Date Posted: 2021-04-27

Job ID: EB-1919188774
Category: Private Equity
Location: San Francisco, CA

We are working with a global private equity firm with $9 billion in assets under management and an international portfolio of more than 80 portfolio companies. The firm has offices in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region staffed with more than 200 locally based team members. The firm has a fast-paced environment, a culture of openness and a long track record of global success.
This team is investing out of Fund VII and is focused on control buyouts of businesses across a range of sectors with $10-$35m in EBITDA. The team is looking for two Senior Associates. They are looking for A Senior Associate in SF to focus on investing experience in Tech-enabled business services and/or healthcare and a generalist in Cleveland.


• Have extensive involvement with analyzing new investment opportunities in most industry sectors
• Provide quality input and feedback on new deal opportunities to the “MOM” and to senior team members; participate in investment committee meetings
• Perform miscellaneous research & due diligence as requested
• Execute acquisitions across North America with a team of investment professionals
• Support due diligence processes on transactions, including managing external providers
• Draft significant portions of investment committee communications (memos)
• Support the selection of lenders and the financing process
• Assist in the development and execution of portfolio company investment and ultimately the exit strategies
• Monitor portfolio company investments and report on a quarterly basis for investor reporting
• Keep company records up to date
• Support the CFO and CEO, especially in the context of refinancing, restructuring, or add-on acquisitions
• Build relationships & work with portfolio company management to monitor performance, develop & execute growth strategies during firm’s hold period

Desired skills & experience

• 4+ years transaction experience at an investment bank and/or middle market private equity
• Strong quantitative & analytical skills
• Knowledge of financial statements
• LBO modeling expertise
• Project management experience

• Previous middle market private equity experience specifically:
o Experience in managing a due diligence process
 Data room oversight
 Gathering and reviewing portfolio company data
 Coordinating meeting schedules
o Understanding of purchase and credit legal documents
o Experience developing an investment strategy
o Investment realization analysis and execution experience

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, and written communication)
• Industry knowledge and understanding of industry-wide financial benchmarking
• Desire to work hard and do timely and excellent work
• Superior attention to detail
• Personality, charisma, energy; ability to interact with variety of “clients” – people within the firm, investors, CEOs/CFOs of our companies, etc.

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