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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|Manager - Private Equity Fund Accounting||Not Disclosed Negotiable||Ireland-Dublin||19 Jun 13|
Experienced private equity accounting specialist required to manage a growing team in an expanding EMEA Privat...
|ECM Analyst||Goodman Masson Excellent||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
One of the leading and most prestigious Investment Banks is currently looking to hire a 2nd or 3rd year Analys...
|Senior Director / MD - Leading Renewables Private Equity Fund||Not Disclosed Excellent||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Renewables investment house seeks Snr Director or MD to lead a team and help grow the business
|Associate - Growth Equity - UK Private Equity Fund - Strategy consultant sought||Greenwich Partners Excellent base||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Superb opportunity for a strategy consultant or strategy manager to join this leading fund
|Associate - German investments - growth capital||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Superb opportunity to join this growth capital fund. They want a German speaker.
|Investment Associate required for established private equity house||Dartmouth Partners Competitive||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Our client is an established private equity house with a broad sector focus and certainty of funds. It is se...
|Analyst required for leading Corporate Finance Boutique - Real Estate||Dartmouth Partners Excellent||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Our client is an established Corporate Finance Boutique with a focus on Real Estate and Infrastructure. Due to...
|Silicon Valley Technology Venture Business - Top Tier M&A Analyst||Not Disclosed Excellent||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Unique opportunity to join a Technology investment/advisory business with it''s roots in Silicon Valley
|Corporate Development Manager - Technology - London||Circle Square Talent £60000 - £75000 per annum||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Corporate Development Manager for fast growing tech business.
|directeur de participations||Fastea Capital Fixe + bonus lié aux résultats||France-Greater West||19 Jun 13|
Directeur de Participations pour initier une activité de Private Equity en régions.
|Leading M&A Utilities & Infrastructure team requires exceptional Associates||One Search Excellent remuneration and bonus||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Our client has advised on the most high profile Utilities & Infrastructure M&A transactions over the last deca...
|Associate - Private Equity||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Multi-Billion Private Equity fund seeks Associate hire
|Investment Analyst (Credit)||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
A rare opportunity for an Analyst to join a leading European Credit Investor, with new capital to deploy and a...
|Associate - Distressed Debt||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Leading Distressed Debt Fund seeks Associate for London team
|Analyst - Sub-Investment Credit||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
This leading global investment management company currently manages assets in excess of $5 billion across emer...
|Associate - Technology Investor||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Top Technology Investor seeks Associate hire to deploy new capiatl across Europe.
|Fund Accountant (Private Equity) (Contract)||Mayford James Competitive||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
West End Private Equity Firm
|Portfolio Controller, Private Equity, London||Mayford James 60000-90000||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Our client is a medium sized European headquartered Private Equity firm looking for a London based Portfolio C...
|Financial Modelling Analyst||One Search Competitive||UK-South East||19 Jun 13|
Our client, a market-leading infrastructure consultancy, is looking to hire a Financial Modelling Analyst. The...
|VP - Project Finance Advisory - MAJOR BANK||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
One of world''s leading Structured Financiers seeks a VP for its award-winning advisory team
|Associate/VP - Project Finance - POWER||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Major bank/investor seeks experienced transactor FROM INDUSTRY to make the move/return to banking
|Associate - Modeller - MAJOR WASTE-TO-ENERGY SPONSOR||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Fast-growing PE-backed Waste sponsor taking the European Waste market by storm. Hugely impressive FD seeks br...
|Analyst - Leading Infra/PPP Fund||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
One of the world''s most reputable PPP Equity Investors seeks a bright junior with modelling skills
|Analyst - Top Global Infrastructure Fund||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
World''s largest non-listed Infra Fund is looking for a talented Analyst/Modeller
|Senior Associate - Project Finance ADVISORY - Top EMEA platform||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Major PF Bank looks to build its already market-leading Advisory platform with the hire of an accomplished Sen...
|Analyst - Project Finance ADVISORY - Major Global Bank||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Major Project Finance Advisory platform looks to strengthen with the hire of a talented junior
|Director - Project Finance ADVISORY - Major Bank||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Top MLA looks to build out its Advisory presence with the hire of an established Director
|Corporate Development Manager - FTSE-listed Consumer firm||One Search Competitive package (Base + Bonus + Bens...||UK-London||19 Jun 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 - FIG FTSE 100||One Search Competitive Base + Bonus||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Our client, a FTSE-100 Financial Institution is looking to add a Corporate Development Manager (3 - 6 years ex...
|Head of Corporate Development & Strategy – Services Business (London) £70k||One Search £70k||UK-London||19 Jun 13|
Our client is a specialist business / support services organisation operating in the UK and is looking to add ...