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PE Secondaries: Investment Associate

Arkesden Partners
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client:

Our client are a leading global private capital investor, with offices across Europe, the US and Asia, who are looking to expand their PE Secondaries team in London at the Investment Associate level. This team have over $2bn in AUM, with significant fresh capital available to deploy and the ability to take leading positions executing blue-chip deals in the market. Their senior team have a market leading track record, and the firm are able to execute a wide variety of successful secondary PE transaction structures, with a slight weighting towards GP-led deals over LP-portfolio situations, but the flexibility to execute both and to remain active in all market cycles. They're able to purchase LP commitments in funds ranging extensively in size (from growth to large cap), sector (agnostic), and geography (pan-European), giving this role an exciting diversity of focus. They also have a lean team structure with high levels of responsibility and exposure given to all team members, in a tight-knit and collegiate working environment.

Job Highlights:
  • Opportunity to work in one of the most dynamic, exciting and forward thinking secondary investors in Europe.
  • Ability to take lead positions on the full range of secondary transactions, from GP-led situations and continuation funds to fund restructurings and strip-sales.
  • Chance to be a part of the growth and sophistication of the Secondaries PE industry while working on new and ever-evolving transaction structures.
  • Exceptionally high deal flow, benefiting from working in the fastest growing and most dynamic area of PE, with deal volume only increasing in current market conditions.
  • Extremely diverse and broad deal range, working with a generalist sector focus across the European geography.
  • Birds-eye position within the European PE landscape.
  • Exposure to complex and quirky areas of finance.
  • Significant fresh capital available to invest from day 1.
  • Lean team structure, high levels of responsibility from the associate level upward, and proven track record of progression and internal upward mobility.

  • 2-3 years' M&A, Leveraged Finance or Secondary Advisory/Private Capital Advisory experience in a top tier investment bank.
  • Reputable educational background.
  • Well-considered motivations for wanting to be part of the secondary PE investments space.
  • Strong financial modelling skills, analytical rigour and investment mindset.
  • Ability to think outside of the box and show strong commercial judgement.

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