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Benford Capital Partners - Private Equity Vice President
Employer:           Benford Capital Partners
Location:             Chicago
Start Date:          Summer 2021 or sooner
Opportunity
Benford Capital Partners, LLC ("BCP") is seeking a Vice President for a Summer 2021 start date; BCP will also consider candidates that are available immediately.  The candidate will source and evaluate new investment opportunities, take a leadership role in and proactively manage the due diligence process on new investments, and take a significant role in managing the long-term value creation and eventual exit plans for investments.  The candidate will work closely with BCP’s managing directors and with management teams of portfolio companies, while working in an entrepreneurial environment.
Benford Capital Partners, LLC (www.benfordcapital.com) is a Chicago-based private investment firm focused on buying and building lower middle market businesses over the long-term in partnership with management. Since its inception in November 2004, BCP has acquired twenty companies, and currently owns ten platform companies.  BCP is currently investing out of its $130 million Fund I.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Working as a key member of the investment team to evaluate and execute investments, including managing the diligence processes, and taking an active role in financing and legal negotiations and transaction closings
  • Preparation of term sheets, letters of intent and internal BCP investment committee memorandums
  • Marketing the firm to both internal and external constituents, including attending relevant trade shows and industry networking
  • Leading associates to manage the firm’s CRM-based deal pipeline
  • Sourcing investments in BCP’s sectors of focus based on direction from Managing Directors; activities will include leading direct outreach campaigns and managing buyside intermediaries
  • Working closely with portfolio company Boards of Directors and management teams to oversee company performance, implement strategic growth initiatives, and execute operational improvements
  • Assisting operations/admin team with quarterly and annual portfolio financial and valuation summaries, as well as Fund I annual meeting preparation
  • Traveling for potential new investments and existing portfolio company Board meetings and projects as needed
Qualifications
  • 6+ years of experience in private equity, leveraged finance, and/or investment banking
  • An MBA is preferred but not required
Contact:
If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and reference “Vice President position” in the subject line. 

 

Zebra Ventures - Corporate Development Senior Analyst

Zebra Ventures is responsible for accelerating sustainable bottom line growth for Zebra through investments in new technologies, new businesses and new talent. The high-impact team makes investments in high tech start-ups that are relevant to our various businesses.
The Senior Analyst will be involved in all aspects of corporate venture capital investing including deal sourcing, evaluation, execution, and management. Additionally, responsibilities include landscape research, theme development, company prospecting, term sheet drafting, financial modeling, due diligence, negotiation, and preparation of investment committee materials.
SSM Partners - Associate
SSM Is Hiring An Associate and Looking For Resumes
 
SSM is hiring an Associate to join our investment team and we would appreciate any referrals from friends of the firm. At a high level, we’re looking for candidates with 1-4 years of relevant experience (i.e., investment banking, accounting, finance, management consulting).
 
SSM Partners (“SSM”) is seeking to add a junior member to its investment team as an Associate. The position will be based in Memphis and is a two- to three-year commitment with a targeted start date in January 2021.
 
SSM invests in rapidly-growing software, services, and healthcare companies across North America. The growth equity firm has partnered with talented entrepreneurs for more than 20 years and, starting with a relationship built on trust, offers its entrepreneur-partners a thorough understanding of the growth company lifecycle and a collaborative approach to building great businesses. SSM makes minority and majority equity investments of $8 to $30 million per opportunity and is investing out of a $150 million fund.
 
SSM is a tight-knit, scrappy team. The Associate will be given autonomy across all aspects of the firm’s activities and investment process — sourcing, diligence, execution, portfolio management, and investor relations – working closely with CEOs, management teams, industry leaders, and senior investment professionals at SSM.
 
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, entrepreneurially-minded, and have an interest in software/healthcare with the following qualifications:
 
  • One to four years relevant experience (i.e. investment banking, Big 4 or super-regional accounting, management consulting, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic achievement
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated extracurricular attainment (athletics, military, arts, nonprofits, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities as part of a lean team managing multiple workstreams in a relatively unstructured environment.
 
Further information about SSM can be found at www.ssmpartners.com. Resumes, referrals, or requests for additional information can be sent to [email protected].