Our client, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, is currently seeking an Associate to join their investment team within a long-standing successful fund in Montreal.
The Associate will play a key role in making and managing direct private equity investments primarily in Canada, as well as the United-States.
This individual will be involved in deals from initial analytics and structuring through full execution. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the investment process, including evaluation, execution and strategic asset management.
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated investment professional to join a highly reputable private equity investment team This individual will be involved in deals from initial analytics and structuring through full execution.
The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the investment process, including evaluation, execution and strategic asset management.
Responsibilities Conduct research, perform relevant analysis, and build complex dynamic financial models (including testing assumptions and sensitivities) to evaluate a variety of private equity investment opportunities;
Perform due diligence on opportunities including past and projected financial performance, quality of management teams, investment merits and risks, expected returns, regulatory environment, industry dynamics and other relevant factors;
Review 3rd party due diligence reports (legal, accounting, industry strategic reviews, environmental, etc.);
Perform valuation analysis, including DCF, precedent transactions and comparable company analysis;
Meet with company management and review past performance, strategy, outlook, regulatory and industry issues, and other relevant topics as required;
Assist in creating and presenting investment recommendations outlining potential investment opportunities to the investment committee;
Coordinate with various investment and operations professionals to monitor ongoing financial and operational performance of investments;
Assist in performing reviews of valuations for investments and monitoring potential exit alternatives (including public market conditions and potential strategic partners);
Attend annual meetings and board meetings as required;
Work with management teams on strategic business initiatives and assist in building and leveraging relationships with portfolio company management teams and other stakeholders;
Participate in and contribute to weekly departmental meetings and investment recommendation meetings.
Qualifications Undergraduate degree, preferably in business or finance;
2-4 years of relevant experience in investment banking, private equity or other relevant fast-paced and analytically driven investment organization;
Bilingual (French and English);
CFA, or CPA, CA designation is considered an asset;
Strong research, financial modeling, analytical and valuation skills with prior experience conducting due diligence;
Flexibility, adaptability and initiative with the ability to multi-task and work in a very fast-paced environment with firm deadlines;
A high degree of professionalism and integrity;
Ability to build and maintain business relationships and strong interpersonal skills;
Confident and clear communication skills, both orally and in writing;
Meticulous attention to detail;
Team player who enjoys a high-performance culture.
Compensation Competitive compensationContact Information Should your skills and experience match the requirements of this position, please forward your resume to Billie Jean Shannon at Thorek / Scott and Partners.