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Associate Director, Senior Associate & Associate Hires

  • Support the execution of a broad investment & financing mandate
  • Exciting pipeline of investment & lending opportunities across a wide range of sectors
  • Rare opportunity to drive economic prosperity and broader public benefit
  • Roles based in Sydney covering transactions across Australia

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), with the recent five-year extension of its investment mandate, is a key pillar in the Commonwealth Government’s efforts to drive the economic development and prosperity of Northern Australia through its financing of crucial social and economic infrastructure in the region.

The NAIF has built an enviable track record over the last few years and has now loaned over $2 billion towards financing developments across diversified infrastructure, renewable/clean energy, real estate & property, agribusiness, natural resources and tourism, to name a few. With the recent announcement extending the NAIF’s mandate, they are now looking to hire at the Associate and Senior Associate level to help drive and execute its investing and lending activity into the future.

The Associate & Senior Associates will play an important role in the evaluation, negotiation and execution of Assignments 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, analysis and due diligence and liaising with proponents and other stakeholders as needed.

For these roles, you will likely bring 2-5 years’ relevant experience in a financial institution or similar, with a background in credit analysis, deal structuring, project finance or corporate finance. 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. An avid interest in infrastructure and its ability to drive economic growth and prosperity would also be very beneficial.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Daniel Yee below.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Associate Director, Senior Associate & Associate Hires
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Private Equity Analyst / Associate

  • Full Spectrum of Private Equity including Venture Capital
  • Mix of manager selection and co-investment opportunities
  • Melbourne Based Role

With a mandate to broaden their private equity capability, our client is looking for an Analyst/Associate to join their team in the Melbourne office.
This role will report to the Head of Private Equity and supporting the PE team in implementing and managing the investment activities within the asset class. Your responsibilities will include contributing the delivery of high-quality investment committee papers and materials, research outputs and portfolio monitoring. You will assist with deal sourcing and opportunity mapping/research of private equity managers and investments; drafting of Board papers for PE matters in a timely manner; undertaking quantitative due diligence on fund and co-investment opportunities under the guidance of senior team members; participating in qualitative, on-site due diligence on global fund; and potentially exploring co-investment opportunities.

Key attributes for the successful candidate will include:

• Strong knowledge and understanding of transactions across the full investment lifecycle
• Ability to identify key themes to source attractive investment opportunities
• Energetic with ability to work cohesively within the investment team
• A curious mindset with a solid knowledge of financial and operational concepts including valuation theory
• Sophisticated financial modelling capability
• High energy, deep curiosity and a natural skepticism
• Resourceful and efficient researching methodology
• Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
• Relevant tertiary qualifications within Business, Finance, Economics, Commerce or Law. Postgraduate qualification such as CFA program would be well regarded.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be involved in the early stages and development of the Private Equity team within a well-regarded investment team. You will ideally have at least 3 years’ experience within corporate finance, transaction services, funds management or investment banking with exposure to private equity managers and/or transactions.

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

Initial enquiries in strictest confidence to Michael Lee below.

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Michael Lee

03 9653 8620

Private Equity Analyst / Associate
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Head of Distribution / Director, Distribution

  • Access to top Quartile Private Equity Managers
  • Asset class set to outperform others in the ongoing economic climate
  • Guarantee you can continue to deliver your clients superior risk adjusted returns

We represent a well-established, highly regarded provider of professional investment management and advisory services to institutions, sophisticated investors and SIV applicants. Offering them access to some of the country’s highest performing Private Equity managers. Uniquely positioned with deeply entrenched relationships they are in an enviable position to assist clients deploy capital in an asset class positioned to outperform others in the evolving investment arena for years to come.

To take advantage of this they wish to appoint a Head of Distribution / Director, Distribution. Supported by a deeply experienced and cohesive core executive team you will be responsible for setting the sales strategy in relation to Channels (existing as well as new), leading and maintaining investor dialogue (wholesale and/or sophisticated investors – SMSF, Family Offices, HNW, dealer groups / planners, etc).

Candidates will have sound academics (tertiary qualification, CFA highly regarded, adviser compliant, etc) with 8+ years experience in a blue chip financial services environment and possesses the following:
• Existing set of relationships that have delivered investment flows in the past within the investor channels as listed above.
• Ideally exposure to Private Equity or other such Alternative Asset classes or if not, a clear interest and desire to commit to develop this into the future.
• Above all, be a self starter who thrives in an entrepreneurial, results orientated environment.

This represents an exciting opportunity to make a material contribution in both a strategic as well as results orientated mandate for a firm well positioned for what the future will hold. Financial recognition in both a short as well as long term incentive structure will be part of your employment package.

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

Head of Distribution / Director, Distribution
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Private Equity Investment Analyst

  • Private Equity Firm specialising in lower mid-market private equity companies
  • Opportunity to work in a flat structured, entrepreneurial team that has a strong operational “hands on” focus
  • Sydney Based

Working as part of a small team you will gain full exposure to all elements of investing including assisting the team in research, analysis, due diligence and execution of investment opportunities, supporting the team implementing and managing the portfolio, assisting with the preparation of investment committee papers, presentations and Q&A and also preparing financial models and completing scenario and sensitivity analysis. With broad sector coverage, you will have the opportunity to work on the full lifecycle of transactions from origination to execution to active management and through to sale processes.

Successful candidates will have gained 1-3 years experience in corporate finance from an independent advisory firm, accounting firm or a corporate development environment. Applicants will have financial modelling experience and will display good analytical capability. You will be comfortable working as part of a small team with a varied remit and will be looking for an opportunity to build out a career in an investing environment.

For further information or to submit an application please contact Ali Roger on aroger@jmichel.com.au
Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia before applying for the opportunity.

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Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

Private Equity Investment Analyst
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Associate Director, Origination/Execution (Infrastructure)

  • Exciting High-Profile Project Financier
  • Support the origination and lead execution of financing transactions
  • Opportunity to work on unique renewables, agri/aquaculture, transport & social infrastructure projects across Australia

Our client has a significant and active mandate to fund a broad range of community beneficial transactions across Australia. They are looking to grow their origination and execution capability by hiring two Associate Directors.

You will play a key part in the full deal cycle from origination, evaluation, negotiation and execution of assignments. Backed by appropriate support from the team you will supervise the credit analysis and financial modelling required to prepare credit submissions and review complex models of potential opportunities. Importantly, you should also display the potential to grow strong networks and relationships across key targeted sectors for future investment.

Tertiary qualified, you will ideally have 6-10 years’ relevant experience in a financial institution or similar with a sophisticated background in credit analysis, deal structuring, project finance or corporate finance. Forming part of a small, nimble and fully engaged team, you will have demonstrated hands-on experience in financial and credit analysis as well as having the requisite energy and communication skills to business develop and influence key stakeholders.

The roles are based in Sydney and there will be some interstate travel required.
You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role. Sponsorship is not available.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Daniel Yee below.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Associate Director, Origination / Execution (Infrastructure)
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Senior Associate / VP – Real Assets Fund

  • Broad Investment mandate across renewables, infrastructure and utilities
  • Varied role across deal origination & execution, asset management and capital raising

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate/VP to join a leading real assets investment manager with over $2 bn of assets under management. The fund’s coverage is broad, covering all main areas of diversified infrastructure, renewables, social infrastructure and utilities investment. Based on the growth of their funds under management and broadening of their investment mandate, they are looking for a Senior Associate level candidate to join their team in Sydney.

Reporting to the Directors and Managing Director, your responsibilities will include:
• Building of investment thesis and executing potential investments
• Active contribution to the asset management function of the team and ensuring the continued performance of existing assets
• Support the investment management function of the team including fundraising activities
• Contribute and promote thought leadership and best practice analysis in regards to the broader real assets landscape.

The successful individual will likely have anywhere from ~4-6 years’ experience in M&A advisory, investment banking, corporate finance or project finance (or similar) and have a demonstrated desire to work and think like an investor. An interest in infrastructure and real assets, and an understanding of how this space is expanding & growing, will obviously be a strong advantage.

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

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Senior Associate / VP – Real Assets Fund
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Analyst, Infrastructure Fund

This fund has over $5bn FUM sourced from global and local pension fund sources. Target assets are core plus infrastructure in the mid cap end of the market. The local team will be focused on localised transactions but occasionally assist the European team. Each individual in the investment team has a portion of asset management.

This fund is looking to hire an Analyst into the team. In this case the Analysts’ portion of asset management will begin as circa 80%, 20% investment work and over the course of circa 2 years will have more of an even split (the actual amount is market and deal dependent). The work life balance culture of this firm is market leading.

Responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the asset management function of the team
    o Complete asset and industry specific analysis;
    o Develop, review and maintain sophisticated financial models to ensure value added decision making;
    o Preparation, analysis and review of asset valuations;
  • Contribute to potential investment / divestment activities
    o Manage and/or build the bid/divestment financial model;
    o Contribute to capital management and structuring decisions;
    o Contribute to due diligence;
    o Contribute to investment papers and governance approvals;
  • Contribute and promote thought leadership and best practice analysis;
    o Contribute to conference presentations and areas of research;

This is an Analyst level role which tends to suit someone with 1.5-3 years of experience (within the below fields). Likely backgrounds of applicants will be from M&A, Deals modelling, Infrastructure Advisory, PPP advisory, Project Finance.
You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

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Daniel Yee

02 9235 9420

Analyst, Infrastructure Fund
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Investment Analyst, Private Equity

  • Sydney based supported by a global team of experts
  • Highly flexible, evolving investment mandate
  • Investing and operating exposure

Current opportunity for an Investment Analyst to join the Private Equity team of this globally capable, institutional investment manager. Working with a team of carefully selected, highly regarded, investment professionals you will get to work in a flat structured, nimble environment supported by an inclusive culture and clear focus on high conviction-investing. There is a flexible, direct investment mandate covering growth, middle-market growth as well as opportunistic long hold asset scenarios across a diverse range of sectors. With an enviable list of global institutional client, and balance sheet, capital there is a sharp focus on scaling businesses through ‘buy and build’ options and providing deep, high-impact operational support to assets.

As an Investment Analyst you will assist the team in research, analysis and execution of investment processes and will have strong financial modelling and analytical skills as well as a sound commercial sense of what drives value in a business. Candidates will have likely gained 2-3 years transactional M&A experience from an investment bank or leading independent corporate advisory firm and will have proven exposure to deal execution. You will be looking for an opportunity to build a career in Private Equity and work with a highly experienced, collegiate team that will provide you with an opportunity to work across the full lifecycle of investing from origination through to execution and ongoing portfolio work that will involve actively working with management teams.

For further details or to submit and application please contact Ali Roger below.
Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for these opportunities.

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Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

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Senior Investment Associate – Private Equity

  • Well established Private Equity firm
  • Genuine operational experience
  • Highly experienced team

Our client is a well-established Private Equity firm that focuses on investing in businesses requiring transformation or a turnaround focus. Their investment mandate is across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia and they invest across a broad spectrum of sectors with flexible deal structures. As an established Fund with capital to deploy, they have created a new role in the team due to growth and the investment pipeline. As a Senior Associate you will play a key role across investment analysis, recommendations and execution as well as working closely with management teams across the portfolio to implement transformation strategies and change disciplines. You will work closely with the senior team to build out your investing experience and will assist in mentoring and coaching more less experienced members of the team on transaction work.

Successful applicants will have ideally spent 4-6 years in a transactional M&A role in an investment bank or leading corporate advisory firm and will have proven M&A execution experience. Complementing your technical experience will also be an ability to build rapport and meaningful working relationships with portfolio companies and management teams. You will be confident and assertive in your communication style but will display humility and empathy in your interactions. This represents a first class opportunity for an entry point in to Private Equity for those who are genuinely looking for operating experience and the ability to work hand in hand with businesses to ensure they can operate at their full potential.

To be considered for this opportunity please contact 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 Investment Associate – Private Equity
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Senior Manager – Private Equity

  • One of Australia’s Largest Superfunds
  • Full Spectrum of Private Equity including Venture Capital
  • Key First Hire in PE Asset Class
  • Melbourne Based Role

Our client is one of Australia’s largest Super funds with over $50 billion in funds under management and a deep heritage as a member focused organisation. Adding Private Equity as an asset class more recently, the investment function is now looking to develop its capability with the establishment of an internal Private Equity team. As a result, it is looking for a Senior Manager to join its Melbourne office.
Reporting to the Head of Private Equity, the role will focus on investment activities covering the full spectrum of PE and VC direct, fund of fund and secondaries. Co-investments may be considered as the portfolio matures.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting with the execution of new investment activities, managing the investment due diligence process and timelines; developing investment thesis and risk identification, deal sourcing and opportunity mapping/researching, and preparation of investment committee materials. You will also be involved with post investment management activities including reviewing performance against plan.

An integral member of the investment team, you will coordinate industry research to inform investment themes, views and thought leadership to share amongst colleagues and across the organisation.
Key attributes for the successful candidate will include:
• Experience managing relevant transactions across the full investment lifecycle
• Excellent knowledge of the global PE landscape, including existing strong relationships (and the ability to build new ones) with GPs, Fund of Funds and advisors
• Ability to identify key themes to source attractive investment opportunities
• Knowledge and experience within a growth equity or buyout focused strategy
• Leadership and supervision expertise to deliver high quality investment outcomes
• Exceptional verbal, written communication and presentation skills
• Relevant tertiary qualifications within Business, Finance, Economics, Commerce or Law. An MBA or the CFA program would be desirable qualifications.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be involved in the early stages and development of the Private Equity team within a well-regarded direct investment team. You will ideally have at least 7 years’ industry experience within private equity (growth or buyout), corporate finance or investment banking with exposure to PE funds or direct PE investments.

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

Initial enquiries in strictest confidence to Michael Lee below:

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Michael Lee

03 9653 8620

Senior Manager – Private Equity
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