About the Role
As an Associate you are a member of the investment team from day one. For motivated, analytically
strong candidates the role of Associate offers a challenging variation of work on all themes regarding
investing in combination with unmatched responsibility and boardroom exposure. Associates follow
a steep learning curve on a broad spectrum of competences such as strategic, financial, legal,
governance, and portfolio management. Working in investing means that analyses of investment
cases, strategic analyses and execution of strategy are all fundamental parts of the job. The great
variety in responsibilities in areas of investment opportunities, portfolio companies, the dynamic
international context, in combination with HAL’s culture result in strong personal growth and
Strong analytical skills
Affinity with finance
About the Company
HAL is an active, long-term investment company listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. HAL has a diverse portfolio of internationally active companies. HAL's strategy is focused on acquiring significant shareholdings in companies, with the objective of increasing long-term value. When selecting investments, HAL emphasizes the potential of playing an active role as a shareholder and/or board member in addition to investment and return criteria.
HAL invests its own funds, allowing for long-term investment strategies and flexibility in transaction structuring and financing. HAL invests in businesses with strong and sustainable market positions and good long-term perspectives, in which there is the opportunity to grow the business, either through buy & build or organic growth. HAL cooperates closely with the management teams of the companies it invests in to support them in executing their strategic plans. Where appropriate, HAL contributes to the development of such companies by providing long-term capital and assisting in M&A and business development.
HAL has a varied portfolio including investments in Boskalis (offshore energy and dredging), Coolblue (online retail), GreenV (agricultural greenhouse projects and systems), Broadview (materials technology and energy), Prodrive (high-tech electronics, software and mechatronics), FD Mediagroep (financial and economic media), TABS Holland (timber products and building materials), and more.
HAL Investments is a relatively small organization working from our office in Rotterdam. The investment team consists of about 25 professionals, including about 16 Associates between 23 and 29 years old. Academic backgrounds vary but members of the investment team have completed a strong quantitative, analytical education such as Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc and/or more economically oriented education such as Econometrics, Financial Economics or Finance. Every member of the investment team started their career at HAL, therefore creating an unique close-knit environment, with team dynamics best described as informal, no-nonsense, and intrinsically motivated to learn and understand challenging problems.