PE’s Recruitment Drive Goes Way Beyond Banking


December 11, 2014

More PE hiring news this week- European buy-side firms, which includes Private Equity, Venture Capital, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds and Asset Management recruited a total of 236 candidates from investment banks and consultancies, this year, up from 213 in the 2012-2013 cycle and 155 in the 2011-2012 cycle, according to KEA Consultants, a London based search firm specialized in junior professionals.


Overall recruitment has grown by nearly 38% since 2011 in the EMEA region. PE employers have been increasingly open to hiring “bright” analysts from consulting firms, particularly recruiters that want to recruit a higher percentage of female buy-side professionals.


Consulting has a concentration of women with sector knowledge relevant to portfolio companies, it said. MBA graduates from leading business schools are also desirable recruits.

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