Operating Director, Private Equity Portfolio Team

Private Equity

Ref: RM51290

Type
Permanent
Location
Central London
Salary/rate
c. £200,000 base salary + bonus + benefits

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.

Description

We are currently seeking a strategy consultant or corporate development professional, from a market leading firm or blue-chip organisation in London, to join as an Operating Director with a remit to work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer on a broad range of cross portfolio initiatives.  These may include performance analysis, quarterly valuation reports, co-ordinating portfolio reviews and managing advisor relationships. The role 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.

Skills

You should be a highly ambitious individual with a first class academic background and a strong track record of success to date. 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 on a wide variety of sectors and have had some knowledge gained working with both private equity funds and private equity investments. This is very much a development role and we are looking for people capable of stepping up into this role. It is not a Partner level appointment and will ideally suit strategy consultants or corporate development professionals looking to make their first move into private equity at a more experienced entry level.

To apply to this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively email your CV to Rory Miles: rmiles@walkerhamill.com quoting reference RM51290.

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.

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