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Most of the time, starting a Private Equity career is a step forward from being an Investment Banking analyst or Strategy Consultant. A lot of private equity companies require years of experience for their Private Equity openings, but luckily not all of them! So don’t get discouraged yet, because we are here to tell you that at some Dutch companies, you have the opportunity to dive straight into Private Equity after graduating!

Here are some Private Equities that do hire fresh graduates. Check out these companies’ job vacancies, and see which one is the ideal fit for you:

Main Capital Partners

About the company

Main focuses on enterprise software companies, with the goal of creating and building large, healthy software groups driven by soldi business fundamentals. After more than 20 years of being in the software market, their expertise is unmatched. This is what makes Main Capital Partners the most specialised company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital.

They are an international company, with offices in the Hague, Dusseldorf, Stockholm Boston and Antwerp (soon to be opened). At their HQ in the center of the Hague, you work mostly independently, but also as part of a team, on deals ranging between EUR 10 to EUR 50 million. The company has an informal corporate culture and allows you to quickly get involved with interesting, international clients. They also offer free lunch and a Fitness Plan!

What they are looking for

Main Capital Partners is hiring a Business Analyst and a CDD/KYC Analyst for a duration of minimum 12 months.

If you are close to getting a Master’s in Business or Economics degree or you already obtained it, the Business Analyst position might be your ideal fit!

If you are experienced and familiar with all there is to know about laws, regulations and guidelines related to preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, the CDD/KYC Analyst is what you might be looking for.

Pride Capital Partners

About the company 

Pride Capital Partners is an investment company that supports later-stage software and IT companies in the Benelux and DACH region. They support companies in realising management buy-outs, acquisitions and growth trajectories.

At their office in Amsterdam, you work independently, but also get training and guidance. Thanks to the team size – 15 employees – you are involved in deals since day one! At Pride they value a healthy work-life balance. The company culture is informal in which there is enough room for fun activities next to working hard.

What they are looking for

Pride Capital Partners is currently hiring an Investment Analyst. Dealflow, deal execution, opportunity analysis and portfolio management are some of the tasks that you will do as an Investment Analyst. 

Are you a Master’s graduate with affinity and/or previous experience in the software and IT industry, as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit? Then this might be the job for you!

Gimv

About the company

Gimv is a pan-European investment company, listed on Euronext Brussels, with high deal sizes and a focus on 4 forward-looking investment areas: Consumer, Healthcare, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities – Gimv is therefore sustainability-driven, and active in sectors that are essential to the future of our society. 

Gimv is as international as it gets: they hold offices in 4 countries: France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. At their office in the Hague, Gimv has a young and small team, great training programs and a broad exposure to different industries. 

What they are looking for

Gimv is currently hiring an Analyst that will assist with deal work, draft presentations, conduct market research and financial modeling. 

Are you a soon-to-be or fresh MSc/BSc graduate with relevant experience in the financial sector already? Do you want to work in a pan-European company and do you have a strong affinity or background with Gimv’s industry focus? This could be the ideal job for you!

Mentha Capital

About the company

Mentha Capital is an independent private equity firm active in the lower end of the mid-market in the Netherlands and Flanders. Mentha works directly with the entrepreneurs and they execute over 25 deals a year. 

They are not your usual PE firm – their culture is open, fast and down-to-earth, where proactivity and an entrepreneurial mindset are valued. At their office in Amsterdam Noord, they work hard but there is always time for a game of ping pong or after work drinks. 

What they are looking for

Mentha Capital is hiring an Associate to help their 22 young professionals’ team in Amsterdam with deal execution, value creation and sourcing, among others. 

Mentha is on the lookout for a graduate with extracurricular activities, who possesses strong business and analytical skills. For Mentha, affinity with entrepreneurship is essential. 

Are you interested in Private Equity, but prefer wearing sneakers to work instead of the usual dress code in PE? If entrepreneurship thrills you, join Mentha Capital!

Here are other companies that are open to hire fresh graduates – ideal to keep an eye out for their future job vacancies:

Bolster Investment Partners

Bolster Investment Partners is a long-term investor specialized in minority interests. Their deal size ranges between EUR 7.5 million and EUR 50 million end and the companies they invest in are relatively niche. 

At Bolster, your personal and professional development is central. You get a lot of training and guidance in a small team of 20 employees, and you work closely with the associates. Do you have a lot of extracurricular activities, and feel like you might be a great fit for their company culture? Then an internship at Bolster is what you are looking for!

NPM

NPM Capital was founded in 1948 and since then, they have made over 700 investments. They execute mid-range deal sizes and do not have a focus on a specific sector – their portfolio currently has 26 investments, including Picnic, Bergman Clinics, Suitsupply, and more!

As part of the Amsterdam NPM team, you receive a lot of training and guidance, as well as the opportunity to go on secondment at their holding company, SHV, or at one of their portfolio companies. Did you ace your university courses, are you ambitious and ready to take responsibility? Then NPM is a great fit for you!

Capital A

Capital A is an independent Private Equity office. They invest in private owned small- and midcap companies, with no specific sector focus.

As part of Capital A’s 30-people team, you participate in every step of the deal and you are in direct contact with the entrepreneur. You receive constant feedback and training from your company mentor. Do you have a commercial eye and a competitive, self-starting mindset? Then Capital A is your perfect fit!

NewPort

NewPort invests in Dutch-based, mid-market companies – they are a true entrepreneurial investor, with over 100 successful Dutch entrepreneurs and family offices in their portfolio, as well as a number of institutional investors. 

Joy at (and outside) of work drives their Amsterdam-based team of 12 people to deliver top performances. Are you entrepreneurial, ambitious and down-to-earth? Then you fit the NewPort DNA! 

There are a lot of options out there, so it’s important to stay on top of what could be out there for you! Have a virtual coffee with us and we will help you find your way around a Private Equity career!