Associate

TPG - London
26 Jun 2020

Background

TPG is a global investment firm that is dedicated to delivering differentiated returns for our investors and their beneficiaries, and we are committed to doing so with integrity. Our investment strategy embraces change, takes on complexity, and creates unique opportunities. Over our more than 25-year history, we have built an ecosystem made up of hundreds of portfolio companies and a value-added network of professionals, executives, and advisors around the world. This ecosystem drives insight and engagement, which are critical to our approach to investing, value creation, and culture. The value we place on insight is reflected in the rigor of our investment process and our deep, research-based approach to theme and sector development. We are active investors and engage deeply with our portfolio companies, bringing skilled executives and operating professionals to add value beyond capital and drive long-term performance. Our success depends on our people, and we build and sustain our world-class team by creating an inclusive, supportive culture within TPG that seeks excellence and encourages humility and transparency.

 Core Responsibilities

  • Assess and execute various investments in public and private companies and structured financial instruments
  • Conduct and collect research on complex economic issues and use big picture understanding to prioritize workflow
  • Demonstrate sophisticated modeling capabilities and consistently create minimal to zerodefect models
  • Originate creative and insightful analyses and articulate key implications and take-aways; is highly resourceful in diligencing difficult issues
  • Present research and write quality IRC memos requiring minimal revisions
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses such as: detailed valuation and financial modeling, strategic evaluation, and company/management due diligence
  • Assist in conducting all aspects of due diligence, including financial, legal, tax, accounting, strategic, and deal structuring issues
  • Articulate and comfortable speaking within larger group forums; can lead discussions in external meetings and has well thought out points of view which often influence thinking of teams Conduct financial economics research by reviewing relevant and statistical data, anecdotes, and illustrations for various investment topics, themes, case studies and industries
  • Negotiate and interface with potential debt financing sources and equity partners
  • Assist in monitoring current investments, interacting with the senior management of portfolio companies, and assisting in the evaluation of strategic development, operational and financial alternatives, add-on acquisitions, planning and budgeting processes
  • Invest in training the Analysts and helping peers develop technical skillsets and understanding of deal related processes

Required Qualifications

  • Highly motivated and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and a sense of urgency
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; demonstrate writing, presentation, and research abilities; proven leadership experiences; and comfort working in a high functioning team environment
  • Knowledge of private equity investing (including financial analysis) as well as previous experience at a top tier private equity firm, consulting firm or investment bank are required

Desired Personal Attributes

  • Highly analytical, strategic, intellectually curious and detail-oriented, with a commitment to excellence and a passion for understanding the business implications of financial results
  • Proactive and capable of successfully managing several tasks simultaneously
  • Proven skills in developing strong working relationships with senior executives
  • Confident, self-motivated, and customer-focused
  • A consultative approach to working with peers and counterparties
  • Willingness to dive in / pitch in to get the job done: a sincere team player