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Private Equity Senior Associate

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 452103/002_1562753579
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Private equity
  • Date posted: 10/07/2019

We are currently representing a global private asset manager. Their main focus in on fund investments, secondaries and co-investments across private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.

They are currently looking to add a Senior Associate to their private equity investments team, based in their London office.

The Role:

  • Source and lead investment opportunities
  • Interpret financial analyses, including investment track records/financial statements and prepare valuation analyses on private companies using a variety of metrics
  • Perform market research to identify, quantify and analyse macroeconomic trends across a variety of industry sectors
  • Financial modelling, including basic leveraged buyout and cash flow analysis
  • Support Senior Research staff on sourcing and managing the inflow of investment opportunities
  • Use creativity to source and analyse data and to test hypotheses regarding attractiveness of specific sectors and investment opportunities
  • Monitor the performance of the Firm's existing investment portfolio, fund managers and underlying portfolio companies; prepare for and participate in meetings with assigned managers, and conduct on-going due diligence

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree in either Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting, or equivalent relevant experience
  • 4-6 years of private equity, investment banking, consulting, or other relevant experience, including 2 to 3 years of direct, secondaries or co-investment experience
  • Demonstrated track record of academic and professional success
  • Proven ability to represent firm in written and interpersonal communications
  • Strong, demonstrable analytical capabilities, including strong quantitative/modelling skills
  • Leadership experience
  • High proficiency in Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Developed investment judgement with demonstrable understanding of risk/reward trade-offs

Other Desired Skills/Attributes

  • Promote and demonstrate a positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Applied experience in valuation and investment analysis, in both credit and equity
  • Enrolment in the CFA program or MBA from a leading university are pluses, but not required
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