Comp at PE Portfolio Company - Head of Finance Roles

Does anyone have an idea on how the comp is structured at a Head of Finance / Director type role at a MM PE portfolio company? Base / Bonus numbers would be helpful but also what can one expect at the backend?

In talks with one that is backed by a ~$500mm fund - quite capital structure heavy so the portfolio company itself should be ~ $200-300mm of total capitalization right now across fund / co-invest equity capital / debt. Some of this would be owned by the rolled-up targets since many of these are less than 100% owned.

Trying to understand what my own economics could look like if say, the fund exits in ~5-7 years, given there'd be people above me in the waterfall - the non-controlling owners, original / co-invest LPs, fund and other senior management team members above me.

Thanks in advance! 

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  • Director in PE - Other
Feb 23, 2021 - 8:59pm

For a head of finance or head of FP&A role (but not CFO), I would expect comp in the 160-220 range, with 20-25% annual cash bonus.  Equity varies a lot depending on how much management reserves for non-executive members.  Probably 0.05-0.4% for a director. 

  • Summer Associate in IB - Cov
Feb 23, 2021 - 9:11pm

What title are you in IB? I assume you're not a first year associate like your tag says. 

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