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We work with many different private equity, venture capital and alternative asset investors – from the well established to first time funds
“We knew we were asking for a rare combination of qualities. That’s why we appointed PER.”
Head of International, Hamilton Lane
“We challenged PER to identify people for our expanding team. Working closely with us over several years, they have got to know us and our culture and have been able to articulate the attractions and success factors to people who may not have known our firm at all. The result is that we have been able to bring on board some of the brightest stars in the market.”
Partner / Geschaeftsfuehrer, Chequers Capital
“Impact investing is a unique proposition –
for investors and investment professionals. We know where to look for the people who share Bridges’ commitment and values.”
Director of UK, PER
“Rupert Bell can present the strategy well as he has experience from working in private equity. He can distinguish good from great candidates”
Partner, EQT Partners, Munich
"Our brief was very broad. In a way we gave them three options and they found and put forward candidates for each options. Charlie kept us informed but didn’t over do it. They ran a smooth and efficient process with a good selection of quality candidates and helped organise all the interviews. This all led to a positive result."
Piper Private Equity, London
"PER spent a lot of time understanding our company culture, personalities and what we are looking for. Their preparation was key."
Silverfleet Capital, Munich
“What I really appreciate is that she has a good understanding for upcoming dynamics during a recruiting process and unlike very many other headhunters she lets us take the time we need for the process (screening, additional interview rounds, keeping candidates “on hold“ for a longer time…), without calling everyone involved several times a day requesting feedback earlier than agreed as many recruiters do”
Aurelius Group, Munich
“PER are the leading search company in the Private Equity market in Germany. They present good people”
AFINUM Management GmbH, Munich
“Was one of the best experiences I’ve had when working with a search firm”
GP Bullhound, London
“We have repeatedly worked with PER in our recruitment efforts. The process was tight, efficient and insightful. Most importantly, we found the right candidates.“
“There was a lot of thought in the proposal from PER. Linn was accountable and thoughtful throughout the talent search process. Linn listened carefully to feedback and tailored the search based on our goals and timeline. We had weekly calls and received detailed PER reports, which were helpful to track our progress. There really was a personal touch.”
Commonfund Capital, Beijing
“PER made a successful placement. They are nice to work with, honest and very qualified”
Innogy Corporate Ventures GmbH, Berlin
“PER’s understanding for Aurelius and the industry in general, the quality of the candidates and the pleasant interaction with Rebecca Liebel is the reason why we would always be pleased to work again with you”
Aurelius Group, Munich
"Everybody put in front of us was credible and we could understand why PER had thought of them."
Invest Europe, Brussels
"Over the years we have built an excellent relationship with PER and are a happy client"
Finch Capital, London
"Good coverage and market intelligence"
Sun European Partners, Frankfurt
“Linn knew what we were looking for and had a response for it clearly explaining the process PER would undertake to find the right person. Linn offered invaluable advice on individual candidates ensuring Park Hill secured the right candidate”
Park Hill Group, Hong Kong
"PER is a close and esteemed partner to FSN Capital. For several years, we have been working with PER across geographies. In particular, Rupert Bell and his German colleagues have over the past three years assisted us in recruiting our entire team based in Munich. Rupert truly knows the PE industry and what’s more: our unique culture and points of differentiation. He and his team supports us with client centricity, integrity and a relentless commitment to finding the best possible solution."
Partner, FSN Capital
“I was impressed with your execution speed and the overall quality of the candidates that you introduced to us. Looking forward to working with you in the future!”
Principal, European Mid-market Private Equity
“Bringing PER on board for this search was definitely the right decision as they have a very strong coverage of the German market and the German-speaking candidate pool. PER sent us a well-selected set of candidates and the whole process was timely. The outcome was ideal for us as well: we hired two strong candidates through PER and we very much enjoyed working with the team.”
“I wanted to officially thank Charlie Hunt and Alex Horkan for all their help and the various introductions they made last year. I have ended up in conversations with a variety of different recruiters over the past two years and PER stand out as such true high calibre players in the space.”
Senior Investment Professional
“I remember meeting for a beer with Charlie a few months ago and describing my hypothetical ideal firm and that is pretty much exactly what you have placed me into. Very rare to find a recruitment firm who properly know the market and listen to my objectives so carefully.”
Principal, Mid-market Private Equity Fund, London
“PER's consultant did not only demonstrate an incredibly high level of commitment and passion in supporting me to find the right place, he also shared valuable insight into the private equity world. Last but not least, he made a tremendous contribution in shaping the narrative I was presenting to my new employer. Contact PER, if you want to boost your career!”
Senior Associate, Entrepreneurial Small-cap Fund, Frankfurt
"James Ellis demonstrated a great understanding of the private equity space and the companies I was interviewing for. He has always been able to provide me with very valuable advice that helped me to come very well prepared to every single interview. James is definitely a valuable asset to PER’s success and earns my highest recommendation."
Analyst, Global Secondaries Fund, London
"A big thank you to PER. The support was incredibly professional, friendly and results-driven, and working with the team was a lot of fun. It was really refreshing compared to working with other recruitment companies. Thank you!”
Business Development Manager, Private Equity Backed Business, Hamburg
"PER have now placed me into two roles over the last five years, and having also worked with other recruitment companies I can safely say that they are the best in the private equity industry. They were always available when needed, ensured I was fully prepared at each stage of the process, and were transparent throughout. These things all made a big impact on the way I was able to approach the interview process. I would highly recommend PER to anyone looking for their next role. Thanks Charlie!"
Getting a private markets job is tough. We’ll screen 300 people for every role, speak to 30, introduce ten to our client and they’ll invite five or six to interview. We do this all day every day and we know what it takes to stand out.
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