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Today the team is made up of 22 people including 15 investment professionals with exceptionally strong and diverse backgrounds and experiences. The team is based in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf. Avedon Capital Partners manages three investment vehicles with over 450 million Euro of assets under management and has to date successfully invested in >40 companies across Europe.
This unique proposition offers you the opportunity to work in the investment team of Avedon Capital Partners as well as in a high-profile buy-and-build portfolio company with continuous deal flow:
In the first half (minimum of 3 months) of this internship, you will be part of the Avedon Investment Team in Düsseldorf/Germany and support the investment professionals in origination and execution of investment opportunities as well as in post-closing value creation and exits.
In the second half (again, minimum of 3 months) of this internship, you will be part of the M&A-Team of Avedon's Düsseldorf-based Portfolio Company Delabo Group GmbH. Delabo pursues an active buy-and-build strategy in the German healthcare sector (dental laboratories). At Delabo, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the CFO and Head of M&A of the Group, plus the responsible Avedon investment team, where you will have the opportunity to oversee the full end-to-end deal cycle from sourcing to deal execution and signing of various transactions.
Typical responsibilities include, among others, the following:
Conducting industry and market analysis to support origination efforts
Undertaking analysis of new investment opportunities (including analysis of company financials, markets, competition and strategy)
Proactively supporting the investment professionals at ACP / investment team at Delabo on transactions (including due diligence and preparation of investment papers)
Preparation of financial models & indicative offers
Presentation of findings and analyses to the team
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
We are looking for interesting and ambitious individuals with an outstanding academic track record, who will ideally have completed (or are nearing the end of) their undergraduate studies. This role requires prior practical experiences in relevant internships, with a preference for previous exposure to Investment Banking / M&A. You should be an absolute team player, possess strong analytical and commercial skills, have a self-starting mentality and be great fun to work with. Strong communication skills, a positive attitude and a can-do mentality are also important criteria.
WHAT WE OFFER
The internship will allow you to both experience the challenge of working in a leading mid-market private equity fund, one of the most competitive jobs in the financial industry, and directly working with top-level management of a mid-market champion with direct impact on realizing the firm's ambitious growth targets through acquisitions. You will foster your investment judgement, gain transaction know-how and be empowered very early with true exposure to the day to day work of a leading mid-market private equity fund and a highly growing and market leading portfolio company.
German AND English fluent required
Düsseldorf (Avedon Office and Delabo Holding Office)
For a minimum of 6 months (min. 3 months at Avedon and min. 3 months at Delabo); flexible start date
Please send a brief synopsis of your interest in this role, your CV and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org