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.