complex and fast-paced industry. That's where the PACE assessment tool comes in. Designed exclusively for the Private Equity sector, PACE has delivered several thousand assessments to date, helping identify and develop the key competencies needed for success. Following the recent acquisition of Altus Partners by...

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  • SPOTLIGHT: THE RESILIENCE OF THE PRIVATE CAPITAL LANDSCAPE - NAVIGATING CHALLENGES AND UNVEILING OPPORTUNITIES IN 2023 AND BEYOND

    9 months ago

    ​The private markets experienced a whirlwind of events in 2022, with fundraising activities navigating through contrasting trends. Despite formidable challenges like high inflation, interest rate hikes, geopolitical uncertainties, and the denominator effect, fundraising managed to achieve a commendable milestone, reaching $1.2 trillion, a figure on par with pre-pandemic l...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF DATA & ANALYTICS EXECUTIVE SEARCH PRACTICE

    10 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    Altus Partners is pleased to announce the launch of its Data & Analytics Practice. The new practice will connect private equity firms and their portfolio businesses with highly skilled professionals in data engineering, data science, machine learning, business intelligence and commercial analysis.In today's data-driven business landscape, organisations recognise the immen...

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  • SPOTLIGHT: EMBRACING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    10 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​Unravelling the Impact of DE&I in Private EquityToday's progressive funds and businesses actively prioritise and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). While this triad is broadly understood and endorsed, the intersection of these concepts, particularly their influence on business outcomes, remains an area ripe for exploration. In particular, what DE&I means to ...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS PROMOTES SAM BLOCK TO PRINCIPAL WITHIN THE INVESTMENT PRACTICE

    11 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​Altus Partners, a leading Executive Search firm specialising in the private equity industry, is delighted to announce the promotion of Sam Block to Principal within the Investment Practice. Sam has been instrumental in the success of Altus Partners, demonstrating exceptional execution ability and a steadfast commitment to identifying the most talented individuals for Priva...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS ANNOUNCES THE PROMOTION OF DYLAN ROSSER TO ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR WITHIN THE FUND FINANCE AND INVESTMENT OPERATIONS PRACTICE

    11 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​Altus Partners, a leading Executive Search firm in the private equity industry, is proud to announce the promotion of Dylan Rosser to the position of Associate Director within the Fund Finance and Investment Operations Practice. Dylan has played a pivotal role in the success of Altus Partners, showcasing a high level of rigour and an unwavering focus on delivering exceptio...

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  • SPOTLIGHT: UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET SENTIMENT IN EUROPEAN PRIVATE EQUITY: VALUATIONS, CHALLENGES AND RECRUITMENT IN 2023

    11 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​A recent survey (May 2023) of over 1000 European Private Equity professionals conducted by Altus Partners gave a perspective on the current sentiment surrounding private equity valuations, portfolio activity and recruitment in the European private equity market. ​Against the backdrop of a decrease in the European Private Equity deal count, how would the private equity profe...

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  • HARVEY VON BIEL PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL IN THE INVESTMENT PRACTICE

    12 months ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​Altus Partners is delighted to announce the well-deserved promotion of Harvey Von Biel to Principal. Harvey has been an invaluable investment team member, reporting to Partner Ed Chamberlain, and has played a pivotal role in the firm's success in Executive Searches for investment professionals in private credit.With his exceptional skills and extensive experience, Harvey ha...

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  • CURTIS MILLINGTON APPOINTED AS SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT ALTUS PARTNERS

    about 1 year ago by Edward Chamberlain

    Altus Partners is excited to announce the addition of Curtis Millington to their team as a Senior Associate in the Fund Finance practice. In this role, he will be responsible for placing C-level executives into various mandates across the UK and Europe. Curtis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in executive search, focusing on the finance sector, including private ...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS COMPENSATION SURVEY 2023

    about 1 year ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​How will Europe's Private Capital market evolve in the next year? With innovative technologies driving growth and reshaping traditional markets, investors will be challenged and rewarded by upcoming developments over these coming years.We are delighted to announce the release of the Altus Partners Compensation Survey for Investment and Investor Relations Professionals 2023....

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  • JAMES CLOW PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL IN THE PORTFOLIO PRACTICE

    about 1 year ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​Altus Partners is pleased to announce that James Clow has been promoted to Principal in the Portfolio Practice.James has worked at Altus Partners for over two years and has been a critical player in advancing Altus Partner’s Portfolio practice. In his new role, he will continue to strive for excellence by upholding Altus Partners’ values and drivers while aiding its further...

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  • ALTUS PARTNERS CYCLES 500 MILES IN SUPPORT OF SMART WORKS

    about 1 year ago by Edward Chamberlain

    ​In conjunction with this year’s International Women's Day, Altus Partners has been taking part in an ambitious cycling journey – five colleagues are riding 500 miles over the course of eight days to raise money for the charity Smart Works.Smart Works is a fantastic charity that understands that job interviews can be challenging and a barrier to success. To break the cycle ...

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  • IS SUSTAINABILITY RECALIBRATING PRIVATE EQUITY?

    about 1 year ago by Edward Chamberlain

    The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey estimated the impact investing sector at $715 billion globally. Private Equity is one of the most active asset classes in the industry and has seen a significant uptick in capital flows into impact strategies. Private Equity firms have been criticised, in the past, for their low levels of transp...

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