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Private Equity and Financial Services Headhunters report growth

Private Equity and Financial Services Headhunters report growth says InterExec

Portillo attends Forum for UKs top headhunters

Some of the UKs leading Headhunters are seeing an upward trend in the Private Equity sector, according to discussions held at a Lunch Forum last week, hosted by InterExec, where Michael Portillo was the guest speaker.

The Forum, organised by the confidential Executive Agent, InterExec, was attended by a selection of the UKs top consultants in the recruitment sector, who commented upon the last twelve months and likely future trends.

One of the findings at the Forum was the increase in activity within the Private Equity sector, indicating that over the next half-year, Private Equity firms might well see a significant rise in activity.

Further discussions also revealed:

Financial services had seen an upturn in the past 2-3 months
Energy (oil & gas) sectors had proved to be resilient
Technology, Outsourcing and Business Services had fallen significantly
Manufacturing and Utilities remained buoyant, and
Whilst house-building had suffered, Civil Construction had not although there was anticipation that future government spending cuts would negatively impact the public sector

Kit Scott Brown, director of InterExec, commented: As a result of handling some 5,000 top executive vacancies a year, InterExec is always in a position to provide up-to-date advice on the state of the market, but this was an excellent opportunity to obtain a view from the top of the short-term future prospects for the different sectors of the senior executive recruitment market


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