Athena Holding

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Athena Holding is a self-funded search fund focused on acquiring middle-market businesses in Italy. Until recently, the founder was responsible for Italy and Spain for a >3 B€ family-backed investment vehicle. We are looking for interns (analyst or associate level) on a rolling basis who are interested in a hands-on learning experience with many of the core activities involved with running a middle market private equity firm.

Interns should expect to develop a fundamental knowledge of the process by which middle market companies are bought and sold. They will gain a working understanding of the industry participants involved in middle market transactions and will have the opportunity to be involved in the acquisition sourcing, investment thesis creation, financial modeling and due diligence processes.

Numerous learning, coaching, mentoring and other development opportunities will be available as well as introductions and references into various work (PE, IB, consulting) and MBA communities (INSEAD, LBS, IESE, etc.).

Skills & Qualifications: • Coursework in Finance and Accounting • Previous internships or work experience in finance, investment banking, private equity, consulting • Excellent analytical skills • Strong work ethic and tenacious • Resourceful attitude towards research • Natural curiosity in how business and finance work

Practical information below • Pay: Unpaid • Hours per Week: >30 • Duration: >8 weeks • Location: Brussels or Milan area, in-person meetings will take place on a regular basis

Interested candidates should send resumes and cover letters to: [redacted]

Cover letters are not mandatory but are recommended.