Secondaries Analyst - Leading US PE Firm - London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Arkesden Private Equity
  • 22 Jun 18 2018-06-22

Our client is a leading private equity investor in both the European and North American markets. They are currently looking for an analyst, with 1.5-3 years' experience, to join their London-based Secondary Investments team. The successful individual will come from an investment banking, private equity, or management consultancy background, and will have a clear and demonstrable desire to work within the Secondaries space. They will be titled as a Secondaries Associate.


The Secondary Investment Associate is responsible for sourcing, analysing, modelling, and monitoring investment opportunities. The role offers a diversified exposure to private equity and venture capital investing and a high-level of responsibility. Secondary Associates are deeply involved in the development of cash flow models, investment theses, and various risk analyses. Specifically, the individual will be involved with and responsible for:

  • Performing quantitative analysis, including LBO, fund, and transaction modelling
  • Conducting market and company research
  • Participating in due diligence calls with sellers and GPs
  • Assisting in all aspects of the transaction, including deal selection, pricing analysis, negotiation, and execution
  • Assisting in all transaction documentation and presentations to investment committee
  • Conducting secondary market research
  • Developing and maintaining proprietary deal and market intelligence
  • Performing deal monitoring analysis
  • Participating in identification of deal sourcing targets


We seek a self-disciplined individual, with creative thinking and the following characteristics:

  • Graduated from a top-tier undergraduate university
  • 1.5-3 years of work experience in private equity or investment banking, with preference for M&A and LBO transaction experience
  • Strong analytical, modelling, organizational, and writing skills
  • A professional presence combined with relationship and communication skills to interact effectively with internal and external parties
  • A highly-motivated, self-starter with the ability work independently within a team context
  • Strong motivations to work within Secondary Investments
  • Fluent English, any additional languages are advantageous but not required

This role will offer you:

  • The chance to work within a lean and tight-knit team of 5 people, benefiting from high exposure and a clear feedback loops in deal teams of 2.
  • Flat and collegiate working environment.
  • High levels of responsibility from day 1, including the opportunity to present to investment committees as an Associate.
  • Exposure to GPs and other Intermediaries in market, through AGM attendance and conferences.