Private Equity




In the 1990s, banks began to change their investment strategies, cutting back the number of shares they held in companies significantly. This resulted in a new market for private equity capital, which has grown strongly ever since and has not lost momentum despite the financial crisis. At the same time, the industry has grown more professional and today boasts top quality structures.


The success of transactions for both investors and recipients of capital depends to a large extent on the quality and suitability of the involved managers and professionals. A high degree of expertise, entrepreneurial skills and sound knowledge of the industry are key prerequisites, especially when it comes to handling complex transactions. Not only the transaction phase is important but also the period in which the investment is made and developed.

In this environment, the Heads! Private Equity Practice offers a unique range of services and a search method tailored to the special requirements of the industry.

Range of services
  • Deal origination
  • External referencing
  • Industry mapping
  • Management Audit
Search method
  • Identifying industry experts in the market screening phase
  • Committing international senior advisor teams to verify business hypotheses
  • Carefully selecting and recruiting future executives before signing
  • Phasing in the management team as part of management participation program structures between signing and closing
  • Further portfolio manager searches
In addition, in the case of pre-deal searches, we assume responsibility with a broken deal stipulation with a high discount in case a deal falls through. We are prepared to take on the entrepreneurial risk by co-investing the earned fees.

Reference projects:
  • Chairman – Leading European food producer
  • Chairman – International fashion brand
  • Non-Executive Board Member – Global vertical lifestyle retail company
  • Chief Executive Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Sales Officer – Vertical lifestyle retail company
  • Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer – Leading luxury camera manufacturer
  • Chief Executive Officer – Leading fashion brand
  • Chief Executive Officer – Global leading drip irrigation system solutions company
  • Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Country Managers – International consumer goods company
  • SVP International – Leading global private advisory group
  • Senior Partner – Tier 1 Private Equity firm