Maria Gabriela Henderson

Maria is a Partner at The MBS Group, joining to establish our dedicated Private Equity practice. She leads the company’s cross-sector efforts for PE-backed businesses, managing board-level and senior functional assignments across retail, leisure and consumer products.

Maria also leads the Fashion & Luxury practice at MBS, working on an international basis at board-level and strategically important functional leadership roles within growing or niche brands as well as more established groups. Her unique experience in search and her network in the investment community has also led her to advise rapidly growing founder-led organisations going through significant change and transitions of ownership.

Maria joined from Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, and was previously a consultant at Skillcapital, where she specialised in building management teams for portfolio companies across Europe with a focus on consumer assets.

Maria read Latin American Literature and Politics at University College London, graduating with a first-class degree. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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  • The alternative asset class looks to alternative investment strategies

    Private equity firms have more cash than ever before. The success of the asset class over the past five decades and the increasing difficulty of generating impressive returns in the conventional financial markets have led to record amounts of dry powder. Having too much money to spend, however, can be a problem just as large … Continue reading The alternative asset class looks to alternative investment strategies


  • The High Street is Dead: Long Live the High Street

    The best discussions are often also the most contentious! When something matters people are passionate, and so it was at MBS’s latest event, held in partnership with Livingbridge on the future of the high street. It’s no surprise that when you bring together some of the most successful and visionary executives from the worlds of … Continue reading The High Street is Dead: Long Live the High Street