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Our client is an entrepreneurial private equity firm that differentiates itself with its hands-on and long-term investment approach. The firm invests in small and mid-cap firms across the DACH region mainly, but not exclusively, in professional services including IT / software, consumer & B2B products with digitisation potential. Founded by a successful entrepreneur, the firm is backed by substantial private capital. The team are looking to hire a Manager to drive business development of new investment opportunities. Once invested the person will then actively drive the value creation of the company. RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working with Partners on sourcing and selection of new investment targets
Support investment analysis, diligence, structuring and negotiations through to closing
Involvement in forming the strategy and development of the portfolio companies present and future
Build trustful and effective relationships with portfolio management teams to achieve the value creation objectives
Continuous measurement and feedback, ongoing project management and reporting
You will have started your career at a leading consulting firm, with significant experience in strategic planning, project management and change management
You may also have spent time, either on secondment or in a later permanent role, in a mid-sized company or start-up, with exposure to operational management
Outstanding analytical skills and a passion to drive projects forward independently as well as a strong sense of entrepreneurship
The role requires a balance between a structured, detailed approach and the flexibility to adapt as circumstances change. Central to this are communication skills and empathy, the emotional intelligence to earn the right to influence portfolio management teams
Native level German and very high fluency in English are essential