An agile, on-demand model

Today’s investment landscape demands a lot of research in short timescales. We operate an agile, on-demand model that suits that challenge.

Our model is based around the expertise and timescale needed, not a rigid and costly process. This allows investors to act fast, make high-quality decisions and stay ahead at all stages of the deal cycle. It’s been an effective approach for hundreds of firms over the past 20 years.

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We partner with firms at different stages of the deal cycle, or end-to-end:



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Direct access to PE talent

As you’d expect from a company such as ours, we put a huge emphasis on talent. Our team includes in-house project managers, researchers, analysts, strategy consultants and industry experts. Depending on your requirement and the stage of the deal cycle, we build the right team to meet your challenge.


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Client Success Stories

  • New Strategic Vision and Steering a Critical Transformation

    Our client is a boutique firm investing in emerging markets. In early 2019 they began an ambitious journey to aggressively grow their assets under management. Major changes to core business operations would be involved and we were initially approached to connect a senior leader who could steer a ...

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  • Due diligence project management for leading private equity firm

    Working closely with one of the biggest private equity firms in the UK, our client urgently needed to carry out due diligence on a prospective company for a potential acquisition.BackgroundThey wanted to conduct over 100 interviews with customers of the company and their respective competitors to...

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  • Formation of a Leading Player in European B2B SaaS

    After supporting our client on a number of pre-diligence B2B tech projects, we were approached to undertake a full CDD on a proposed key investment in the European B2B SaaS space. An acquisition was recommended which went ahead and we have since partnered on the deal research for successful follo...

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  • Deal Research: Origination and Development of New M&A Strategy

    Having successfully supported a range of deal research projects for our client, we were engaged at an early stage in the development of their new M&A strategy. The initial remit was broad: investments that would expand our client’s talent pool, client reach, service offering and / or footprin...

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  • Implementing a M&A lead generation study for a FMCG business

    Background and client problem:Our client is a global FMCG business that was looking at potential acquisition targets and required a consultant to go over a list of leads in order to assess their suitability against a set of established criteria.The goal of the project was to have a vetted list of...

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  • Executive hire for Private Equity Investment going international

    Our client had recently received Private Equity investment and was looking to expand internationally. Initially a UK based construction platform covering the design, supply and construction of the built environment needed a recruitment partner to map out the Canadian market and find them their Co...

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  • Analysing data and implementing reporting for the portfolio business of a private equity firm

    Freshminds worked with the investment team of a mid-market private equity firm to support one of their portfolio businesses operating in the retail space for household pets. The company required support with interpreting their data and implementing a reporting structure to understand category per...

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  • ​Freshminds has been working with us at Uber for several years now, providing us with high quality candidates who have gone on to lead impactful workstreams for us. Freshminds are always consultative from the outset, working with us to understand our requirements and cater around them; they are always on hand to deal with escalations and issues in a sensitive and supportive way.

    , Uber Eats

  • Freshminds understands fully how we work and our processes. They were able to provide the expertise needed to identify companies that were suitable for our partnership programme.​

    Partnership Manager, Leading Tech Company

  • ​On behalf of the team I would like to thank you for your efforts, your timely input, item tracking, and well-crafted materials. This deal will have quite some impact on us.

    Corporate Development Director, Key Investment

  • Since we started working together in December 2023, Freshminds has demonstrated that they can find and secure brilliant talent for my data engineering team - people who exactly fit our complex brief. ​

    Senior Manager Data Engineering, ASDA

  • ​Thank you so much for all your help. You did a great job understanding a tricky brief and responding to our feedback on candidates to adjust the search pool. We’re very excited about them joining the team and they seem to be too!

    Director of Specialist Delivery, Software Company

  • ​I’ve worked with Dubai and London-based recruiters to fill a vacant role on our investment team. Freshminds offered the most professional service, as well as shared candidates of very high calibre. They captured our requirements for the role and our culture-fit requirements very well and demonstrated care, attention, and elegance every step of the way.

    Head of People, Venture Capital Firm

  • ​The service provided by Freshminds is incredible, from an initial discussion to consultant in the office in under a week.  Not only are Freshminds efficient, they are also extremely accurate, by immediately understanding the brief and the business needs they found the perfect candidate who added value from day one.

    Matt McKevitt, COO, Senzer Pharmaceuticals

  • ​We use Freshminds mainly for large cold calling programmes and transcription as well as translation and research exercises. Freshminds are brilliant at providing us with researcher with very little notice, they are flexible and the work produced is of a high standard. We are continuously looking to use Freshminds more as a team and they are discussed at most project kick offs, especially if a project involves lots of interviews.

    James Campin, Associate, PwC

  • ​​I have received full support, complete briefing, flawless scheduling, clearly articulated messaging and an overall smooth process during my interactions with Freshminds.. It was a sheer pleasure to work with Luiza who showed utmost professionalism, dedication and focus in our interactions from the initial contact to the final placement and post-project completion. Highly recommend!

    Consultant , FMCG Company

  • ​Great first experience working with Freshminds, the project was unusual, very interesting and fitted perfectly with my skill set

    Freelancer, Consultants

  • ​I connected with FreshMinds on a Thursday. I met with them on Friday. Interviewed with an end client on Monday, and got the offer on Tuesday! They were super efficient and supportive throughout the entire journey. Unlike other agencies I’ve worked with, I’ve never had an issue with payment from FreshMinds. It’s hit my business bank account every Friday without fail for the last 3 months!

    Freelancer, Consultants

  • ​It was a pleasure dealing with Freshminds, from the preselection interview, prep for client interview and on boarding. All done within a week, within days of Christmas. Over the 10 months I worked with Freshminds, when there was a need to contact either Amy or the timesheet team, everyone was very responsive.

    Freelancer, Major Consultancy

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