Head of Funds & Co-Investments – Blue Earth Capital AG

Role: Head of Funds & Co-Investments – Blue Earth Capital AG

Location: London/Zug

Business Department: Blue Earth Capital (formerly known as PG Impact Investments)


About Blue Earth Capital

Blue Earth Capital (formerly known as PG Impact Investments) is the global Impact Investing firm backed by Partners Group. The purpose of Blue Earth Capital is to harness the efficiency of private markets and entrepreneurship to alleviate poverty and address pressing social and environmental challenges.

Blue Earth Capital follows an integrated investment strategy aimed at generating both impact and market rate financial returns. Our funds and mandates invest across all impact sectors and geographies with focus on social impact in emerging markets and environmental impact in developed market. Our funds and mandates invest via direct investments (debt and equity) and funds and co-investments.

To find out more about Blue Earth Capital visit their website here


About the Role

We are seeking the Head for our Funds and Co-investments platform and Member of the Executive Committee. In this position you will lead the investment strategy setting for the firm’s funds and co-investment platform, manage a team of funds and co-investment professionals, represent the firm and the Funds and Co-investments team vis-a-vis clients. You will oversee and occasionally lead investment due diligence and monitoring projects. Other responsibilities include representing the Funds & Co-investments department on the firm’s Executive Committee, Products & Markets Committee and Portfolio Management Committee.


The position reports in the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.



Key Responsibilities


  • Setting the investment strategy
  • Acting as Investment Responsible: Manage/coach a team of Investment Leaders in sourcing fund and co-investment private equity deal flow globally, develop investment recommendations, run due diligence projects, negotiate relevant legal agreements (LPA, Side Letters, SPA, SHA, MIP etc.) and monitor investments (incl. corporate action recommendations)
  • Ensuring smooth running of the Fund & Co-investments team’s operations (including investment and people processes)
  • Provide senior relationship coverage to investee management occasionally including board representation
  • Contribute to product development, fund-raising and investor relations (funds and separately managed accounts)
  • Conduct / lead the team in various tasks related to product reporting, monitoring investments, market research, internal requests, and marketing with current and potential investors
  • Coach and develop team members
  • Contribute to the overall development of the firm as Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the firm’s Portfolio Management Committee and Product & Markets Commitee



What we expect:


We are looking for a professional with the ability and willingness to excel within a highly entrepreneurial organization. The successful candidate should demonstrate:


  • At least 15 years of Funds and Co-investment experience (buy-side)
  • Experience/track record in portfolio management, fund/mandate strategy development and implementation
  • Track record in origination, due diligence, monitoring/value creation and exit of private equity funds and direct or co-investments. Restructuring experience a plus
  • Strong and relevant sourcing network globally
  • Experience in emerging markets and with the firm’s key investment themes is beneficial
  • Demonstrated track record in attracting, developing and retaining a high caliber investment team
  • Experience in fundraising and contribution to the overall business development of an investment firm
  • Demonstrated passion for impact investing, development finance or social enterprise work
  • Familiarity with the latest impact measurement & management approaches
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player with entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent analytical, inter-personal and written communication skills
  • Business fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier university


What we offer:


  • Opportunity to play a major role in building out the Funds- and Co-investment platform of a growing impact investing organization with the aim to reach an industry-leading position
  • Active involvement in strategic and operational decision making through Executive Committee, Portfolio Management Committee and Products & Markets Committee membership
  • Fostering work environment with a passionate and talented international team in a fast-growing, ambitious company
  • Highly professional, intellectually demanding and stimulating work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits with performance-related compensation model
  • Access to Partners Group’s global network, investment know-how and specialist resources


How To Apply


Recruitment for this role is being managed by Arkesden Partners, the Private Equity search firm.


If you would like to apply for this role, please ensure to submit a CV, deal sheet and a cover letter with your application either through this advert, or through an email to:


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