Business Development Associate - DACH Region - Leading Private Equity firm

Circle Square Talent
London, United Kingdom
£65k - £80k
08 Dec 2022
20 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading investment firm specialising in the acquisition of middle market companies. With offices in the US and Europe they have strong transaction history in the Healthcare, Tech, Industrials and Business Services sectors.

They are focused on making investments in both special situations and quality long-term capital investment opportunities across multiple sectors.

They are now looking to bring on a German speaking business development Associate who will focus on originating business in the DACH Region.

This is a unique opportunity to join an expanding group of proven and highly successful investment professionals. In this position, you will be a key member of the team, working to source new investment opportunities. You will participate in all aspects of the business development process including deal origination & qualification, relationship building with investment bankers and corporate executives, and industry / market research.

The role:

• Drive business development, sourcing new platform and add-on acquisitions
• Lead the initial stages of origination and create a consistent flow of transaction opportunities through daily outreach to private companies, investment banks, public companies, and other industry advisors such as restructuring professionals, business brokers, attorneys, accountants, etc.
• Grow and maintain consistent interaction with transaction sourcing network by telephone, email, video call, and in-person visits. Ensure prompt receipt and distribution of transaction materials, track responses to opportunities
• Develop marketing materials to enhance visibility and brand awareness in the M&A community
• Maintain database of transaction sources, opportunities, communications, and appointments
• Review and negotiate legal documents such as NDAs, engagement letters, fee agreements, etc.
• Assist in administrative tasks related to business development activities as needed

Candidate Requirements:

• Fluent in German
• At least one year of sales / prospecting / origination experience required
• At least one year of experience making a high volume of outbound calls and emails daily
• High-energy, self-starter + strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
• Superior work ethic and ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
• Ability to research, prospect, source, and build new executive relationships with minimal oversight
• Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, sales, and marketing software
• Ability to develop new marketing materials on a recurring basis
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