Our client is a successful independent private equity firm backed by a distinctive group of investors. As an active investor, they pursue opportunities in the lower mid-cap space with an emphasis on the value-creation agenda, targeting companies with powerful growth potential, an established market position and independent management teams. The investor base enables them to adopt a long-term view, and offer portfolio companies capital, expertise, and access to a wide industrial and strategic network.
The firm's core market is the DACH region, though they have also built momentum in the Scandinavian market for several years and have completed a significant number of successful investments in the Nordics.
Following a successful recent fundraise, they are looking to hire an additional investment manager to strengthen their deal team and work across the entire transaction lifecycle. The role will be based in Munich. What the job involves
You will take the lead in the execution of new deals in the DACH region as well as in the active management of existing and new portfolio companies
You will mentor and manage juniors in the deal team
Execution of all relevant due diligence workstreams (e.g. commercial, financial, financing, legal and tax due diligence) incl. ongoing management of external advisors (e.g. strategy consultants, auditors, lawyers, tax consultants, industry experts)
Active involvement in defining and implementing value creation initiatives to optimise portfolio companies
Prepare investment memoranda and draft term sheets
Develop and review financial models
Contribute constructive suggestions within team discussions to ensure all deals are of the highest quality
Who we are looking for
Deal experience in direct private equity
A down to earth style and ability to engage with the German speaking Mittelstand across the DACH region
Proven track record in portfolio management
Excellent interpersonal skills
Native level German and fluent English language skills are a must