Date Posted: 2021-08-25

Job ID: EB-1040926917
Category: Private Equity
Location: San Francisco, CA

We are working on a new Private Equity opportunity in San Francisco. Our client has recently closed on their first institutional fund of $216 million. The firm focuses on control buyouts in the manufacturing, business services and industrials sectors. They are looking to add a Senior Associate or Vice President to the team. This a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing firm. This is a career track role.

The Senior Associate/Vice President will work independently and in support of senior management on all aspects of new investments, add-on investments, divestitures and related financings, including but not limited to the following:

• Taking a lead role in sourcing and processing new investment opportunities, ranging from market assessment to competitive positioning, to initial underwriting and deal structuring, to pitching deals internally to the investment committee
• Leading diligence efforts on pursued deals, including business diligence, risk underwriting, and working with management teams, capital providers, accountants, attorneys and other external advisors on new investment opportunities and portfolio companies;
• Building robust, flexible financial models to support deal underwriting and deal structuring efforts
• Performing ad-hoc analysis to support transaction negotiations
• Providing hands-on support to portfolio companies
• Developing deal team members in advanced modeling and other aspects of deal processing
• Supporting firm marketing activities and investor communication

Desired skills and experience:

• Bachelor’s degree with an academic record of high achievement; Graduate degree desirable
• 2-5 years of principal investment experience with a lower middle or middle market private equity firm investment banking, strategic consulting, private equity, research, M&A, or similar fields
• Significant experience managing deal processes
• Superior financial modeling skills; strong understanding of accounting and financial concepts
• Strong analytical and communication (verbal/written) skills
• Highly entrepreneurial, passion for knowledge, drive for excellence, business savvy, creative, high integrity, flexible, professional maturity
• Proven track record of leadership skills and a strong desire to work closely with entrepreneurs

BrainWorks is a premier executive search firm that delivers superior talent to drive business performance. Our consultants are experts in their practice areas, which include: Private Equity & Corporate Finance; Consumer Products; CRM, Direct/Database Marketing and Customer Sciences/Advanced Analytics; Accounting and Finance; Information Technology; Digital Marketing and eCommerce; and, Consumer Insights and Market Research.

The Private Equity & Corporate Finance practice conducts searches for leading private equity firms, portfolio companies, investment banks, and fortune companies across the nation. Some examples of searches include the following:

• Pre and Post MBA private equity deal team professionals
• Private equity portfolio company C-level through Manager finance and operations
• Sell and Buy Side investment banking firms
• Fortune company corporate development, strategy and finance

BrainWorks prides itself on quality, speed and GUARANTEED RESULTS, delivered through our unique QUASAR approach. When you partner with BrainWorks, your company will receive intelligence and industry expertise from consultants who are trustworthy, caring and passionate about your business needs.

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