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Preferred Candidate

Years of Experience:
5 - 7 yrs
Age Group:
30 - 45 yrs
Arab Nationals
IT Knowledge:
Not Specified
English: Fluent
Arabic: Fluent

Ref.No: 3693 Date of Posting: 29-Oct-2013
Associate - Private Equity Bookmark and Share
Confidential Company
Job Description
A Leading Kuwaiti Investment company is looking to hire an Associate - Private Equity as per following job detail:
Must be able to productively work long hours, weekends in high pace PE environment. Should be comfortable and capable in communication with high level management in portfolio investment companies, and at the same time should be capable to be hands in executing minor tasks. The position has a potential to be promoted to VP role after 3 years and evidence of growth.
• Perform a central role in proactively sourcing the firm’s investments
• Participate in the analysis, negotiation, due diligence, presentation and closing of new & follow-on investment opportunities
• Due diligence: Analyze business models and trends; engage with industry consultants; make a case for investment to the firm’s investment committee
• Should be reader and writer in dual languages. Prepare for review by Vice President, Deal Origination Reports “DORs” and Investment Recommendation Report “IRPs”
• Monitor financial and operational conditions of assigned portfolio companies and follow the related industry dynamics
• Work with the management and board of portfolio companies to execute growth and operational improvement strategies in order to maximize value of investments
• Develop thorough understanding of each investment's capital structure and shareholder rights. Utilize understanding of this in the analysis of the portfolio
• Quarterly value investments for financial and accounting purposes and look at impact on operating plan
• As needed report key operating events to senior leadership team
• Key member of small deal teams: Unmatched direct involvement with senior team members to source, analyze, structure, diligence and monitor the firm’s investments
• Financial modeling; Valuation; Structuring; Due diligence
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in private equity, PE funds, banking, management consulting, or operating company experience
• MBA or CFA is a must unless the candidate have graduated in the top of their class from a well-regarded international undergraduate program
• Familiarity with primary valuation concepts and theories including DCF valuation methodologies, IRR analysis, comparable, liquidation analysis, etc
• Strong aptitude for understanding of the financial market, business, legal and accounting issues involved in evaluating and investing in private equity
• Strong people skills in judging capabilities of management of potential portfolio companies and negotiating partnership documents
• Ability and willingness to undertake extensive (50%+) GCC travel
• Professional English language; Arabic Language is a must
Degree Specifications
Graduate - BA in Finance
Graduate - BA in Economics
Professional Certification - CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst
Masters Degree - MA in Business Management
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