Richard works with a range of clients across Emerging Markets, almost exclusively in Africa, and to a lesser extent across the Middle East. He concentrates on the full gamut of private equity and private credit – including direct investments, advisory groups, fund of funds, secondary’s and placement agents. Richard also works with Infrastructure and Real Estate funds as well as Family Offices and various global Impact Funds, and Microfinance Banks in Europe and developing nations.
Richard has over twenty years search experience initially covering the just the European private equity, mezzanine and infrastructure markets, starting in London with Sheffield Haworth in 1998.
Before executive search, he worked for a UK corporate finance boutique introducing transactions to UK venture capitalists and private equity groups. Previously, Richard led a management team in a buyout of a Parisian luxury delicatessen business from Guinness plc. His early career was in wine-making in Portugal, and he still speaks Portuguese et français.