Department : Secondaries and Primaries Internship
Duration : 6 Months
Start date: September 2024
Ardian is a world leading private investment house, managing or advising $150bn of assets on behalf of more than 1,300 clients globally. Our broad expertise, spanning Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit, enables us to offer a wide range of investment opportunities and respond flexibly to our clients’ differing needs. Through Ardian Customized Solutions we create bespoke portfolios that allow institutional clients to specify the precise mix of assets they require and to gain access to funds managed by leading third-party sponsors. We also provide a specialist service for private clients through Ardian Private Wealth Solutions. Ardian is majority-owned by its employees and places great emphasis on developing its people and fostering a collaborative culture based on collective intelligence. Our 1,075 employees, spread across 17 offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia, are strongly committed to the principles of Responsible Investment and are determined to make finance a force for good in society. Our goal is to deliver excellent investment performance combined with high ethical standards and social responsibility.
At Ardian we invest all of ourselves in building companies that last.
The intern will join Ardian’s Secondaries and Primaries investment team in London, which is the leading global player in primary and secondary market private equity investing, managing in excess of $56bn. The intern will work on a broad range of investment opportunities. They will be involved with conducting analysis on potential investments, preparing investment recommendations, assisting in the monitoring of existing investments, as well as having involvement in several other aspects of the business.
The intern will be part of a team of over 80 investment professionals, of which 29 are in London. They will have significant responsibilities from day one.
This represents a rare opportunity to join a leading private equity firm without requiring the usual 3+ years of M&A or consulting experience.
- Strong commercial understanding of Private Equity
- Strong proficiency in excel, word and powerpoint
- The candidate should possess a broad set of quantitative, qualitative and interpersonal skills, and be a strong team player
- Intellectual rigour and discipline; ability to organise and perform work efficiently
- Degree either completed or due to complete.
- A previous internship in one of the following areas would be beneficial:
- Private Equity fund
- M&A or structured/leveraged finance team of a leading European or American bank
- Transaction Services team of a leading audit firm
- Leading strategy consulting firm
- Fluent written and spoken English
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