Leadership Specialists

Leadership expertise for private equity, portfolio companies & management teams

Pre & Post Deal

We offer our clients the smartest insights on their potential & current leadership teams to help drive maximum returns. Our insights are derived from Drax’s role as the leading executive recruiter for private equity invested companies, heavily supported by our proprietary data platform drxDigital.

We support our clients with access, insights & opportunities to deal advisors, leadership development, & management teams. In a results driven environment our passion is leadership.


Leadership teams within private equity backed company environments often don’t require any more motivation to succeed. Our support is grounded in practical actions that individuals & teams can own.

Our capabilities are a blend from the best of psychology with actual leadership experience within a PE backed company. Authenticity is core to the situations in which we support.



We believe upper quartile exits occur when leadership is equal to the opportunity. But these are dynamic factors both capable of significant challenge & chance.

An exit is a hard data point measuring the effectiveness of the leadership team; it also presents a unique occasion to work towards a shared tangible future objective.




Temperatures Rise in an Increasingly Active Healthcare Sector

Throughout much of this year, the private equity sector has encountered unprecedented challenges across all sectors, and with the potential for further upheaval, as well as continuing uncertainty, the deal landscape continues to be difficult to predict. In times of...

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L Catterton sells Cholula

L Catterton sells Cholula to McCormick & Company for $800 million. Cholula is a producer and distributor of hot sauce. L Catterton acquired Cholula in April 2019, with a focus on building consumer awareness and loyalty, through new restaurant partnerships, retail...

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Graphite Capital acquires Babble

Graphite Capital has acquired Babble, a communications and cloud contact centre and cyber security provider, from LDC. Based in the UK, Babble supports around 2,000 medium-sized companies operating in a wide range of sectors including financial, health and education,...

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What do our clients say about us?

Simon Charles

Simon Charles

Group HR Director, Succession Wealth

"Their approach in assessing skills, experience and cultural fit is very thorough and professional."

Simon Charles
Jim Marsh

Jim Marsh

Former CEO, Cable and Wireless Worldwide PLC

"The difference with Drax – they care more, they understand the customer needs more and that manifests itself in being the best headhunters I have worked with."

Jim Marsh
Andrew Kouloumbrides

Andrew Kouloumbrides

CEO of Xceptor

"They understand our industry, financial services and technology, and they have a network in the space in which we operate, which is very useful to pinpoint the right calibre of talent that we need."

Andrew Kouloumbrides


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