SMEVentures Pte. Ltd. – Business Development Intern

SMEVentures Pte. Ltd.
Business Development Intern
Date Listed
05 Aug 2022
Job Type
Entry Level / Junior Executive
Job Period
Immediate Start, For At Least 6 Months
Banking / Finance
Location Name
1 Keong Saik Rd., The Working Capitol, The Working Capitol, Singapore 089109, Singapore
Work from Home
1 Keong Saik Rd., The Working Capitol, Singapore 089109
Allowance / Remuneration
$800 monthly
Company Profile

SMEVentures employs an internationally proven buyout model known as the search fund, developed at Harvard and Stanford in 1984, to identify, acquire, and operate SMEs throughout Asia Pacific. We pair talented entrepreneurs with businesses in need of a succession plan, providing reliable continuity and peace of mind for the outgoing business owners, and dreams-come-true for the incoming entrepreneurs.

As a pioneer of the search fund model in Asia Pacific, our team is diverse and our activities are many. SMEVentures’ distributed team comprises management, entrepreneurs, analysts, interns, and freelance contractors, some in Singapore and others working remotely around the globe. Together, we support our entrepreneurs through every step of the search fund process, from researching attractive industries to sourcing opportunities to negotiating deals to assembling boards and managing the acquired companies.

At a time when APAC is facing a family business succession crisis, SMEVentures is importing a proven model to address that problem. This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact at the very frontier of this innovative private equity model.

Job Description

SMEVentures is hiring a hungry business development intern to support the deal sourcing process, filling our entrepreneurs’ pipelines with high-quality leads. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Making outbound calls to and fielding inbound calls from business owners/CEOs
  • Fielding and responding to emails from business owners and business brokers
  • Maintaining a clean and complete CRM
  • Identifying and researching target industries, evaluating them against our investment criteria
  • Creatively searching various databases, organization websites, publications, and other sources for businesses in a defined industry and geography
  • Identifying LinkedIn profiles that meet our selection criteria
  • Meeting tight deadlines to ensure a full pipeline of leads
  • Maintaining a clean and complete CRM
  • Contributing to regular meetings and reporting daily to the SMEVentures team

SMEVentures may be the right place for you if you meet the following description:

  • You are an extrovert with a hunter’s drive to hit goals and generate leads.
  • You derive a sense of accomplishment from efficiently producing large quantities of work daily. 
  • You have an interest in and a fundamental understanding of business.
  • You are a clear and collaborative communicator. 
  • You have an interest in entrepreneurial endeavors. 
  • You enjoy working with scrappy, we’ll-find-a-way entrepreneurs.
  • You speak native-level English.
  • You are comfortable with basic productivity software (e.g. GSuite, Word, Excel, Hubspot, Asana).

Related Company Review:

Type: Investment & Asset Management / Financial Services
Absolutely awesome internship
Pros: - Supportive and friendly team - Exciting challenges that will push your analytical skills - Certain degree of autonomy on tasks - Excellent introduction to the world of PE
Cons: - Be prepared to work 60-70 hour weeks during crunch periods - Occasional irregular work schedules and deadlines
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