Private Equity - Internship - Secondaries & Primaries

Internship 3 to 6 months


ARDIAN Germany GmbH

Large company900 employeesBanking / Finance

Published on February 9, 2024

  • Contract

    Internship 3 to 6 months

  • Location


  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study level

    Master level or equivalent

  • Remote working

    No remote working

Private Equity – Internship – Secondaries & Primaries

The German team in Frankfurt is continuously looking for interns for a duration of 3 months or more. 

Job insert

  • Department: Secondaries & Primaries
  • Contract: Internship / Full-time
  • Duration: 3 - 6 months
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main / Germany
  • Start date: September 2024

About the Team

Ardian has the world’s largest Secondaries & Primaries platform, with more than $79bn under management or advisement. Since 1999, we have built the world’s leading Secondaries platform: we acquire stakes in high-quality private equity and infrastructure funds from institutional investors, providing a liquidity solution for them before the underlying funds reach maturity. On the primary side, we use our unrivalled network to give our investors access to top-tier fundraisings worldwide. Our integrated primary and secondary set-up ensures that Ardian has a common relationship network of managers and a world-leading proprietary database.

Key responsibilities

  • Fully integrated team member in deal teams for Private Equity Secondary and Primary transactions
  • Support of due diligence processes, including valuation of investment opportunities and drafting of investment committee papers for the respective funds and companies
  • Independent preparation of financial models and presentations
  • Monitoring and valuation of existing investments
  • Preparation of presentations for internal and external use


  • Outstanding academic qualifications from a leading business school or university
  • Relevant prior internships in related fields (e.g. M&A, Strategy Consulting, Leveraged Finance, Private Equity)
  • Very strong analytic capabilities with respect to validating markets and business models
  • Outstanding motivation and willingness to work with international teams
  • Professional in German and English

Application process

Please send your CV and short motivation letter incl. information on your availability dates.


Ardian is a world-leading private investment house, managing or advising $140bn of assets on behalf of more than 1,400 clients globally. Our broad expertise, spanning Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit, enables us to offer a wide range of investment opportunities and respond flexibly to our clients’ differing needs. Through Ardian Customized Solutions we create bespoke portfolios that allow institutional clients to specify the precise mix of assets they require and to gain access to funds managed by leading third-party sponsors. Private Wealth Solutions offers dedicated services and access solutions for private banks, family offices and private institutional investors worldwide. Ardian is majority-owned by its employees and places great emphasis on developing its people and fostering a collaborative culture based on collective intelligence. Our1,000+ employees, spread across 16 offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Middle East are strongly committed to the principles of Responsible Investment and are determined to make finance a force for good in society. Our goal is to deliver excellent investment performance combined with high ethical standards and social responsibility. 

At Ardian we invest all of ourselves in building companies that last. 

Application deadline

Not given

Job Category

Corporate Finance

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