Principal Direct Lending Origination – National

Newark, NJ Job ID: 10533 Job Category: Consumer Products

Job ID: EB-2386277638
Category: Private Equity
Location: New York, NY

Brainworks is currently engaged by a $25 billion private equity firm out of New York. We are working with their direct lending arm that has a broad investment mandate and provides senior and subordinated debt for refinancings, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts, and balance sheet recapitalizations. They are seeking Principal level professionals with extensive networks and a track record of originating direct to company loans. The firm seeks professionals within several major secondary markets including Austin, Nashville, Minneapolis and Denver. This is not a sponsor coverage position, but focused mostly on the direct lending side. The strategy manages over $2 billion in assets.

  • Originate and source private debt opportunities
  • Assist with initial screening and due diligence of new opportunities
  • Structure and negotiate prospective deals with borrowers
  • Facilitate execution of credit agreements
  • Monitor ongoing performance of investments
  • Negotiate waivers and amendments
  • Flexibility to work remotely

Experience Required

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. MBA or other advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum 7 to 10 years private lending origination experience
  • Proven track record and rolodex of relationships with corporations, M&A advisors, private equity firms and bankers
  • Strong management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience assisting in the negotiation of transaction structure and terms
  • Familiarity with non-investment grade credit lending

Personal Attributes

  • The successful candidate will have outstanding initiative and a strong work ethic;
  • The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • He/She will be team-oriented and must possess strong integrity and professionalism.