The Rise Fund – Vice President


San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on May 20, 2024

About TPG

TPG is a leading global alternative asset management firm, founded in San Francisco in 1992, with $222 billion of assets under management and investment and operational teams around the world. TPG invests across a broadly diversified set of strategies, including private equity, impact, credit, real estate, and market solutions, and our unique strategy is driven by collaboration, innovation, and inclusion. Our teams combine deep product and sector experience with broad capabilities and expertise to develop differentiated insights and add value for our fund investors, portfolio companies, management teams, and communities.

TPG’s success depends on our people, and we build and sustain our world-class team by creating an inclusive, supportive culture within the firm that seeks excellence and encourages humility and transparency. The quality of our investments and our ability to build great companies depend on the originality of our insights. Reaching our firm’s full potential means supporting every team member to bring the fullness of their unique perspective to their work and to our community. We are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace to foster diversity of thought and reflect the breadth of our limited partners and portfolio companies.

About The Rise Fund

The Rise Funds are a core pillar of TPG Rise, TPG’s global impact investing platform. Founded in 2016 by TPG in partnership with Bono and Jeff Skoll, The Rise Funds invest behind impact entrepreneurs and growth-stage, high potential, mission-driven companies that are focused on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Rise Funds deliver capabilities and expertise across a wide variety of sectors and countries at scale, focusing on opportunities in climate and conservation, education, food and agriculture, financial inclusion, healthcare, and impact services.

With $19 billion in assets across The Rise Funds, TPG Rise Climate, and the Evercare Health Fund, the TPG Rise platform is one of the world’s largest private markets impact investing platforms committed to achieving measurable, positive social and environmental outcomes alongside competitive financial returns.

Position Description

TPG has an exciting opportunity for a Vice President to join The Rise Fund investing team. This Vice President will participate in all aspects of the investing process, working closely with associates and senior investment professionals to drive diligence and execution of new investments and working closely with senior management at portfolio companies to manage existing investments. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying attractive areas for thematic development and driving early thematic subsector work across the core Rise sectors investing landscape
  • Leading due diligence efforts for potential investments, including driving third-party diligence workstreams and managing more junior team members through the deal process
  • Structuring, financing and executing transactions
  • Developing & maintaining relationships with portfolio company leadership to support value creation initiatives, M&A, capital raising activities, etc.
  • Supporting the recruiting and training of new TRF associates

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President will be an experienced investment professional, with 2+ years of private equity experience. He or she will have meaningful deal experience, and will demonstrate an excellent core analytical skill set, strong commercial judgement, an ability to communicate effectively, and an ability to build relationships with external stakeholders (management, advisors, etc.). The right candidate will also be an intellectually curious, team player who demonstrates humility and has a desire to work as part of a collective team to build an exciting platform. The Vice President position for The Rise Fund is a generalist position designed to work across all core sectors as needed with a particular focus on investments and portfolio companies in education, financial services, circular economy, and food & agriculture.

Ideal candidates will have experience executing growth equity transactions and leveraged buyouts, particularly in sub $500M transactions and come from a high-quality private investment group. Specific attributes for a successful Vice President are outlined below:

  • 4-6+ years total work experience including 2+ years in private equity; at least 1 year at VP level is preferred
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Proven track record in late-stage private equity deals within energy, industrials, business services or other capital-intensive industries
  • Demonstrated investment judgment
  • Strong analytical skillset (financial analysis, financial modeling, valuation and structuring)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intellectually curious, with demonstrated passion for impact investing and for creating positive social/environmental impact and an affinity for core Rise sectors
  • Maturity and presence to work alongside senior management and external stakeholders
  • Experience overseeing third party resources (e.g. legal, accounting, environmental, etc.) during due diligence
  • Sound commercial judgment
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrating a mindset of problem-solving, creativity, and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ownership and self-direction, strong project management skills and a team-player approach
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