Challenging Private Equity Internship – Year-round Opportunity

Company
HPE Growth Capital
Type
Internship
Location
Amsterdam
Sector
Private Equity
Website
http://www.hpegrowthcapital.com/

Description

Challenging Private Equity Internship – Year-round Opportunity

Background to HPE Growth Capital
Established in 2010, HPE Growth Capital ("HPE") is an independent private equity firm focusing on expansion/growth capital investments in small to medium-sized technology companies throughout Northern Europe, particularly in the Benelux and Germany. Companies we find interesting already have real customers, protected intellectual property portfolios, profitable margins and competent management teams. They have become local champions but have the ambition to further accelerate their top-line growth through international marketing and sales expansion as well as buy-and-build strategies. As such, these companies need more than capital to achieve their goal to become tomorrow's market leaders. Recent investments include firms such as eGym (DE), Kreditech (DE), Airborne (NL) and PPRO (UK).

HPE manages a fund of EUR 160 million and currently operates with a team of 8 investment professionals spread across two offices in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf, respectively. Given the strong deal flow, HPE is constantly on the lookout for strong candidates seeking an internship position ("werkstage").

Role
The internship role will involve an active participation in the heart of our deal sourcing and execution efforts. This entails the mapping of selected industries, conducting related strategic industry analyses (based on third-party research, industry journals, trade fair visits etc.), and actively approaching interesting investment targets. Where applicable, the intern will also gain exposure to the investment process thereby supporting on valuation, commercial and financial due diligence, managing external advisors involved in confirmatory due diligence and the preparation of investment memorandums for investment committees. Moreover, on an occasional basis, the intern may be requested to support in portfolio work of existing investments.
This is a unique opportunity to join a leading team in the European expansion capital market with a highly entrepreneurial spirit and to learn from a highly recognized team. In principle, you will be based in our Amsterdam headquarters with international travelling on a ad-hoc basis in case of management meetings or trade fairs.

Skill & Experience Required
We look for individuals who can balance personal achievement and teamwork, have intensity and integrity, intellectual curiosity, leadership potential and a passion for excellence. In return, we can offer you a position with real responsibility and outstanding on-the-job training. The intern should have strong analytical skills. He or she should have some experience in analyzing market trends, company valuations and preparing business plans and investment memorandums. Entrepreneurial spirit is important as is an interest in technology-related markets. Candidates must be in the possession of at least a Bachelor's degree with excellent credentials from a leading university or business school. Financial skills and relevant (investment banking / strategy consulting / technology) experience through previous internships is highly preferred. In addition, HPE's main business language in the office is English (no Dutch language skills required). The internship should be for a period of at least 3 months, but can be up to 6 months if mutually agreed.

Compensation
Euro 1,000 per month to cover Amsterdam accommodation and personal travel expenses. Very good performing interns receive a discretionary bonus at the end of their internship.

Contact
Should you be interested in this position (all year-round possible), please feel free to contact us by phone or to directly send your application (including a short cover letter and CV) to:

Frederic Huynen
Associate
fhuynen@hpegrowthcapital.com
+31 (0) 20 714 34 00

For more information please visit www.hpegrowthcapital.com.

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