Senior Associate, Mid-market Private Equity

Ref: JS49425

Excellent Basic + Bonus + Carried Interest

Our client is a highly successful Private Equity investor in UK smaller companies. With a strong track record of returns for its investors, the Firm is looking for a talented Private Equity professional to join the London-based team.


Our client is an independent Private equity firm founded in the 1990's and is focused on making investments in small and mid-size companies with improvement potential in the UK. The Firm has built an exceptional record of acquiring, stabilising, rebuilding and growing fundamentally attractive businesses that faced a combination of operational, financial and managerial challenges at the time of investment. The current portfolio consists of 14 companies across Europe, generating € 1.7 billion in sales. The Firm is sector agnostic, but tends to focus on mature sectors, with a business-to-business angle.


Suitable candidates are likely to have already made an initial move into the Private Equity industry, but will be attracted by the longer term prospects on offer as part of this dynamic, entrepreneurial team, where there is an opportunity to play a key part in formulating and executing the firm's investment strategy. You will need to have gained experience of the transaction execution process and display strong commercial drive, together with a good operational and commercial perspective. A degree from a high calibre university is a requirement and specific areas of expertise may include:

  • transaction execution from start to finish;
  • skills developed in financial execution, evaluation of businesses and financial / commercial / operational due diligence
  • transaction structuring, buy/sell side advisory work;
  • valuation and exit reviews;
  • business improvement projects;
  • restructuring experience.

Candidates must have a strong interest in working for an investor which focuses on operational improvement, providing hands-on support for portfolio companies. You must have an entrepreneurial character, be highly driven and have an ability to build and maintain a network.This is an excellent opportunity to join a high calibre team, with an enviable track record of investment.

Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter in the UK and European private equity space for almost 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth & venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see

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