HPS Investment Partners is a leading global investment firm that seeks to provide creative capital solutions and generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients.  We manage various strategies across the capital structure that include syndicated leveraged loans and high yield bonds to privately negotiated senior secured debt and mezzanine investments, asset-based leasing and private equity.  The scale and breadth of our platform offers the flexibility to invest in companies large and small, through standard or customized solutions. At our core, we share a common thread of intellectual rigor and discipline that enables us to create value for our clients, who have entrusted us with approximately $95 billion of assets under management as of October 2022. HPS has approximately 189 investment professionals and over 520 total employees, and has fifteen offices globally.

HPS believes in the importance of giving back to its communities, and in promoting diversity and inclusivity at the firm. We are dedicated to fostering enduring community relationships, and we support our team’s community involvement through volunteer work, board service, and other contributions. In addition, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are central to HPS’s culture and investment processes.

Department Description

The EPC team is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investment opportunities for in Europe for the private credit strategies available at HPS. The EPC team works closely together with the global investment teams including the direct lending and mezzanine teams in the US.


Position Description                                                                                                                                                                                                           
HPS is recruiting a VP to join the European Private Credit Team. The ideal candidate will have prior experience at a private credit platform, demonstrate excellent quantitative ability and modelling skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. This person would lead the evaluation and execution of private credit investment opportunities across Europe, and work in lean deal teams.   

 

Responsibilities                                                                                                                                                                                 

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

 

  • Opportunity to join the European Private Credit team of a leading global private credit manager
  • Analyse a broad spectrum of investment opportunities across the capital structure - from direct lending unitranche deals through to subordinated debt and equity transactions - considering the relative value and pricing of risk
  • Lead the evaluation and execution of private credit investment opportunities across Europe, working in lean deal teams
  • Responsible for developing and substantiating an investment thesis, and providing investment recommendations to senior professionals and Investment Committee members
  • Negotiate term-sheet level commitments and contribute to deal structuring
  • Monitor the performance of existing portfolio companies, considering both opportunistic and defensive ideas during the investment horizon  
  • Develop relationships with private equity sponsors, management teams, advisors and industry counterparts
  • Provide mentorship and training to junior members of the team

 

Candidate Profile

  • Prior experience at a leading private credit platform, underwriting direct lending and / or subordinated financing transactions, or previous experience in leveraged finance, M&A or direct investments at a top tier bank
  • Demonstrates excellent quantitative ability and modelling skills
  • Solid comprehension of legal documentation and deal structuring
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic, who is a proactive and analytical thinker  
  • Team player who aligns to HPS’ cultural values

 

Location

  • London

 

Employment Type

  • Full-time


Hybrid Work Schedule

  • 3/2 split (M/F work from home, T-Th work from office.)

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