Creating complex, dynamic financial models, arranging debt financing and reviewing and analysing due diligence materials
Active involvement in deal sourcing through market research, including pro-active sector and company targeting on a pan-European basis
Evaluate new investments and determine whether the company represents an attractive investment opportunity
Liaising with third-party advisers, particularly accounting, legal and commercial due diligence
Preparing internal support materials and written recommendations for Investment Committee
Portfolio support including working with management teams to implement value-enhancing initiatives, potentially attending board meetings as an observer and broader portfolio company management
The successful candidate should have;
Track record of academic excellence with a bachelors degree from a leading international university and ideally will also have a post-graduate degree in a financial discipline.
Candidates should have a strong grasp of financial analysis, typical deal structures and how to model them. An ability to model quickly and accurately, with appropriate complexity is critical. These financial modelling skills are most likely to have been acquired through Investment Banking training (M&A or Leveraged Finance) or Big 4 Accountancy (Restructuring or Modelling teams)
An ability to talk through deals from an Investor perspective, candidates should be able to give views on an “investable” industry and describe the challenges and opportunities within that industry. Displaying strong commercial judgement and critical thinking skills, with a creative approach to problem solving
Excellent written & verbal English. Proactive attitude with a strong sense of ownership and initiative. Confident but low ego, candidates will have the ability to build collaborative advisor-like relationships with management teams and will thrive in an ambitious and entrepreneurial environment.