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BlackRock Private Equity Partners, Investment Professional - Associate - Princeton, NJ in Princeton, New Jersey

About this role

Private Equity Partners Overview

BlackRock Private Equity Partners (“BlackRock PEP”) is the private equity investment solutions group at BlackRock. Private Equity Partners has offices in Princeton, Zurich, London and Hong Kong with total AUM of more than $30 billion across a range of commingled funds and separate accounts. Major investors with BlackRock PEP include insurance firms, pension funds, endowments, sovereign wealth funds and sophisticated family offices. BlackRock PEP invests globally across the range of private equity strategies, including venture capital, growth, buyouts, distressed, and special situations.

Job Purpose/Background

PEP is looking for an investment professional to join as an Analyst or Associate to be based in the team's primary Princeton, NJ office. The candidate will be an active participant in the direct co-investment and fund selection process by performing screening, research, financial modeling, and other quantitative & qualitative analyses as part of the investment team. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree and some relevant training or investment experience (e.g., private equity, investment banking or management consulting).

This position demands excellent communication skills, strong analytical insight and financial modeling skills, perseverance and creativity in accessing information, the ability to balance multiple tasks, but most importantly, the ability to work effectively in a cross-border, team environment and a passion for private equity investing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in due diligence of investment opportunities (direct investments, primary funds), including conducting market and company research, preparing valuation analyses, financial and operating models, and investment memoranda, and presenting recommendations to the senior investment team

  • Coordinate with service providers and internal BlackRock groups (Legal, Operations, and Risk) to manage the closings of new investments

  • Develop and maintain relationships with private equity fund general partners and intermediaries

  • Assist in the preparation of summary review materials in support of internal quarterly portfolio reviews


  • 1 - 4 years of relevant work experience

  • Must be willing and able to be based out of the Princeton, NJ office

  • Communication skills – Strong written and oral presentation skills, with the ability to effectively formulate and articulate opinions persuasively

  • Technical skills – Ability to understand and develop financial models for companies and private equity funds (e.g., LBO models, valuation models, fund cash flow models)

  • Analytical and critical thinking – Ability to identify and articulate key investment considerations and risks. Ability to constructively review and critique other team members’ work, and willingness to receive and respect alternate points of view

  • Interpersonal & team skills – Comfortable with consensus decision-making and working in a cross-border, strong team-based environment

  • High level of intellectual curiosity

  • Self-starter with strong initiative

  • Organizational and time-management skills; Attention to detail

  • Outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and extracurricular involvement

  • Passion for and understanding of the private equity industry

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.