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Investment Manager

For our client, Bencis Capital Partners, we are looking for two Investment Managers (IMs) to join their Amsterdam office.

The company

Bencis Capital Partners is an independent mid-market private equity firm that focuses on investing in profitable and growing companies headquartered in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in various industries with strong and/or leading positions in their respective markets. The equity investment per company ranges broadly from EUR 5 to EUR 60 million and allows for continuous support for the growth plans of the companies whereby Bencis holds controlling stakes. Bencis has a strong track record of successfully supporting companies in their growth plans which could include acquisitions. With our 60 platform investments since 1999, they have made over 175 add-on acquisitions to date.

Bencis sets itself apart by its strong people and team focus combined with an entrepreneurial mind-set and approach, which results in a working environment that allows people to take ownership and responsibility. The Bencis team is closely involved with the management teams of portfolio companies that can count on Bencis’ support in realising their growth ambitions and any other (strategic/financial/entrepreneurial) topics that may arise. Furthermore, Bencis stands out for its strong contribution in the implementation and execution of acquisitions. Bencis does not get involved in running the operations of businesses, this remains the responsibility of management.

The opportunity

The team is currently made up of 21 investment professionals and 6 support staff who work from offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Düsseldorf. Bencis currently invests from its fifth fund (EUR 425 million) and will raise its sixth fund in the course of 2020. Following this continuous growth Bencis is seeking 2 additional IMs.

An IM at Bencis works in small deal teams (2-3 people) and will be involved in all elements of deal making; from the appraisal of potential investment opportunities to deal structuring and execution of transactions. In addition, IMs are involved with one or more portfolio companies over time, supporting management teams with developing and executing various strategic initiatives.

Working at Bencis implies working in teams, but with and independent mind-set and taking responsibility from day one. Tasks and responsibilities are diverse and vary across the stage of an investment cycle. Important elements are:

  • Strategic, commercial and financial analysis;
  • Appraisal of investment opportunities;
  • People/management team judgement and overall relationship building;
  • Company valuations;
  • Coordination of due diligence processes;
  • Assisting in negotiations with (potential) investments;
  • Participation in projects on behalf of the portfolio companies.

The candidate profile

Qualified candidates are well-rounded, versatile and strong communicators that are mature and commercially strong enough to work closely together with Bencis’ portfolio companies and advisors. Candidates have an inquisitive mind-set and are independent thinkers. To be successful, you need to have entrepreneurial tendencies, solid judgment and be able to work independently. Be pro-active, open and transparent and highly motivated to continuously work on personal development and contribute to the Bencis team.

The ideal candidate has:

  • A Master’s degree (most likely in economics, finance or technical studies);
  • 2-5 years of working experience, most likely in (Investment) Banking, M&A or Private Equity;
  • A strong focus on team dynamics and people;
  • Strong qualitative, quantitative and analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong presence and confidence, able to deal with complex and tough situations and people;
  • A well-rounded and versatile background with strong communications skills;
  • Solid judgment with a persuasive touch;
  • Native Dutch and fluent in English.

Interested?

Please send your resume together with a short motivation to milou.ruts@yess.nl Please refer to the position of “Investment Manager” in the subject of your email.

 

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Private: Milou Ruts
Private: Milou Ruts