Altus Partners are delighted to be partnering with a global alternative investment manager who are looking to bring on board an Investment Associate into the Private debt, direct lending team based in London. The deal team is globally acclaimed and invest in debt situations with a flexible capital structured approach across Europe. The team have a phenomenal deal track record and have built this by consistently focussing on building partnership led investment approaches across the regions.
This opportunity is aligned for the Associate to analyse and evaluate potential credit investments and support the senior members of the investment team in both origination and execution efforts. The Associate needs to have a fundamental interest and background in credit, and also more broadly the theory around direct lending. The role will be all-encompassing and gives the individual complete autonomy.
Responsibilities will include:
•Supporting the Senior Investment team on direct lending deals
•Development of investment committee materials, including credit memos
•Monitor the performance of existing portfolio investments and maintain financial models
•Undertake credit and sector/industry analysis for potential target acquisitions
•Experience working on legal documentation
•Commercially minded and a good grasp of deal execution/investment judgment
•The ability to model across the capital structure
•Bachelor’s and or Master’s degree from a top tier University
•2-6 years of Leveraged Finance experience
•Additional European language skills are a plus (including Nordic or French)
•Advanced analytical and financial modelling skills including LBO senior and subordinated (Excel skills a must)
•Strong presentation skills as well as the ability to plan and organise effectively