Principal Direct Investment Principal Direct Investment …

UR Capital SARL
in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Feb 20
UR Capital SARL
in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Feb 20
Our client is a multibillion private equity and leading asset manager. To strengthen their team we are recruiting a Principal specialised in in direct investment (both primary and secondary market).

Job Description:

 Direct investment sourcing & execution:

  • Source direct investment opportunities in Europe and in other continents as agreed over time
  • Manage quantitative and qualitative due diligence on prospective investments
  • Develop and review valuation models, lead the preparation of recommendations for, and present opportunities in Investment Committee meetings
  • Lead negotiations of legal transaction documentation (SPA, SHA, MIP etc)
  • Lead the raising and structuring of debt financing and the transaction execution

Direct investment monitoring:

  • Drive the monitoring and value creation in portfolio companies participating to board meetings
  • Actively work with portfolio companies to develop their strategic plans and drive their implementation General activities:
  • Lead and mentor deal team of junior professionals in and outside the investment process
  • Manage various tasks related to our client’s product reporting, asset management, market research, internal requests and marketing efforts
  • Drive the research on specific sub-sectors of interest to source investments opportunities
  • Participate in marketing/client service activities on an ad hoc basis
  • Participate in broader team discussions on all private equity investments presented by other investment team members

Required Profile:

  • University degree from a leading institution in business administration or economics (with major in finance)
  • 10+ years of combined relevant experience of which 5+ years focused on small-mid caps private equity, auditing, investment banking, strategy consulting, business development or M&A in industry
  • Principal investment execution and/or direct company engagement with successful track-record are a strong plus
  • Experience in managing deal teams and simultaneously being able to operate flawlessly in a large organisation
  • Experience in an international environment and proven track record of operating across borders and cultures
  • Exceptional analytical and project management skills
  • Strong skills in MS Office and financial modelling
  • Strong spoken and written English; another European language is a strong plus


  • Self-starter, with an ability to work with people across multiple offices
  • Experience and comfort in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Skilful at producing precise, organised and accurate work
  • Highly motivated and enjoys challenges
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong sense of values and ethics