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Investment Director – Greenfield Infrastructure

  • Sydney based role
  • Investing in greenfield infrastructure/ energy projects
  • Leadership role

John Laing Group (John Laing) is an international originator, investor and manager of infrastructure projects with a focus on greenfield Public-Private Partnership (PPP), renewable energy and other similar project financed infrastructure projects. John Laing is a UK publicly-listed group which operates in a range of international markets including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America.

John Laing has been active in Australia since establishing offices in Melbourne and Sydney in 2011. The APAC team currently originates, invests in and manages a range of investments across the PPP and energy sectors in Australia and New Zealand. To date, John Laing has invested almost $1b in 16 projects in Australia and New Zealand and is currently evaluating opportunities in new sectors and elsewhere in the APAC region. Reporting to the Regional Managing Director, the role will have the following responsibilities:

• Identification of investment opportunities with JL’s target sectors in Australia and New Zealand
• Transaction leadership and execution from identification of investment opportunities through to financial close
• Formulation and presentation of project investment cases to the senior management
• Contribute to local and global strategic initiatives relating to the origination of new investments including new sector research
• Management and mentoring of Analysts, Investment Managers and Senior Investment Managers in the APAC team
• Ongoing representation on project investment entity companies to support the asset management team
• Represent John Laing’s interests in key meetings and negotiations with partners, clients and advisers
• Ensure that investments are secured on terms consistent with the business objectives and established investment / risk criteria
• Negotiate Sponsor / Bid Agreements / Heads of Terms with Co-Sponsors, sub-contractors and consultants to support bidding activities and lead negotiation of commercial negotiations through to financial close.
• Assist in the formulation of bid strategy, identifying potential opportunities and supporting the development of proposals
• Take responsibility for business development in selected sectors including identification and monitoring of project pipeline
• Representation on industry bodies, development of a network of industry contracts and increasing JL’s profile
• Keep up to date with current market trends, including any established market practices and/or published guidance

For this role we are likely seeking 15+ years of experience within infrastructure principal investments or financial advisory with some meaningful experience within greenfield infrastructure. We are looking for individuals that support a successful team environment that also shows strong leadership skills.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

For a confidential discussion please get in touch with Mischa Bennett below.

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Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Investment Director – Greenfield Infrastructure
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Investment Analyst/Associate – Private Equity

Our client is seeking an Investment Analyst/Associate to join their experienced and highly credentialed Investment team in Sydney.

• Emerging Australian Private Equity Player
• Founded on an Inspiring set of values
• Mid-market / Growth focused

Due to growing momentum and deal activity, this well respected Fund is seeking to add to their experienced and highly credentialed Investment team with the addition of an Investment Analyst/Associate. This fund looks to invest in mid-market opportunities in Australia and New Zealand, maintaining a disciplined but creative approach to investment opportunities. Through the provision of capital to private companies and private investments in public companies, the team will assist in building corporate structure to help firms position for growth and development. As part of a highly collegiate and engaged team you will gain access to end to end deal execution and as well as valuable exposure to management teams.

As an Investment Analyst/Associate you will support the senior team with all facets of transaction execution as well as producing deep financial and investment analysis on potential assets. You will enjoy close interaction with the highly experienced senior investment team and will gain a broad commercial exposure to driving value creation for businesses. Successful applicants will have gained 2-4 years experience working within a top tier management consultancy firm or transactional M&A in an investment banking environment. You will have a strong academic track record, first class work ethic and a passion for investing.

Applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered.

For a confidential discussion to ascertain your suitability please contact Ali Roger below.

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Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

Investment Analyst/Associate – Private Equity
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Analyst – Private Equity (Global Fund)

  • Leading, global large-cap private equity fund
  • Active & sophisticated investment and operational mandate
  • Opportunity to travel, work on international mandates & generous compensation structure

The opportunity exists to join a high-profile, global Private Equity firm as a part of their regional Investment team based in Sydney. The firm boasts a tremendous track record of investments here and abroad and with a recent, successful fund raise, are looking to hire at the Analyst level.

The Analyst will play an important role in driving the firm’s active investment mandate through the targeting, evaluating and execution of new investment opportunities as well as in the management of existing assets. Key responsibilities in this role will include performing various aspects of due diligence, financial modelling & analysis; with exposure to origination, the development of sophisticated investment strategies and the identification of new transaction opportunities by working alongside a senior leadership team made up of experienced investors.

Successful applicants will have ideally gained between 1 and 3 years transactional corporate finance experience from either an investment bank, leading independent corporate advisory firm, management consultancy or from the M&A team of a top tier CA firm. Candidates who have also spent some time as part of an active M&A team within a corporate will also be considered. Complementing your proven deal and technical ability will be a demonstrated commercial nous and an ability to clearly articulate your desire to build a career in Private Equity investing.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Analyst – Private Equity (Global Fund)
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Associate – Asset Management (Renewable Energy)

  • High-profile Renewable Energy Financier & Investor
  • Opportunity to work on one of the largest Renewables portfolios in the country
  • Sydney based role

My client is a high-profile financier, investor and manager of large scale renewable energy projects. With the backing of several renowned corporate and institutional investors, the group has plans to grow the capacity and performance of their existing portfolio and is looking for an Associate to support their leadership team based in Sydney.
With direct exposure to the leadership team, the Associate will have a strategic and value-add Asset Management focus, with key responsibilities being:

  • Management of the Group Financial & Valuation Model
    o Investment analysis of existing assets
    o Driving valuation and due diligence processes
    o Analysis with respect to project debt refinancing and debt structuring
  • Project Debt Refinancing
    o Financial modelling to analyse refinancing options as the group looks to construct and execute an optimal refinancing solution for its portfolio
  • Commercial Asset Management Support
    o Drive new initiatives that will help maximise the performance of the existing portfolio
    o Conduct asset and industry specific analysis
    o Preparation of investor updates & presentations and portfolio reporting
  • Treasury operations, including project debt matters

The ideal candidate will have approximately 3-5 years’ experience in a financial modelling focused role with the likely background of applicants being from Deals/Business modelling, M&A, PPP Advisory, Infrastructure advisory, project finance or other relevant corporate finance skill set. You will also be able to demonstrate considerable commercial acumen & interpersonal skills, including the ability to present clearly & succinctly on commercial and investment-related information.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Associate – Asset Management (Renewable Energy)
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Principal Investment Real Estate Debt

  • International Investment Bank
  • Real Estate Debt focus
  • Melbourne Based

Our client is highly-credentialed investment bank with offices throughout Asia, Europe and the US, and works closely with colleagues across the region. In line with the global business they have established a successful principal investment capability into the real estate development and construction arena over recent years.
With this continued growth they have a newly created position for a talented and experienced Associate Director / junior Director to execute new principal investment transactions.
Based in Melbourne, as a key member of this team, you will be expected to hit the ground running, a ‘roll the sleeves up’ mentality and ability to work across the full transaction cycle. Your responsibilities will be to:

• Originate, structure and execute residential development loan transactions, including due diligence and portfolio management;
• Assist managing all aspects of the Principal Investment business in Australia
• Review of all related financial documents, negotiations with borrowers and attendance of each investment committee meeting
• Establish and strengthen relationship with developers, investors and intermediaries to ensure a strong pipeline of appropriate deals;
• Identify new investment areas to expand the business in Australia.
It is expected you will have the following skills, attributes and experience:
• Bachelor and/or Masters degree in Business, Commerce, Law or Property (preferred but not essential)
• 5-10 years plus real estate finance experience gained within a big 4 or regional bank property banking team, boutique property financier, or property investment manager;
• High level of knowledge and experience of the real estate funding process. Including;

  1. a strong grasp of financial and feasibility modelling of development and investment transactions across real estate,
  2. ability to complete financial, market and legal due diligence,
  3. ability to review and negotiate term sheets and formal legal documentation;

• Proven ability to initiate and build relationships with property developers across Australia;
• Strong attention to detail and a passion for real estate;
• The ability to work on your own initiative.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collaborative and relationship orientated global bank.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

For a confidential discussion please contact Michael Lee or Patrick Everest.

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Michael Lee

03 9653 8620

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Patrick Everest

02 9235 9440

Principal Investment Real Estate Debt
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Senior Associate – Private Equity

  • Leading mid-market Australian Fund
  • Genuine operational / turnaround exposure
  • Active investment mandate

Opportunity exists to join this established and well regarded Australian Private Equity firm as part of their Investment team. As a Senior Investment Associate you will play a key role in leading deal processes and commercial negotiations and will be comfortable assisting less experienced team members with all aspects of the investment lifecycle. Working with a highly experienced senior team you will build exposure to origination and will gain hands on operational exposure to portfolio companies. With an active investment mandate, you will have the opportunity to be part of a busy deal team and to interact with management teams. Covering a broad range of industries, the Fund focuses on assisting management teams with operational turnarounds and improvements and will invest in businesses across Australia and New Zealand.

Successful applicants will have ideally gained between 5 and 6 years transactional corporate finance experience from either an investment bank, leading independent corporate advisory firm or from the M&A team of a top tier CA firm. Candidates who have also spent some time as part of an active M&A team within a corporate will also be considered. Complementing your proven transaction execution and deal lead experience will be a natural ability to build rapport and meaningful relationships with management teams and you will be a confident communicator who can clearly articulate your desire to build a career in Private Equity investing.

For a confidential discussion to ascertain suitability please call Ali Roger below.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

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Ali Roger


02 9235 9450

Senior Associate – Private Equity
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Investment Analyst – Asset Management (Alternatives)

  • First tier alternatives fund manager
  • Broad investment mandate with significant AUM and unparalleled performance
  • Sydney based role

My client is a global and leading alternatives fund manager managing several high profile mandates boasting over $15 billion in assets under management and an impressive track record of investor returns over many years (over 18% for more than 20 years). Sectors targeted are broad but are within industries that have strong demographic drivers and high barriers to entry which have included: Consumer/Retail, food production & processing; and broader infrastructure: petrol stations, data centres, aged care, renewable energy, student accommodation, amongst others. Having enjoyed significant growth in their portfolio and the increasing support of institutional investors, they are looking to hire an Investment Analyst to support the broader team in the asset management of their portfolio businesses and infrastructure assets.

Supporting the Investment Director and the broader investment team, the Investment Analyst will have responsibility for: supporting Asset Directors in relation to their Board responsibilities, managing the financial models and valuation processes across portfolio assets, driving business and strategic planning initiatives, supporting portfolio businesses on significant new initiatives such as large scale capital projects, capital structure management and acquisitions/divestments; and preparing investor updates and portfolio reporting.

You will come from an M&A, project finance or corporate finance background with a demonstrated technical skill set in the context of an investment environment. You will also be able to demonstrate considerable commercial acumen and the ability to present clearly & succinctly on investment-related information. We will be considering candidates with around 2-4 years’ experience for this role but will also consider others outside of these parameters if they display the requisite technical and interpersonal skills.

You must have Australian permanent residency to be considered for this role.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Investment Analyst – Asset Management (Alternatives)
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Senior Manager – Responsible Investment

  • $154,534 – $181,496 including superannuation

State Super operates on behalf of the NSW Government and associated employers, to invest, support and administer defined benefit and defined contribution superannuation schemes worth approximately $42 billion.
A vacancy exists for a suitable experienced Senior Manager – Responsible Investment to help shape the thinking and design of State Super’s Responsible Investment Policy, oversee its effective implementation and integration into investment decision-making and management processes.

Externally, this dynamic role champions State Super’s Responsible Investment proposition with members and key stakeholders and leverages relationships with member organisations to role model beliefs and foster behavioural change in the industry.

Key to success in this role requires both a sound knowledge of Responsible Investment/ESG as well as relevant experience in investments or a similar environment, ESG/Responsible Investment consulting or equities research.
In exchange, State Super offers a competitive remuneration package, flexible working conditions and exceptional learning opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment.

For further information, please call Mischa Bennett on 02 9235 9430. Alternatively, to apply, please submit a copy of your application, including a resume and cover letter, before the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday, 23 September 2019

State Super is proud to be an Inclusive Employer.

Applicants seeking employment with State Super must be permanent residents or Australian citizens and will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

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Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Senior Manager – Responsible Investment
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Investment Associate – Venture Capital

  • Rare opportunity to join an established venture capital fund with an impressive portfolio of investments
  • Exposure to exceptional entrepreneurs and unique, high growth businesses
  • Make an impact on all aspects of the fund’s investments and portfolio and receive carried interest from the beginning

Our client is a leading venture capital firm with an enviable track record in investing into quality, high growth technology businesses that is also backed by an impressive array of established, experienced investors. With growing enthusiasm from investors in venture capital, our client is well positioned to scale up the size & scope of its investment mandate. In support of this, they are now looking to hire an Investment Associate with a genuine passion and interest in technology and the venture capital ecosystem.

The Investment Associate will engage with the founders of startup/early stage companies and look to identify investment opportunities that align with our client’s investment mandate. The individual will then contribute to investment decision making, assist the team in the execution of deals and participate in the ongoing management of portfolio businesses.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated passion for technology and early stage companies as well as display plenty of intellectual curiosity and an aptitude for critical thinking. They will also possess strong financial acumen and sound financial modelling and analytical skills gained through ~3-5 years’ experience within an investment bank, advisory firm, management consultancy, a top-tier CA firm or similar. Candidates must also display strong communication skills and those who have, successfully or otherwise, attempted to start their own business or venture will be looked upon favourably.
The firm is renowned for culture which can be described as output oriented, supportive, “no blame” and shared ownership in nature.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for these roles.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Investment Associate - Venture Capital
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Head of Investor Relations – Venture Capital

The fund manager is an established Venture Capital firm focused on early-stage technology investment. The firm is currently investing their second fund, with 17 companies in the portfolio and four exits. With current performance from the existing portfolio pointing to top-quartile performance, the manager will shortly raise a third fund (and future funds) focused on the institutional channel (mainly pension/superannuation fund client base) and additional capital from an existing sophisticated investor base.

The partners have technology company founding experience, and a long track record within technology investment across funds management and blue-chip corporates, whilst the Board and Advisory Board comprises industry-leading funds management executives.

This firm values diversity and inclusion, long term decision making and collective success, and is committed to becoming a top quartile VC globally and backing revolutionary technology companies.

The Head of Investor Relations will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Partners and the Board to establish, grow and maintain relationships within corporate & public superannuation funds; sovereign wealth funds; foundations & endowments; insurers; financial institutions; private banks and financial intermediaries (e.g. financial advisors, accountants and brokers);
  • Product & marketing material preparation and delivery, involvement in LP events and representation of the firm more broadly;
  • Perform and prepare competitor analysis on trends relating to VC more broadly;
  • Internal & external stakeholder reporting;
  • The target candidate will have strong relationships with local institutional investors and evidence of having raised meaningful capital from this channel.

This busy and diverse role will suit an energetic, well organised person with a passion for technology and venture capital. The successful candidate will be used to dealing with the requirements of superannuation and institutional investors, is committed to leading key business initiatives, and committed to becoming a long term contributor that benefits from the firm’s success.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

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Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Head of Investor Relations – Venture Capital
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