Private Equity Business Development Associate (remote)

Job Code: V080318

LOCATION:  This can be a 100% remote position (with ample opportunity to work in-office if desired). While we prefer candidates located in Dallas, Texas (or those willing to relocate to Dallas), you can live anywhere in the United States.

We are assisting a client in their search for an experienced Private Equity Business Development Associate to join their team. The client is a Texas-based, lower middle market private equity investment firm and advisor to independent sponsors and acquisition entrepreneurs. They provide acquisition support and direct equity capital investment through proprietary strategies and relationships to create value for entrepreneurs, investors, and the companies in which they invest. Over the last four years, the client has completed 21 acquisitions across a range of industries including healthcare, business services, government services, home services (roofing, plumbing, HVAC, etc.), niche manufacturing, and distribution.

The Private Equity Business Development Associate will lead private equity deal sourcing initiatives across a wide range of acquisition target industries. The Associate will be responsible for direct outreach and relationship building with investment bankers, brokers, other transaction intermediaries, and business owners. The Associate will execute and manage proprietary deal sourcing projects and support overall business development and marketing initiatives of the firm. The Associate will manage inbound deal flow, provide initial analysis, and review of acquisition opportunities, and share insights with the SVP of Business Development. The Associate will have the opportunity to work closely with the Founding Partners and interact directly with management teams and external advisors, lenders, and investors.

The investment team will provide hands-on private equity training which will equip the Associate with the skills and resources needed to execute responsibilities effectively and efficiently. This is a career-path role for the right candidate.

Associate’s Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and respond to inbound deal flow over email (respond quickly and tactfully).
  • Score business acquisition opportunities using criteria checklist.
  • Present actionable opportunities via bullet points to SVP of Business Development & Partners.
  • Review materials to gather critical information and request data (email or phone call) to fill in gaps.
  • Proactively hunt for new acquisition opportunities via deal sourcing platforms.
  • Manage and build our proprietary list of business acquisition intermediaries.
  • Coordinate in-person networking events periodically.
  • Support SVP of Business Development with various tasks and initiatives as needed.

We are seeking highly motivated, intelligent, creative, and accomplished self-starter candidates who have:

  • Performance-driven and entrepreneurial work style
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent detail orientation, organizational, and time management skills with desire to manage multiple competing priorities in a deadline-driven lean team environment
  • Strong follow-through on delegated tasks and assignments
  • (Preferred) 1-3 years of prior experience in direct sales, managing and building a pipeline of prospects
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A strong interest in the private equity field
  • Curiosity in how businesses work
  • Tenacious approach to executing tasks as assigned
  • Resourceful with a strong ability to think independently
  • Strong “motor” to proactively hunt for deals – needle in a haystack
  • Intermediate Excel capabilities and fast typing speed

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with previous experience.  Bonus is based on number of closed deals (per deal) that the Business Development Associate sources. Company is on track to do about 10 deals this year.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

For consideration, please send us your CV/resume in MS Word format only. If there is a viable match, one of our consultants will contact you within 24-48 hours.

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