Our client is investing out of their 4th institutionally raised fund, backing European entrepreneurs, individuals as well as operational private equity teams. They tend to invest in first time operations/funds with a strong operational outlook and mostly act as the sole LP, therefore having direct access to the portfolio management team. The role is therefore focussed on the selection of managers and individuals, the due diligence of investment opportunities as well as the follow through of investments, including an active involvement in the work with portfolio companies.
The team is led by high profile individuals with a long-standing and very successful track record in the industry. The funds have been able to achieve outstanding returns and continue to perform exceptionally well.
The successful candidate(s) will most likely have experience within a management consulting firm or investment bank (M&A), a very strong academic background and have already worked in an entrepreneurial environment, demonstrating skills such as pro-activeness and a strong business mind-set. Also, some experience in fund investing and manager selection might be helpful, is however not essential.