Associate, Direct Investment Group, Private Equity


London, GB

Job Function:  Private Equity
Job Type:  Contract
Req ID:  15688

Associate, Direct Investments Group, Private Equity


GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 locations around the world, we invest in more than 40 countries globally across asset classes and businesses. Working at GIC gives you exposure to an extraordinary network of the world’s industry leaders. As a leading global long-term investor, we Work at the Point of Impact for Singapore’s financial future, and the communities we invest in worldwide.


Private Equity

We invest capital in areas where we can utilise our comparative advantages, namely, a long investment horizon, global presence, sector expertise, as well as skilled, and experienced teams.


The Private Equity Direct Investments Group invests directly in companies, partnering with management teams and other investors to help world-class businesses achieve their objectives. We have invested directly in c.500 companies globally across multiple sectors, with a focus on high quality, stable businesses with competitive moats, attractive growth, and high cash generation potential. 


We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our Direct Investments team in Europe as an Associate. The close-knit team currently comprises 13 investment professionals based in London. 


What you will do as an Associate

  • Work predominantly as part of small deal teams to source, evaluate, and execute direct investments in private companies across a range of sectors and geographies
  • Be involved in all aspects of the transaction process, including modelling and valuation, taking ownership of some workstreams of the commercial and financial due diligence, preparing and presenting materials to the Investment Committee
  • Establish, develop, and maintain relationships with counterparties, including potential and existing investee companies alongside more senior investment officers as well as advisors and counterparties at other investing firms 
  • Monitor certain of GIC’s investments, which includes supporting GIC representative at board meetings, tracking financial performance, interacting with management and other shareholders on a regular basis, developing exit plans 
  • Take part in ad-hoc projects such as global sector reviews, market mapping of specific sub-sectors, strategic reviews 


What makes you a successful candidate?

  • 1-3 years of work experience at a leading investment bank, consulting firm or in the Private Equity industry
  • Strong academic background 
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in building financial/operating models 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for understanding businesses and what drives business quality and value
  • Self-starter mindset with an ability to operate in a less structured environment
  • Fluent English. An additional European language would be highly advantageous


What impact can you make in this role?
You will be part of a team that is one of the largest, and most established private capital investors in the world today.


Work at the Point of Impact

We need to be forward-looking to attract the right people to help us become the Leading Global Long-Term Investor. Join our ambitious, agile, and diverse teams - be empowered to push boundaries and pursue innovative ideas, share your views, and be heard. Be anchored on our PRIME Values: Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence, which guides us in how we make our day-to-day decisions. We strive to inspire. To make an impact.


GIC is a Great Place to Work
At GIC, we believe sustainable high performance is driven by high expectations and a commitment to excellence, as well as empowerment and flexibility. As such, we currently operate under a hybrid model in which most employees spend 4 days in office and 1 day working from home each week. This balance allows us to preserve the ‘office as a hub’ for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection, while giving our employees the flexibility to do their best work and be their best selves.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

All applicants who qualify for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio economic background or disabilities. GIC (Europe) is signed up to the Halo Code and a Disability Confident Employer. Please email at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability.  


Learn More
Learn more about our Private Equity Department here:


Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.