This sector covers all venture capital and private equity jobs, with opportunities for roles ranging from analysts and associates to directors.
Private equity funds are funds that invest in the equity (i.e. shares) of companies that are not listed on stock exchanges. There are two broad categories for private equity recruitment: venture capital funds and buyout funds. Venture capital funds typically invest in one of three industry sectors: IT, telecommunications and life sciences. Unlike buyout funds, which usually invest in a company only once, venture capitalist funds will typically participate in different rounds of financing. For example, 'seed investors' invest at the start of a company's life, whereas 'late stage' investors invest shortly before a company floats on the stock market.
While venture capital investors typically focus on young companies or start-ups, buyout funds almost always put their money into established business. They also use debt to finance some of the transaction, invest more money than venture capitalists, and usually have control of the company they're investing in - whereas a venture capitalist will only own a part share.
There are several types of buyout transaction. These include:
MBOs - Management Buyouts. This is when the team of executives who are already managing a particular company decide to buy it from the current owners.
MBIs - Management buy-ins. This is when a team of managers from another company buys a rival from the same sector.
LBO - Leveraged buyouts. All buyouts are leveraged (i.e. they involve debt). Leveraged buyouts are simply distinguished by the fact that they are initiated by buyout firms themselves - or by companies who are trying to sell a division - rather than by teams of managers.
Buyout funds typically use a company's assets as collateral for loans to finance the deal. This means that companies that already have high levels of debt are usually unattractive to private equity investors and won't usually be buyout targets.
Once a buyout fund has acquired a company, it may then borrow additional large sums secured against the company's assets and use some of that money to pay itself a dividend before it sells the company to a trade buyer or floats it on a stock exchange.
Private equity and venture capital jobs and careers fall into several categories, including analysts at the junior end, who build financial models and crunch numbers to help establish whether an investment is viable; principals who play a key role in appraising whether to do a deal and managing the process if it goes ahead, and partners who lead the fund, seek new investments and liaise with investors. Funds also employ investor relations and operations professionals.
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A leading Global Private Equity Real Estate Fund is seeking a real estate analyst to join their award winning ...
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A leading Global Private Equity Fund is seeking an experienced Investment Director to be based in Shanghai as ...
|Real estate Analyst / Associate for Global Fund||Funds Partnership Asia Attractive||Hong Kong SAR||19 Jun 13|
My client is one the global leaders in Real Estate investments, with over USD35billion of assets under managem...
|Hedge Fund Analyst||Lote & Partners Market level base and exceptional bonus||Hong Kong SAR||19 Jun 13|
Our client is a leading global hedge fund with around 20 billion USD under management. They are very nimble o...
|Director - Private Equity Real Estate||Michael Page Attractive Package||China-Shanghai||19 Jun 13|
Senior role for a Private Equity fund engaged in Real Estate/Special Situations investments
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A leading Natural Resources investment banking team in Hong Kong is seeking to add a new Associate to focus on...
|Private Equity Associate/VP | Global PE fund | Hong Kong||Selby Jennings Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||18 Jun 13|
** PE associate/VP, global PE firm, excellent career progression **
|Assistant Fund Manager||Macdonald & Company Property Limited SGD 7K - SGD 9K / Month + Bonus + Benefi...||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
Our client is a leader in Real Estate investing globally, they currently have in excess of $3 Bn USD of real e...
|Client Advisor||UBS Australia Competitive||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
In 2013, UBS Wealth Management Australia has ambitious plans to grow its business by offering the best investm...
|Private Equity Associate||Jon Michel Australia Excellent||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
Join a leading Private Equity fund based in Sydney - Well established Private Equity Fund - Sydney based
|Investment Analyst - Private Equity||Jon Michel Australia Excellent||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
Global Private Equity platform - Exceptional career opportunity - Sydney based
|Financial Controller||Marks Sattin Australia Competitive||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
Boutique Investment Management firm - Successful growth - CBD location.
|Investment Associate, Infrastructure||East Partnership Competitive base and bonus||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
Leading Australian infrastructure fund, seeking high quality associate to assist with new investments and asse...
|Associate - Private Equity||Derwent Executive $200,000||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
This leading private equity fund has significant funds under management and an enviable track record in the LB...
|Associate - Mergers & Acquisitions||Anton Murray Consulting $160,000 - $220,000||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
A leading global advisory business, looking to introduce an established investment banking Associate to their...
|M&A - Senior Analyst & Associate, Top Tier Boutique||Anton Murray Consulting Competitive||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
Due to increasing deal flow, this top tier independent advisory house is seeking a Senior Analyst and Senior A...
|Director-Corporate M&A and Strategy||Profile Search & Selection Bonus||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
A Tier 1 global Investment bank with a strong presence across Asia Pacific, our client continues to seek oppor...
|AVP - Valuations Risk , Global Buy Side||Profile Search & Selection Bonuses||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
This is an interesting role that seeks to provides independent evaluations of investment proposals to invest i...
|Manager/Senior Manager - Valuation Modeling & Investment Due Diligence||ALS International Attractive||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
Our client is an international asset management and private equity house.
|Vice President, Healthcare - Venture Capital||Profile Search & Selection Negotiable||China-Beijing||18 Jun 13|
Vice President, Healthcare Top Tier Venture Capital / Growth Capital Investment Fund. Beijing based
|Vice President, Beijing based - Venture Capital||Profile Search & Selection Competitive Package||China-Beijing||18 Jun 13|
Vice President, Consumer & Retail Top Tier Venture Capital / Growth Capital Investment Fund. Beijing based
|Associate - TMT Venture Capital||Michael Page Attractive Package||China-Shanghai||18 Jun 13|
Opportunity to be a part of a highly skilled and experienced VC team in a new and growing platform
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Tax Specialist position within an International Fund House
|VP / Director, Tax Advisor, Investment Management||Ambition Hong Kong Attractive Base Salary + Bonuses||Hong Kong SAR||18 Jun 13|
A High-Profile Investment Management Company is seeking a Top-Calibre Tax Advisor / Controller in Asia......
|Analyst - Private Equity||Pure Search Hong Kong Attractive||Hong Kong SAR||18 Jun 13|
My client is an upcoming Private Equity firm with a focus on investing in Emerging Asia. As part of their expa...
|PE Analyst / Associate||Spencer Ogden Competitive||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
Our client is a leading global private investment firm with an established track record and superior investmen...
|VP Risk Management - Private Equity (Real Estate)||Profusion Group Competitive||Australia-Sydney||18 Jun 13|
An unusual and attractive opportunity for a risk management specialist with sound knowledge of the real estat...
|Senior VP - Private Equity (Singapore)||Aegis Recruitment Atrractive||Singapore||18 Jun 13|
Our client is a growing PE covering South East Asia.
|Investment Associate||Yunnan Highland Capital Management Competitive||China-Shanghai||17 Jun 13|
A start-up investment firm based in Shanghai is looking for investment associates to expand team. The firm wi...
|Investment Manager, Private Equity & Strategic Investments||Ping An of China Asset Management (HK) Co Ltd Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||17 Jun 13|
Screening, evaluation and execution of direct overseas private equity investments. In-house strategic advisory...