Who we are
Life at Hg
Hg is one of the world’s leading software and services investors, with offices in London, Munich, New York, Paris and San Francisco. Having an environment that allows people to thrive, we employ a diverse set of professionals, representing 48 different nationalities and manage around $65billion in funds for institutional and private investors. We have a strong track record in developing high performance businesses and high performing people.
Our company culture is the foundation of our success
When we asked our people to describe the people who work at Hg, the key themes that came through were: curious, entrepreneurial, collaborative and successful. Whilst the words may be familiar, the environment is unique. Like a fingerprint, our culture may share similarities with others, but it is uniquely distinct to us.
The culture of Hg is much more like a tech company than a traditional PE firm, that is what makes it so special. It enables us to attract some of the best talent, and management teams, and invest in these individuals for the long term.
We build Hg together by living our values. We have embedded our values into the company ethos, such as they inform our actions every day. They guide us in our work within our teams and partnerships. Our four cornerstones are: Be Genuine, Go Beyond, Outlearn and Win Right.
We empower everyone across the business to take control of their own career and personal development and encourage curiosity. This could be connecting with a mentor, being involved in one of our internal and external learning programmes or working collaboratively across fund and teams – we love to leverage our best in class expertise across the firm and this is what makes us unique.
We truly believe that by creating a positive and supportive environment where everyone feels valued and respected is crucial in helping our people to thrive. This ultimately drives better outcomes for our investments and, in turn, our investors.
"Diversity is essential and possibly the top priority for our firm"
- Nic Humphries, Senior Partner
Not only is it fundamentally the right thing to do, we have seen first-hand how diversity and inclusion creates a virtuous cycle: the more diverse we are, the better ideas we have; the more inclusive we are, the more likely the best outcome is achieved. Our vision is simple, we aim to have a fully inclusive culture and environment at Hg, where all diversity is welcomed, encouraged and celebrated. We will not settle until everyone can bring their best and whole self to work.
How we help you thrive
We work hard, but we also know you have a family, friends, hobbies and a life outside the office. Benefits go beyond just offering a strong financial package. That’s why we’ve allocated budgets to truly make a difference in our employees’ lives.
We invest in your development to enable you to reach your potential – we are truly meritocratic; this includes funding courses, exposure to senior leaders, providing you a development allowance through to coaching and more.
International & Career Mobility
With 3 separate funds, operating from 5 different offices across Europe and the US, you have the opportunity to move internationally and/or across funds to support your professional and personal ambitions.
Health and wellbeing
We have comprehensive medical cover, with instant access to GPs, for you and your family. We also provide a range of physical, mental and financial wellbeing benefits
We know how important it is to those who want to start a family and we are here to support how we can. We provide strong financial support towards birth planning, post-natal care, IVT treatment / egg freezing and more.
30 days paid annual leave
In addition to any public holidays, we encourage our employees to take a break. If you’re happy, we’re happy.
Six months paid parental leave
Available to all employees, regardless of gender or seniority, you are eligible to have 6 months fully paid parental leave – we want you to cherish those precious first few months.
We encourage you to find the right balance that works for you and your team.
Whether it’s extending your stay whilst on leave; or wanting to avoid the rainy days, we allow you to work from anywhere for up to 30 days per year.
Awards and recognition
Over our 30 year history, we’ve thrived to become the industry leading company for employee satisfaction. We’re proud to say that our efforts haven’t gone by without recognition.
Most active tech PE acquirer, second year running
Tech investor of the Year
Diversity and Inclusion Leader of the Year
Best Sector Specialist ESG
Most Improved Fund in the Top 10
LGBT Great Financial Services Silver Standard
The Hg Foundation
Removing barriers to education & skills in technology
The Hg Foundation’s goal is to support skill development for the modern job market and contribute to improved, quality employment prospects for those who may otherwise experience barriers to access.
We're pleased to say the Foundation's partnerships are often boosted by the contribution of time and expertise from Hg's staff.
Creating a thriving environment for all employees
“We are trusted to improve the future of millions of investors by building sustainable businesses for tomorrow”
Matthew Brockman, Managing Partner