The source of future success

We care about helping you to find and retain the brightest talent.

Kea is the leading buy-side search and advisory firm working with Private Equity, Growth Equity, Venture Capital, Credit Funds and Hedge Funds across EMEA at the junior to mid-senior level.

At the junior level, we place finance and consulting professionals into investment roles; at the more senior level, we place experienced investors between funds up to and including Principal.


We work with leading investment funds across EMEA, from funds of £100m to Diversified Asset Managers with more than $100bn AUM. All of our clients are time-poor, exacting, and care about their people.

We have remained the market leader for junior buy-side recruitment since inception. We identify talent, work as long-term thought partners for our clients, act as eyes and ears within the market, and advise and strategise on both recruiting and retaining talent.

Why our clients use us:

  • Transparent and comprehensive candidate coverage
  • Specialised focus on junior to mid-senior talent
  • We care. We want to make the buy-side a better place to work


We work with junior to mid-senior finance professionals based in Europe, who have a strong commercial acumen, are analytical out-performers, and are passionate about investing. Typically our candidates are Investment Bankers, Consultants, or Finance professionals, but we will consider anyone from any background who is exceptional at what they do and has a real interest in the industry.

Why our candidates use us:

  • Superior access to funds
  • Long-term relationships with clients and candidates
  • Preparation and coaching throughout your career

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Our name is inspired by the tallest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea, which stands taller than Everest at: