H.I.E.C and Software Club Forge Strategic Partnership

London, June 20, 2024 – H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C), a leading global executive search firm, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Software Club (or SWC), one of the most exciting fundamental business value research platforms focused exclusively on the analysis of Public and Privately owned Software and Technology companies for Private Equity funds and Professional Investors.

This partnership is a unique opportunity for H.I.E.C’s trusted network of world-class Chairs, Chief Executives, Private Equity Funds and Family Offices to benefit from access to SWC’s analysis and insights, the extensive and close knit community Software Club has generated and the robust and often proprietary data and market insight brought together on a daily basis.

Software Club was established to forge an advanced, qualitative and quantitative methodology for insight gathering into the very best European and US Software and Technology companies to invest in, learn from and connect with.  Helping Private Equity funds form precise origination strategies, valuation metrics and creating an invaluable network around specific subsectors or themes.

H.I.E.C is already supporting the SWC community of global leaders and Private Equity funds by bringing an overlay of global leadership insight, talent and organisational advisory services, market access and connectivity to those building and leading the very best software, technology and data businesses across an extraordinary array of subsectors and scales.

Where Software Club brings unparalleled depth of specialist company data and insight, H.I.E.C brings the equivalent in talent, leadership and global network across Private Equity and Listed Technology and Software businesses.

The partnership between H.I.E.C and Software Club marks a significant milestone and allows both businesses to bring new levels of support to our clients and Board and Executive communities, with informed decision making tools and a platform through which to build trusted connections.

We will be sharing monthly US/European Software market updates with our community and we will also be able to share subsector deep dives, revealing some remarkable trends and businesses of interest. For the full June ’24 market update, please click here.


Ed Fanshawe and Tim Chamberlain, Managing Partners of H.I. Executive Consulting commented; “H.I.E.C is really excited to join forces with SWC. The two businesses fit together incredibly well. H..I.E.C and our global network can benefit in so many ways from the quality and accuracy of the Software Club data, but we can also add to that an overlay of insight and connectivity with the very best businesses globally. Our networks will bolster each other and it allows us to bring real value to our clients through impartial and incredibly detailed data and market insights, as well as a peer-to-peer networking opportunity.”

Ben Forlani, CEO, Software Club commented; “Software Club is thrilled to partner with H.I.E.C. This collaboration underscores our commitment to providing exceptional support to our clients by marrying our data-driven insights with H.I.E.C’s leadership expertise. Our analysis and platform support investment in the right businesses for a specific fund or firm and now we are also able to offer access to one of the world’s leading executive search firms to support our community and client base to thrive and for those businesses to grow to new levels of success.”


About Software Club

Software Club specializes in conducting fundamental business value research into both public and private software and technology companies, employing a Private Equity investment methodology to seek solid returns in the medium to long term. With a focus on identifying the most promising investment opportunities, Software Club has established itself as a trusted partner for investors seeking to capitalize on the potential of the Software and Technology market.

About H.I.E.C

H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C) is a leading global executive search firm founded in 2007, focused on hiring Board, CEO, and Senior-level Executives globally. H.I.E.C was established to disrupt the traditional approach to executive search by placing a premium focus on hiring transformational leaders across the sectors we serve. Operating across thirteen offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, our agile, borderless team structure enables us to deliver bespoke services from an integrated group of consultants.