Job Vacancy

Investment Manager/Associate (Reading)

Job Description:

Position: Investment Manager/Associate
Based: Reading         
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Generous benefits package including employer pension contribution and private healthcare cover

Closing Date: 31 August 2022

We are currently recruiting for an Investment Manager/Associate (depending on experience) to join our Maven team in Reading on a full-time, permanent basis.

The role is focused on new investment activity relating to Maven Capital Partners MBO and VCT funds. Maven’s Private Equity funds typically provide between £2 million and £20 million of capital to high-growth SMEs across the UK.

The ideal candidate will have a background in private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, SME funding, professional advisory, or otherwise, experience directly concerning high-growth SMEs and their funding.



Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • support and generate new business introductions and relevant investment opportunities for Maven, including liaising and networking with intermediaries including accountants, lawyers, brokers and CF advisors
  • support investment team members in coordinating deal flow analysis and deal tracking via internal reporting systems
  • undertake a detailed analysis of investment opportunities including initial appraisal, meeting with management teams and their advisors, internal due diligence, financial modelling and writing internal Maven investment papers
  • support the presentation of investment opportunities to the Maven Investment Committee
  • support the presentation of deal structures and related terms to Management teams and advisers, assisting negotiation of terms and legal documentation.
  • drive deal timetable and deliver completed transactions in required timescales
  • work with investment team colleagues to support regular board and investee company meetings to monitor portfolio businesses and related reporting
  • input monthly management account and budget information into internal reporting systems
  • undertake information-gathering on behalf of and preparation of presentations to client fund

What you need to succeed:

  • minimum of three years of relevant work experience
  • demonstrate outstanding attention to detail and commercial judgement
  • a confident self-starter, with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment and use own initiative
  • ability to work well in a team, develop relationships with internal and external parties, and work very effectively with a range of people
  • highly numerate and literate, with strong administration and organisational skills
  • demonstrate verbal and written communication skills, business development and negotiation skills, and be able to prioritise and work under pressure
  • interest in high-growth SMEs, including software and technology-driven sectors
  • various relevant backgrounds and routes to this role, including accountancy, banking and corporate finance (desirable)
  • experience in the transaction and investment community in the South of England (desirable)

Benefits you get in return

In addition to excellent career progression – with fantastic opportunities for promotion - training, support and a great office environment, you will also have the exciting opportunity to take part in charity fundraising events and other social activities.

Your benefits package includes the following:

  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Group Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Health Cash Plan

It is flexible so that means you can pick benefits to suit you!

How to apply:

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Maven Capital Partners UK LLP is a subsidiary of Mattioli Woods plc.