We are currently representing a growing fund in the UAE to assist with their search for a private equity investment manger. The role will be based in the capital and is for a UAE national with a strong background in investment management. This is a new division within the fund that will be focused on direct and co-investment opportunities.

Responsibilities & duties:

? Support the Department in the selection of new investment opportunities
? Research market trends, and formulate investment thesis
? Review our existing portfolio of investments / portfolio companies to identify most promising companies
? Manage a pipeline of investment opportunities, and maintain database of targets
? Assess pre-selected investment opportunities through multi criteria risk return analysis: industrial sector, financials, competition, valuation, etc
? Research comparable companies and perform landscape analysis
? Support the Department in making new investment opportunities across the decision making process
? Financial analysis: Develop P&L and Cash Flow Statement financial models, financial investment cash flow models, and their respective sensitivity analysis
? Negotiation: review legal and business terms and prepare negotiation strategies
? Prepare investment proposal presentations and memorandums to be presented to the Investment Committee and through the Investment approval process
? Project management: help coordinate internally with the “Risk Management” department the due diligence process and risk parameters, and with the other departments involved (Legal, Operations…) the process until funding
? Due diligence: project manage external advisors to due diligence
? Closing: help negotiate legal documentation until closing
? Support the Department in monitoring the portfolio of investments
? Review periodical reports, financial statements or board of director materials of portfolio companies
? Monitor their reception in compliance with agreements
? Assess actual vs budget KPIs and analyses key reasons
? Build and Maintain a model of fair market value of each holding and make valuation methodology recommendations
? Work with the Financial Operations team to ensure appropriate accounting for investments performance, detect errors and assist Financial Operations in receiving all information required from internal and external sources on a timely basis, including financial statements and fair value estimates
? Support in monitoring the allocation of financial distributions

Requirements:

? Preferably 5-year experience gained in a private equity, strategic consulting or fast growing business environment, within world class or top tier institutions or corporates
? Good understanding of private equity investments dynamics
? Comfortable at building sophisticated financial models and sensitivity analysis
? Clear ambition in making a career in the very demanding Private Equity industry and a strong conviction you can make a difference and are prepared to work hard for it