• Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PER, Private Equity Recruitment
  • 15 Jan 18

Partner, Entrepreneurial Long-Term Investment Firm, Zurich, Switzerland

Reference: 5963 /8G

We are searching for a senior partner with experience in small or mid cap investments in Switzerland. The new partner will join an entrepreneurial platform led by one of the most respected professionals in the local market, investing on behalf of a prestigious group of families. The firm makes long-term investments into private Swiss companies and brings the experience of the team to bear in accelerating growth, so strong past operational exposure is important, as well as sophisticated deal-making skills

Our client is an entrepreneurial investment firm, based in Zurich, making long-term direct investments into Swiss private companies. The business is led by one of the most experienced investors in the local market with several decades of a successful track record, supported by other founder partners. The firm has established a group of committed private investors to back new investments deal-by-deal, with a sweet spot in the range CHF 25-40m equity per transaction. The team is now looking for an additional senior partner who can bring additional network, execution capability and especially operational experience, of working with portfolio companies, to create and capture value.


  • As a deal leader you will run transactions from origination to execution
  • You will also play an active role in developing portfolio companies; the firm has a long term ‘hold’ strategy and commits to an active portfolio approach
  • As a senior Partner you will engage closely with the investor base for new investments as well as reporting on existing assets, and contribute to the overall strategic management of the firm


  • The role requires the range of experience and skills of a senior private equity professional but in an environment where assets are held and developed for the long term
  • You should bring commercial judgment, entrepreneurial flair and a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • As well as deal sourcing and execution, the partners are especially keen to identify candidates with deep experience in operational portfolio work
  • As a domestic Swiss investment firm, the partners prefer to hire other Swiss nationals where possible, or possibly others with strong local networks and experience where winning trust and access is critical. Native German speakers – and ideally native Swiss-German speakers – with fluent English


Recruiters Reference: 5963 /8G


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