Skillcapital is a specialist executive search and advisory business focused exclusively on the private capital industry.

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Case studies

Qinterra

We supported EQT pre-deal during their acquisition of Aker Solutions’ Well Intervention Division (Now Qinterra), to help build parts of the senior management team.

Amdipharm

We helped Cinven source and evaluate an acquisition by calling upon our deep sector knowledge and relationships.

Ceramtec

We worked with Cinven to find a non-executive chairman for CeramTec, a global producer of high-performance ceramics materials and products with revenues of around € 450m.

Orange

We identified a new CFO for Orange Switzerland, a mobile operator acquired by Apax Partners, in a €1.6bn LBO in 2012.

Glitnir

We worked with the Icelandic authorities as well as bank and hedge fund creditors to build a non-executive board for Glitnir, a collapsed Icelandic bank.

Exova

Exova is one of the world’s leading materials testing businesses. We were asked to identify an MD who could lead the European business.

Ceona

We worked with Goldman Sachs PIA to build the senior management team and board for their $500m subsea construction start-up, Ceona.

Civica

We supported OMERS in their market and commercial diligence of Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services.

Mediq

Working in a highly sensitive situation, we assisted Advent on multiple streams of due diligence work to help our client answer their questions.

Enterprise

We worked with 3i to hire a new CEO for Enterprise, a £1.2bn revenue infrastructure business operating in the utility, FM and waste services markets.

Sebia

We supported Sebia with succession planning ahead of the departure of its founder.

Shop Direct

We placed a CEO for Shop Direct Group, the £2.1 billion turnover, multi-channel e-tailer.