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.




In Conversation With James Chapman-Andrews

Ruby Sheera: I'm here today with James Chapman-Andrews. James leads the UK tech team at Alantra, and recently has been involved in a couple of deals that you may have seen headlined in the papers. He helped Graphite buy Babble from LDC, was involved in ECS and...

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The Carlyle Group acquires Jagex

The Carlyle Group acquires Jagex, a developer and publisher of video games. Jagex is a British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile. The company is best known for its online game franchise RuneScape, one of the world’s longest...

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Livingbridge exits Broadstone

Livingbridge exits Broadstone to ICG. Broadstone offers coordinated, end-to-end pensions, trustee, and employee benefits solutions to SMEs and large corporates – helping them to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape and evolving employee demands....

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What do our clients say about us?

Jane Pateman

Jane Pateman

Group HR Director, Biffa

"The process always has the rigour I would expect, utilising detailed research to validate the candidates they put forward."

Jane Pateman
Martin Robinson

Martin Robinson

Chairman, Innis & Gunn

"The Drax team were very thorough with their search, which was proven in the strength and variety of candidates that they were able to unearth."

Martin Robinson
Graham Cooke

Graham Cooke

CEO, Zenergi

"I am delighted that we found the perfect individual who not only had the experience and expertise we required but really was a Zen person too."

Graham Cooke


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