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Who We Are

At heart we are a people business, a close-knit team securing exceptional people for funds across private capital.

We live and breathe this market every day, talking to people, gathering news and contributing to industry events. We understand what makes each firm different. So we are one of the very few companies that can represent the distinctive features of your fund in the competition for great people.

We know what it takes to identify and attract the right person. That’s because our experience shows us what works and what doesn’t. You’ll find this is how we are; always honest, determined to succeed and creative in our approach. We never give up and you can rely on us for inspired ideas that will secure the right person for you.

Gail McManus

Our People

Our success is thanks to our incredible team.

We’re a diverse group, with different skills and professional backgrounds.
Our leadership team share first-hand private equity experience of the commercial, technical and cultural environment in which you operate.
Crucially, everyone at PER really does understand this market.
You can find out a little more about us right here.

Meet our team        Working for PER

What matters to us

We describe ourselves as a people business because it’s true. You won’t hear us refer to ‘human capital’ or ‘talent’. We treat each person and every firm individually.

We consider every new contact to be the start of a long term relationship. That way we really get to know you and your business, understanding your aspirations and how we can help you be successful.

Here is what else you can expect from us


We bring clarity to complex situations so your hiring process goes smoothly


We build a trusting relationship with you so that you know we will do what we say


We share our insights into the people we present so you can make informed decisions


We work in partnership with you to manage an effective process that achieves the right result

Our History

Founded in the 1990s, PER worked alongside private equity and venture capital funds as the industry evolved.

Now a mainstream asset class, PER is proud to have played a part in this development.  We have grown with the sector to become a team of more than sixty, covering private markets around the world.

We now work across all forms of private capital, including private debt, infrastructure and real estate.

Yet our founding principles have remained the same

  • To be the go-to people for hiring by setting new standards for recruitment

  • To adapt to the changing needs of our clients, giving them the insights and advice to make the right hiring and retention decisions

This consistency means clients come back to work with us time and again. As a result, we have secured more people for more roles in this sector than any other firm.




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