Full Time, Permanent
London, South East England
Posted 3 months ago

JOB TITLE: Investment Associate – Private Equity (Technology) (J002607)
COMPANY: Tern Capital
LOCATION: Hybrid – Central London and Home-based
SALARY: £30,000 – £40,000 plus Highly Attractive Bonus and Benefits Package including private healthcare


Tern Capital is a mid-market hands-on technology private equity investor. We look at acquiring good software companies and turn them into great companies primarily by advising and applying a number of key guiding principles that are core to us. We operate within the technology sector investing in businesses who have revenues between £2- £20 million. Currently, our core market is in the UK, but over 70 countries have been served by our portfolio companies.


As an inclusive, forward-thinking business, Tern Capital has identified the need to bring in and develop new talent into the organisation to add to its existing experienced team of professionals. We are looking to hire an entrepreneurial Investment Associate to research and source acquisition within the technology sector, lead management meetings, structure deals and perform due diligence on attractive acquisition opportunities. You’ll lead the effort to identify direct targets, tailor messages and initiate contact. We are looking for a highly competent and motivated, commercially minded individual to be part of a high-performance team. You will be coached by the Managing Director and the senior team within Tern Capital to ensure you are successful.

Your personal and professional development will be supported by the Discovery Sales Success programme providing you with a blended approach to learning through experiential workshops, online learning forums and an experienced coach.


As part of a small team, you will be required to roll your sleeves up and take on a broad role of responsibilities. You’ll need to think and act like an owner with a sense of urgency, strong bias to action and aversion to bureaucracy!

You will be working closely with the senior management team to source, evaluate and close deals.

You will selectively participate in management calls to understand how private equity works Tern Capital looks at c. 200 companies per year and you’ll have the exposure to learn from a variety of software businesses across different verticals.


We are looking for a driven and ambitious, and highly articulate individual to join our team. We are ideally looking for candidates who have previously graduated with a degree with a numerate bias, including, but not limited to Finance, Accounting, Money Banking Finance (MBF) Information Management/Technology, Economics, Law or Business Studies.

To be successful you will:

• Have an inquisitive and forward-thinking mindset, who is always looking to learn and develop
• Analytical and accurate – with a sound understanding of accounting principles and financial modelling or the ability to quickly learn and apply them
• Strong attention to detail and a ‘zero defects’ mentality.
• The ability to communicate and interact confidently and effectively across all levels of the business
• Have a flexible approach and responsible attitude to work and driving development

Additional Requirements:

Ideally candidates should have circa 1 – 4 years of relevant experience in fields that may include:

• Mid-market technology investment banking / M&A advisory.
• Equity research in technology.
• Accountancy
• Professional B2B business development / sales / account management
• A venture or growth capital fund.
• A technology company, with experience of product management or corporate development
• Operational experience within industry.

Ideally, we’re looking for a candidate with a deep interest in B2B software, a technology ‘geek’ and a natural and relentless curiosity!


In addition to a highly competitive starting salary, you can also look forward to a range of benefits that includes the following:

• Generous bonus based on individual performance with productivity and activity milestone payments.
• Fully funded enrolment onto the Discovery Sales Success Programme
• Private Healthcare.


We work closely with our Recruitment Partner who will follow up the next stages in your application. Our assessment process includes a virtual assessment meeting followed by an in-person meeting for final shortlisted candidates.

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today quoting the Job code J002607.
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