Overview

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Identifying buyout fund managers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, meeting with them and building relationships in order to position 50 South Capital for investment; this potentially involves travel primarily within the US, and to European countries including the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands; and to Asian cities including Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong
  • Analyzing potential fund investment opportunities, evaluating track records, strategies, and teams, and making a recommendation on whether to invest
  • Conducting general research in the private equity markets, identifying trends, and developing investment theses
  • Sourcing, evaluating and closing co-investment opportunities with fund managers
  • Meeting with fund managers and communicating thoughts to the private equity team
  • Compiling information on the existing fund portfolio and developing insights into fund performance
  • Attending annual investor meetings for underlying funds
  • Assisting with special projects as needed, such as writing industry white papers and compiling ad hoc reports

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with fund managers
  • Self-starter with the ability to initiate and oversee projects to completion
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Ability to work in a collegial, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to present in one-on-one settings and to larger groups
  • Ability to represent the group before investors, other LPs, fund managers, placement agents, and lawyers
  • Must be resourceful in identifying private equity managers and gathering proprietary information about them
  • General knowledge about the buyout industry, structures, and various players in the buyout market ecosystem
  • Knowledge of the direct deal process and the steps involved in making direct co-investments
  • Knowledge of and experience in using various valuation techniques.

EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree required, MBA highly preferred
  • 3-7 years of work experience, preferably in private equity, finance, lending, investment banking, or consulting; direct private equity experience a plus

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