QED Investors, a venture capital firm focused on investing in financial services companies, has purchased Lingua Franca Search, a boutique executive and professional search firm.

Originally focused on credit, risk, analytics and performance marketing roles, LF Search has recently expanded its services to include placements in other leadership roles including chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief revenue officer and general counsel positions. QED previously held a majority ownership in LF Search and has increased its ownership as part of QED’s focus on investing in portfolio support capabilities.

“We founded LF Search in 2017 to fill the void in placing world-class credit and analytics talent within the fintech and financial services space,” comments Nigel Morris, QED Investors managing partner. “Over the past five years, it has placed scores of C-Suite executives and critical hires at some of the world’s best-known financial services brands. I couldn’t be more excited to bring LF Search more into the fold and provide our portfolio companies an internal resource to hire the talent they need to succeed.”