Private Equity Associate

Five Arrows Managers SAS (Paris, France) Publié il y a 23 jours

About us

As one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups, we know that it takes a distinct perspective to make a meaningful difference to our clients’ business and wealth.
Rothschild & Co is a global and family-controlled group. We provide M&A, strategy and financing advice, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments, worldwide.

Having been at the centre of the world's financial markets for more than 200 years we can rely on an unrivalled global network of more than 3,800 talented employees and a track-record of outstanding execution with 50 offices around the world.

Our integrated global network of trusted professionals and decision makers around the world provide in-depth market intelligence, meaning we can be closer to current issues than any other global financial institution in our core markets.

It is this scale, local knowledge and intellectual capital that allow us to provide a distinct perspective and effective long-term solutions for our partners.

Opportunity

Rothschild & Co Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of the Rothschild & Co group, which is currently developing rapidly (from € 2 billion in assets under management in 2010 to more than € 17 billion today), is looking for an Investment Associate based in Paris. The Associate will be assigned to assist the investment team of the Five Arrows Secondary Opportunities Fund ("FASO").

FASO is dedicated to the "secondary" private equity market with a developed expertise and presence in Europe, and since 2019, has expanded to take advantage of the US secondary private equity market opportunity. The investment strategy is focused on small and mid-cap secondary transactions and covers the entire span of the private equity asset class, including buyout, expansion capital and growth technology transactions. Investment professionals gain exposure to a broadly diversified portfolio across industries, geographies, vintages, managers and stages of maturity.

This position demands excellent communications skills, strong analytical insight and financial modeling capabilities, perseverance and creativity in accessing and processing information, an innovation-driven mindset, the ability to balance multiple tasks, but most importantly, the ability to work effectively in a cross-borders, team environment and a passion for private equity investing.

Day-to-day, the successful candidate’s role will include:

  • Working with a dedicated team to perform due diligence of secondary private equity investment opportunities, including conducting market and company research, formulating valuation analyses, creating, running and managing financial models, and developing balanced, fact-based investment recommendations
  • Leveraging the firm’s investment platform, meeting with general partners and company management teams, and evaluating third party due diligence reports
  • Contributing to team discussions, diligence discussions and client meetings
  • Supporting senior investment professionals in identifying investment opportunities and monitoring investment performance

Qualifications

Candidates will have 2 to 4 years of work experience, ideally in M&A, private equity or transaction services. Additionally, the following attributes are desired:

  • Intellectually curious, proactive, innovative, creative and forward thinking
  • Strong sense of integrity and character, demonstrated ability to maintain humility and even temperament in a fast-paced and competitive investment environment
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including substantial experience in company and industry research, financial modeling and valuation
  • Results-oriented personality, strong judgment and critical thinking skills, with the ability to articulate and present points of view and ideas effectively
  • Proven ability to successfully multi-task, along with strong attention to detail
  • A passion for understanding and investing in the private equity industry

Private Equity Associate

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