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Investment Manager, Private Equity

Deutsche Bank London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
Job Description:

Employer: DWS Group

Title: Infrastructure Investment Manager - private equity

Location: London

About DWS:

Today, markets face a whole new set of pressures - but also a whole lot of opportunity too. Opportunity to innovate differently. Opportunity to invest responsibly. And opportunity to make change.

Join us at DWS, and you can be part of an industry-leading firm with a global presence. You can lead ambitious opportunities and shape the future of investing. You can support our clients, local communities, and the environment.

We're looking for creative thinkers and innovators to join us as the world continues to transform. As whole markets change, one thing remains clear; our people always work together to capture the opportunities of tomorrow. That's why we are 'Investors for a new now'.

As investors on behalf of our clients, it is our role to find investment solutions. Ensuring the best possible foundation for our clients' financial future. And in return, we'll give you the support and platform to develop new skills, make an impact and work alongside some of the industry's greatest thought leaders. This is your chance to achieve your goals and lead an extraordinary career.

This is your chance to invest in your future.

Team / division overview

The DWS Alternatives business is a diversified set of business activities with €114bn in assets under management in strategies including Private Real Estate, Private Infrastructure, Liquid Real Assets (Real Estate/Infrastructure and Commodity Securities) and Sustainable Investments. The global team invests on behalf of a global client base that includes governments, corporations, individuals and institutional investors.

The DWS Private Infrastructure business (DWS Infrastructure), acquires and manages Debt and Equity investments in businesses that provide essential Infrastructure services in the transport, energy, utilities, digital, circular economy and healthcare sectors. With investment teams located in Europe and the US, the business has a global footprint and is focused on managing infrastructure portfolios that can meet the needs of institutional investors and private clients worldwide. The division has funds under management of approximately €15 billion.

DWS Infrastructure manages two strategies targeting private equity investments in European infrastructure companies: the Pan European Infrastructure Fund (PEIF) series and Sustainable Growth Infrastructure Fund (SGIF). PEIF invests in core plus infrastructure in the mid-cap size bracket and SGIF is a value add strategy, providing growth capital to lower mid-cap infrastructure companies who are seeking to scale their sustainable business models.

Role Details

As a core member of the DWS Infrastructure investments team you will work across the PEIF and SGIF series funds, with a focus on SGIF, your duties will include:
  • Appraisal of potential infrastructure investment opportunities across Europe
  • Leading the due diligence and acquisition processes for new investments including liaising with financial advisers, lawyers, tax specialists and other experts, both internally and externally
  • Commercial assessment and recommendation of the merits of investment opportunities based on an analysis of the risk and return fundamentals
  • Building, reviewing and updating financial models in order to provide valuation analysis and recommendations
  • Conducting asset management activities, working closely with portfolio company management teams, including monitoring and reporting the performance of portfolio assets through the life-cycle to realisation of the asset
  • Supporting future fund-raising processes including providing support to answer investor queries and providing accurate asset information on a timely basis
  • Leading on the preparation and presentation of investment committee papers as well as portfolio valuation/asset management reports
We are looking for
  • Previous experience in either Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Leveraged Finance, Private Equity or Transaction Advisory with a focus on Infrastructure, Industrials, Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation or ither relevant sectors
  • Sound knowledge of the full investment life cycle from origination and acquisition to the asset management and disposal of portfolio companies
  • Working knowledge of Infrastructure and other related sectors across mainland Europe
  • Very strong analytical skills including cash flow modelling
  • Commercially focused with demonstrable investment acumen, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with a high level of attention to detail
  • Educated to Bachelor's degree level within a related financial subject or with relevant professional experience
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and strong project management skills
  • Proficiency in another European language would be beneficial (but not essential)
What we'll offer you:

At DWS we're serious about diversity, equity and creating an inclusive culture where colleagues can be themselves and it's important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you'll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you're interested in healthcare, company perks, or are thinking about your retirement plan, there's something for everyone.

Some of our core benefits:
  • 30 days' holiday + bank holidays, with the option to purchase additional days
  • A non-contributory pension scheme, up to 10%
  • Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Private Medical Cover, a complimentary GP service and the support of Mental Health First Aiders
  • Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups), to healthcare plans and travel insurance
  • The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change and achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partner organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.
DWS' Hybrid Working model in the UK is designed to find the right balance between in-person collaboration and engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, and working from home. Employees who wish to sign-up to our Hybrid Working model are required to work in the office two days a week, and given the flexibility to work from home for the remaining three.

Some business groups may need you to spend more time in the office, but this will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process. We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let them know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview, or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Visit Inside Deutsche Bank to discover more about the culture of Deutsche Bank including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Learning, Future of Work and more besides.
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