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Internship, Private Equity Performance Improvement, September 2024 start

Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2024

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Internship Program – Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI)

September 2024 start for 6 months

Alvarez & Marsal, Paris

Alvarez and Marsal’s dedicated PEPI professionals work with Investors and their portfolio companies to provide independent analysis and end to end services across the investment life cycle that deliver results in every economic cycle.

Through our PEPI practice, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) offers assistance to private equity owned portfolio companies that are under-performing or with a need of re-organisation and re-positioning. Working directly with company management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and maximise its value.

Purpose of the role:

Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) business is a rapidly growing its high performance European team. We are currently looking for an Intern to join our Paris team. 

You will have the opportunity of working across the entire private equity life cycle, from pre-acquisition support (operational due diligence, carve-out, merger integration), to transformation, performance improvement and operational turnaround/restructuring through to supporting the exit.

A&M PEPI have a unique delivery model that enables junior members of the team to gain extensive exposure to Managing Directors and Senior Directors thus empowering individuals to fast track their careers and development. As an Intern, you will be working closely with the rest of the team and gain ‘on-the-job’ learning and development, leveraging on their substantial experience.

The main tasks will include:

  • Being an active part of the teams supporting private equity firms and their portfolio companies in their pre-acquisition and performance improvement activities;

  • Assisting on producing financial modelling and analysis including cash flow models and projections;

  • Assisting on synthesising information after research and analysis into high quality client reports and recommendations;

  • Help to produce integrated models with balance sheet, P&L and cash flow, identifying key trends and red flags;

  • Supporting Managing Directors and other senior members of the team with client pitch production;

  • Find key information on companies reporting, know what to look for to understand company business performance and key information.


  • Studying at a leading “Grande Ecoles” in Business and / or Engineering, or equivalent;

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Ability to prioritise – especially in highly pressured situations;

  • Some Excel modelling skills;

  • Fluent business level English and French is essential. Additional European language skills including Dutch, German, Italian or Spanish are highly desirable;

  • Strong interest in a career within Consulting.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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