• Competitive
  • Hamburg, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PER, Private Equity Recruitment
  • 17 Nov 17

Associate Director, Successful European Mid Cap Buyout Firm, Hamburg

Reference: 6054 /8G

This is an exciting chance to join the investment team of a successful international mid cap buyout firm as Associate Director in Hamburg. The fund has an impressive record and significant dry powder, giving you a great chance to make and grow investments

Our client is a very long-established buyout firm, investing across Northern Europe over multiple fund cycles. The team has a strong record and has grown significantly in recent years. They are looking to add further capacity to the team in Hamburg with an additional Associate Director, who will work as a day to day deal captain, leading most execution work streams. If you have great technical skills, creative commercial insights and the ambition to play a leadership role within a proven team, this could be the job for you! The role is open to those already working as investors in private equity


  • Play a lead role in analysing new dealflow, overseeing junior colleagues and identifying opportunities to explore further
  • Supervise diligence, financing and the preparation of investment committee papers; also working with senior colleagues, directly with managers and vendors through sourcing and negotiations
  • Active involvement in the development of portfolio assets through to exit
  • The position will reward potential and performance with regular promotions right through to partner level


  • You will need to demonstrate significant exposure to relevant private equity deals either as an investor already, plus relevant prior experience for example within the advisory teams of top tier banks and consulting firms
  • You should bring proven technical skills around deal analysis, modelling and overall project management, as well as the ability to manage junior colleagues
  • The position requires advanced interpersonal skills, knowing how to win key external relationships with targets and advisers, as well as the ability to manage upwards with highly experienced senior colleagues, and to develop juniors
  • Top class academic pedigree
  • The position is mainly focused on the DACH market and requires native level German and fluent English; other languages and international experience would be advantageous



Recruiters Reference: 6054 /8G