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Private Equity

Our Private Equity specialists support our fund clients in engaging world-class talent, ensuring they can scale and diversify their teams with confidence.

Recruitment excellence for
Private Equity funds

Our specialist team of Private Equity recruiters are experts in connecting ambitious talent with private equity funds across a wide range of focus areas.

We partner with large-cap, mid-market, growth and venture capital funds, speaking daily with those in the industry and from relevant candidate communities.

Why partner with our specialist Private Equity recruiters?

Our team comprehensively understands private equity hiring. We create the leadership pipeline for firms to drive projects for investing, origination and value creation areas.

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Our specialists have backgrounds in private equity.

This means we have direct experience and a genuine understanding of the intricacies of working in PE and a combined decades-long industry-leading expertise.

We have over 20 years of experience.

Keeping on top of the industry and its current challenges is a priority. From economic uncertainty and candidate scarcity to rapid upward movement in the investor compensation benchmark. We report on it all.

We have comprehensive tools to assess candidates.

We use our multi-layered proprietary screening platform to find the best talent. This, alongside detailed market mapping and leveraging the impressive calibre of our network, ensures every introduction is filled with exceptional possibilities.

We are the go-to Private Equity recruiter.

We are the chosen long-term partner for the top. We identify likely movers to support a firm’s ambitious growth plans. And deliver a consistent, high-quality pool of current and future leaders ready to advance their careers with some of the best funds in the world.


We lead the market in driving female hiring strategies within private equity firms in the UK and Europe. In 2014, we launched the industry-first Women in Private Equity event, which is now a global series.

Over the years, we have supported thousands of young female professionals wanting to start their careers in the PE industry. We offer opportunities to hear first-hand from industry experts about breaking into the sector and network with some of the top funds across the UK, Europe and the US.

What makes
us different?

We have a deep and first-hand understanding of the nuances of the PE landscape, strengthened by our ex-industry specialists in the team. We leverage this competitive insight to match the right rivate equity role with the right talent.

We support our clients through structured process management and the provision of non-search products. This includes market insights, salary benchmarking surveys, diversity audits, and event organisation.

We combine the unrivalled depth of candidate audience coverage with a highly informed and engaged advisory approach. We recognise that our clients value the process experience as much as they do the outcome.

Our Classroom to Boardroom approach ensures a continuous flow of exceptional private equity-relevant talent already in our network. Our Early Careers team annually engages with promising graduates on campus, giving our Private Equity team a strong talent pool for buy-side roles spanning Analyst to Partner. We build unrivalled relationships, as we've known most candidates we work with since their years of study.

Examples of our roles in Private Equity

Examples of the types of roles our team successfully place:

  • Principal
  • Senior Associate
  • Partner
  • Assistant Director
  • Origination Director
  • Portfolio Team Executive


Leads deal teams and decision-making processes, fosters key stakeholder relationships, and plays a pivotal role in shaping investment strategies.

Senior Associate

Engages in detailed investment analysis and due diligence and acts as an essential intermediary to bridge insights between junior team members and senior leadership.


Influences both the strategic direction and daily operations of investments, embodying leadership in decision-making and firm management.

Assistant Director

Directs the full investment lifecycle, from identifying opportunities to overseeing portfolio management and focusing on generating superior returns.

Origination Director

Specialises in uncovering and initiating new investment opportunities and leveraging relationships to drive deal flow and strategic growth.

Portfolio Team Executive

Provides comprehensive support to portfolio companies through strategic advice and operational improvements, aiming to bolster growth and performance.

"You clearly listened and understood exactly what we were looking for and regularly sent very qualified candidates our way. There was a regular feed of options without ever suggesting you needed to stop looking for new folks for any reason. I have been in finance for 25 years and have dealt with many headhunters. I have actually never written an email after a placement to provide positive feedback to a headhunter like this, but you deserve it.”

Founding Partner

Venture Fund

“I could really feel the difference with Dartmouth. I was more than just a profile - I was a person. After every interview, I was given feedback on my performance which wasn’t generalised or blanket remarks but customised.”

PE Associate

Global Private Equity firm

“Dartmouth takes the time to get to know you, your firm, and the fundamentals that set you apart. They place a high value on understanding your culture and people, and this has been proven through successful onboarding of multiple high calibre placements on our team.”


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Whatever your next career move, we’re here to guide you through every stage, from application to interview, negotiation and beyond. Let’s find your next exciting opportunity.

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Building the right team takes more than just searching. It requires market intelligence and a trusted network of partnerships. Our recruitment experts will help you find the best talent to drive your business forward.

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