Analyst, Primary Investments

Job Locations CN-Bejing
Investments - Primary Markets


Adams Street Partners (“Adams Street”) is a global private markets investment manager, operating in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street prides itself on the depth and breadth of its global investment capabilities and its longstanding reputation as an innovator within the private markets space. Adams Street is consistently recognized for its steadfast commitment to providing clients with quality investment opportunities, and its deep understanding of the broader private markets industry.


Adams Street has more than $40 billion of assets under management and 200+ employees across offices in Chicago, Beijing, Boston, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. The firm operates as a single global team and incorporates the skill and experience of its investment professionals across five strategies: primary, secondary, growth equity, private credit, and co-investments. This integrated global platform of investment expertise enabled Adams Street to become a leading provider of customized strategies to institutional and high-net worth investors around the world.


Adams Street is also a pioneer of the private markets and is widely credited as originating the first ever fund-of-funds investment in 1979. The firm became an independent entity in 2001 and a 100% employee-owned firm in 2008.


Adams Street believes in a culture of inclusiveness and collegiate achievement, and strives to deliver the highest standards of integrity, respect, and insight within all aspects of our business. Adams Street’s guiding principles and collaborative environment drive the firm’s commitment to providing exceptional client service and top-tier investment returns.


The Primary Investment Analyst will be responsible for sourcing, analyzing, investigating and monitoring investment opportunities. The role offers a diversified exposure to private equity and venture capital investing and a high-level of responsibility.


Specifically, the individual will be involved with and responsible for:


Assist in assessing primary investment opportunities

  • Participate on deal teams
  • Perform quantitative analysis including portfolio valuation, comparable company analysis, value driver analysis and performance attribution analysis
  • Perform industry/ sector analysis
  • Prepare meeting notes
  • Assist in preparation of investment memorandum
  • Assist in legal negotiation and documentation

Provide transactional support for the co-investment and secondary

  • Perform private equity portfolio valuations and transaction modeling
  • Conduct market and company research
  • Participate in due diligence calls with sellers & GPs
  • Assist in all aspects of the transaction, including deal selection, pricing analysis, negotiation and execution
  • Assist in all transaction documentation and presentations to investment committee

Assist in projects for the partnership team

  • Manage deal log and related documentation
  • Conduct market research
  • Develop and maintain proprietary deal and market intelligence
  • Perform deal monitoring analysis
  • Participation in identification of deal sourcing targets
  • Perform other ad hoc projects


We seek an individual who is self-disciplined, demonstrates creative thinking and has the following characteristics

  • Native speaker of Mandarin is required. Strong English writing and speaking skills are required
  • Graduated from a top-tier undergraduate university. Business/Finance/Accounting background preferred
  • Overseas education or working experience is preferred.
  • Good understanding of the private equity and venture capital industry. 1 year of private equity investment experience preferred.
  • Ability to commence work in the near term would be advantageous
  • Willingness to be based in Beijing
  • Strong analytical, modeling, organizational, and writing skills.
  • A professional presence combined with relationship and communication skills to interact effectively with internal and external parties
  • A highly motivated, self-starter with the ability work independently within a team context

Candidates will be required to pass a case study which will evaluate technical skills prior to being selected for an interview. 



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