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Driven Investment Associates for German/DACH expansion

  • Germany
  • Germany

Do you have a solid Private Equity background and are looking for a new opportunity in an entrepreneurial environment where you can make a difference? Then we have the perfect role for you!

Highly successful Swedish serial-entrepreneurs and investors, Saeid and Mouna Esmaeilzadeh, are on an international expansion journey to build upon their entrepreneurial success in the Nordics. Esmaeilzadeh Holding is currently recruiting Investment Associates to several investment platforms in Germany with the ambition to buy-and-build within three segments; 1) Niche digital services/IT ; 2) Real estate related services ; and 3) Production of products. As a first step, we are recruiting Investment Associates with a focus on niche digital services/IT.

What do we expect from you?

As an Investment Associate within niche digital services/IT, you will be a part of a buy-and-build journey across Europe, with a primary focus on the German market.

In this position, you will be part of the ramp-up of Esmaeilzadeh Holding’s European investment activities in the London area and join a team of three (Investment Partner and 2 Investment Associates) focusing on investing in the niche digital services/IT sector. We expect you to support the whole deal making process; from origination, commercial and financial due diligence, financial modelling, deal execution, and post-merger integration.

Your team will manage a budget of up to 60 million EURO annually, initially marked for smaller M&A targets with an EV ranging from 1.5-35 million EURO. Together, we will establish strategies for your team’s investment platform. Our non-invasive approach to M&A follows a proven process in terms of how we find, negotiate, acquire and post-acquisition. We are always developing, improving, and iterating our processes by sharing knowledge between units and key employees within our ecosystem.


In addition to your base salary, you will receive; equity in your own investment team’s M&A platform, pension contribution, private health cover and 25 days holiday plus public holidays.

Are you up for the challenge?

If so, please submit your resume together with a cover letter today and tell us about yourself and what is attracting you to this role. We will be screening applications on a rolling basis.

For more information regarding the position please contact the recruiter / Business Sweden, Johan Holmlund ([email protected])

Skills & Requirements

Who are we looking for?

Technical skills:

  • 2-4 years’ experience from working in Private Equity, investment bank or M&A department of a large business

  • Able to independently review company fundamentals and financial statements

  • Well-versed in financial modelling, and valuation techniques

  • M.Sc. or similar in Economics, Corporate Finance and/or Engineering Business Management or similar from a top university

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office for daily work and proven skills in independently preparing high-quality PPT presentations and Excel analysis for financial feasibilities and results

  • Excellent written and spoken English abilities

Soft Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills, highly numerate and excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent people and communication skills and a positive mindset

  • Passionate about investing and having skin in the game

  • Team player with strong work ethics that thrives under pressure

A plus:

  • Experience from deals and corporate finance acquired from a Private Equity firm

  • Interest in or experience from the niche digital services/IT sector

About the company

About Esmaeilzadeh Holding

Esmaeilzadeh Holding is a group of companies, built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Esmaeilzadeh Holding is the holding company of Swedish siblings, serial-entrepreneurs and investors Saeid and Mouna Esmaeilzadeh, with several companies on buy-and-build journeys within different niche segments. Our model has been tested and proved fruitful on the Scandinavian scene and we are convinced that our principles of investment are adaptable on an international scale. We are an entrepreneurial ecosystem where each entity is the expert in its respective field, where we provide the benefits, stability, financial backing and securities of being a part of our group.

Johan Holmlund | Contact Person

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