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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|Private Equity Associate; Global Emerging Markets; Dubai||Selby Jennings Competitive||UAE-Dubai||17 Jun 13|
Our client is a Global Emerging Markets Private Equity Fund which invests in all sectors across the MENA and A...
|SVP OR VP PRIVATE EQUITY - REPORTING TO CIO||Footprint Private Equity Attractive comp and benefits||UAE-Abu Dhabi||17 Jun 13|
Minimum 8-15 years experience in Europe or US with current regional experience. Role is to source, evaluate, a...
|Managing Director, Global Principal Investments Team, Middle East - 3747 /2E||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||UAE-Abu Dhabi||14 Jun 13|
A leading principal investments firm is looking for a Managing Director to join its global special situations ...
|Associate, Infrastructure Team, Top-Tier Private Equity, Middle East - 3763 /2D||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||UAE-Abu Dhabi||14 Jun 13|
This is a rare opportunity to join the infrastructure team of a well-funded principal investments firm in the ...
|Investment Manager - Asian Focus, Top-Tier Private Equity Firm, Middle East - 3509 /2D||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||UAE-Abu Dhabi||14 Jun 13|
Top-tier private equity firm with a global remit, based in the Middle East
|Industrials Investment Director - Leading Middle Eastern Fund||Not Disclosed Excellent||Qatar-Doha||11 Jun 13|
Leading global fund focused on the Industrials sectors requires a deal leader/Director
|Director Of Research||Not Disclosed Cometitive||Bahrain-Manama||10 Jun 13|
We are a global fast-growing, progressive private wealth management firm based in Bahrain with offices in the ...
|Financial Controller||Derwent Executive Dubai Competitive||UAE-Dubai||10 Jun 13|
Implement and maintain the company's financial and management reporting systems, ensuring the companies financ...
|Investment Analyst||Derwent Executive Dubai Competitive||UAE-Dubai||10 Jun 13|
To conduct extensive research and analysis of the investment portfolios of the Hedge Fund.
|Senior Family Office Professional||Swisslinx AG Competitive||UAE-Dubai||20 May 13|
Our client is in the process of setting-up a small private office with the purpose of building, maintaining an...