Serving M&A and start-ups
Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE and VC) firms form an important segment of Canadian business. Their recruiting needs are rarely for their own firms; as major investors they are deeply involved in the talent chosen to manage and grow the companies in their portfolios.
Private Equity firms typically assist established firms with new product streams, new services, and entry into new markets, as well as management buyouts, buy-ins, and M&A activity. Venture Capital firms usually engage with start-ups, with current strong interest in ICT, Life Sciences, Clean Tech, Agribusiness, and Transportation alternatives such as E-vehicles, battery technology, and hydrogen energy.
Lock has a team of specialized Consultants who understand the specialized needs of PE and VC firms, which usually involve changes in management or changes in technology. The first involves the search, the securing, and the onboarding of exactly the right fit. As for technology, we are very familiar with AI, VR, CRM, ICT, and most other emerging platforms.
We use virtual technologies to enhance our efficiency and response time. As a result we are delivering better service to clients, with greater attention to detail and shorter timelines.
Over the years we have worked with VC and PE firms on dozens of assignments. As one of the best-connected search firms in Canada, we have the networks and the drive to make things happen.
Since day one, our formula for success has been simple: care deeply, and deliver. We know that your next hire could be the one who changes everything for your team, and we pride ourselves on helping you close the deal with the talent who can take you to the next level.
Our founder’s entrepreneurial grit reaches from coast to coast, and you can expect the same delivery-driven, passionately-proven partnership in any one of the Lock team’s 12 offices. With consultants who boast average tenures of a decade or more, we’re not messing around –– we’re here to make the match that measures up.
What is your story, and what’s the story behind it? Our client-centric focus puts you and your specific goals firmly at the heart of our search process. We’re here to listen.
You’ll receive an individual action plan when you work with Lock, and we’ll be right on the same page every step of the way: what we will do, how you’ll see it happen, and when to expect results will all be clearly defined from the very beginning.
We’ve been building incredible teams at Lock since 1983. In that time, we’ve crafted a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers.
But that’s only half of the story. Our recruiters make genuine connections because they’ve lived their industries, and they understand the field’s unique nuances, needs, and subtleties from the inside out. No matter your business, the cutting edge is where you’ll find us.