Fosun Intern Story
Fosun Intern-Hao Ji
Fosun Intern-Yichi Zhang
My internship at Fosun Healthcare Holdings was an excellent experience for me. During the one-year internship, I assisted the team with investment projects and post-investment management, covering several PE and VC projects in the Healthcare, Consumer and Infant & Juvenile sectors. By being involved in various types of investment deals, I started to have a basic understanding of valuing a company through industry research, fundamental analysis, financial modelling, etc.
The strongest impression that Fosun has left me is that self-motivation is highly encouraged here. Even as an intern, I was free to share my views during discussions, and in general, younger voices are always valued because the team believes it is necessary to also hear about the latest trend. On the other hand, you are expected to actively seek potential deals or lead a project, which is challenging at first but beneficial in the long term and for career development.
Thanks to the platform that Fosun has provided, I had the opportunity of gaining access to many industry leaders, potential unicorns, ambitious entrepreneurs and most importantly, professional colleagues who were always willing to help me and to share their insights. It is exactly these factors that attracted me to apply for the Fo-Star program. Very fortunately, I passed the screening process and will be joining Fosun this summer as a full-time employee. I am incredibly excited about the possibility of working with other excellent colleagues and I look forward to growing with this constantly developing company.
I joined the Fo-Star Summer Program and worked at Fosun Capital as an investment analyst last summer.
What I did
During the 8-week accelerated internship, I was involved in 4 potential deals including pre-IPO and cross-border buyout in healthcare industry from industry research, equity valuations to due diligence. The varied deal experience has built me better understanding of healthcare industry and helped make me more effective at my job. My mentor gave me timely feedback on my growth and progression, and seniors are very willing to help me out and to teach and guide me, which really helped me to get the most out of the experience.
What I learnt
What really motivates me is that at Fosun we keep learning new things. Summer analysts are exposed to diverse learning opportunities here from different training courses to on-the-job training. To work here is not just to follow instructions to get the job done, but to develop your own sense of investment judgement from scratch. Why is everything the way it is? What's the story and logic behind the financials? Seniors ask for your own view at the meeting, and insights are highly valued here even they are from a junior.
In a word, to choose Fosun Capital is to choose a very nimble and entrepreneurial platform where self-starters thrive and closely work together to make things happen. Everyone around me strives to be exceptional, which drives me to match that level consistently.