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.




Software continues to create tremendous value for investors

Bain’s analysis of technology deals over the past decade shows that software investments have been more likely to overperform than most investments in other sectors. One of the few winners during the pandemic was software-as-a-service (SaaS), the cloud-based tools...

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CVC Capital Partners acquires Unilever tea business, ekaterra

Unilever has agreed to sell its global tea business, ekaterra, to CVC Capital Partners. ekaterra is the world's leading tea business, with a portfolio of 34 brands including Lipton, PG tips, Pukka, T2 and TAZO®. The business generated revenues of around €2 billion in...

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Carlyle to acquire AutoForm from Astorg

Carlyle will acquire AutoForm , an engineering software for sheet metal forming simulation, primarily used in the automotive industry, from Astorg. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, AutoForm provides software solutions for sheet metal...

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What do our clients say about us?

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
Adam Poulter

Adam Poulter

CEO, Sponge Group

"I was pleased when Drax reached out with the opportunity. Patrick spoke confidently about the private equity space and I appreciated the unvarnished candour of the discussion."

Adam Poulter
Richard West

Richard West

CFO, Avicenna

"For Drax, it’s not just about looking to fill a role for a client, but really looking for the right fit for the individual."

Richard West


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