|Publication date:||April 30 2021|
Korys is the investment company of the Colruyt family and currently looking for an Investment Analyst. Today, it has more than EUR 4.5 billion of assets under management. Besides holding a significant participation in the Colruyt Group, a leading retail company in Belgium and France, it actively manages participations in privately held companies and in private equity funds. Korys has also set up proprietary funds to manage its portfolio of listed investments. Across its activities, Korys’ investment decisions are taken with a long-term perspective and on basis of strict economic (Profit, social (People) and ecological (Planet) criteria. Korys aims to create sustainable value in 3 major ecosystems: Life Sciences, Energy Transition and Conscious Consumer. To do this, Korys can count on a motivated team of 30 professionals based in Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Life Sciences private equity team focuses mainly on direct venture capital investments but also manages a portfolio of Life Sciences venture fund investments. They focus on technologies that provide sustainable improvements in the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and agricultural sectors. Their extensive reach and expertise in the sector allows them to contribute more than just capital. As a result, they have backed some of Europe’s most successful Life Sciences companies and fund.
Due to continuous success of their current direct and fund investments, they have some grand ambitions with our life science portfolio, and they will recruit an Investment Analyst that is looking to broaden the expertise in this area. You will work under the guidance of a partner and two colleagues. Under their mentorship, you will build up great insights into the Life Sciences venture capital industry, and you will learn about investment decision making in the broadest sense of the word. Your responsibilities will include:
Working closely with the investment teams of Korys and its strategic partners to source, analyse and monitor investments: participations in privately held companies (direct investments, mainly venture capital) and private equity funds (fund investments)
Participating to all phases of the investment cycle:
What are they looking for?
This is a very entrepreneurial role and requires a strong degree of autonomy in the day-to-day work. Having the urge to learn, adapt, and do is very important to the organisation. You will need strong networking capabilities since in most cases you will need to acquire information from outside of your own knowledge sphere in a multidisciplinary and multi stakeholder environment. Communicating clearly and quickly grasping the essentials of concepts that are outside of your comfort zone are expected in this position. Furthermore, we expect a:
What can the organisation offer?
If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.
Jamie van den Ban
Partner | Food, Feed & Plant (Sciences)
+31(0)6-82 66 54 05
+31(0)23-75 486 60