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Principal Investing – Placement Year Intern

Castleton Commodities International
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Intern
Contract Type
Full Time
Application Deadline: February 11th, 2024

Internship Timelines: Can start anytime between May and September 2024 and last 8 to 12 months. Targeted for Class of 2025 & 2026

The European Power Principal Investment business is looking to hire a Placement Year Intern to the London- based team to facilitate their growth. This is a fantastic opportunity to join and learn from a preeminent investment team with outstanding track-record and substantial capital deployment target into the European energy transition theme. It is a close-knit team looking to hire a passionate analyst, to develop their career, forging them into a top tier investment professional.

Position Summary:

Work alongside senior members of the Principal Investment team to originate and execute investment opportunities within the European market
Opportunity to support and gain exposure to entire spectrum on investment lifecycle - M&A valuation, deal execution, portfolio management, debt raise and refinancing, research
High level financial analysis and modelling to evaluate equity and debt opportunities, giving you the chance to make a valuable contribution to the team's performance and growth
Preparing materials for board and investment committee approvals both pre investment and on an ongoing basis
Analysis of complex financial and energy markets data
Analyze market trends to support investment thesis for existing and future investments
Proactively engage & collaborate with key stakeholders (such as trading, risk, legal, middle & back office) to ensure proper and timely closing of transactions
Maintain and update various databases and market intelligence


Pursing a degree in ideally finance, economics, mathematics or engineering (other degrees considered with demonstrable experience of corporate finance)
Prior experience within private equity, investment banking or corporate finance is nice to have but not required
Financial modeling, presentation, oral and written communication skills need to be excellent
High degree of initiative and ability to work independently within a small team environment
Passion for investment in energy transition space
Interest and knowledge of the energy transition and European energy markets

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