Private Equity & Venture Capital

psd is a trusted recruitment partner to constantly evolving local, global and national private equity and venture capital organisations as well as the new breed of smaller, boutique houses, family offices and high net worth businesses.

Private equity investors always focus on company-specific actions, risks, and opportunities. From a value creation perspective, revenue growth and EBITDA margins are primary levers of returns, but amid a tight labour market, private equity businesses also seek to enhance their management teams.

psd has a strong track record of partnering with private equity & venture capital backed businesses to achieve this last goal across the following sectors:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Deal Advisory & Consultancy Services
  • Healthcare & Life Science
  • Hospitality and Leisure
  • Industry & Manufacturing
  • Property, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Retail & Consumer
  • Sport
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms

With the ever-present requirement for new skill-sets, and competencies, and an ever-more fluid, increasingly mobile and international talent pool, psd operates at main board, executive and senior management for clients of the many different types of business that are private equity backed, as well as hiring exceptional internal talent for private equity houses.

In larger companies, we work with clients strategically to implement recruitment programmes that enable them to maximise profitability and shareholder value. In smaller businesses and start-ups, we work with founders and key executives to build leadership capability that realises their growth ambitions. For all clients, the requirement of maintaining a diverse and representative workforce is paramount.

Structure of psd team

Our team focused on private equity has been established for over 20 years and offers a wealth of industry knowledge. With teams operating in the UK & Europe, our network is international. We work across all major sectors and have a team of sector and functional specialists who are able to fit the client requirements.

Our expertise covers the placement of all senior management roles in both private equity & venture capital owned businesses and internal teams such as Partners, Operating Partners and Directors.

Our functional expertise covers:

  • Chair, NED and Board Advisory
  • Commercial & Business Development
  • Finance, Treasury & Tax
  • Global Human Resources & Organisation Design
  • Investment, Due Diligence & Transactions
  • Legal & Company Secretarial
  • M&A, Restructuring & Turnaround
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Technology, Data, Cyber & Digital
  • Transformation & Change


Recent appointments include:

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • Chair
  • Company Secretary
  • COO
  • CTO
  • Discipline Director
  • Due Diligence Advisor
  • Legal Counsel
  • Non-Executive Director

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Our clients say

Peter Hardy understood our requirements and delivered an extremely good shortlist of Finance Director candidates for our portfolio company. He then managed the process extremely well thereafter.

Private Equity House

Peter Hardy understood the balance between what a private equity investor required and what the company needed. His work on the CFO recruitment was excellent.

Private Equity Owned Client

Thank you for your help with many differing searches for our private equity and build-to-rent businesses. Peter Hardy has been a great partner to the business for many years.

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psd’s View of Market Trends in the Real Estate Sector in the First Six Months of 2023

Peter Hardy, Managing Director of psd’s Property & Construction, picks out the current real estate sector trends in the first half of 2023 and what it means for both clients and candidates.

UK Commercial Banking Sector in 2023

It is difficult to predict the specific state of the UK commercial banking sector in 2023 with certainty, as it is heavily influenced by a variety of factors such as economic conditions, government policies, and technological developments and changing customer needs.

Residential Sector – The Outlook for 2023 – by Peter Hardy, Managing Director

Peter Hardy, Managing Director of psd’s Property & Construction Sector, records his outlook for the Residential Sector in 2023 looking at Residential Development, Student Accommodation, PRS/Build-to-Rent, Later Living and Affordable Housing.