At Tenzing, we're on a mission to become the top tech-focused private equity investor in Europe. As we continue to scale, we're excited to launch our first One Year Analyst Programme, starting in Autumn 2024.

Our mission is to seek out the best European tech and tech-enabled firms and help build them into international powerhouses. We want to work with people who are passionate about that journey and can build a super-strength in helping to deliver this vision.

An Analyst in our London office will engage in all aspects of the private equity investment process, including sourcing and evaluating potential investments, presenting opportunities to the broader team, and performing due diligence. As we generally operate in small teams, you will play a key role and gain great responsibility from day one. The Programme is the ideal environment for developing a well-rounded investment understanding, supported by dedicated training and mentorship.

The analyst position will also provide a great opportunity to understand how a super ambitious and high-performance team operates in a high-growth private equity house.

The day job on arrival

  • Drive thematic and industry research across software and tech services.
  • Participate in due diligence processes, including financial modelling, market research, and company analysis.
  • Support with deal execution activities, including preparing presentations and drafting documents.
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorms, contributing your ideas and perspectives.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities, including the Altitude Academy©, Tenzing's tailored training, and mentorship sessions.
  • Conduct commercial, operational, and other analyses to assist in making investment decisions.
  • Perform financial analysis and modelling to assess the valuation of companies.

Who may be great at this job

At Tenzing, we value people from diverse backgrounds to ensure we succeed as a high-performance team. To thrive in this role as an analyst, it is, however likely you will have a:

  • Genuine interest in businesses and investing.
  • Strong academic and extracurricular achievements
  • Natural curiosity and a passion for learning
  • Commitment to being a team player.
  • Prior relevant experience, such as internships, is beneficial.

Key skills & expertise

  • Analytical and Quantitative Abilities: Problem-solving skills, with prior exposure to financial modelling and analysis being a plus.
  • Effective Communication: Enjoy presenting and working on your interpersonal skills. You can clearly share your ideas and collaborate with team members.
  • Proactive Learner: Demonstrate an eagerness to learn, take initiative, and maintain a strong work ethic.
  • Hands-On Approach: Willing to roll up your sleeves and tackle tasks directly with a practical mindset.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Possess a self-starter attitude, willing to take risks, and show initiative.
  • Quick Thinker: Bright and adaptable, able to respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances.
  • Organisational Skills: Strong time management and organisation skills
  • European Languages. Proficiency in German, Scandinavian languages, and French is actively sought for this role. Additionally, knowledge of any European languages is considered beneficial.

Location

This role is based in our London office at Heddon House, 149-151 Regent Street, London, W1B 4JD. You will be required to work on-site in London for most days of the week.

We also have offices in Stockholm and Munich, so there may be opportunities to travel to these locations depending on project and role requirements.

To be considered for this role, you must be available to start in August or September 2024 and commit to a 12-month duration.

Training and development

We invest heavily in The Altitude Academy©, Tenzing’s one-of-a-kind continuous development programme because we recognise our people make a huge commitment to us. We’re big believers that a well-rounded and diverse set of skills underpins our high performance and innovation culture.

Our aim

  • Increase our awareness of our influence on others.
  • Increase the depth of our influencing skills.
  • Increase our influencing competence on people and situations.
  • Create a psychologically safe environment where everyone feels included and able to learn, collaborate, and challenge.

Past topics have included

  • Why and how do we learn and develop in a high-performance environment?
  • Insights for making better decisions.
  • How does our brain help and hinder learning?

As an Analyst, we aim to provide you with a platform to learn, engage, and thrive. You will gain firsthand exposure through our team training sessions and tailored deal team training. These opportunities will help you develop the core technical skills essential for becoming a successful investor.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In 2022, Tenzing made a serious commitment at the Managing Partner level to become a significantly more diverse and inclusive employer than is the accepted norm in our industry. We believe that curiosity is nurtured in a values-led and inclusive environment where everyone feels like they belong.

Our goal is for 50% of our employee base to be represented by women and minority groups by 2027, and specifically, 50% of our Investment Team. Creating a fair, inclusive, high-performance team is critical to building an engaged workforce and our success.

About Tenzing

As a private equity investor in high-growth UK and Northern European SMEs valued between £10m and £200m, we work with niche market leaders and challenger businesses - ones that can transform themselves and disrupt the market in which they operate.

Named after Tenzing Norgay, the Nepalese mountaineer who guided Sir Edmund Hillary in the first-ever ascent of Mount Everest, his story represents our drive to support our portfolio businesses in reaching the summit of their ambitions, each and every time.

We love supporting, inspiring and investing alongside high energy, high-performance management teams and know what it takes to be a real partner - because we’ve done it ourselves. We’ve run businesses on credit cards. We’ve lain awake on a Sunday night thinking about what’s next. We’ve had our frustrations and made mistakes, but we’ve also had our successes, and we would love to share all of that with you.