Private Equity & Venture Capital


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Cedar’s Private Equity division’s entire focus is to support the recruitment requirements of Private Equity and Venture Capital investment teams on two fronts. Within their portfolio company finance team and within their own teams.

Our extensive and growing network of finance professionals all have prior PE experience so appreciate the expectations involved in their roles within investor backed businesses. Their experiences span across all sectors and all sizes of business. From VC-backed start-up to Large-Cap investments in the £Billions.

We primarily work with Partners and Investment Directors and the board of their respective portfolio companies in all stages of the investments. These stages typically include may include:


We offer speculative introductions to industry specific CFOs to aid proposals and valuations of upcoming investments. This often leads to a week or two’s due diligence support.

At Acquisition

Interim and Permanent CFOs and FDs to help rebuild finance teams, implement new systems, acquire further business through bolt-ons and instil processes to successfully enact new investment’s growth plans.

At Growth Stage

Dependent on the size of our client’s investment we can quickly provide part-time FDs or permanent CFOs to work at a strategic board level position to help build the business.

At Exit

Whether our clients are looking at a Trade Sale, IPO, Secondary-buy-out or even a partial exit. We can provide you with Interim CFOs with the expertise and prior experiences to set the company on a smooth transition to sale.


We cover a wide range of roles within investor backed finance including, but not limited to the following job titles (both interim and permanent): 

• Chief Financial Officers
• Finance Directors
• Financial Controllers
• Finance Managers
• Part-Qualified Transactional Level Staffing

Through the nature of our ever-growing network we also provide permanent staffing directly into PE and VC investment teams:

• Investment Directors
• Principals

Jayne Halperin

Senior Director


Financial Analyst

Kent, England

Brief: My client is a private equity backed, 3000 employee strong group, looking to become the market leader in their sector. The CFO is looking for an interim Analyst to join them for 4-6 months as they undergo financial due diligence and a sale process. Experience: Newly or 2/3 years Post Qualified Experience in either Due Diligence or Corporate Finance Sell side experience Financial modelling from source data Building financial models to support business information and valuation Ability to engage with internal stakeholders with view to providing value add business information presentable at Senior level Strong verbal communication and influencing skills Ability to operate autonomously and as a self-starter

Fund Controller - Global Investment

London, England

Fund Controller - Global Investment My client, a leading global investment firm, are looking for a Fund Controller with commercial prowess to take on a broad, hands-on role managing all aspects of the financial management of the funds, including transaction support, cash management, management of development assets and tax compliance. You will have an outgoing personality with the ability to push back, leverage on deals and work collaboratively with all other departments in the business as the portfolio continues to grow. Responsibilities: ·Ownership of the financial management for a portfolio of funds and clients investing in direct and indirect real estate assets. ·Interacting with joint venture partners, internal groups, third party property managers and asset managers, having a positive, proactive influence across the business and finance team. ·Develop relationships with various senior stakeholders, including clients, asset managers, fund managers and third-party property managers. ·Production of monthly / quarterly management and investor reporting. ·Management and development of junior members of staff, spearheading headcount growth in the finance team. ·Providing support in new investment activity including due diligence procedures, and providing support on establishing new investment structures. Requirements: ·Qualified Accountant with minimum of three years PQE (Ideally Real Estate) ·Knowledge of UK real estate related taxes (VAT, CIS, SDLT, CGS)