Business Development Specialist – Private Equity

Business Development Specialist - Private Equity

Business Development Specialist - Private Equity


Marketing/Business Development


New York

Employment Type



$110000 - $125000

Job Description:


* Support the execution of strategic private equity priorities, including those specific to practice groups, geographies, client teams, industry groups and individual partners, as well as regularly track and report on progress.

* Work with the Business Development Managers and Directors to execute individual lawyer, corporate department and firm business development and marketing objectives.

* Work closely with the department's embedded analysis professionals to monitor marketplace and competitive developments that impact existing and prospective clients, and quickly react to lead generation opportunities.

* Optimize US/UK private equity opportunities in coordination with business development colleagues throughout the firm.

* Work collaboratively with other team members to meet rolling M&A, Finance, and Private Funds league table submission deadlines and effectively implement processes to more efficiently mine data and improve data collection.

* Obtain client, prospect, and market research, working with the firm's Competitive Intelligence Group, as needed.

* Work with the firm's event professionals and other members of the business development department to execute details of events, sponsorships, speaking engagements and thought leadership.

* Prepare pitch materials, responses to RFPs, and other client presentations for the firm's private equity practices and collaborate on cross-practice materials as needed.

* Review and proof various directory and award submissions for relevant practice areas in coordination with the firm's content team and prepare them for partner review and final submission.

* Handle marketing and business development database updates, including practice and matter descriptions, website, biographies, mailing lists and CRM.

* Any additional responsibilities as required by management.

Job Requirements:


* Bachelor's degree.

* Minimum of five years of experience in a successful business development or marketing role in a professional services environment focused on a corporate practice is a requirement.

* Knowledge of M&A/Private Equity, Fund Formation, and Finance is also required.


* Demonstrated ability to support attorneys with a wide range of business development goals and marketing skills.

* Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work confidently and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization

* The ability to think critically, analyze data effectively and convey complex information clearly.

* Focused on execution and achieving measurable results through superior project management

* Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, and presentation capabilities

* Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities and meet time-sensitive deadlines, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously, including confidential matters.

* Highly organized with a meticulous diligence

* Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize information and facts to provide brief yet detailed company profiles, industry overviews, biographical summaries, and analyze key matters, industry trends and competitive intelligence


* A solid command of software applications to produce high-end, professional work product, including PowerPoint and Excel

* Experience with corporate research platforms, including Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Capital IQ, Mergermarket, Pitchbook, Preqin, Debtwire, The Deal and Deal Point Data is a plus.

* Experience with InterAction or an equivalent Contact Relationship Management (CRM) system is a plus

* Travel may be required.

* Ability to respond to calls-to-action outside of standard business hours.