Business Development Analyst, Private Equity Performance Improvement

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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We are currently looking for a Business Development Analyst to sit within our Private Equity Performance Improvement, Relationship Management team here at Alvarez & Marsal Europe, based in London.


Main responsibilities include

Support the Private Equity key priority account programme (“Targeting Engine”) 

  • Act as account manager (internally) for a number of accounts to ensure they are smoothly run and constantly developed
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of Key Accounts through data consolidation and participate in key account review meetings
  • Research trends and latest developments in the market, including Activists, Investments Banks and Law firms in the market
  • Own, maintain and update various information databases

Act as the central knowledge management function for Private Equity Services

  • Own and maintain the go-to-market documents and marketing collateral
  • Maintain and update the case study database
  • Manage the “Request for Experience” process
  • Support A&M teams with external client proposals and pitches

Support and develop outside-in analyses on investment targets and Private Equity portfolio companies

  • Conduct in-depth company research including general overviews, review of services, competition and industry segments
  • Conduct basic financial analysis including profit & loss review, cost trend analysis and benchmarking against industry peers

Support content initiatives and client events within the Private Equity Services Relationship Management programme, including

  • Support the planning and execution of client events alongside Marketing
  • Support the weekly Business Development / Targeting meetings and providing input to external deal communications
  • Support the development of content and gathering of data for industry or functional initiatives (e.g. research for newsletter)


Act as administrator for Salesforce for Private Equity Services, including

  • Maintaining and developing pipeline dashboards/ reports and supporting analysis and interpretation of data
  • Keeping a keen eye on Salesforce usage and the opportunity pipeline
  • Delivering periodic KPI’s from Salesforce and input into the annual review process


Ideal candidates will have

  • Knowledge or previous experience of the Private Equity market would be ideal but is not as essential as a keen and demonstrated interest in the sector
  • Basic financial acumen including understanding of financial statements, key financial metrics and revenue & expenses trends
  • Strong communication and analytical capabilities with attention to detail
  • Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills, gravitas, and be able to form strong working relationships with senior and more junior members of the team and those of other practices
  • Ability to take ownership of work and work to tight deadlines in combination with a positive attitude, energetic approach and self-motivation
  • Good Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with a CRM system, ideally Salesforce, desirable
  • Fluency in English. Other European languages (Italian or Spanish) desirable but not essential
  • University degree, ideally Financial background

(Please note initially this will not be client facing and position more as a sales operations function)

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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