PHD Equity Partners

Teaching Art Backed by PHD Equity Partners

PHD Equity Partners is an independent investment and advisory private equity firm, which manages the largest private equity fund in the UK to be exclusively funded by private investors. SAA & Teaching Art is a membership and online supplier of materials for artists, also providing advice and instruction.  Having done previous work for PHD, Axon Moore was assigned to recruit a Finance Director for Teaching Art. The exercise was turned around extremely quickly, with the calibre being such that we identified an individual to appoint as Managing Director within a few weeks of the initial briefing meeting and before the transaction was complete. Once in situ, the MD asked us to undertake a further search to secure the Finance Director. The selected candidate was in post within a couple of months of the initial briefing.

“We used Axon Moore to recruit an experienced Finance professional as Managing Director for a business we were investing in. Axon Moore understood the business, opportunities and requirement, identifying the preferred candidate quickly and efficiently. The whole process took 6 weeks from briefing to start date. We have used Axon Moore in the past for Finance Director / CFO recruitment campaigns, and would recommend them for their market knowledge and ability to deliver.”

Craig Richardson, Partner PHD

 “We used Axon Moore to help us hire a Finance Director following the acquisition of the business by Private Equity investors. It was a key role to recruit for as the individual will play a crucial role in growing the business over the coming years, ultimately in readiness for exit. The process was well managed and I was able to rapidly identify the right candidate who would fit well with the business and be credible with our investors. The offer process was well managed and resulted in a speedy hire and a great outcome.”

Carl Gamble, Managing Director Teaching Art