Private Equity

Boosting the value of your portfolio

Mercury Hampton specialises in resourcing professionals for private equity firms, and we work with them to maximise the value of their portfolios.

Whether you’re pursuing a company turnaround, a merger & acquisition, or investment in a high growth start-up, we can manage the human resourcing aspects of your portfolio.

  • Hiring key professionals within your portfolio companies, for example to support manufacturing improvement, new country entry or technical development.
  • Advising on workforce integration or retention in relation to mergers, acquisitions or restructuring.
  • Creating reliable talent strategies, mapped to your business plans and informed by current market data.
  • Providing a ‘plug and play’ online resourcing platform which supports attraction and selection end-to-end.
  • Conducting sophisticated psychometric, technical and behavioural testing (via Mercury IQ) that delivers 96% first year / 94% second year retention.


With our approach you will lower the time spent on recruiting and cost to hire , as well as maximise the workforce capabilities within your portfolio companies.


Our devoted Private Equity recruitment team can resource highly qualified professionals for your own organisation and advise on the talent aspects of your portfolio companies.

The team works in long-term partnership with private equity firms internationally, especially those with interests in the Technology, Manufacturing and Infrastructure sectors.

We can assure you we speak your language and share your no-nonsense approach. Plus, we understand the special requirements of leading a company that’s backed by a private equity firm.

Over the years the team has identified and resourced professionals who have led step change improvements in portfolio companies.

And thanks to Mercury Hampton IQ, they average 96% first year / 94% second year retention of new recruits; people you can rely on to deliver.


Mercury Hampton IQ is a cloud-based platform that supports the attraction and selection of quality candidates end-to-end. Here are a few of the key features…

  • View CVs, campaign progress, candidate video interviews and recommendations in real-time via your secure client portal.
  • Deploy psychometric and behavioural testing within the platform (which can be based on profiling of your most successful employees)
  • Share all candidate details securely with hiring managers and collate their comments.
  • Reduce your time and cost to hire, while injecting greater decision certainly.
  • COO (Chief Operating Officer) mech-tech investment backed merger and acquisition
  • MD international vale manufacturer, global scale project
  • CEO - struggling Electronics manufacturer – turned around the company from £1M loss to £1.7M profit in three years
  • Global Sales Restructure - Global gasket and seal manufacturer. A restructured UK sales team took the team from number six to number one in the world
  • MD - Mixing manufacturer – new market entry into Asia.
  • Finance Director - placed with a medical device manufacturer
  • Global Restructured German sales team for a valve manufacturer in the oil and gas market. Placed the MD, SD, and the senior sales team
  • Group Analyst position with a medical consumable manufacturer. The company was struggling with rising costs and supply chain problems
  • International sales restructuring in the USA and Australia and New Zealand


We provide real time market insights that provide detailed figures around candidate hot spots, salary surveys and job advert saturation to give our clients a heads up on how competitive they are in their field. This information is key in helping them plan their recruitment proactively.

Statistical Data | Executive Search UK | Mercury Hampton

Full McQuaig Psychometric Assessments that can advise whether potential applicants are aligned to specific roles

Mechanical aptitude Assessment using ERAS Mechanical Testing that has been benchmarked against one of your best Engineers.

Video profiling allowing you the opportunity to assess relevant experience and verbal communication on a topic of your choice.

AND answers to Key Competencies Questions that are aligned to your interview process designed to save you time and to the opportunity to discuss during face-to-face interviews


We bring you real solutions with highly driven actions, from assessing your existing team, your newest candidate and even yourself, to recruiting top-level talent culturally aligned to your business. Setting you up for success at the start of your hiring process. We provide performance coaching and training to follow through on those long-term business goals.

By using our award-winning software, Mercury Hampton IQ, we can guarantee that 96% of hires will still be in post on their one-year anniversary. With 94% still in post after two years.

We deliver incredible results because our team is infused with highly qualified, trained but also culturally aligned individuals who go above and beyond. We all appreciate being recognised and treated with respect. The same way we will treat you, your business, and your team.

Learn how we achieve a 96% retention rate.

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