Our client is a privately-owned investment firm with success across multiple fund cycles. They target market-leading companies and hidden champions in the sectors from manufacturing, trade and service. Investing into DACH based medium-sized businesses, they position themselves as the partner of choice for both asset owners and investors, relying on access to a broad network as well as a collaborative and sustainable investment approach, the ability to deploy financial and operational resources competitively and effectively to ensure rapid and lasting value creation.
With freshly raised capital they are looking to hire an additional Investment Director to work across the entire private equity lifecycle. What the job involves
Identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities for the firm through own research and expert interviews
Presenting the firm externally and independently, meeting founders and owners of potential targets as well as other relevant stakeholders such as M&A advisors and financing partners
Acting as fully responsible deal captain, leading and executing 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)
Supporting the investments, once completed, driving the firm's value creation agenda in close cooperation with the responsible operating partner, e.g. collaborating with management on setting the strategic agenda, the implementation or improvement of procedures, execution of add-on deal opportunities, etc.
Taking an active role as a board observer in the portfolio companies and in the ongoing communication with management
Who we are looking for
Strong academic track record and relevant work experience at a leading private equity firm
Demonstrated self-starter mentality to identify and deliver attractive deal opportunities
Experience and presence to independently lead due diligence workstreams and oversee workstreams led by investment managers
Intellectual agility and personality to be able to understand founders and owners
Highly motivated, ambitious, hard-working, but humble in attitude towards founders, owners and intermediaries
Strong oral and written communication skills as well as analytical and financial acumen, exceptional attention to detail
International experience and fluency in German and English are a standard requirement