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Analyst Secondaries Investments

 

Company

Our client is one of the largest private equity investment managers in the world with offices in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The company has over 180 active investors from North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia, including public pensions, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and other corporate institutional investors.

They invest across the private equity spectrum, including large and middle market buyout, growth capital, venture capital, as well as mezzanine and distressed debt, in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, emerging markets and other non-traditional markets. These investments generally fall within three investment strategies: Primary Fund Investments, Secondary Investments and Co-Investments.

Position

Given the high deal flow and the positive prospects, our client is looking to hire a new Analyst in the Secondary Investments team in Amsterdam.

The Secondaries team has c. 25 professionals located in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York. The team is able to invest using a variety of strategies to maximize their returns, depending on market conditions. Currently the team is working on a number of ‘GP led’ deals, including stapled secondaries, fund restructurings and spin outs. The team is also able to invest in LP portfolio sales, when appropriate.

The Secondaries group has an excellent track record and has recently raised a new $6.5bn fund, which leaves the team with a large amount of capital available to deploy in the coming years.

Profile of the Position

Analysts are expected to have the foundation of a solid financial and analytical training. Their professionalism is very characteristic of our clients work ethic and culture. A deal team typically consists of two to four professionals under responsibility of one of the MD’s. Deal team members co-operate to ensure all the different due diligence items are covered during an investment process.

Analysts have their own set of responsibilities in all stages of the investment process. This includes taking responsibility for financial valuations (financial analysis and modeling); attending calls / meetings with private equity managers; attending investor meetings; writing (part of) the investment proposals to our clients Investment Committee.

Analysts actively participate in all team discussions to identify deal merits and key issues, including participation in the weekly global team meeting, where all potential investment opportunities are discussed. Furthermore they participate in all conference calls and meetings with relevant parties throughout the investment process.

Profile of the Candidates

Candidates for the Analyst position should ideally have prior experience in corporate finance/M&A/Lev Fin advisory, private equity, consulting or investment management with 1-3 years of work experience (including relevant internships). Candidates have a Master’s degree, preferably in Economics, Finance or a Technical study.

Candidates should be able to develop judgment on both financial and strategic matters. They should have a strong interest in the private equity space and, ideally, an understanding of what makes a good private equity fund investment. Candidates should be strong communicators, have inquisitive minds and be independent thinkers.

Core competences of the Candidates

  • Financial Analytical Skills: Candidates should demonstrate strong understanding of accounting, financial valuations and should possess excellent modelling skills. They have strong skills in interpreting and analyzing financial statements or other quantitative information;
  • Strategic Insight: Candidates should demonstrate business sense. They are able to think longer-term and can identify entrepreneurial opportunities. They should develop good investment acumen;
  • Communicating with Impact: Candidates can convey persuasive arguments with confidence and clarity by organizing and expressing conclusion.

Contact

Should you be interested in this position, please send your resume together with a short motivation by email to Tim.Slotema@yess.nl. Please refer to the position “Analyst Secondaries – 935901” in the subject of your email.

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Tim Slotema
Tim Slotema