A Fresh Headhunter Perspective on the Private Equity Market and Investors' Backed Companies

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

November 1, 2010: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to a new Private Equity and Entrepreurship Roundtable event. Our guest speaker is Gail McManus, founder of Private Equity Recruitment (“PER”). PER is today one the most successful and important headhunting firms in this space in the UK. Jointly with Chicago Booth Career Services, we are pleased to help you investigate key questions such as: - How has the market changed for MBAs and experienced managers in PE and PE backed companies? - What can candidates do to improve their chances of securing their dream job? - Where are the best opportunities in this post recession “new normal” world?


Chicago Booth Europe Campus
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA, United Kingdom


No Charge


Register Online
Participation is free, although we kindly ask you to pre-register for logistic reasons.

Deadline: 11/1/2010

Speaker Profiles

Gail McManus (Speaker)
Founder, Private Equity Recruitment

Gail started PER in 1998, to focus on the specialist recruitment needs of the private equity and venture capital community. She has an MBA from London Business School and has been involved in private equity for more than twenty years. Gail started her career with 3i in a regional office investing in some of the UK’s earliest management buy–outs. She later became 3i’s UK business development manager. After 11 years, Gail moved into recruitment and started PER. About PER Private Equity Recruitment Limited, PER, is a specialist, independent recruitment consultancy working exclusively for private equity and venture capital firms all over Europe and the Middle East. PER recruits investment professionals at all levels from partner to analyst as well as for investor relations, fund accounting and financial control. We combine our specialist industry knowledge with an extensive network of contacts and candidates to meet a wide range of needs for direct, fund of funds and secondaries investors.


Marc Nahum, MBA '90 
The Chicago Booth Private Equity and European Roundtable