Fladgate advises on sale of GatenbySanderson


Our team: Jamie Hamilton, Ian Brent


Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of GatenbySanderson, a market leading provider of permanent and interim executives to the public sector, not for profit, education and health sectors. The business was bought from its founder, Graham Goodwin, by a management team backed by the private equity house Primary Capital. Corporate partner Ian Brent led the transaction for Fladgate, supported by Jamie Hamilton and tax partner Huw Witty.

GatenbySanderson has a particular expertise in headhunting chief executives, senior management teams and non-executive board members within complex, highly visible and regulated markets that frequently undergo change. It has a national reputation for its work in Local and Central Government, Health and Social Care and is rapidly expanding within Education and Not for Profit. Executive search, interim leadership, assessment and digital solutions form the core of the company’s offering.

Graham Goodwin, the founder of GatenbySanderson commented: “I chose Ian Brent because of his reputation for acting for vendors and in particular, his knowledge of the recruitment sector. His team at Fladgate were very responsive, commercial and a pleasure to work with.”

Ian Brent, corporate partner commented: “This is the third major sale to private equity we have completed in recent weeks and one of a number of instructions we have in the recruitment sector. GatenbySanderson is a fantastic business and we are delighted to have been able to play a part in its evolution.”

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