Private Equity Chief Dealmakers

Private Equity Chief Dealmaker Finalize a New Partnership

Chief dealmakers source, develop, negotiate, and close new private equity investments. Their responsibility is to obtain the target company at the best possible terms and, once acquired, work with portfolio company executives to implement an exit strategy as quickly as possible to return value to investors. Chief dealmakers are also known as managing directors, managing partners, and operating partners. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Managing Directors, Managing Partners, Operating Partners
Duties Source, develop, negotiate, and close new private equity investments
Salary Range $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and other cities with large financial sectors
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Five to 10 years of experience in origination, structuring, and closing private equity transactions
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Hands On
  • Social
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Chief Dealmaker
  • Junior Partner/General Partner
  • Principal
  • Senior Associate
  • Analyst/Associate

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