Partners Group has brought on former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to advise the firm on impact investments, per The Wall Street Journal. Brown occupied 10 Downing Street as head of the UK's Labour Party from 2007 to 2010. Partners Group is a European investor that's active in several sub-sectors of the private equity industry; the firm closed its latest direct equity fund in 2017 on €6 billion (about $6.9 billion at today's conversion rate).
The move from politics into private equity isn't an unusual one, as one-time elected officials often decide to stop using their expertise and connections for the nominal public good and instead turn their attention toward personal profit. Dan Quayle and Colin Powell are among the other former pols to turn to PE.