Acertitude Recognized as Top Executive Search Firm Serving London’s Private Equity Sector by Hunt Scanlon

LONDON (June 13, 2024) – Acertitude, the global executive search firm unleashing human potential, is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized in Hunt Scanlon’s first annual roundup of the 50 most prominent executive search firms serving the private equity sector in London.

“We are honored to see Acertitude recognized for our private equity efforts in London,” said Guy Barnes, managing partner of Acertitude and leader of its global Business Services and Professional Services practices, as well as co-lead of the global Private Equity practice. “This achievement reflects the collaboration of our teams across North America and EMEA, and I am incredibly proud of their consistent dedication and ownership. We look forward to continuing to help our London-based private equity clients create value through the talent we bring to their portfolio companies and funds. Additionally, we are committed to expanding and personalising our solutions for this key group of clients.”

Acertitude is proud to serve many of the world’s most influential private equity firms globally, having strong relationships with deal teams, operating partners, talent partners, and PE CEOs. Additionally, this highly specialised team recruits top-tier executives for growth-oriented mid cap and small cap companies, companies experiencing restructuring and turnarounds, as well as serving PE advisory firms, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts, and venture capital firms.

In addition to Barnes, the London-based Private Equity team, which has experienced continual growth since its establishment in 2020, consists of the following leaders and specialisations:

Charlotte Cederwall – Consumer, Retail

Alexandra Ghashghai – Industrial, Infrastructure, Private Markets

James Kenyon – Technology

Oliver Staple – Business Services, Professional Services

Charlotte Cederwall, partner, said, “Our team has made significant strides in growing our European Private Equity practice, working on high profile assignments and in close partnership with our global colleagues. We are grateful to our loyal clients for their ongoing support and our dedicated team members for consistently delivering exceptional results and empowering the leadership teams of our clients’ portfolio companies.

Worldwide, Acertitude has helped over 250 private equity firms in strengthening their portfolio company leadership teams while maintaining a 96 percent stick-rate and best-in-class net promoter score of +82. The practice continues to expand its private equity client base across all practices through its international headquarters located in both London and New York.

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