Infrastructure / Private Equity / Venture Capital / Renewables / Hedge Funds / Family Office / Special Situations

Private Equity / Venture Capital Manager

  • Global PE/VC Fund Investing and Co-Investment Focus
  • Newly Established Investment Team
  • Exceptional Buy-Side opportunity for a Passionate and Entrepreneurial Character
  • Melbourne Based

We represent a Family Office/Foundation who are passionate about supporting initiatives that improve long term decision making in Australia, in the belief that improving our policy making system will deliver the greatest impact on economic and social outcomes. Over the next 5 years, they aim to become one of Australia’s largest philanthropic foundations. They are now looking for a PE/VC Manager to join their growing investment team based in Melbourne.
Working closely with the Chief Investment Officer, you will focus on identifying and investing in the top private equity and venture capital opportunities globally (from both funds and co-investment perspective). Aligned with the qualities of being a thoughtful, entrepreneurial and genuinely long-term investor is the ambitious medium-term target return of 15% p.a. and a material allocation to Private Markets.

Day-to-day responsibilities would include:
• Building relationships with the top PE/VC managers around the world and networking with relevant industry participants (eg: Silicon Valley)
• Reviewing and sourcing private investment opportunities.
• Conducting comprehensive due diligence on GP’s, industry, investment opportunities etc
• Financial modelling and valuation work
• Monitoring industry developments
• Presenting to the investment committee

To be successful in this role, you will have:

• The ability to identify and source great PE and VC investment opportunities
• Passionate about investing and business
• Intellectually curious and the ability to think laterally and independently
• Exercise sound judgement
• Unafraid of delving into complex topics and questions
• Highly analytical with attention to detail
• Show initiative and able to work autonomously
• Persistent and self-motivated

This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate looking to join a highly collegiate investment team in an incredibly varied role with plenty of scope to continue to learn and develop their career. Candidates will likely to have gained at least 5 years-experience working in either private equity, venture capital, family office or fund manager.

For a confidential discussion please contact Michael Lee via email at mlee@jmichel.com.au

Private Equity / Venture Capital Manager
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Investment Manager – Values-Driven, Growth/Mid-Market Private Equity

Our client is seeking an experienced Investment Manager to join their highly credentialled team in Sydney

  • Emerging Australian Private Equity Player with significant backing
  • Founded on an inspiring set of values and a strong for-purpose commitment
  • Growth-equity focused investments with high volume, quality deal flow

This exciting opportunity lies with an emerging private equity fund boasting a unique investment mandate and significant financial backing. They are looking to hire an Investment Manager that will work as a part of their highly experienced investment team based in Sydney. My client is no ordinary private equity player, with a growth/mid-market investment mandate that also seeks to drive innovation, meaningful progress, and prosperity through the provision of growth capital to successful, high potential companies.

As an Investment Manager, you will play a crucial role in all aspects of the private equity investment lifecycle and subsequent portfolio management activity. You will be involved in sourcing and screening potential investments, contributing to the firms investment themes and investment decisions, have involvement in all aspects of the execution of transactions, play an active role in direct portfolio management, and overseeing a team of high-performing Investment Associates. This role would suit candidates with a genuine interest in what makes a business perform and grow as you will have the opportunity to work directly with and add value to investee companies.

Successful applicants will bring at least 5 years’ demonstrated direct, equity investment experience from private equity, corporate development, family office, or another relevant asset class (e.g. real assets/infrastructure). Candidates with a background in fund of fund/co-investments are encouraged to apply as well. It is also important that working on a very active, business-centric and for-purpose investment mandate genuinely resonates with you as this is a unique and important part of my client’s value proposition.

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

For a confidential discussion to ascertain your suitability please contact Daniel Yee below.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Investment Manager – Values-Driven, Growth/Mid-Market Private Equity
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Investment Analyst/Associate – Growth Capital Investing (Brisbane)

  • Awarding winning, growth focused private equity investor
  • Creative, flexible and active investment mandate
  • Provide both strategic and operational portfolio support
  • Thoughtful, innovative, flexible culture

My client is an award-winning private equity firm with an enviable track record in investing in high growth, small-to-medium sized businesses across Australia and New Zealand. By partnering closely with their portfolio businesses, the consistent result has been accelerated growth and vastly improved performance. With a highly active investment mandate targeting multiple key target sectors, the team in Brisbane continues to grow and is looking to hire an Investment Analyst/Associate to help ensure the firm’s continued success.

This new hire will have the opportunity to work with an experienced team of investors that has successfully implemented a creative and flexible investment mandate that puts the focus on partnering closely with and adding value to the businesses they invest in. There is an emphasis on developing a patient, collaborative partnership with quality, high-growth businesses that display a sustained competitive advantage. The team also provides close operational support across their portfolio to ensure a lasting impact and the best outcome for all parties.

Candidates will likely have 2-5 years transactional corporate finance experience gained from an investment banking, independent corporate advisory firm, or a relevant transaction team of a Big 4 CA firm. You will have gained solid exposure to end to end M&A transactions and will have sound technical financial modelling and analytical skills. Complementing your technical experience will be a passion for investing, an inquisitive mindset and you’ll be looking for an opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of investing including origination, investment analysis as well as operational enhancement.

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

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Daniel Yee below.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Investment Analyst/Associate – Growth Capital Investing (Brisbane)
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Senior Investment Manager / Investment Director – Recently Established Private Investment Fund

  • Growth capital
  • Active investing mandate: existing assets & investments
  • Entrepreneurial business
  • Base + Profit share + Carry

Our client is a recently formed Private Equity firm, with a growth capital focus. The founder has a strong record of investing in growth capital and ownership succession. The firm has an active investment style and the team have a mandate to invest across an exciting range of sectors including consumer and retail. In addition to capital you will provide operational support and create a lasting impact. Joining the team, you will have exposure from day one across all aspects of investing and portfolio work.

This role represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced investment professional to join an entrepreneurial platform with a flexible & active investment mandate, that also boasts a portfolio and investment pipeline that other funds of a similar level of maturity would be unable to compete with. My client is also one that stands out for its emphasis on its values and its commitment to building a culture that is open, fun & collaborative; not only with how they deal with each other but also in how they partner with business owners in building successful and sustainable enterprises.

Candidates will ideally have 7-12 years’ experience, including a significant amount of direct investing experience within private equity or other similar investing environment. You will actively assist in the identification and origination of new investment opportunities as well as have the desire and technical ability to manage the execution of investment opportunities through due diligence and completion of deals. The successful candidate must display strong commercial awareness and the ability to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally, as you will work closely with portfolio companies, advisers and investors.

Please note applicants who do not have full working rights for Australia will not be considered.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Daniel Yee below.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Senior Investment Manager/Investment Director – Recently Established Private Investment Fund
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Director, Credit & Portfolio Management

  • Investment Risk & Portfolio Management
  • Structured Debt & Equity Financing & Investment
  • Cairns / Townsville location

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is a development financier that was established by the Federal Government in 2016 in order to provide finance to support the development of infrastructure projects and businesses in northern Australia. In providing finance, NAIF has a strong focus on driving economic growth, public benefit and positive indigenous and local community outcomes. NAIF has made commitments (in the form of investment decisions) of $2.9 billion across 25 investments in Central and North Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Reporting to the Chief Investment Risk Officer, you will work within the newly established Portfolio (Asset) Management Team, where you will be a key member of this innovative development finance platform. You will take ownership of the diverse investment portfolio during the next exciting phase of growth. Working closely with the Investment and Legal teams during the documentation and execution phase, you will ensure a smooth transfer of responsibility to Portfolio (Asset) Management. This is a senior, hands-on client facing role, with a broad remit that requires attention to detail, adaptability and sound commercial judgement. Key is to manage and optimise the risk adjusted performance of an investment portfolio and oversee compliance of client obligations, timely production of portfolio analytics and reports as required by the Board, Chief Executive Officer or Chief Investment Risk Officer

Tertiary qualified, you will have at least 10 years’ experience in banking and finance spent within risk management, project finance, corporate credit or private equity. Portfolio management/facility administration experience with non-recourse credit documentation is essential, with infrastructure sector experience viewed favourably. Key skills and attributes will include: strong analytical and numeracy skills; a hands-on/self-starter; strong written and communication; superior stakeholder influencing and management skills; and an ability to manage multiple competing demands and priorities.

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

For a confidential discussion, please contact Patrick Everest below.

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Patrick Everest

02 9235 9440

Director, Credit & Portfolio Management
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Investment Associate – Infrastructure Private Equity

The Firm
A leading international Infrastructure Private Equity fund investing across core plus infrastructure & energy sectors. They have a strong track record in midstream energy, telecom infrastructure, transportation, and social/healthcare infrastructure. Having recently closed another multi-billion dollar fund, they are growing the team further.

The Role
You will be responsible for assisting on the origination and execution of investment opportunities, by preparing dynamic financial models, investment committee presentations and assisting with due diligence.
Support of the Investment Process includes new and existing investment financial modelling and analysis, in-depth research and analysis of countries, industries and companies and the management of existing portfolio investments. You will work on projects across Asia Pacific. As you grow into the role, you will also support VPs and Directors in origination activities.

The Candidate
As an Associate your responsibilities will include:
• Active involvement in the analysis, structuring and execution of deals with a particular angle on asset evaluation/business modelling
• Active role in the design and execution of various due diligence workstreams such as commercial, technical, financial, tax and legal
• Deal origination: research and recommendations on specific markets or opportunities and identification of key risks and mitigants of investment opportunities
• Preparation and/or review of operational and financial models, and the preparation of Investment Committee presentations
• Support in raising debt and equity funding for new investment opportunities and portfolio companies
• Asset Management: support in management of portfolio companies, including regular liaison with management teams, primary contact around financial topics and an active role in the execution of add on acquisitions
• Collaboration with, supporting and assisting more experienced executives (Partners, Investment Directors).
• Being the secondary point of contact in certain projects and deals
• Interaction and building relationships with management teams, investment banks and other external advisors

To be considered for this opportunity you must fit the following criteria:
• 2-5 years’ experience at a leading investment bank’s M&A team or an infrastructure private equity firm
• Deep sector expertise across Infrastructure/Energy or Infrastructure like opportunities (Health Care, Digital Infrastructure).
• Exceptional interpersonal and Excel modelling skills
• Master’s degree, MBA or PhD are a plus
• Recognised as performing within top 20% of your peer group by colleagues and other internal and external stakeholders
• Track record of successful execution of large and complex M&A transactions and strategic projects across APAC markets
• Experience in M&A as well as debt and equity capital markets transactions
• Entrepreneurial mindset and team spirit
• Confident and experienced in working in international environments with multi-cultural teams

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

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Rory Callow

02 9235 9430

Investment Associate – Infrastructure Private Equity
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Associate, Principal Investments

  • Global Investment Firm
  • Debt/Equity/Special Situations
  • Sydney base

Our client is a global principal investment business covering corporate equity and debt, real estate equity and debt, growth equity and infrastructure. They are one of the largest managers of private capital globally. The firm specialises in multi-strategy investing and lending across the capital structure (private and public), venture capital, structured finance, renewable energy, leveraged, high yield and distressed credit, non-performing loans and real estate, across all industries and sectors.

You will form part of an investment team responsible for evaluating and managing investments across Australia and New Zealand, assisting the senior team to make investment decisions. This includes applying fundamental corporate valuation skills to analyse, conduct and manage due diligence and execute transactions within a wide range of investment strategies. You will focus primarily on corporate/non-real estate investment opportunities.

With appropriate tertiary qualifications, you will also have 5+ years of relevant experience gained in private equity (or other buy-side investing), investment banking (leveraged/structured finance), or management consulting (private equity). Specific skills required include: strong modelling (Excel) and accounting skills; corporate valuation across various assets, securities and financing instruments; multi-tasking; high attention to detail and superior communication skills; self-awareness, and a passion for learning and ongoing self-development.

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

For a confidential discussion, please contact Patrick Everest below.

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Patrick Everest

02 9235 9440

Associate, Principal Investments
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Venture Capital Principal

  • Venture Capital – True Global Reach
  • Principal level – High Profile role
  • Enviable mandate – Mid/late stage VC incl Pre IPO opportunities
  • Highly attractive compensation (Base+bonus+options+VC carry)
  • Career defining opportunity

As one of the world’s most active corporate venture firms, this team has a deep commitment to continue to expand its’ already highly rewarding reach into the Australian and New Zealand markets.
With a focus on investing in innovation, it has a growing track record of helping inspire and support Australian entrepreneurs realise their global potential.
This is a key appointment to be based in Sydney but very much part of a global team spanning the US, Europe and Asia with responsibility for deal sourcing through execution as well as post investment portfolio enhancement. A key competitive advantage beyond the provision of capital is the game changing value add you will deliver through the provision of global operating and product enhancement as well as customer access to investee companies.

Candidates will ideally have 7 – 15 years of experience with time spent in a direct investing capacity gained in a Venture Capital firm, Corporate Ventures team, growth/PE fund or family office. Apart from a set of well-developed technical skills and proven due diligence experience, it is vital you display the ability to build rapport, credibility, trust and respect through both the local Venture community (a major deal source) as well as the organisation which you will proudly represent in Australia.

If you are based overseas and looking for an amazing opportunity to return home, then this is a must consider role. If alternatively you are based here but dream to be part of a truly global team with a “best of breed“ mentality supported by a genuine capability to accelerate the growth trajectory of companies with international ambitions, then look no further.

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

For a confidential discussion please contact Jon Michel below.

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Jon Michel

02 9235 9410

Venture Capital Principal
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Director – International Infrastructure & Energy Investor (Asset Management)

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Director to join a leading infrastructure investment team in Australia. In this role, you will play a critical role in elevating all Asia-Pacific asset management activities to drive forward Asia-Pacific portfolio performance and ensure alignment with global standards.

The preferred candidate will be a key member of an engaged, high-reaching team—part of a world-class, winning culture that prioritises people development and focuses on long-term growth. Our client takes great pride in leading the industry by earning respect through every interaction, every day. They go above and beyond to protect and grow relationships by anticipating needs, being honest and considerate, and valuing stakeholders as genuine partners.

• Leading Infrastructure equity investor, with over $2.5 billion deployed in Australia
• Part of a world class team, with a mandate across Asia Pacific.
• Investor with an active management style and a hands-on approach to value creation within their portfolio businesses.
• Household name in Infrastructure investment management and an early pioneer of value creation in the asset class.
• Dynamic, forward thinking, and inclusive culture.

The Client
Founded in the 1960s, our client is one of the worlds largest pension plans, with over $100 billion in net assets. Our client’s teams work in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe – serving members and employers and originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.
Our client is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion is a huge priority and means they respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities, and perspectives as key elements of their culture. An equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process.

Responsibilities
• Joining boards as a non-executive director, and actively influencing the direction of the boards & executive teams at companies to drive strategic thinking, create long term value, mitigate risks, implement good governance practices (including ESG factors), ensure high quality executive teams in place, contributing to ensuring investments beating acquisition assumptions/IRR targets/discount rates over the long term/sustainably
• Joining the global team of Infrastructure Asset Management specialists and playing an active role in developing the Asset Management model in APAC, including leading certain Asset Management projects such as identifying material opportunities to deploy good practices across the portfolio
• Contribute to ensuring the APAC team delivers its targets for Annual Return
• Building effective relationships internally, within the Infrastructure team as a trusted partner to the transaction teams and within the global team more generally to identify and collaborate on best practices
• Building effective external relationships and credibility, operating at boards, with CEOs & executive teams at the highest level, and operating effectively with other shareholders and stakeholders
• Supporting deal teams by joining certain transaction pursuits, focusing on quality of executive teams, risks, business plans, governance, and other Asset Management matters
• Representing the fund externally, particularly about interactions with companies, shareholders, regulators, government agencies & industry stakeholder
• Coaching & performance managing individuals, as well as inspiring, challenging, and empowering teams
• Contributing to the leadership of APAC in terms of strategy development, its implementation, and operations.

Requirements
• A minimum 10 years’ experience in Infrastructure Investment and/or Advisory, Asset Management and/ or relevant Transactional support
• Experience in operational improvement/change orientation – i.e. experience in operations roles, consulting, investing (if primarily asset management)
• Breadth of experience across multiple investment disciplines
• Depth of Governance experience, with meaningful board exposure
• Change leadership and ability to influence effectively Commercial and financial acumen
• Strategic orientation
• A team player; self-starter; diligent, able to take initiative and work in a dynamic environment; professional and positive attitude

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

Contact

Rory Callow

02 9235 9430

Director – International Infrastructure & Energy Investor (Asset Management)
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Associate, Investment (Structured Debt & Equity Financing)

• Open to candidates coming from Project or Leveraged Finance, or Corporate & Institutional Banking teams
• Senior Debt, Co-financing/Fungible Debt and Equity Investment across a broad range of asset classes
• Assist the analysis and execution of an excitingly broad investment & financing mandate

NAIF is a development financier that was established by the Federal Government in 2016 in order to provide senior debt to support the development of infrastructure projects in northern Australia. NAIF provides loans to encourage and complement private and public sector investment, financing developments across diversified infrastructure, renewable/clean energy, real estate & property, agribusiness, natural resources and tourism sectors. NAIF has now made commitments (in the form of investment decisions and conditional commitments) across 24 investments in North Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia valued at $2.8 Billion.

As an Associate you will play an important role in the on-going origination, evaluation, negotiation and execution of mandates with support from the leadership team at NAIF. Key responsibilities will include undertaking company & industry analysis; the initial screening of opportunities including preparation of investment papers & transaction documentation; undertaking financial modelling, credit analysis and due diligence and liaising with proponents and other stakeholders as needed.

You will bring 3-6 years’ relevant experience in a financial institution or similar, with a background in credit risk analysis, deal structuring, project or leveraged finance, corporate finance, or institutional banking. Through this experience, you will be able to demonstrate strong working knowledge of financing concepts and the requisite financial modelling and analysis skills needed for this style of role.

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

Confidential enquiries to Rob Hockedy below.

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Rob Hockedy

02 9235 9470

Associate, Investment (Structured Debt & Equity Financing)
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