Welcome to Linear Partners

We are an industry leading boutique search firm specialising in M&A, Corporate Finance and Alternative Investments

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About Linear Partners

Founded by Nick Silver and Nick Goff in 2014, we are a search oriented financial recruiter with the roots of our focus in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. We are one of the leading providers of M&A/Corporate Finance talent to the London market with clients spanning investment banks, private equity and credit funds and in-house corporate development teams. We take pride in being the trusted, go-to supplier of talent to a range of international businesses.

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    Our team has a combined 50+ years’ experience in contingent recruitment and retained executive search. We’ve built an unparalleled track record in our specialist markets and are consistently rated as the number one supplier to a range of companies, both large and small. Collectively, we have completed in excess of a thousand hires between us.

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    Relationship Driven

    We’ve spent the last 15+ years sticking to what we know and developing long term, meaningful relationships with dozens of companies and hundreds of high-achieving and entrepreneurial individuals. The client/candidate experience always takes precedent. We take time to listen, understand and offer bespoke, transparent and candid advice.

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    Market Expertise

    Having lived and breathed the same space for as long as we have, we’ve developed a genuine intuition for what works and what doesn’t. We maintain comprehensive market maps and have created a unique people moves tracking tool which enables us to stay fully up to speed with key hiring trends and analysis across our markets.

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    Our business is all about providing great customer service and doing right by both candidates and clients. The markets we serve expect the highest levels of professionalism and integrity from the people within them and we fully reflect these values in how we operate too. This is one reason why so many of our clients have used us repeatedly for the last 15+ years.

Client Coverage

Integrated Investment Banks

We partner with a selection of the largest, full-service investment banks, undertaking searches at all levels from Associate to MD. We service all industry coverage groups and product teams including M&A, ECM and leveraged finance. We are a key supplier to Deutsche Bank, UBS, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America as well as several full-service, mid-market investment banks.

Boutique Investment Banks (Independent Advisory)

Over the past decade, independent M&A and strategic advisory boutiques have experienced exponential growth. We are a trusted supplier of advisory professionals to renowned firms like Evercore, Greenhill, Lazard, Lincoln International, Robert Baird and many more. We have hired hundreds of Analyst to MD level individuals into these firms across M&A advisory, capital advisory & restructuring, ECM advisory and valuations.

Private Equity Fundraising & Private Capital Advisory

We partner with boutique advisory firms specialising in helping private equity firms and other GPs in raising and structuring their investment funds. We have completed dozens of hires into this market, often individuals with M&A or Corporate Finance training backgrounds or from Big 4 CA firms or strategy consultancies. Additionally, we work extensively across the fast-growing Private Capital Secondaries Advisory market.


Most investment professionals begin their careers in advisory roles, developing and honing their technical skills and building their networks across specific industries. We work with multiple funds looking to hire exceptional talent from investment banks, corporate finance advisory boutiques, strategy consultancies and Big 4 CA firms. We cover multiple asset classes including PE, private debt, venture & growth, infrastructure & real assets and public markets.

Corporate Development & in-house Strategic Finance

Corporate development is a highly sought-after career for many who train in corporate finance and/or strategy consulting. Taking those skills to a mature or growth company and helping them execute their M&A strategy is an enormously fulfilling alternative to a buy-side move. We work with a range of private and public companies who are looking to source experienced talent from one or more of these markets.

15+ years' average experience.

One of the most experienced teams in the market with over 200 hires completed since 2021 alone.

"...one of the leading providers of M&A/Corporate Finance talent to the London market..."

We are proud to be the trusted recruitment partner to a plethora of diverse, industry defining businesses across a range of sizes and specialisms.

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Our Team


Nick Silver

Co-founder and Director of Linear Partners, Nick has specialised in recruiting Investment Banking M&A professionals into EMEA markets since 2005. He has had a direct hand in helping to shape numerous teams across a handful of bulge bracket investment banks, both American and European, as well as a number of mid-market and boutique advisors. Nick is a keen skier, an avid tennis fan and player and an automotive enthusiast. His two young boys take up much of his spare time outside of these pursuits.


Nick Goff

Co-founder and Director of Linear Partners, Nick has spent the last 18+ years covering Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. He has strong relationships with multiple global names in M&A with a particular focus on elite boutiques, mid-market M&A/CF advisors and smaller, large-cap focused boutique advisors. Nick is a keen skier, golfer, tennis and squash player - and always open to a game. A father to two young children, Nick is working hard on teaching them to hit a ball!


Stephen Almond

Steve joined Linear Partners in 2018 after a 3-year stint in property development and a 10-year career in hospitality, latterly managing a Michelin starred restaurant in West London. Steve manages a portfolio of growing mid-market Corporate Finance clients while also supporting the team on larger projects across some of our longer standing and larger Investment Banking client base. Originally from Manchester, Steve now lives in South West London with his wife and two children.


Adam Duffen

After graduating from the University of Leeds with a 2:1 in Economics and French, Adam joined Linear Partners in 2021 to help with building out the firm's research function. He supports all of the team on their respective search mandates and is responsible for maintaining market maps and people moves research across our core markets. Fluent in French and a qualified ski instructor, he has settled in very naturally to the vital role of 'sat-nav' on the firm's annual ski trips.


Roscoe Hughes

Roscoe is the latest addition to the Linear team having joined the firm in May 2023. London-born, he grew up Cadiz in the south of Spain and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Roscoe leads the firm's buy-side coverage, working on a range of investment and portfolio focused roles across an institutional client base that spans Private Equity, VC & Growth, Credit and Real Assets.

Consultant - US Investment Banking

Joe Penniall

Consultant - US Investment Banking

Tom Hall

Develop your career with Linear Partners

We welcome approaches from ambitious and talented graduates to experienced consultants with demonstrable track records in financial services recruitment or executive search. If you would like an introductory, exploratory conversation to learn more about our business then please get in touch.

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