Private Equity Associate

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Position Title: Associate
Department: Private Equity
Location: New York, NY

Description:

Seeking a Private Equity Associate to participate in and contribute to all aspects of the deal process with responsibility for initial quantitative and qualitative analysis of portfolio companies and funds.

Responsibilities:

Analysis

  • Qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate potential transactions including performing detailed sector and company research and analysis
  • Work either independently, or in some cases, with a Senior Associate or Manager to analyze a fund position
  • Conduct due diligence and assist with deal execution and transaction management
  • Prepare materials for Investment Committee and other internal meetings
  • Present the analysis at Asset Review as required
  • Interact with external consultants and advisers as required regarding analysis
  • Assist with closing administration

 

Structuring & Execution

  • Work with the deal team and in-house legal team to prepare and coordinate the execution of NDAs, offer letters, purchase agreements and other legal and transaction documentation

 

Post-Investment Monitoring

  • Keep up-to-date on portfolio performance and address any specific requests for action or approval (for example, receipt and sale/retention of distributed stock proceeds)
  • Prepare returns forecasts, commentary and other investment information for the limited partners meetings and regular portfolio review/as required

 

Deal Sourcing, Marketing, & Fund Raising

  • Conduct desk research for marketing, deal sourcing and fund raising

 

Candidate Requirements:

Essential:

  • 1 – 3 years relevant experience within a relevant industry (you will have completed your analyst training or equivalent) including:
    • private equity
    • funds of funds
    • pension fund
    • family office
    • corporate finance
    • leveraged finance
    • M&A
    • transaction services or corporate finance within a Big 4 accountancy firm
    • an investment consulting firm
    • as an investor/LP
  • Good transactional experience
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Financial and business modelling skills
  • Fluent (written and spoken) English

 

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of the Private Equity Secondaries market

 

Contact: Jim Scholfield

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