Private Equity Jobs of the Week: American Express, Blackstone, Baird are hiring

A weekly roundup of jobs in the private equity industry – from buyout shops to venture capital funds to investment banks.

American Express is seeking a director – corporate development, mergers & acquisitions. The hire will evaluate partnership, acquisition and divestiture opportunities against identified strategies, assist in leading deal teams to evaluate potential transactions and business cases, oversee the development of financial models, support negotiations and oversee transactions. A minimum four to seven years’ experience in investment banking, private equity, venture capital or corporate development required. The position is located in New York.

Blackstone has an opening for a valuations associate – tactical opportunities finance. Duties include assisting with valuation templates each quarter, compiling documentation to support actual financial and company comparable assumptions, assessing underlying assumptions used to develop discounted cash flow and performance multiples, and helping to enhance the group’s reporting processes, procedures and analytics. Candidates should have one to three years of experience in a financial role; working knowledge of Capital IQ and Bloomberg are a plus. The position is located in New York.

Baird is looking for an investment banking vice president, tech & services. The successful candidate will assist senior bankers in business development efforts, lead transaction execution teams, and work on a variety of equity financing and domestic/cross-border M&A transactions, strategic alliances and partnership arrangements. Qualifications include significant investment banking experience, including the proven ability to lead execution on a variety of complex capital markets and M&A transactions. The position is located in Washington, D.C.

Bessemer Trust, a privately owned and independent multifamily office, is in the market for a private equity investment professional. The hire will source and screen private equity and venture capital funds and co-investments, develop and maintain relationships with GPs and intermediaries, participate in due diligence and present investment recommendations, build and maintain transaction and portfolio models, and support reporting and investor relations efforts. At least three to seven years of investment banking and/or private equity work are required; co-investing experience highly desirable. The position is located in New York.

South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission is searching for two investment officers to expand the team overseeing private markets investments. Successful candidates will be responsible for researching, sourcing, assessing, and monitoring investments with managers for the private debt portfolio, which includes mezzanine, direct lending and distressed strategies, and the private equity allocation, which includes venture capital, buyout and growth equity. A minimum of three years of investment experience, implementing any aspect of a private markets or credit program, is required. The positions are located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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