Senior Associate, Co-Investments, AlpInvest
Carlyle Investment Management, LLC

New York, New York

Position Summary

Position Summary
The Carlyle Group seeks to hire an Senior Associate within the AlpInvest Co-Investment team.

AlpInvest Partners is one of the largest and well-established private equity investors globally, with nearly $75 billion committed to investments since inception. AlpInvest is wholly owned by The Carlyle Group and serves as the private equity multi-manager adviser within the Carlyle Investment Solutions business segment.

AlpInvest's activities cover a broad range of private equity, including Primary Fund commitments, Secondary Investments and Co-Investments. The firm's investments span the full spectrum of private equity: buyouts, venture, growth capital, energy, mezzanine, and distressed. AlpInvest offers customized private equity solutions to clients through separately managed accounts and commingled funds. AlpInvest has a large and diverse base of more than 400 investors globally, including sovereign wealth funds, public and private pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and other financial institutions.

AlpInvest has offices in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong with a team of more than 85 investment professionals and over 170 employees across the globe.

AlpInvest's Co-Investment team invests directly in companies, partnering with lead financial sponsors across the globe to provide equity financing in private equity transactions and leveraged buyouts. Investments are made globally across all industries and company stages by a team consisting of over 30 investment professionals located in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Co-Investment Program is designed to work alongside private equity GPs throughout the lifecycle of a deal. AlpInvest Partners engages early in the deal process and actively supports the lead financial sponsor underwriting a bid for a company in addition to acting as a supportive partner to help finance leveraged buyouts. The team has invested $15+ billion in over 325 transactions with 150+ private equity firms including Permira, Apollo, TA Associates, Advent International, KKR, Symphony Technology Group, Charlesbank, CVC Capital, TSG Consumer, Hellman & Friedman, Nautic Partners, GTCR, Ridgemont Equity Partners and Littlejohn.

Key Duties/Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Senior Associates are key members of the investment team. Key job functions include:
  • Lead evaluation and execution of transactions reporting to Managing Directors and Principals
  • Develop and mentor junior investment professionals
  • Manage due diligence process including dialogue with management teams and external advisors
  • Determine appropriate valuations, legal/ tax structures and capital structures
  • Prepare memos and recommendations for investment committee
  • Negotiate transaction agreements and financing documents
  • Monitor existing portfolio companies through interactions with GPs and participation in board meetings and identify opportunities for performance improvement and value realization.
  • Prepare periodic investor updates and develop relationships with the Co-investment team's LP base and fundraising activities


Education & Certificates
  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA is a plus

Professional Experience
The target candidate will have a minimum of 5 and up to 10 years of experience, with prior experience in private equity investing. Successful candidates will be team players with the confidence to interact with general partners through frequent direct interaction and ability to thrive in a fast-pace and entrepreneurial environment. The target candidate's background will include:
  • Familiarity with leveraged buyouts and other private equity transactions
  • Advanced financial modeling capability and ability to interpret financial metrics or complete financial analysis when analyzing investment opportunities
  • Desire and ability to learn about new companies and industries, and ability to quickly get up to speed in understanding company financials and performance trends
  • Experience with outside-in sector research and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Company Information

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with $376 billion of assets under management, spanning 3 business segments and 520 investment vehicles as of June 30, 2022. Founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, Carlyle has grown into one of the world's largest and most successful investment firms, with more than 1,900 professionals operating in 26 offices across 5 continents. Carlyle places an emphasis on development, retention and inclusion as supported by our internal processes and seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, which range from public and private pension funds to wealthy individuals and families to sovereign wealth funds, unions and corporations. Carlyle invests across three segments - Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions - and has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.

At Carlyle, we know that diverse teams perform better, so we seek to create a community where we continually exchange insights, embrace different perspectives and leverage diversity as a competitive advantage. That is why we are committed to growing and cultivating teams that include people with a variety of perspectives, people who provide unique lenses through which to view potential deals, support and run our business.

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