Capital Markets – DCM – Analyst – Tokyo

KKR

Japan
Posted on June 24, 2024

KKR & Co. Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.

KKR is a global investment firm with nearly five decades of investment management experience with approximately US$553 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2023. KKR is headquartered in New York and has a presence in 23 cities across 4 continents – combining local expertise with a global perspective.

KKR globally manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, and credit strategies. In addition, KKR Capital Markets supports our firm, portfolio companies, and clients by providing tailored capital markets advice and financing solutions. KKR Capstone, with a mission to create value for all our stakeholders by identifying and delivering sustainable operational performance within KKR portfolio companies, is also an integral part of the firm’s overall approach to value creation. KKR’s Client Solutions team seeks to diversify KKR’s client base to include new investors across all regions and institution types, including a growing focus on individual, private wealth investors.

KKR first established its presence in Asia Pacific in 2005. Since then, KKR has grown to approximately US$70 billion of AUM across its strategies in the region, which include private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, impact, and growth technology. KKR has approximately 300 executives working across business functions and asset classes with offices located in Beijing, Gurugram, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. While nearly all executives are local to their market – and are adept at proprietary sourcing, relationship building, and best practices considerations within their markets – each closely collaborates with KKR’s team worldwide to leverage the firm’s experience and expertise.

KKR has a very collaborative culture where an individual’s success is the result of good skills and acumen in the role and ability to leverage the whole firm.  They think in terms of “we”, not “I” and we know we are better together than one single person – no matter how skilled that person is. One firm, collaboration, operating with “like and trust” are core to how KKR operates. The person who joins in this role is joining China Private Equity team but also a team of 2,500 people across the firm and we all work together to support each other in delivering the best of KKR to our companies and clients.

For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com.

POSITION SUMMARY

KKR is seeking to recruit an Analyst to join the KKR Capital Markets Japan team. The role will be based in Tokyo and will support the Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Estate teams in Japan, as well as the relevant portfolio companies (in terms of providing advice to the CFO/Treasury teams including leading acquisition financing, refinancings and IPO exits). This person will work closely with the investment teams and KCM teams based in Japan. He/she needs to exhibit a strong understanding of debt capital markets in Japan. This person needs to be a very hands-on executive with the ability to multi-task and communicate upwards effectively. He/she will need to be a self-starter and quick learner..

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Junior member of the KCM Asia team; provide support to the team on deal execution and internal administrative processes
  • For transactions involving the PE, Infrastructure and Real Estate teams: structure a range of financing solutions, including financing for new investments and the refinancing of existing portfolio company capital structures, as well as a providing a range of other capital solutions
  • Strong fundamental skill including modelling, making presentations and also help build and develop new client and investor relationships (both debt and/or equity), with oversight from senior people within KCM

QUALIFICATION

  • 2-4 years in investment banking, at a leading global investment bank or investment fund
  • The ideal candidate will have an understanding and exposure across bank debt, bonds and other subordinated securities and will possess genuine ‘hands-on’ transaction experience including being actively involved in credit agreement negotiations and high yield indenture negotiations
  • The successful candidate will possess strong debt structuring and execution skills including the ability to work hands-on in implementing complex capital structures and demonstrate a track record of innovative finance solutions
  • Experience in the Asia Pacific institutional market (ie unitranche and mezzanine structures) as well as the US or European capital markets is strongly preferred
  • Strong Academic credentials from a respected institution
  • A self-starter and highly motivated, with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work both independently and within our highly collaborative culture
  • Native in Japanese requires

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS

  • Innovative and motivated thinker that can stay abreast and interpret data and trends to uncover underlying issues, key drivers, and developing deals in the market
  • Proven experience with successful debt transactions to assist KKR’s deal teams in financing, structuring, negotiating, etc.
  • Project management and leadership skills to organize initiatives that maximizes performance potential and adds value, while meeting deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to collaborate with key stakeholders and build relationships based on trust to enhance profits and KCM opportunities
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurship through excellent judgement and decision-making capabilities to drive innovative ideas and measure impact
  • Team player with a positive attitude that can pitch in on multiple ad-hoc projects

KKR is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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