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Our client is a billion dollar investment manager, focusing on private equity investments across sectors and with an outlook to invest further
The role presents an opportunity to join a major global player. The Associate will take primary ownership of financial modelling and preparing investment reports for the underwriting and execution of transactions, which also involves investment screening, portfolio management and exit readiness primarily across private equity.
The ideal candidate will currently be an Associate 1 - Associate 3 at a Bulge Bracket Investment Bank/Big Four (or would have recently transitioned to a Top Tier Private Equity firm) in the GCC, and thus have significant exposure to M&A transactions across sectors. Qualitatively, they will have a passion to work in Private Equity, and will be enthusiastic about being an early member in a growing team and a progressive career with the firm.
An overview of the responsibilities would be:
Conducting research on market trends, pricing and competition including recent acquisitions and dispositions, etc and assisting in sourcing for opportunities
Conducting due diligence on potential investments including building financial models and providing analysis on the same
Building complex financial models including building assumptions and translating data on the same
Assisting with the preparation of high-quality investment committee presentation materials and other supporting documents in a clear concise manner
Assisting with the execution of acquisitions and dispositions including preparation of aspects of draft term sheets, letters of intent or offer letters
Managing information into data room for buyer due diligence and assistance with submitting the same
Being involved in other ad-hoc projects for the team
The ideal candidate will:
Have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business/ Finance / Economics from a top tier university; with a preference for a Masters Degree/ MBA
Have 4-7 years' experience within a bulge-bracket investment banking firm/Big Four or recently transitioned into private equity
Have excellent quantitative skills and financial modelling skills such as valuation, merger models, portfolio metrics, DCF models etc.
Have excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
Arabic speaker - preferred
Be passionate about having a career in Private Equity