We are firm believers that no two companies are the same. It is why we tailor our approach to ensure we truly understand the aims, objectives and overall vision of each and every one of our clients.

Partnering with Gambit Search allows an organisation to access an extensive network of high calibre advisory professionals. Our unrivalled market knowledge, consultative nature and commitment to success allows us to help businesses build the strongest, most diverse and dynamic workforce possible.

Building trusted relationships that last has enabled us to successfully deliver recruitment solutions to many different organisations that have gone from strength to strength. It is at the forefront of everything we do and is the reason why Gambit Search exists today.

Our Markets

UK and International recruitment placing talent in corporate and personal formal insolvency, contentious insolvency, solvent restructuring and technical & compliance professionals.

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UK and International recruitment across lender / creditor advisory, company turnaround and financial restructuring.

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UK and European M&A and Transaction Services recruitment including placing financial modellers, business valuations experts and special situations M&A lead advisors.

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UK and offshore legal recruitment in which we place qualified lawyers at elite US and UK law firms as well as national and boutique practices.

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Our Network

Our network is extensive and far reaching. We have established relationships with talent across the globe and are consistently recommended and connected to high calibre and untapped candidates through these channels.

We have built a reputation within our network as trusted and dedicated advisors through our honest and transparent style. It is this along with our deep-rooted market knowledge and elite recruitment expertise that allows us to exclusively represent the very best candidates in the global market.

What we do

Filling jobs is only one aspect of what we do.
We partner with our contacts to advise and consult across the following:

We provide permanent and fixed term contract (FTC) solutions placing high-calibre junior to mid-management talent as well as senior business leaders operating at Director, Managing Director and Partner level.

Gambit Search can conduct a thorough recruitment and due diligence process with market maps, candidate assessments, detailed candidate profiling and extensive referencing. Partnering with us on a retained search will allow for your critical vacancy to be filled to a pre-agreed timescale from initial briefing through to completion and onboarding.

Entering new markets and scaling quickly can often be achieved through targeted acquisitions of whole teams and businesses. Gambit Search advises clients through the entire transaction from the point of identifying acquisition and team targets to successful deal completion. 

Using the power of our network, we can spot great potential hires for clients outside of planned vacancies and proactively arrange initial informal discussions that often leads to clients making new hires that add significant value.   

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We can target advisory professionals based on their profiles matching what the client is looking for in relation to their own proposed growth plans. Once a name(s) has been identified, we will discreetly make the approach in order to elicit interest and facilitate the introduction.

Our constant networking means that we know exactly what the market pays for specific skill sets. In turn, we can advise clients on how this compares to their own remuneration bandings and wider company benefits.

Gambit Search can provide an on-site advisory service whereby we can provide a consultation on current team structures, provide valuable insight into effective headcount growth strategies, review and improve existing interview processes and advise on current brand perception in the market.

What our Candidates say

After speaking with many recruiters in London throughout my job search, I can confidently say that Adam’s dedication, responsiveness and proactive approach makes him a true leader in legal recruitment, as well as a pleasure to work with. He took the time to genuinely understand what I was looking for, had excellent industry connections and insight, and was key to ensuring I secured my ideal position from Australia. I was very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Adam to others.

Toni Mathers
Associate (Tax) , Herbert Smith Freehills

Adam’s knowledge and connections in the industry combined with his proactive approach gave me confidence that I was putting my best foot forward in the application process. I found this particularly important given I was moving across to the UK from Australia.

He was professional, kept me regularly updated and prepared me well for the nuances of the recruitment processes of each respective firm I interviewed with.

Ultimately, I was pleased with the outcome and would happily recommend Adam to others.

Matt Thomson
Restructuring Manager , Grant Thornton

Really enjoyed working with Curtis. He was pivotal in helping me secure a role in London, working with me to understand the role I was looking for and providing valuable insight into the London market. I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking to secure an M&A role in London.

Dylan Genau
Analyst , Rothschild & Co | Arrowpoint Advisory

Was great working with Curtis – his professional yet amiable character sets him apart from his peers and having been placed by him I am already thinking how best we can continue our working relationship for ongoing recruitment. Would happily recommend to anyone!

Creag Campbell-Ace
Senior Corporate Finance Director , Azets

Curtis was instrumental in helping me secure a M&A role in London. On arriving from New Zealand, he quickly brought me up to speed on the London market and took the time to clearly understand the type of role I was looking for. He takes a proactive approach, ultimately bringing forward very relevant opportunities. His guidance through the recruitment process was excellent – I would highly recommend reaching out if you are exploring opportunities in M&A. 

Jonathan Morgan
Associate , Alantra

Curtis assisted me in securing a Partner role at FRP Advisory. There was no open mandate for the role but he identified the need within the organisation and approached me with the role. I have known Curtis for a while before that so he knew very well what I would be interested in and what I would value within an organisation. He was attentive to my needs and not just another search firm who is trying to fill a position no matter what. Curtis helped with negotiations, was proactive, responsive and acted professionally throughout the whole process. I could not recommend Curtis more and hope to be able to use his services in the future as our team grows.

Victoria Kisseleva
Partner - M&A, Consumer , FRP Advisory