Sector Analyst

Private equity dealmakers

  • Location : London 
  • Salary : £30,000 - £45,000 
  • Nearest Station : Leicester Square 
  • Application Closing Date : 30 April 2023 
  • Placement : Graduate Job ( permanent ) 
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    • London  
    • £30,000 - £45,000 
    • Leicester Square 
    • 30 April 2023 
    • Graduate Job ( permanent ) 

    Job Description

    ✔️ Company Overview

    This FCA-regulated firm, founded in the late 1990s has worked with the top 50 buyout funds globally since it’s inception. This includes CVC, Blackstone, Apax, H&F and Cinven as well as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and hedge funds.
    They support entrepreneurial world-class executives to develop proprietary deal ideas with enterprise values in excess of $1bn. They then partner them with selected large-cap PE funds and other sources of private capital to execute the deal.
    In this role, you’ll aim to become your clients’ confidant, your large-cap PE clients will look to you to help them find and influence buy-in board, management and advisers to exclusively work with them, to due diligence assets and gain angles vs their competitors on on-market deals. The company also selectively work on staffing their large-cap PE clients’ existing portfolio companies at the C-suite and above.
    Their single integrated team covers all sectors (e.g. Technology Media & Telecoms, Industrials, Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services and Healthcare) and all geographies (e.g. North America and Europe). Much of their pro-active work involves executing subsector deep dives within sectors attractive to PE, speaking to industry-leading executives, and creatively gestating new deal ideas with them.
    The firm’s workstreams are split into two main areas:
    • On-market – Pre-deal advisory and angle generation: Identification of advisers for deal support, buy-in chairman/CEO identification, value creation plan development working with industrial advisers, transformative M&A planning
    • Off-market – Proprietary origination: Industry research, idea creation/development, strategy planning, value creation planning, LBO returns modelling, deal structuring, investment deck drafting and private capital sourcing
    Their business model is based on success fees and relationship fees from their clients.
    ✔️ Position Overview
    They are now looking for a Sector Analyst to help grow their business. This is an exciting opportunity to play an instrumental role within an entrepreneurial and innovative environment with a trusted brand in the large-cap private equity industry.
    Their Sector Analysts are the frontline for gathering and compiling industry information that supports the client team, executives, and investors shaping large-scale Private Capital deals. 
    As a Sector Analyst, you will support their Associates on executing specific workstreams on an overall client-led or pro-active project, day-to-day managed and executed by Senior Associates, and led by Principals.
    ✔️ Roles and Responsibilities
    Technical Ability
    • Gathering data on specific industries and business sectors (Healthcare, Industrials, Business Services, TMT, Financial Services and Consumer).
    • Present written and oral analysis in response to data gathered.
    • Learn the basic drivers behind an LBO model and how deal structures effect management incentive.
    • Become an expert user on key information database systems (the company CRM, Pitchbook, MergerMarket and BoardEx).
    • Prioritise projects effectively and handle increasing number of projects simultaneously.
    CEO and Industry Relationship Building
    • Shadow Associates, Senior Associates and Principals with senior executives over the phone, building rapport up with and asking questions of senior executives when necessary.
    • Develop and deliver the Skill Capital pitch when necessary, extracting key meeting information and notes.
    Culture Carrier
    • Proactively seek feedback and additional training
    • Demonstrate grit and tenacity to complete projects in a timely manner whilst maintaining the highest standards
    ✔️ Qualifications and Experience
    Must have 0-2+ years of work experience across the following industries over their career to date:
    • Corporate finance (inc. M&A and investment banking)
    • Economics
    • C-suite consulting
    • Financial research
    • Financial journalism
    • Expert networks
    • Executive search
    Desirable but not essential:
    • To speak more than one European language
    • To have or be working towards an FMVA, CFA or other financial modelling accreditation
    • 2:1 or 1st at a recognised university
    ✔️ Characteristics
    • Intellectual curiosity and humility – a drive for personal and professional development
    • Creativity – ability to “connect the dots”, uncover new insight from data and conversations
    • High emotional intelligence – a natural relationship-builder, an excellent judge of character and thoughtful and reflective in approach
    • Strong cultural fit – highly motivated, enthusiastic, takes the initiative, authentic in style and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment
    • Reflective – desire to find the space to think and consider ambiguous situations to find clarity
    • Entrepreneurial and commercial nous – intuitively understands where the opportunities are and how to convert them
    • Leads by example – motivated self-starter who acts with integrity and treats others with respect
    • Collegiate – comfortable working through complex problems with others and motivated by “doing the work”, not just managing
    • High tempo approach – used to multi-tasking and significant workload
    • Genuine interest in both people, business and finance
    Please note that salary offer is subject to the level of relevant experience that a candidate holds.
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