Private Equity & Venture Capital: currently 326 jobs.The latest job was posted on 22 Dec 14.
Private Equity / Venture Capital
This sector covers all venture capital and private equity jobs, with opportunities for roles ranging from analysts and associates to directors.
Private equity funds are funds that invest in the equity (i.e. shares) of companies that are not listed on stock exchanges. There are two broad categories for private equity recruitment: venture capital funds and buyout funds. Venture capital funds typically invest in one of three industry sectors: IT, telecommunications and life sciences. Unlike buyout funds, which usually invest in a company only once, venture capitalist funds will typically participate in different rounds of financing. For example, ‘seed investors’ invest at the start of a company’s life, whereas ‘late stage’ investors invest shortly before a company floats on the stock market.
While venture capital investors typically focus on young companies or start-ups, buyout funds almost always put their money into established business. They also use debt to finance some of the transaction, invest more money than venture capitalists, and usually have control of the company they’re investing in – whereas a venture capitalist will only own a part share.
There are several types of buyout transaction. These include:
MBOs – Management Buyouts. This is when the team of executives who are already managing a particular company decide to buy it from the current owners.
MBIs – Management buy-ins. This is when a team of managers from another company buys a rival from the same sector.
LBO – Leveraged buyouts. All buyouts are leveraged (i.e. they involve debt). Leveraged buyouts are simply distinguished by the fact that they are initiated by buyout firms themselves – or by companies who are trying to sell a division – rather than by teams of managers.
Buyout funds typically use a company’s assets as collateral for loans to finance the deal. This means that companies that already have high levels of debt are usually unattractive to private equity investors and won’t usually be buyout targets.
Once a buyout fund has acquired a company, it may then borrow additional large sums secured against the company’s assets and use some of that money to pay itself a dividend before it sells the company to a trade buyer or floats it on a stock exchange.
Private equity and venture capital jobs and careers fall into several categories, including analysts at the junior end, who build financial models and crunch numbers to help establish whether an investment is viable; principals who play a key role in appraising whether to do a deal and managing the process if it goes ahead, and partners who lead the fund, seek new investments and liaise with investors. Funds also employ investor relations and operations professionals.
This is a great opportunity to join an established private equity fund in Copenhagen.
I am working with one of the first local Nordic real estate private equity teams. They have built successful businesses for 25 years and have more than doubled the value of our investments over that time.
The team manages four private equity real estate funds, which invest in office, commercial, retail and hotel properties, in the Nordic countries. They have extensive experience in real estate investments in Finland and Sweden, and work in close cooperat…
Multi-Billion Euro Investor seeks Associate level candidate who has experience transacting within the energy and power sector
Our client a leading Private Equity fund seeks a highly analytical individual to join a successful and growing team. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting thorough due diligence and will already have a good knowledge of contracted midstream, power and regulated energy assets. Whether your experience is more with gas pipelines and storage facilities or with renewable energy or conventional utilities th…
Top Mid-market Private Equity fund seeks German fluent Associate
This leading private equity fund with a superb track record of returns has a truly European presence and is seeking an Associate hire for its London Office. The European Investment team has seen a large increase in deal flow and requires additional resource to execute and screen potential new investments. The fund focuses on companies with EV values up to €500mn and has a good history of investing in the DACH region.
The ideal candidate will have 2/5 years of relevant trans…
Leading mid-market private equity fund seeks Associate level candidate to join their portfolio enhancement team
This well established investor has over €500mn of committed capital to invest across Europe, the team is looking to grow as they have a number of portfolio companies to work on and have new acquisitions coming on. With excellent returns to date and a strategy that looks at truly partnering with management this would be a superb opportunity for an individual who is looking to work with management and make a real difference in str…
The role of Head of Origination and Director at a leading sponsor in the UK
Arguably the best-placed and most dynamic sponsor in UK PFI/PPP and Renewables, part of a major global operation
Joining a successful team of c20 people you will come on board as one of four Directors, taking personal responsibility for the origination of all new projects undertaken. Leading a team of three more junior personnel, your responsibilities will include:
bidding, structuring and financing of complex PPP bids.
managing the rela…
My client is a leading Infrastructure fund, who invests equity in mid-market infrastructure opportunities across the UK and Europe.
You will join an elite team of twelve people with a mix of investment and operational asset management expertise with a proven track record in identifying, executing and managing investments. The firm has developed a strong reputation in the under-exploited mid-market infrastructure sector and has generated a large pipeline of opportunities. You role will be to take a leading role in identifying pote…
Leading Consumer Staples corporate requires an Associate to join their well-established Corporate Development / Strategy team, based in Central London.
Our client is a well-known Consumer Staples corporation, who are widely regarded as one of the most advanced players in their space. Having one a host of sector awards for innovation, as well as successfully entering new geographical markets in 2014, they have committed to an expansion of their Corporate Development / Strategy function. This hire will be an autonomous role reporting into t…
Acquisitive and high-performing corporation requires an Analyst to join their well-established Corporate Development M&A and Strategy team, based in London
Our client is a well-known, listed, corporation who over the past year have recorded high growth figures and substantially increased their market cap. Through a number of strategic acquisitions the business is now the leader in their industry and with further acquisitions planned for 2015, have committed to an expansion of their Corporate Development & Strategy function. The team has f…
My client are looking to hire an Associate to join their Project Finance advisory and principal investing team. They provide advice to both corporate and financial clients and they also use their balance sheet to invest in opportunities and provide capital to their clients.
Analyse and optimise financial structures for infrastructure transactions
Development and interpretation of project finance models, including VBA macros
Reviewing project documentation
Working closely with clients and industrial partners
Preparation of bid and…
Brand new JV between one of the world's biggest Asset Managers and one of the world's biggest banks.
This is an exciting opportunity to come in at No.2 in a fund which will undoubedly shake up the market. With exclusive access to all of the Project Finance mandates of one of Europe's biggest banks, this Aset Manager is looking to take a big slice of the Infar Debt market in double-quick time.
Assist in the initial screening of opportunities including presentation to the Infrastruct…
One of the biggest names in banking seeks an established Director to join its Infrastructure coverage business as No.2 to the Global Head.
One of the very biggest names in global banking, with a particular niche in Infrastructure & Utilities.
Reporting directly to the Had of Global Infrastructure as his number 2, you will take responsibility for leading deal teams across a range of products:
Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
Mandates are global, based out of London, and the candidate will be expe…
Major US Bank's debut Infra Debt Fund - very exciting project seeks top calibre Associate from a leading PF house
This is a JV between the world's biggest bank and one of Europea's most prominent PF deal pipelines.
Creating and reviewing financial models, including managing an external model auditor
Contributing to credit memoranda
Assisting in the delivery of key elements of due diligence, including technical and legal aspects
Undertake detailed financial analysis of new transaction opportunities, with a focus on the pr…
Global Consumer FTSE Corporation requires top-rated Strategy Consultant to join their highly-regarded team, based in London
Our client is a market leader in a sub-division of the Consumer sector, who has recently pioneered growth in the emerging markets. With a focus on longevity and increasing their market-cap, our client offers some of the most innovative solutions within their sector.
The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years’ of experience, with a leading consultancy firm (Bain, McKinsey, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Big-4, Accenture, etc.). Prev…
Well established firm seeking Investment Associate to join the acquisitions focussed team who specialise in the underwriting of NPL/CMBS portfolio acquisitions. The ideal candidate will ideally have experience within the NPL/CMBS space.
The right candidate is likely to currently be at Analyst level within a reputable firm.
• Undertake credit analysis on borrowers and tenants in
potential new transactions
• Conduct due diligence of loans and their underlying docu-
• Perform loan valuations and formulate business …
Investment Associate required for a Pan-European Infrastructure Fund.
A highly regarded Infrastructure, Energy & Renewable Energy Private Equity Fund are looking to strengthen the investment team. The fund works on mid-market investment opportunities on a Pan-European basis and works across all asset classes within the overall sector.
Requirements for the role:
3-5 years of M&A Advisory or Infrastructure Advisory or Investment experience
Infrastructure/Utilities/Transport/Power/Energy/Resources sector deal experience
Prior principle exper…
Leader in their field this international private equity firm is currently seeking a Marketing Assistant to join their vibrant and stylish offices in Mayfair. Working in a team of four this role will provide a solid foundation to your marketing/investor relations career.
This role will have a split focus accross Investor Relations, Marketing and PR
• Working with marketing manager and European partners and their assistants to organise events from start to finish
• Liaising with all practice areas on their Interaction requirements for eve…
A fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals to be part of a leading European mid-market private equity firm. As an Associate, you will gain exposure to an extensive portfolio of investments whilst working within a highly experienced team
Our client is a successful private equity firm that invests across Europe in mid-market opportunities and is about to raise its Third Fund. This is an excellent opportunity for ambitious, financially astute investment professionals seeking to develop a career in private equity.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious pan-African private equity fund manager. You will use your extensive transaction experience to assist the team in making sustainable investments across the agriculture and property sectors
Our client is looking to hire an experienced Investment Director to assist the senior investment team. This well-established fund has attracted the support of a diverse range of investors and demonstrates an innovative approach towards sub-Saharan African development.
You will be ex…
Our client, a major international mid-market private equity firm, is hiring a new Analyst/ junior Associate for its team in Frankfurt, offering great career development opportunities with lots of deal exposure
One of the longest established international mid-market private equity funds, with a strong and successful German team is looking to hire a junior candidate to support their team throughout the full investment cycle.
Screening and analysis of new investment opportunities
Detailed financial analysis, LBO models and …
A dynamic small cap private equity firm with newly raised fund, focusing on Europe-wide special situations and turnarounds, is looking for a hands-on Operations Manager to join their Munich based team
Our client is a young and dynamic small cap, Munich based PE company focusing on turnaround and special situations, including complex corporate carve outs and subsidiaries across Europe. They are looking for a resourceful and practical Operations Manager to function as a bridge between the PE firm and portfolio CEO throughout the restructuri…
A leading secondaries advisor based in London seeks an individual with a natural flair for executing deals and the drive to excel in a commission based environment. This is a unique opportunity to advance your career within a vibrant and rapidly expanding sector
Our client is a leading placement agent and secondaries advisor. They advise both buy and sell-side secondaries investments globally and are looking for a business development executive to join its growing London office nestled in the heart of Mayfair. You’ll be working with inves…
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team of an international private equity focused strategy consultancy
We are working with an established strategy consultancy with an impressive private equity client base. They are looking for experienced Senior Consultants and Project Managers to join their growing London Office. You will be given a high level of responsibility within a collaborative and entrepreneurial team.
You will have the opportunity to lead your own strategy projects across a diverse range of geographies…
This is an excellent opportunity to join the TMT team of a well-respected PE investor based in the Middle East
Our client is looking to hire an Analyst/Associate. It is a well-funded private equity investor with a strong team, a global investment remit and the ability to invest across a broad variety of financial institutions. They have an excellent track record of investing into the TMT space and are looking to grow the team to enable them to access even greater deal flow. The role will focus on investments across Asia.
Our client is a “tier one” large buy out and credit fund investing in companies globally, it has an outstanding reputation in the market and is a highly regarded brand.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most successful European private equity firms as an Associate. Our client has an outstanding reputation, is globally respected and has significant assets under management. They invest across the world with the intention to develop and grow companies.
The GP Associate will assist the GP Directors in all asp…
London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Private Equity Recruitment
Posted on: 22 Dec 14