Partners Group seeks Denver investment manager

The firm is in the process of building a state-of-the-art North American hub, with room for several hundred employees.

Partners Group is seeking a senior investment professional for its new Denver hub, according to a job advertisement.

The new hire, who will join the firm’s private equity integrated investment team, will perform due diligence on prospective primary fund commitments, and source and evaluate secondaries transactions and co-investment opportunities, the posting notes.

They will also be expected to take responsibility for managing key general partner relationships and developing prospective ones.

The candidate will have between six and 10 years of experience with a leading private equity player and “top academic credentials”, with an emphasis on business administration, accounting, finance or mathematics,.

In March 2016 Partners Group, which opened offices in New York in 2000 and Houston in 2014, announced that it was to build a state-of-the-art “campus” in Denver, hosting “several hundred” employees, which will act as a North American hub.

First ground was broken at the start of December 2017, according to a statement from the firm, which has built up a team of more than 100 employees in a temporary office in Denver while it awaits the move.

“Not only did many of our existing US employees put their hands up to move here [to Denver], but we have also carried out significant local recruitment in the past year to meet the pace of growth of our business,” said partner David Layton at the time.

In the last five years, approximately 40 percent of the capital Partners Group has invested across its private markets business has been in North America, the firm said.

In October, the head of Partners Group’s Denver office Anthony Shontz became co-head of its primary and secondaries unit, working alongside New York-based Hal Avidano.

This followed the firm’s decision in June to merge its secondaries and primary private equity investment units amid a reshuffle of its top team, Secondaries Investor reported.