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.




FUND SPOTLIGHT: Steve Darrington, Phoenix Equity Partners

Steve Darrington is the CFO of Phoenix Equity Partners and has been in the role since 2001, when the private equity house was founded. He currently oversees the £420 million Phoenix Equity Partners 2016 fund which has so far made 12 investments, and the £450 million...

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Eurazeo Patrimoine exits property asset CIFA on 2.2x return

Private equity firm Eurazeo Patrimoine has sold its stake in property development CIFA to Mata Capital for €57 million (£47.8 million), generating a 2.2x return on investment and an 18% IRR. CIFA is a wholesale centre in Aubervilliers, France, which has 40,000 square...

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What do our clients say about us?

Tom Wrenn

Tom Wrenn

Investment Director, ECI Partners

"They are not afraid to make sure that we have thought through the consequences of what we are asking for and therefore whether it is going to drive the right outcome."

Tom Wrenn
Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone

Chair, Smoothwall and Ticketer

"At Drax you get the sense that quite a lot of bottom up research goes into it. It is a bit more thoughtful, structured, and analytical."

Lisa Stone
Chris Sellers

Chris Sellers

Portfolio Chair and NED

"What has always set them apart is the effort and intellect they put into understanding what I am trying to achieve."

Chris Sellers


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