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Private Equity and Investment

Freshminds has been working in the private equity industry and broader investment world since 2004. In recent years we have expanded our client base to include investment funds and Family Offices. Our exceptional Minds are hired on a project or permanent basis for some of the world’s most demanding investment houses.

Our clients include: Blackstone, Bain Capital, Exponent, Graphite, Hg Capital, European Capital and 3i.

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Why use Freshminds?

  • We have an unrivalled network of the best analytical and consulting Minds in Europe. From the top 100 'Ones to Watch' graduates, through to experienced ex-strategy and management consultants. All are assessed against our consulting skill set matrix.
  • We have a track record of supporting firms in their research, deal origination and portfolio company enhancement. 
  • We've helped to support a huge range of deals – from some large LBO’s to some more entrepreneurial start up and technology investments. 
  • Our team is highly experienced at turning around large scale projects – working to support complex projects conducted in short timeframes.
  • We also have a pool of more experienced executives who we place directly into portfolio companies.
  • We are highly focused on helping investors to improve the valuation of their portfolio companies and we frequently place experienced consultants and executives into large improvement projects – these projects range from pure commercial strategy through to digital transformation and supply chain/ distribution enhancement.
  • We are long standing members of the BVCA and other industry bodies and host a number of breakfasts and talks for the sector. (For more information please get in touch.)


  • Pre-deal – our researchers and consultants can support you in researching companies, markets or investments themes.
  • Deal work – supporting the private equity firms directly with market research to understand customers, competitors, suppliers etc.
  • Portfolio enhancement – working directly with the portfolio company’s senior executives to work on specific improvement projects to align the commercial strategy, streamline processes, support with a large scale digital transformation.

Permanent Jobs

Our permanent teams are able to place full time Analysts, Associates and Principals into Private Equity firms. All candidates will be assessed for their analytical firepower as well as their commercial acumen as future investors.

  • Graduate & Early Career: We work on full end-to-end graduate schemes such as the Greenhill and 3i schemes, as well as ‘topping-up’ and supporting existing schemes. We also provide individual analysts for ad-hoc positions. We work fast, recently providing 10 analysts for a bank in just 8 weeks. MORE 
  • Experienced Hire: At the more experienced level we place ex-strategy and management consultants into in-house strategy and corporate development teams. MORE

Typical job roles include: Investment Analyst, Investment Associate, Strategy Consultant, Business Development Executive, Graduate Analyst, Commercial Analyst, Research Analyst.

Want to talk to our Private Equity specialists?

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