Investment Associate, Private Equity

  • Excellent Basic + Bonus + Carried Interest
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Walker Hamill
  • 29 Sep 17 2017-09-29

Our client is a highly successful Private Equity investor in UK smaller companies. With a strong track record of returns for its investors and a new fund to deploy the Firm is looking for a talented individual to join the London-based team.



Our client is an independent Private equity firm founded in the 1990's and is focused on making investments in small and mid-size companies with improvement potential in the UK. The Firm has built an exceptional record of acquiring, stabilising, rebuilding and growing fundamentally attractive businesses that faced a combination of operational, financial and managerial challenges at the time of investment.  The current portfolio consists of 13 companies generating over £1.5 billion in sales.

The Firm is sector agnostic, but tends to focus on mature sectors, with a business-to-business angle.



Suitable candidates for this position will have experience in financial due diligence and M&A and will ideally have a good operational and commercial/“value” perspective. You will need to have gained experience of working with businesses and management teams.  A degree from a high calibre university is a requirement and an ACA qualification would be preferred.Specific areas of experience might include:

  • experience gained at a top corporate finance, accounting or consulting firm. You might also currently work for another private equity firm, especially one involved in hands-on investing / turnarounds;
  • skills developed in financial modelling, evaluation of businesses and financial due diligence
  • transaction structuring, buy/sell side advisory work;
  • valuation and exit reviews;
  • business improvement projects;
  • commercial/operational due diligence.

Candidates must have a strong interest in working for an investor which focuses on operational improvement, providing hands-on support for portfolio companies.  You must have an entrepreneurial character, be highly driven and have an ability to build and maintain a network.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a high calibre team, with an enviable track record of investment.


Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter in the UK and European private equity space for almost 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth & venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see