Private Equity Jobs of the Week: Fir Tree, Blackstone and BlackRock are hiring

This week’s jobs include a SPAC investments director at Fir Tree, a vice president at BlackRock and an associate at Blackstone.

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

Fir Tree Partners is searching for a director of SPAC investments. Duties include evaluating SPAC management teams for potential sponsor equity investments; attending IPO roadshow management meetings; conducting diligence on PIPEs and analyzing SPAC deals after announcements; and assisting with creation of alternative financing vehicles. Prior experience with SPAC investments is desired, but not a requirement. Candidates should ideally have greater than five years of investment banking, public or private equity investing or consulting. Please submit your resume to recruiting@firtree.com. The position is in New York City.

BlackRock is on the hunt for a vice president of corporate development. The hire will drive the sourcing and evaluation of current and future inorganic opportunities; and identify and proactively develop new strategic and business development opportunities. Also, he or she will nurture relationships with management teams in industries germane to BlackRock’s priorities; and lead analysis of inorganic opportunities across the asset management and financial technology industries. Candidates should have a bachelor’s or equivalent degree with a strong record of academic achievement. An MBA is preferred, but not required. Also, they should have six to 10 years of financial services experience; investment banking, private equity, or direct investing experience is preferred, but not required. The position is in New York City.

Ares Management is looking to hire an associate vice president, counsel for its private equity group. Duties include advising investment and non-investment professionals on a wide range of legal matters, whether responding to inquiries or proactively issue spotting. Also, he or she will assist with the “hands-on” completion of the legal team’s document workflow as well as supervising outside counsel on a number of matters. Candidates should have a JD with a strong academic background; California Bar membership or ability to qualify as a registered in-house counsel in California; and three to five plus years of relevant experience at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house. Investment management industry experience is appreciated, but not required. The position is in Century City, California.

Blackstone is seeking an operations associate for its private equity business. The hire will work closely with deal teams/fund counsel/tax advisors and portfolio company management on investment transactions and support; and interact with the fund accountants on deal transaction accounting for GAAP F/S. Also, he or she will manage the investment closing/sale funds flow process alongside the deal teams; and manage responsibilities and assignments delegated to the junior New York and offshore teams. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; a CPA is preferred. Also, they should have four to six years of public accounting, fund accounting or fund operations experience. The position is in New York City.