Senior Private Equity Manager / Deputy Head

Abu Dhabi capital Group
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
11 Jan 2023
10 Feb 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are actively searching for a Senior Private Equity professional to join our Investment Team in Abu Dhabi who will function as an integral part of a close-knit group of investment professionals. Reporting directly to the Head of Private Equity, this is a senior role wherein the incumbent will act with minimal oversight, and will deputise in the absence of the Head of Private Equity. The incumbent will play an integral role in all aspects of the investment processes: deal origination, modelling, due diligence, execution, value up and exit and helps senior members to prepare the deals for investment committee, is responsible for liaison with 3rd parties such as consulting firms and is capable of supervising associates.

Role Scope
  • Profile investment themes and approaches and take a leading role in research and analysis on prospective investments
  • Lead and oversee key functions of a transaction including financial modelling, investor presentations, due diligence frameworks (financial, legal, operations, insurance, benefits, IT, and HR), and lender presentations
  • Coordinate the execution of investment transactions across all parties involved (e.g., legal counsel, third-party diligence providers, investors, internal operations, and portfolio company management)
  • Assist in negotiations with potential partners including, but not limited to letters of intent, purchase agreements, credit agreements, and executive employment agreements
  • Develop trust-based counselling relationships with portfolio executives and senior leadership
  • Monitor performance and risk profile of existing portfolio investments
  • Key participant in preparing and presenting deal information, by stage, to the investment committee
  • Create and maintain deal flow databases by identifying potential targets and preparing company specific due diligence reports and analysis
  • Conduct market and industry research, while qualifying investment opportunities and providing rolling updates
  • Mentor and train analysts and associates in developing financial and valuation models
  • Stay informed on capital market dynamics, provide appropriate information for disclosure, keep tracking policies and regulatory compliances
  • Engage, prepare, and participate in board meetings of Portfolio Companies
  • Ensure the maintenance of ongoing relationships with external investors and partners
  • Support fundraising effort by building investor relationships
  • Prepare and review investment memos, term sheets, letters of intent and present investment opportunities/findings to the Access team and investors
  • Respond to Investor DDQs and other ad-hoc requests (dependent on active deal opportunities)

Minimum Qualifications
  • MBA from a top tier university (preferred)
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Private Equity Direct, Funds, Co-Investments.
  • Strong understanding of accounting, finance, and capital structure
  • Outstanding financial modelling and analytical skills
  • Ability to comfortably interact with senior management (internal & external)
  • Appetite to become a subject matter expert in broad and diverse industries
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working in a 'Private Family Office' investment company, with a blend of experience covering Direct Investments, Funds, Co-Investments and Joint Ventures in a senior position.
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