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Position: Investor Relations and Business Development intern (full-time one-year contract, with possibility of further extension)

Based out of: Munich/Stockholm/London

Application deadline: 2 June 2023

About Verdane
Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with sustainable, tech-enabled European businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. Verdane looks to deploy behind three core themes: the Digital Consumer, Software Everywhere, and Sustainable Society. Verdane funds hold close to €4bn in total commitments and have made over 135 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003. Verdane’s team of 120+ investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo, and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses in Europe. You may be familiar with some of the consumer-facing companies that we have invested in, such as Instabee, CAIA Cosmetics, EasyPark and Farmasiet. We are proud to have attracted high caliber investors from more than 15 countries, ranging from large foundations and endowments to pension funds, insurance companies and family offices. Over half of the capital commitments in our most recent funds are by not-for-profit investors, and during 2021 Verdane held its final close on Verdane Idun I, an impact focused fund investing in technology-enabled businesses based out of Europe. Strong returns for our funds thus also help good causes.

We are looking for a full-time intern to join our Investor Relations and Business Development team. The Investor Relations and Business Development team at Verdane is responsible for Verdane’s revenue generation, raising new private equity funds and co-investments, and also for Verdane’s “customer care”, making sure that existing investors are well-informed and well looked-after.

Responsibilities for the intern include:

  • Content production and data analysis for Verdane Partners and the Investor Relations team to use in investor meetings and communications
  • Supporting capital raisings for Verdane funds, specific portfolio companies and secondary transactions
  • Supporting with analysis and materials, as well as event organisation, for annual investor and advisory committee meetings
  • Investor communication around new investments, realisations and other significant events

Personal Competencies
We think that you have strong analytical and communication skills, a solid financial understanding and that you are motivated to work in a fast-paced workplace. We can offer you an exciting opportunity to gain broad understanding of the working cogs of a leading private equity firm, through working with members of the Investor Relations and Business Development team as well as the investment teams.

You will be a perfect fit if our corporate values resonate with you:

Get things done: We actively work to shorten decision making cycles, always completing our set tasks with quality. We prioritise what lies before us in order to ensure that everything we set out to accomplish is done well, rather than taking on too many things at once.

Dare to be different: We are bold in our thinking and challenge the status quo. We treasure differences of opinion and value complementary perspectives as we seek creative solutions to complex problems.

Love what we do: We are genuinely committed and passionately curious, entrepreneurial in spirit and deed – the best idea wins.

Respect people and the planet: We act with integrity and seek to build trust in all relations. We show responsibility and aspire to be on the right side of history, helping to move our industry towards more sustainable, long-term thinking.

Professional Qualifications

  • You are a recent Bachelor’s degree graduate, on your third year of your Bachelor’s program or are currently studying towards a Master’s degree
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English (Nordic language or German is an advantage)
  • You are an advanced Excel and PowerPoint user
  • You are an excellent communicator
  • Committed, structured, organised, hard-working and a team player

Personal Competencies
You have a growth mindset, good communication skills, and want to work in an international environment. As a person, you collaborate well in a down-to-earth and value-based culture that is committed to creating long-lasting relationships. You have a can-do attitude, enjoy working with people but at the same time, you also like to solve challenges by yourself.

Verdane is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, or age.

If you have any questions, please reach out to hanna.skarblom@verdane.com or judith.kottutz@verdane.com.


About Verdane

Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable businesses based out of Europe to help them reach the next stage of international growth. Verdane’s over 130 employees, based in Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm, are dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses.

We offer European category leaders looking for international growth a unique combination of local market support, through teams based in six countries, as well as growth experience on par with the best global sector specialists. Verdane companies have exclusive access to Elevate, our in-house operational expert team. Elevate provides strategic and operational support on high-priority projects to elevate performance and support growth, covering both go-to-market and operations.

We seek to partner with businesses supported by secular growth trends and we consider stakeholder alignment of crucial importance to achieving optimal outcomes. We specialise in growing digital consumer, software, and sustainable society businesses. Our funds hold over €4bn in total commitments and have made over 140 investments through portfolio and direct transactions since 2003. Past and present category leaders backed by us include Apoteka, asgoodasnew, Boozt, CAIA Cosmetics, CRF Health, Danelec Marine, EasyPark, Farmasiet, FiksuRuoka, Forsta, Hornetsecurity, Instabox, InRiver, Maingate, MatHem, Meister, momox, octoshape, smava, Scanmarket, and Youty Group. www.verdane.com