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Founder Partner, New Small Cap LBO Fund for DACH, Munich or Frankfurt, Germany

10547 /8G

We are mandated to search for a co-founding partner for a new small cap buyout business to be based in either Munich or Frankfurt. The concept has been established by a team that has a strong record of success together and which will play a key role in the fund going forward. The team have an anchor investor in place already, with early operational costs fully underwritten. The new partner will spearhead investments into industrial and technology-related companies in the DACH region and play a key role in the leadership of the new firm, including building a team of other investment professionals over time. With start-up elements therefore significantly de-risked, this is an exceptional chance to co-create a new firm, with meaningful founder’s participation in equity and carry structures, as well as attractive cash compensation.


  • Build and lead a new investment team focused on small cap DACH buyout opportunities
  • Active sourcing of investments via intermediaries and direct to owners & managers
  • Lead role in deal management, through analysis, diligence and execution
  • Active role in fundraising
  • Ongoing strategic leadership of the business, including Investment Committee membership, plus close interaction with investors, monitoring and reporting performance and planning future fund cycles


  • A successful track record as a deal leader in an established DACH-focused private equity firm, either as Director / Principal or Partner
  • Strong entry and exit credentials on past deals with at least 2x MoM returns – important to demonstrate to prospective LPs as part of wider fundraising
  • Experience in industrials and / or technology investments are especially relevant, together with the proven ability to work actively with portfolio businesses as they undergo transformation and growth
  • Active network for deal sourcing and – even more critically – the personality and drive to use this to generate and win attractive investment opportunities
  • Active role in fundraising
  • An entrepreneur at heart. This is a new business and needs your passion and ambition to come to life!
  • The position requires native level German and fluent English. Location is likely to be either Munich or Frankfurt, depending on the needs of the new partner and the wider business

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