Associate, Direct Private Equity Job at CPP Investments – in London

Job Description

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe. Join our team and look forward to:

Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders

Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment

Accelerated exposure and responsibility

Global career development opportunities

Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles

A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

We are looking for an Associate to join the Direct Private Equity (DPE) team in London. CPPIB’s DPE group manages a C$39 billion portfolio of direct private equity investments, investing out of offices in Toronto and London. DPE consists of 65 investment professionals and operates with a broad mandate ranging from late stage venture capital, significant minority to founders and families to large scale, co-control investments alongside other private equity funds.

Based in London, you will be part of a dynamic, flexible, and fast-growing private equity practice that has grown its portfolio from ~C$1.1 billion in 2012 to ~C$19 billion in 2021 and its investment professional base from three to twenty-five over the same time period. Recent relevant transactions for CPPIB in Europe include: the 2020 acquisition of Galileo Global Education, the French leader in private higher education and second-largest in the world; the 2019 take-private of Axel Springer, a leading online classifieds and content group, alongside KKR, management and the Springer family; the 2019 take-private of Inmarsat (c.$6bn value), a leading provider of mobile satellite services; the 2018 acquisition of Sportradar (€2bn+ value), a fast growing, founder led sports data and analytics company; and the 2018 acquisition of a 30% stake in BGL Group for £675 million, the leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services and owner of comparethemarket.com.

You will work with Senior Associates and Principals on deal teams to:

Analyze potential investment opportunities

Conduct research and due diligence in collaboration with advisors

Build financial models to assist in investment evaluation, structuring and financing

Actively participate in the investment process

Develop relationships with management teams as part of monitoring portfolio companies

A particular focus is placed on helping Associates develop a well-rounded set of skills as an investor and leader with a strong understanding of the deal process from origination through to exit.


Consider applying if you:
Have between 2.5 to 4 years of related full-time work experience in investment banking or private equity or strategic consulting

Excellent research, financial modeling, analytical and valuation skills

Have a track record of academic achievement and professional advancement

Work effectively in a team environment

Comfortable working in a flat structure

Have great communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:
In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered. CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.

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Company Location:  London

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