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Private Placement Capital Raising Associate/VP - Real Assets

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Banking & Financial Services, Corporate Finance & M&A

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082021-74406_1638891904

  • Published:

    07 December 2021

  • Expiry date:

    05 February 2022

  • Start date:


The Role

The firm are seeking a Senior Associate/VP to join its Real Estate & Infrastructure Team in London to participate in the identification, underwriting and execution of capital raising mandates. This role provides an excellent opportunity for the candidate to work with a deeply experienced team and gain exposure to high quality general partners, operating companies and managers of real assets and complex transactions. The candidate will enter a flexible, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and team-oriented environment that fosters


  • Work directly with senior team leaders and provide support in all aspects of a transaction to assist in driving client origination and deal execution

  • Evaluate prospective mandates by carrying out private market research, potential investor analysis and market mapping

  • Assist in performing due diligence for potential opportunities including credit analysis, financial modelling, financial and operational analysis

  • Create marketing materials including pitch books, portfolio snapshots, offering materials and research materials in support of transactions and other business development activities

  • Provide support for transactions including developing timely responses to investor inquiries and other processes necessary to reach financial close

  • Track the team's activities with potential clients and investors and provide related deliverables including preparing meeting memos and investor trackers

  • Prepare industry and market research for use by the team

The Candidate

  • Experience within real estate and/or infrastructure transactions and/or underwriting

  • Demonstrable history of strong execution across programmatic JVs, SMAs, club deals, recapitalizations, and co-invests, in addition to traditional blind pool capital raises

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal with accuracy and depth)

  • Strong quantitative skills, financial modeling experience required

  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work as part of a team with integrity and professionalism

  • Ability and willingness to interact daily with global deal team members across a wide array of projects

  • Candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and self-motivation and must be able to work independently, across a variety of responsibilities and at a fast pace

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

  • Previous experience in an investment bank, real asset advisory firm, or real asset investor is preferred

  • Strong desire to learn