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Investment Director, Private Equity

About the job

  • Auckland or Sydney location
  • Newly created role for Fund III
  • Established track record

Milford is an award-winning multi-strategy fund manager with offices in New Zealand (multiple) and Sydney. Milford has grown rapidly since inception and now manages $14bn; it is an iconic New Zealand company regarded as a clear leader in the wealth management sector by its clients, staff and shareholders.

The Private Equity team within Milford is tasked with delivering strong investment returns for Milford's clients, by way of actively managed investments in private companies, or medium sized listed New Zealand and Australian businesses. Milford to date has made over 20 investments via the private equity programme.

Milford is currently raising Milford Private Equity Fund III. The raising of the new fund will require an additional senior level resource to help deploy new capital, manage those investments, whilst also assisting with the ongoing management of portfolio companies within Milford Private Equity Fund III.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Origination of opportunities/deals from your network across New Zealand and Australia
  • Identify and create strategies for potential investments
  • End to end transaction execution
  • Relationship, stakeholder and governance (including board roles) management across portfolio companies
  • Assist in fund raising activities and investor relations
  • Mentoring of members of private equity team and broader investment team

We are seeking expressions of interest from a wide range of backgrounds, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy/Strategy Consulting.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate origination capability with a strong network in either New Zealand or Australia.
  • Show a proven track record in delivering successful commercial outcomes.
  • Have experience across a variety of industry segments.
  • Have worked in senior executive or leadership roles in the past.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification; CFA/MBA advantageous but not essential.

This is a superb and rare opportunity to join a leading fund manager at the start of a new fund. There is flexibility to whether the successful candidate is based out of the Auckland or Sydney office.

Matthew Wood Search Ltd is managing the search process. Please apply in the strict confidence.

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