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Investment Associate

Position description

D’Ieteren Group is looking for an investment associate to strengthen its investment team. The investment associate will be responsible for sourcing and analysing prospective investment opportunities, deal execution as well as contributing to the development of portfolio companies.

About D’Ieteren Group

D’Ieteren Group is a family-controlled investment company (market capitalization of c.€7.1bn as of Oct ’21) that seeks to invest into a handful of platform companies with a long-term focus. We target to deploy large amounts of capital (equity tickets of min c.€200m) into various platforms across different sectors and strive to accompany the development of each of our companies over the long term. To date, D’Ieteren Group has a sizeable liquidity position (c. €1bn) to invest and currently has five activities:

  • D’Ieteren Auto (100% owned) – the historic family business as the exclusive importer and distributor of VW Group vehicles in Belgium
  • Belron (54% owned, together with CD&R – the worldwide leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement services
  • Moleskine (100% owned) – a premium and aspirational lifestyle brand that develops and sells iconic branded notebooks and writing, travel and reading accessories
  • D’Ieteren Immo (100% owned) – the real estate arm of D’Ieteren Group in Belgium, which actively develops and manages the real estate portfolio of D’Ieteren Group
  • TVH (40% owned) – the global independent leader in the distribution of aftermarket parts for material handling, construction & industrial and agricultural equipment

Position description

  • New investment(s) search:
    • Conduct sector/market studies and market screenings to identify attractive companies
    • Analyse potential investment opportunities (company & market research, financial & valuation analysis, etc.)
    • Participate in investment committees and contribute to the determination of the investment strategy
    • Participate in external events (e.g. company visits, analyst days, conferences, general meetings)
    • Participate to ongoing/live situations and deal processes (due diligence etc.)
    • Model and structure potential new investment opportunities
  • Portfolio management:
    • Actively support portfolio companies on various dimensions (strategy, execution, organization, people, etc.)
    • Participate to monthly business review meetings with portfolio companies’ management


  • c.2-3 years of experience in strategy consulting, investment banking or private equity/corporate finance
  • Master’s student or early graduate in business/finance/engineering with excellent academic results
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with proficiency in financial modelling and Microsoft Office suite
  • Team player with proactive attitude, deep sense of ownership and interest for private equity/investment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in French/Dutch and fluency in English required, knowledge of other languages is a plus

What we offer

  • Join a c.20-people holding team with great exposure to experienced investment professionals and the executive committee of both D’Ieteren Group and its portfolio companies
  • Highly competitive compensation package

We are looking forward to meeting you.

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