Rothschild & Co
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Merchant Banking Private Equity Long-Term Internship

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

This London based six month internship (starting January 2021) is an exciting opportunity to intern with Rothschild & Co's flagship corporate private equity fund, Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI). FAPI manages over €1.4 billion through two dedicated funds focused on investing in mid-cap companies in Western Europe.

Our team is based in London, Paris and Luxembourg and is comprised of 20 investment professionals originating from 8 countries across Europe.


  • Researching the industries in which our potential targets for investments operate, using all sources of information
  • Identifying and evaluating investment opportunities
  • Preparing financial models and investment committee memos
  • Developing and maintaining standard or bespoke financial models
  • Assisting with deal execution processes and monitoring of existing portfolio companies
  • Developing and communicating a point of view on where/how value is created and the most actionable opportunities which meet the Fund’s risk-adjusted return criteria
  • Supporting the team in co-ordinating the due diligence and transaction processes both internally and with other advisers
  • Developing relationship skills through exposure to senior bankers and investment committee members

What we are looking for

  • Teamwork: ability to build effective relationships between individuals, teams, lines of business and across geographical/cultural boundaries
  • Communication: ability to communicate clearly, persuade and influence
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to be proactive, preserve, overcome setbacks and deliver results
  • Ability to work independently and take a high level of responsibility
  • Understanding of the fundamental principles and the application of corporate finance
  • Enthusiasm for developing these skills and applying these skills creatively
  • Ability to build long term, professional relationships with management teams and advisors that add value
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


  • This programme is aimed at students who have graduated or require a year in industry
  • Outstanding academic track record (2:1 or above; obtained or expected)
  • Previous experience at either a leading investment bank (M&A, Leveraged Finance, ECM), private equity firm, or top tier strategy consulting firm

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 December 2020

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Closing date:  31 December 2020