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PE Investment Senior Associate

  • Compensation: 150,000 - 200,000 yearly Plus Bonus
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Perm
  • Job #18377

Our client seeks to hire a Senior Associate who will play a central role in ensuring the firm is well-positioned to capitalize on its deep experience as a leading private investor in the middle market. Candidates will have the opportunity to join a firm that has experienced strong growth and is well positioned to continue the current trajectory.

This individual will work closely with the firm’s deal team on a range of responsibilities including due diligence, financing, execution, and portfolio company management. Other responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the private equity investment processes;
  • Performing initial review of business opportunities and discussing relevant factors with the firm’s senior managers;
  • Applying critical thinking and judgment in prioritizing investment opportunities;
  • Supervising, guiding and leading industry and competitive research performed by junior resources and external counterparties;
  • Supervising junior professionals in the construction of detailed, business unit-based financial models, including optimal capital structure, purchase price, adjustments and sensitivities to economic conditions;
  • Drafting investment committee reports, while supervising junior and external resources in this process;
  • Managing third party due diligence partners (tax professionals, attorneys, technical consultants, insurance, environmental, etc.);
  • Sourcing, due diligence, closing and integration of add-on acquisitions into existing investment platforms;
  • Flexing both upwards and downwards in order to coordinate the deal process and ensure every aspect of the work gets done;
  • Actively monitoring portfolio company performance including monthly performance reviews and quarterly Board meetings, as well as assisting in the formulation of annual budgets;
  • Communicating regularly to the firm’s senior managers on portfolio company performance and relevant financial, operational and strategic matters;
  • Supporting and being proactive in all matters arising in the ordinary course of investment management, acting quickly to identify, address and correct issues;
  • Supporting an exit process.
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