Startups | Private Equity

In recent years, we have seen many cases of PE-firms and their portfolio companies setting up shop in international markets. The objectives are varied, ranging from getting access to early stage capital to increasing valuations by having a global footprint to pursuing exit strategies. In many cases international operations are deeply integrated into the business plan.

Meeting high expectations requires executives who perform in a very fluid and demanding environment - and these rare professionals are in high demand.

At the fund level, organizations require top-level leaders across a full suite of functional responsibilities. In addition to investment professionals, they need operating partners and advisers, and functional leaders to cover the full sweep of corporate functions such as human resources, finance, operations and marketing.

Feel free to inquire about firms we helped to staff which subsequently realized excellent valuations through acquisitions and IPOs.

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EXECUTIVE RECRUITING AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Executive recruiting in Start-ups and Private Equity is not an isolated Human Resources issue. The recruitment of any executive responsible for a P&L and his/her team is the key factor determining success or failure in foreign markets. Selecting transformational leaders is the most far-reaching decision executives, owners and shareholders can make - it is the key to the development and implementation of a sustainable, growth-focused business strategy.

Implementation of business strategies - Case Studies


Plant Manager for PE-backed Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturing Facility in Michigan
Plant Manager for PE-backed Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

A U.K.-headquartered, private equity-backed automotive tier 1 supplier required support with identifying and selecting the future plant manager for their newly established manufacturing facility in Michigan.

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President – for Newly Established Biotech Start-Up
President – for Newly Established Biotech Start-Up

Our client is a leading developer of climate-control solutions for the intercontinental air shipment of biological samples and pharmaceutical products such as biologics and vaccines.

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Start-Up Support: for a Leading Manufacturer of Supplements
Start-Up Support: for a Leading Manufacturer of Supplements

Our customer is one of the leading manufacturers of naturopathic medicines in Germany. The company had already established a sales presence in United States when the decision was made to set up a full physical presence in North America base on a comprehensive market entry study.

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Start-Up and Rapid Ramp-up Support for a New Entrant in the U.S. Solar Energy Space
Start-Up and Rapid Ramp-up Support for a New Entrant in the U.S. Solar Energy Space

Our client was a former division of Robert Bosch. The division had been spun off and was acquired by a German Mittelstand family-owned group of industrial businesses active in the automotive, electronics, and energy sectors.

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FACTS MATTER: KEY METRICS OF RECENT ASSIGNMENTS

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT NUMBER OF CANDIDATES # OF PRESENTATIONS REQUIRED UNTIL OFFER MADE WEEKS UNTIL FIRST PRESENTATION # OF WEEKS UNTIL FIRST DAY OF WORK
President - Automotive Supplier 4 1 6 10
Country Director of Human Resources - Tissue Paper Producer 5 1 5 9
Plant Manager - Automotive Supplier 5 1 5 9

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