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Arkesden Partners

PE Investment Manager - UK

London, England, GB

Company: Arkesden Partners

Category: Management Occupations

Published on 2022-04-27 23:44

Job Summary:

Our client are a leading European mid-market private equity investor, who've recently raised a new fund and are thus looking to expand their team at the Investment Manager level. This team has a generalist sector focus and invests across the European geography, with a strong focus on building local relationships. They take an operationally driven approach to PE, often implementing buy & build strategies, and give their entire team significant responsibility due to their lean team structure of <20 investment professionals. They're specifically looking for a UK focused individual with extensive experience across the UK mid-market to help further their activity in this region.

The Role/Responsibilities:

  • Unrivalled levels of responsibility across the investment lifecycle, whilst working with the support and mentorship of a global platform.
  • Exposure to all aspects of the investment process through supporting, and eventually leading, the evaluation, structuring, negotiation, and financing of transactions.
  • Opportunities to take a lead role in deal/portfolio teams of 3-4 people.
  • Significant exposure to defining portfolio company strategy, assisting the management team with implementation, and managing the day to day relationship with portfolio C-level management.
  • Strong brand presence and a well-respected leadership team.


  • 5-7 years of total professional experience, with at least 2 years of previous PE investment experience to go with initial training likely conducted in Investment Banking, Consulting or Big 4 corporate finance.
  • Our client will also consider candidates joining from an MBA background.
  • A demonstrable knowledge of the workings on a private equity deal process, likely gained through multiple closed PE deals.
  • Strong financial modelling skills, coupled with strong commercial judgement.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to work in a hands-on environment.
  • Comfort operating with a high level of responsibility and autonomy.
  • Down to earth and humble personalities, who are also enthusiastic and determined.
  • University degree, likely gained a reputable global institution.
  • Our client are unfortunately unable to sponsor VISAs.