Operating Managing Directors, Private Equity Portfolio Team
- Central London
- Up to £300,000 + bonus
Our client is one of Europe’s leading private equity firms. Investments have typically been in asset-rich businesses that require transformational change and the firm takes a longer-term view than more traditional private equity investors. Working closely with management teams, the business has an exceptionally strong track record in growing businesses and in achieving substantial capital gains for its clients.
We are currently seeking two experienced professionals to join as an Operating Managing Directors with a remit to work closely with the management teams in the existing portfolio and have responsibility for internal strategy, management and co-ordination of portfolio wide initiatives. These roles may include becoming involved in the later stages of the deal process and then working in close partnership with management in the early months of the deal and assisting with strategic and operational matters in a collegial style. This may include influencing companies on strategic and organisational development, the management of re-financings and bolt-on acquisitions, and exit planning and execution.
You should be a highly ambitious individual with a strong track record of success in fast moving environments. Fascinated by how businesses grow and develop you must have well developed Board level communication skills and be highly financially literate. Candidates will most likely have spent time working with a leading strategy consulting firm at an earlier stage in their careers. For one of the two appointments, prior experience gained in the luxury goods sector would be advantageous.
Capable of working closely with the highest quality management teams and private equity investors, you will feel comfortable providing support and advice in a partnership capacity. You should have a highly commercial outlook, sound judgement and excellent communication and people skills. You will feel comfortable working within the private equity industry and be able to quickly adapt to its culture.
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Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately-owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.