Private Equity Analyst

Job Overview

Job Purpose

·   Conduct extensive desktop research in order to identify attractive investment opportunities and gain in-depth sector knowledge and expertise;

·   Prepare internal investment memorandums, private placement memorandums, valuation models & analysis and in-depth financial & commercial analyses;

·   Support and assist senior deal team members in managing and executing Private Equity transactions.

Detailed Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic ·         Identify and evaluate investment opportunities for the Private Equity department.
Operational ·         Assist senior members of the Private Equity team throughout the entire deal process including origination and execution (including valuation, due diligence and legal documentation);

·         Report to and liaise with associates and internal departments on day-to-day deal and process-related issues;

·         Assist with the sale process of investee companies including placement efforts.

Financial ·         Conduct extensive financial analysis including financial modelling and valuation;

·         Conduct post-acquisition monitoring and active participation in operational matters of invest companies including re-organizations, expansions and financing requirements.

People ·         Work successfully in a team environment, applying skills of collaboration, negotiation and group decision-making.

 Decision Making Authorities

·         Formulate of recommendations to senior team members on investment opportunities.

 Key Interfaces

Internal External
Senior Management, Legal, Compliance, Risk, Finance, Operations and IT. Advisors, legal counsel, consultants, banks, accountants, potential and actual investee companies.


Desired Profile

Education ·         Bachelors/Masters degree or equivalent, preferably with major in Finance/Accounting;

·         CFA designation achieved or in-progress.

Experience ·         1-2 Years of relevant experience in a top tier investment bank, private equity & venture capital firm, Big 4 accounting firm or reputable advisory boutique;

·         Regional experience is an advantage but not required.

Functional Knowledge ·         Knowledge of investment processes, valuation, financial modelling skills and legal documentation process;

·         Experience in liaising with external parties and management of companies;

·         Investor mindset with the ability to have a clear view of the advantages and disadvantages of an investment opportunity.

Behavioral Skills ·         Excellent team-working ability;

·         Strong attention to detail;

·         Solid leadership skills;

·         Motivation, drive and desire to perform well and exceed expectations;

·         Excellent communication skills. Ability to liaise with external parties and internal management.



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