In this sector, you'll find listed all venture capital and private equity jobs, with positions varying from analysts and associates to directors.
Private equity funds are funds that invest in the equity (i.e. purchase shares) of companies not publicly listed on stock exchanges. There are two large categories for private equity recruitment: venture capital funds and buyout funds. Venture capital funds usually invest in one of three different industries: IT, telecommunications and life sciences. Venture capitalist funds will usually participate in multiple rounds of financing while buyout funds normally invest in a company only once. "Seed investors," for instance, will invest at the start of a company's life, while "late stage" investors invest shortly before a company floats on the stock market.
Buyout funds almost always put their money into established business, as compared to venture capital funds which usually invest in start-ups or very young businesses. They also use debt to fund some of the transaction, invest a larger amount of money than venture capitalists and will seek control of the company they're investing in - conversely, a venture capitalist will usually only own a part share.
There are a number of different types of buyout transaction. These include:
MBOs - Management Buyouts. This happens when a team of executives who are managing a company buy it for themselves from the present owners.
MBIs - Management buy-ins. This happens when a team of managers from another company purchases a rival working in the same sector.
LBO - Leveraged buyouts. Actually, all buyouts are leveraged (it simply means they involve debt). Leveraged buyouts are distinguished by the fact that they are brought about by the buyout firms themselves or by companies who are trying to sell one of their divisions, rather than by teams of managers.
Buyout funds usually seek to use a company's assets as the collateral for loans to fund the deal. This means that companies with a large amount of debt are seldom buyout targets.
Once a buyout fund has purchased a company, it may borrow further large amounts secured against the company's assets; the fund uses some of that money to pay itself before the company is sold to a trade buyer or is floated on a stock exchange.
Private equity and venture capital jobs and careers are split into various categories, including as usual analysts at the lower end, who are responsible for creating financial models and studying numbers to establish whether an investment is advisable; principals who play a important role in deciding whether to go through with a deal and managing the process if it does happen and finally, partners who handle the fund, investigate new investments and maintain relationships with investors. Within these funds, you'll also find jobs for investor relations and operations professionals.
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|Distressed Debt Analyst, Investment Firm||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity for a Distressed analyst with 2 - 4 years experience in M&A, credit, leveraged finance, pri...
|Director/ Executive Director, Private Debt Investments, Investment Firm||Greenwich Partners Six figure base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
An exciting opportunity to join this investment firm, focused on the private debt for an experienced Director/...
|Director, Work Out and Restructurings, Investment Fund||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity for a Director level professional to join this investment fund
|Director, Secondaries/ Private Equity Advisory, Blue Chip Advisory Firm||Greenwich Partners Exceptional base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this leading firm focused on secondaries advisory. Its a great role for a Director ...
|Director, Group Corporate Development, Financial Services||Greenwich Partners Base guide £100-£110,000 with great bonu...||UK-London||24 May 13|
A superb opportunity for a VP/ Director level investment banker, private equity or corporate development profe...
|Director, Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking (Senior Engagement Manager/ Principal level)||Greenwich Partners Excellent six figure base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
''Senior'' Director level opportunity suitable for a tier one strategy consulting professional from a consulti...
|Corporate Strategy Manager, VC backed Healthcare Business||Greenwich Partners Base guide £80,000 - £100,000||UK-London||24 May 13|
Exciting corporate strategy and business development management opportunity with this venture capital backed h...
|Corporate Strategy Manager, Insurance||Greenwich Partners Base range £75,000 to £85,000||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity for a strategy manager, or strategy consultant to join this insurance company
|Corporate Strategy Manager, FTSE Financial Services Group||Greenwich Partners to £90,000||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this FTSE financial services firm
|Corporate Strategy Analyst, Investment Bank||Greenwich Partners Base guide to £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading investment bank is looking to add a corporate strategy analyst to their team
|Corporate Development Manager, Financial Services Group (Assistant Director/ VP level)||Greenwich Partners Base guide £80,000 to £90,000 range with...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading financial services Group is looking to add a Corporate Development Manager
|Business Risk Manager, Private Equity and Investment Fund||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this mid market investment fund, for a commercially minded business risk manager. ...
|Associate/ Senior Associate, Structured Credit Fund||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Associate/ Senior Associate level with this top performing credit fund
|Associate, Leveraged Finance provider||Greenwich Partners Base guide £60,000 to £70,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Exciting opportunity to join this leveraged finance provider, for someone at the associate or manager level.
|Associate, Leveraged Finance and Principal Investments, Investment Banking||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this leading investment bank within their leveraged finance team. The team can make...
|Associate, Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking||Greenwich Partners Base to £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
An exceptional opportunity to join this tier one firm as an associate, corporate strategy.
|Investment Manager, Renewable Energy Fund||Greenwich Partners Base guide to £85,000 with very good bon...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this major leading small to mid cap renewable fund
|Senior Manager, Corporate Development and Strategy||Greenwich Partners £100,000 - £130,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join an expanding financial services group, probably for someone already at the VP to Di...
|Italian Associate, European Private Equity Fund||Greenwich Partners Base to £70,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this world class investment group.
|Junior Associate, Private Equity and Alternative Investments Fund||Greenwich Partners Base guide £55,000 to £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this leading private equity and alternative investments fund. Its ideal for someon...
|Junior Associate, Growth Equity, Private Equity Fund||Greenwich Partners Base £60,000 - £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this exciting growth equity private equity fund
|Junior Associate, High Yield Bond Fund||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus potential||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this high yield bond fund
|Vice President/ Junior Director Strategy, Retail Banking||Greenwich Partners Base guide £100,000 to £120,000 with bon...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading retail bank is looking for a VP strategy
|Trainee Equity Analyst - Long Short Hedge Fund||Greenwich Partners £55,000 to £65,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Outstanding opportunity to join this top performing long / short equity hedge fund.
|Vice President High Yield Debt Fund||Greenwich Partners c £100,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this top performing debt fund as a High Yield Analyst
|VP/ Director level, Private Debt Fund, Asset Based Lending||Greenwich Partners Excellent six figures||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this massive debt fund, at the VP/ Director level
|Senior Portfolio Manager, UK Private Equity Fund||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this leading UK private equity fund, focused on portfolio management
|Corporate Development / Strategy VP (Support Services Business)||One Search £70k||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is a leading UK Support Services business and one of the largest employers in Europe. They are look...
|Corporate Development Manager - FTSE-listed Consumer firm||One Search Competitive package (Base + Bonus + Bens...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our Client, a global, FTSE-listed consumer business is looking to add a Corporate Development Manager to it''s...
|Corporate Development / M&A Manager- Global Financial Institution (Switzerland)||One Search Competitive + Bonus + Bens||Switzerland-Zurich||24 May 13|
Our client, a Global, Financial Institution based in Zurich is looking to add a corporate development / M&A ma...