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.





Peter Munk, the CEO of Willerby, a static caravan business, talks to Rachel Bridge at Drax about swapping California for Hull and the key to being an effective leader Peter Munk gained an understanding of business at an early age. He grew up in Denmark where his...

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Livingbridge-backed Carousel Logistics appoints new CFO

Carousel, a service-logistics business backed by private equity firm Livingbridge, has appointed Nigel Ward as its new Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer. Nigel Ward joins the organisation from business services provider, Kindertons, and takes on the...

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Palatine sells healthcare firm Vernacare to HIG Capital

Palatine Private Equity has sold healthcare products specialist Vernacare to HIG Capital. Vernacare was established in 1964 and manufactures healthcare products with a core focus on infection prevention. The business has sales of more than £60 million in 64 countries...

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What do our clients say about us?

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
Suzie Walker

Suzie Walker

Founder, Primal Pantry

"I was surprised at the large amount of work that went into the selection of the candidates, it was far more thorough than I had expected."

Suzie Walker
Scott Fletcher

Scott Fletcher

Group Chief Executive Office, Crawford Scientific Holdings Limited

"We were really pleased with the personal aspect of it and the fact that the people at Drax had actually been there and walked in our shoes"

Scott Fletcher


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