Project Description

Case Study

Globalise And Alium Partners - European Snack Food Business


A leading European food group has been working closely with new investors to support a challenging growth plan which underpinned a doubling in size of the business when it merger with another company in 2016.

Following the merger, the return on investment was taking longer than expected. The investors decided to hasten the process by working with Globalise (Valtus Transition in France and Alium Partners in the UK) to understand their challenges and seek assistance in providing a solution quickly and effectively.


Valtus Transition held a strong relation with the investors group.  Their recent acquisition, a leading London food company led to a number of competency gaps in their new organisational design. The close collaboration of the senior partner in Valtus and the team at Alium Partners led to a detailed understanding of their needs. There were two requests, both urgent, the first for a CFO on an interim basis and the second for a permanent HR Director.


Interim CFO UK

After receiving a brief from Valtus, Alium Partners looked at their network of interim managers, in particular CFOs who had operated in an international food group and understood the private equity sector.

Alium were quickly able to identify a candidate who was a perfect fit for the role, and came with excellent testimonials having worked with Alium previously.

Permanent HR UK Recruitment

The client introduction was provided by Valtus and it was agreed that Alium Partners would manage the assignment directly with the client.

Alium quickly established that there was a legacy of poor performance and lack of confidence in the HR function. The stakeholder did not have access to the depth of HR experience he required to accelerate the transformation of the business.

As the search progressed Alium Partners were able to shape the client’s thinking about the profile of the person whom could be successful in the role. This enabled Alium to identify several candidates whose HR experience matched the key requirements for the role but who did not exactly match the original person specification. It was the strength of relationship with the client and ongoing communication that resulted in an appointment being made in record time.