Bridges Fund Management Limited

Associate, Bridges Evergreen Holdings

If you have the desire to work in a fast-paced environment, investing in a truly differentiated strategy and working with highly impactful businesses, then this role is for you! This is a rare opportunity to join an organisation that is at the forefront of impact investing globally.

Bridges Evergreen (‘Evergreen’) was established in 2016 as the UK’s first long term, impact focussed equity fund. Evergreen partners with ambitious, highly impactful businesses that are helping to solve our most pressing social and environmental challenges.

Its patient, flexible, values aligned capital supports decision-making that is in the best long-term interests of businesses; whilst Bridges’ impact management expertise helps businesses to deliver better outcomes for their key stakeholders.

Bridges is seeking an Associate to work on the Evergreen team, supporting new investments and value and impact creation within our portfolio.

 The role is full time.

Highlights of the role

  • This is a rare opportunity to work on a highly differentiated investment strategy and be part of a team that is shaping the future of an already successful fund
  • Being part of an organisation which is at the absolute forefront of impact investing globally
  • Working with highly impactful businesses; all of our portfolio companies are tackling important social and environmental challenges
  • Involvement in the full investment lifecycle, including deal origination, diligence and execution, portfolio and value creation, and exits
  • Strong collaboration with the wider Bridges platform, particularly with the Sustainable Growth Funds
  • Significant career progression opportunities in the medium and longer term

Key attributes we are looking for:

  • High integrity, intellectual curiosity and ambition
  • Attention to detail and technical expertise
  • Likely to have a financial qualification (ACA or similar) or 3-5 years relevant experience at another PE house or investment bank.
  • Excellent financial, accounting and modelling skills
  • Knowledge of growth private equity modelling, structuring, valuation methods and processes.
  • Strong report writing and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Intellectual rigour and excellent academic qualifications
  • Ability to build, develop and nurture strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders (management teams, advisors, investors and colleagues at all levels), and the desire to be part of building a team
  • Keen interest in sustainable and impact investment and a desire to drive profit with purpose.
  • Experience of the private equity deal and investment lifecycle.
  • Self-starter who is able to take ownership of tasks and work independently.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment along with the ability to get up to speed quickly, be solutions focused and to work in a small team.
  • Comfortable with the ambiguity that comes with working in an entrepreneurial environment.

Compensation and Benefits

The remuneration offered will be commensurate with experience.

  • The health and wellbeing of our employees is really important to us. We will offer a range of benefits to you, including enhanced family friendly policies, employee healthcare benefits, employee protection benefits, an employee assistance programme, alongside other well-being initiatives to promote a healthier working environment.
  • You will get 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, and a 5% contribution to the company pension scheme.

Application Process

4-8 weeks in total. 

Applications will be open until 10pm on Sunday 10th July 2022.

We will filter applications w.c. 11th July and will begin to arrange interviews that week, with a view to making an appointment by early-mid August.