Hg Capital's Reputation in Europe?

Hi there - how is Hg Capital perceived in the buyout / growth equity world? Any colour as to prestige, comp, work/life balance? Thanks a lot

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  • Associate 2 in PE - Other
Sep 9, 2020 - 3:20pm

No - I want to move into the software space and have decent colour on most of the main players except for Hg. Do you know anyone there?

 
  • Analyst 3+ in IB-M&A
Sep 9, 2020 - 4:55pm

Yes know one. Heard culture is not very good. Mostly buy and let it ride - don't get too involved

 
  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Nov 6, 2020 - 8:38am

Recently spoke to someone there and they were quite surprised to hear about the feedback on culture from places like WSO. It was a pretty shitty place until several years back when they had a management overhaul, the firm seems to have improved quite a bit culturally since then. That said, they're looking to improve diversity numbers in their investment team

 
Sep 10, 2020 - 4:36am

Know several people here across their three funds (Mercury, Genesis and Saturn).

Never heard of negative comments on culture bar that it is perceived as "nerdy". They are extremely active on PF (not buy and let it ride) especially in their LMM/MM funds.

 

Pushing more growthier deals in areas they know well. 
 

They have made a bunch of hires recently (new funds) and are using Dartmouth Partners.

 

super solid returns & have just upped comp...

 

 

 
Sep 10, 2020 - 7:31am

They have an "analyst level" which is basically straight from banking/consulting no buy side experience - think that is c£180k total comp (50/50) salary/bonus.

 

associate level (eg min 1 year buy side) is c250k total and carry 

 
  • Intern in IB-M&A
Nov 6, 2020 - 3:37am

I know they only focus on tech but how do they globally compare to other Europeans funds in europe in terms of reputation ?

For example compared to European funds as  Partners Group / PAI Partners/ etc ?

Thank you! 

 
Nov 6, 2020 - 6:20am

Partners group is below the other two for sure. Between Hg and PAI it should mostly be tech only vs generalist PE that is driving your decision. Also note that withing Hg they have funds of very different sizes and targetting different asset sizes from LMM all the way to UMM, so depending on which fund your offer is for will impact you quite a bit. 

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