Portfolio Manager, UK Growth Equity

Job title : Portfolio Manager, UK Growth Equity
Location : City of London
Contact : Ed Chamberlain
Call : Ed
Email : email Ed
Reference : 2255751


Altus Partners are delighted to be retained by a prestigious UK Growth Equity fund to search for an exceptional Portfolio Manager. Our client specialises in investing up to £50m in equity cheques into high-growth UK SME companies. With a strategic focus across the TMT, Consumer, Industrials, and Services markets, our client is committed to fostering innovation and growth within their portfolio companies.


As a Portfolio Manager, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of managing a portfolio of 4-6 high-growth companies. This critical role involves close collaboration with the C-suite and management teams of the portfolio companies, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and driving value creation. You will be instrumental in guiding these companies through their growth trajectories, leveraging your expertise to overcome challenges and capitalise on opportunities. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and executing strategic plans to enhance the performance and value of portfolio companies.

  • Providing ongoing support and guidance to C-suite executives and management teams.

  • Assisting in the achievement and monitoring of the Value Creation Plan (VCP) for each portfolio company.

  • Driving value creation initiatives and ensuring their successful implementation.

  • Supporting organisational and people changes within portfolio companies to enhance performance and growth.

  • Monitoring and reporting on the financial and operational performance of portfolio companies.

  • Identifying and mitigating risks, while maximising growth potential.

  • Facilitating board meetings and ensuring effective communication between stakeholders.

  • Supporting exit strategies to achieve optimal returns for investors.


  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in private equity, growth equity, or venture capital, with a strong track record in portfolio management, or 7-10 years of experience from one of the top 20 accountancy firms in restructuring.

  • Proven expertise in working with high-growth SME companies across TMT, Consumer, Industrials, and Services sectors.

  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to drive value creation.

  • Demonstrated experience in helping companies achieve their Value Creation Plan (VCP).

  • Proven capability in managing organisational and people changes to drive company performance.

  • Strong financial acumen, with experience in financial modelling, valuation, and performance analysis.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with C-suite executives and management teams.

  • A proactive and hands-on approach, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively under pressure.

  • An ACA or other advanced degree is preferred, but not essential.

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading UK Growth Equity fund and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of high-growth companies. If you have the drive, experience, and expertise to excel in this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.