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Case Studies

CEO, Business Process Outsourcing

Blackwood’s client is one of the UK’s leading business process outsourcing (“BPO”) companies. It is focused on the public sector with over 2,0 ...

CEO, Financial Trading Platform

Blackwood’s client is a very successful privately held company which was looking to expand outside of its core business to start up a financial be ...

CEO, Global Building Products

Blackwood’s client is a mid-size global building products and solutions provider with revenues of around €500m and the leading position in ...

CEO, Global Engineering Business

Blackwood’s client is a global leader in advanced metering infrastructure and provision of integrated solutions to the gas, electricity and wa ...

CEO, Online Retailer

Blackwood’s client is a UK based, leading international discount retailer of lifestyle, fashion, sports apparel and footwear with transactional webs ...

CEO, Specialist Travel Company

A leading specialist travel business based in the North of England with turnover of approximately £100 million was acquired by a UK private equity fu ...

CFO, Pan-Euro Vending Machine Operator

Blackwood’s client is one of the largest vending operators in Europe with approximately 250,000 machines sited across 11 territories.  The bu ...

CFO, Pan-European niche retailer

Blackwood’s client is a private equity owned specialist retailer with over 1000 stores across Europe under a number of different fascia. The E ...

Chief Operations Officer, International Wholesaler

Blackwood's client is the leading international player in self-service wholesale, a €30bn division of a retail/wholesale group listed in Weste ...

Chief Technology Officer, Gaming Company

Our client is a multi-channel gaming company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with an increasingly international footprint and undergoing a period of ...

Chief Technology Officer, Online Marketplace

Blackwood’s client is the UK’s leading online price comparison and marketplace company offering consumers information and products across a range ...

CMO, Branded Coffee Company

Our client is a multi-national branded coffee manufacturing business operating primarily in Central and Eastern Europe with revenues of approxim ...

Corporate Development Team Build, Retail Bank

Blackwood’s client is  a very well known UK retail bank, headquartered in London with offices globally and additional business across asset ...

Director of Data Enterprise Services, Betting Exchange

Blackwood’s client pioneered the first successful betting exchange, and is now one of the largest online betting and gaming operators in the UK, wi ...

Distressed Private Equity Team Build

Blackwood’s client is a well-known global investment business with a remit to invest across the capital structure in a broad number of sectors ...

Distribution Team Build

A successful listed asset management company, with $50bn AUM and which had grown rapidly, needed to add experienced professionals to its distrib ...

Divisional CEO, International TIC Company

Blackwood’s client is a leading private equity-backed testing, inspection, certification (TIC) and technological services company, headquartered i ...

Divisional Chairman, Wholesale Company

Blackwood’s client is a ftse 100 builders’ merchant. The company has revenues of almost £5bn with an international supply chain and sourci ...

Eastern European Private Equity Team Build

Blackwood’s client is one of the top pan-European private equity funds operating across Northern Europe. The firm has offices in a number of c ...

Emerging Market Debt Team Build

Our client is a leading investment management company with a strong presence in Asian and emerging markets equities and managed global fixed in ...

European PE Team Build

Blackwood’s client is one of the largest first time European private equity funds. We were asked by the two initial founders to help supplemen ...

Global Credit Research Team Build

Our client manages c$55bn in Fixed Income, managing money for investors globally across asset classes and across the maturity spectrum. Role Blackw ...

Global Equity Investment Team Build

Our client is a global asset manager with more than £430bn AUM. In a revamp of their active equity business they developed an absolute return large c ...

Group Sales & Marketing Director, Supply Chain Services

Blackwood’s client is Europe’s leading provider of distribution and value added supply chain management services to the aerospace and defenc ...

Head of European Real Estate

Blackwood’s client is a bank with a real estate mezzanine fund. Blackwood took on the mandate to find a European Head of the business followin ...

MD France, International Food Manufacturer

Blackwood’s client is a market-leading manufacturer of branded chilled and ambient food, headquartered in Belgium with operations in Germany, France ...

Non-Executive Director, Asset Management Company

Blackwood’s client is a ftse 100 international asset management company with over 200 years of experience in the world’s financial markets and w ...

Non-Executive Director, Healthcare Distribution Company

Blackwood was retained to find a Non-Executive Director for a private equity backed distributor of medical supplies and devices, headquartered in Swed ...

Non-Executive Director, Premium Food Retail Concept

Our client is a premium lifestyle food brand operating an exciting retail concept in the UK and internationally. With recent investment by the ventur ...

Real Estate Partner, Germany

Blackwood’s client is a real estate private equity fund with global and European funds. With a view to the imminent fundraising they needed to ...

Restructuring Team Build, Global Investment Firm

Blackwood’s client is one of the largest global investment and advisory firms.  We were asked to build a Restructuring team for them, identifying i ...

Sales & Marketing Director, Consumer Durables

Blackwood’s client is the UK market leader in the manufacture and supply of branded plastic moulded products for the gardening, home and professiona ...

Sales Director, UK FMCG

Our client is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of branded and own-label snacks with a turnover of approximately £300 million. Having been a su ...

Senior Independent Director, IFA

Blackwood’s client is a privately owned wealth advisory business that has seen considerable growth since re-launching in 2010. The business offers ...