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VC Principal

SWEN Capital Partners
SWEN Capital Partners
Job Functions:
Sales & Business Development
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Portsmouth, NH, USA
Posted on:
09/20/2022

Strategy: SWEN Blue Ocean

Our “Raison d’être”: As promoters of Responsible Investment, our “raison d’être” is based on a long-term vision driven by purpose and a threefold goal: • Create sustainable value by fully incorporating social and environmental criteria into our actions, close to the areas we serve. • Be a responsible company that is committed to fairly sharing the value created among all stakeholders, shareholders, clients, employees, and business partners. • Promote human relationships to stimulate initiatives and excellence. It does not operate independently of the challenges of todays and tomorrow’s world, and acts for a sustainable, more inclusive society.

SWEN Capital Partners is a European leader in responsible investment in private equity, infrastructure, and private debt with over €7Bn in assets under management and advisory. SWEN Capital Partners is a subsidiary of OFI Group with Arkéa and its employees as other shareholders. It has always positioned ESG and environmental concerns at the heart of its approach by offering its clients innovative and sustainable investment solutions. We strive to identify and understand the challenges, both economic and human, of today's and tomorrow's world, to enlighten our decisions. SWEN Capital Partners has more than 80 employees, 42% of whom are women. 11 nationalities are represented and 28% of employees began as company interns, which shows SWEN’s willingness to place its trust in young talents, to train them up, and to give them responsibility.

SWEN Capital Partners is seeking to reinforce its SWEN Blue Ocean team by hiring a Principal (F/M) in its Paris office. SWEN Blue Ocean invests in innovations that help regenerate ocean health and achieve SDG14, with the aim to deliver both systemic impact and competitive market returns. The team launched the Blue Ocean fund in September 2021 at the IUCN's World Conservation Congress, in scientific partnership with Ifremer, France's leading ocean science institute. The fund invests in solutions to overfishing, solutions to ocean pollution and marine solutions to climate change. Blue Ocean currently has a size of EUR 116 million and was recognized as one of the top 40 European Impact PE funds by Real Deal and PER. The investment strategy focuses on Series A investments, mainly in Europe.

Main responsibilities: • Support the SWEN Blue Ocean team across its duties, including: o Dealflow generation and analysis (sourcing of investment opportunities) o Investment execution (in support of deal lead, conduct impact and business diligence, prepare investment memorandums, negotiation, monitoring, exit) Our “Raison d’être”: As promoters of Responsible Investment, our “raison d’être” is based on a long-term vision driven by purpose and a threefold goal: • Create sustainable value by fully incorporating social and environmental criteria into our actions, close to the areas we serve. • Be a responsible company that is committed to fairly sharing the value created among all stakeholders, shareholders, clients, employees, and business partners. • Promote human relationships to stimulate initiatives and excellence. It does not operate independently of the challenges of todays and tomorrow’s world, and acts for a sustainable, more inclusive society. o Intelligence (conduct ocean impact research, market studies) o Strategy (support lead in contributing to ocean innovation ecosystem building)

Required skills: • Minimum of 5 years of work experience, including in strategy consulting, innovation or finance. • Masters Degree, science or engineering degree valued. • Strong analytical and quantitative skills. • Passionate about the environment and motivated to regenerate ocean health. • Team player and solid interpersonal skills. • International and multicultural experience. • Fluent English, native is a plus

What you can expect from SWEN Capital Partners: • The opportunity to contribute to a fast-growing high impact company. • Varied and motivating task content with creative freedom. • An international working environment characterized by a flat organization, a warm and supportive company spirit, and an open feedback culture. • Excellent professional development opportunities.

The Principal will report to Christian Lim and Olivier Raybaud, Managing Directors of the SWEN Blue Ocean team and will work with the entire team, composed of six investment professionals as of today. A combination of work from home and in the office is possible. Please send your resume and cover letter to Christian Lim: clim@swen-cp.fr.