Sumary of PE recruiting is kicking into overdrive as mega-funds like Apollo, TPG, and Carlyle have started extending offers after a year-long pause:
- The private-equity recruiting cycle began on Monday, Insider has learned.
- Multiple people familiar with PE recruiting cited mega-fund Thoma Bravo as the first fund to kick things off.
- Mega-funds like Apollo, TPG, and Carlyle are already extending offers to candidates.
- Private-equity recruiting for 2022 buy-side investment-associate roles is in full swing, with some firms already issuing offer letters to candidates just over a week after initial conversations from external recruiters were first held.
- PE mega-funds Apollo Global Management, The Carlyle Group, and TPG have all sent out some full-time offers to candidates, according to people directly familiar with their recruiting plans.
- Twelve people — a mix of mega-fund investors and executives, industry headhunters, and investment-banking analysts familiar with the recruiting process — told Insider on Tuesday that both large and small PE firms are now hosting interviews with candidates or even extending offer letters.
- Six people familiar with PE recruiting told Insider that Thoma Bravo kicked off the cycle this weekend by taking interviews with candidates, forcing other firms to move ahead.
- A representative for Thoma Bravo did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Tuesday.