San Francisco-based lower-middle-market firm P4G Capital would like to bring aboard at least two associates or senior associates by year-end to help deploy a debut fund closed early last year, Private Equity Career News has learned. The roughly 16-person firm also has an eye on expanding its portfolio resources group.
The new associates would help deploy the balance of the firm’s $209 million war chest, more than half of which remains dry powder. Principal Zach Jackson described the corporate culture as collaborative, entrepreneurial and fast-paced and one in which the partners keeps their door open during meetings.
“We expect everyone to have a voice at the table” and “to contribute to our collective cognitive diversity,” Jackson said. “If you’d like to be involved in things, or want a voice inside our committee process, it’s encouraged, often to the point of being expected.”
Both positions could lead to partner with no MBA required. Candidates for the associate position should have at least two years of experience working in banking or consulting, while those for senior associate should have at least four years of work experience, including time spent in private equity or equivalent transactional environment.
All told, Jackson said the firm would like grow to 20-23 people by the time it exhausts its debut fund.
The Strategy: P4G Capital acquires companies operating in manufacturing, infrastructure, industrial, and business services generating $3 million to $25 million of EBITDA. Its portfolio includes TIG-HITCO, Prospect Mold, and Precision Machining Services.
The People: The firm was co-founded in 2015 by Managing Partner Rachel Lehman and Managing Director Hugh Browne. Many of the senior executives, including Lehman, an electrical engineer by training, spent time in operational roles during their careers.
The Office: Employees work in the firm’s downtown San Francisco office, although they may occasionally work from home for family-related reasons. At least once a month employees get together for drinks and other informal social gatherings.