February 21, 2010 – U.K.-based executive search firm Calibre One has acquired Silicon Valley-headquartered search firm Leading Edge Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move gives Calibre One a stronger footprint in the U.S. and provides a springboard for the firm into Asia. “Leading Edge Partners has long been a firm we have admired for the quality of the work they do, especially within the semiconductor and electronics field as well as the fast-emerging cleantech space. Their track record in building executive teams for companies such as Tesla, Xilinx and Atheros Communications made them an obvious fit for the firm,” said James Brocket, managing partner and co-founder of Calibre One. “The enhanced network and industry expertise they bring will be a massive benefit to our clients.” Calibre One is an international executive search firm based in Europe and North America. The firm specializes in building main board and senior management teams for venture capital and private equity backed high growth technology, media and telecommunications businesses. Leading Edge Partners, established in 1985, specializes in the technology markets within the U.S., EMEA and APAC.