Jefferies Private Funds Group
Located within the broader Jefferies Investment Banking platform, the Jefferies Private Funds Group is a leading global alternative placement agent that specializes in capital raises for private equity, private credit and special situations funds, and direct equity private placements for operating companies and new platforms, often working in conjunction with Jefferies’ sector-based banking teams. The Private Funds Group has raised over $40 billion from global institutional investors over the past decade through a combination of unparalleled experience, discriminating mandate selection, rigorous due diligence, thoughtful investor selection and superior transaction execution. The Private Funds Group takes on a diverse range of mandates, insuring broad exposure and experience for Summer Analysts, including:
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Media / Telecom
- Real Estate
- Distressed Debt
- Growth Equity
- Opportunistic Credit / Direct Lending
- Sector Focused
- Special Situations
- Specialty Finance
What you can expect
Jefferies Investment Banking Summer Analysts in the Private Funds Group have the unique opportunity to gain insight into a global, client-focused investment bank and experience an entrepreneurial environment where employees have the opportunity to make an immediate impact and are rewarded for performance. Our lean deal team structure will not only provide you with unparalleled hands-on experience, it will help you develop lasting personal and professional relationships with peers and senior bankers that will serve as the foundation for a successful career.
Following an enriching orientation and training program, Private Funds Summer Analysts will begin working on their day-to-day responsibilities, with support from colleagues serving as both instructors and mentors throughout the 10-week engagement. Jefferies’ collegial program also offers a series of social and educational events to further enhance your professional development and grow your network. As a way to help maximize your experience with us, Summer Analysts receive performance reviews mid-summer and at the end of the program.
In addition to performing fundamental analysis and research into companies and markets, Summer Analysts are challenged to think creatively, offer their input, and add value to the team from day one. As with everyone at Jefferies, Summer Analysts are expected to pursue their projects with excellence, a collaborative spirit, and with the highest levels of integrity.
Private Funds Summer Analyst responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Performing financial valuation, discounted cash flow and multiples-based analyses
- Building and using financial models
- Preparing live deal materials, such as offering memorandums, presentations and prospectuses
- Conducting industry and product research
- Analyzing detailed corporate and financial information
- Direct interaction with clients and investors
What we look for in a candidate
We look for candidates who are eager to make an impact by doing real, hands-on work and participating on active deal teams. Successful Jefferies Summer Analysts are able to multitask and manage a variety of projects simultaneously. Candidates must demonstrate professionalism and client management skills together with strong technical, written and verbal communication skills. The work is fast paced, challenging and intellectually stimulating. The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, be adaptable and work both independently and as part of a team are essential traits of a successful candidate. You should have a strong academic background and be completing the junior year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program.