Mid-market private equity firm The Sterling Group, steward to such companies as Bad Boy Mowers and Frontline Road Safety, seeks to hire an associate to join its commercial diligence and strategy group.
The Firm: Founded in 1982, Houston, Texas-based The Sterling Group invests in mid-market manufacturing, distribution and industrial services businesses. It is known for its hands-on approach to improving operations at its portfolio companies. The firm closed on its fifth investment fund last year, which was oversubscribed at $2 billion.
The Role: Working closely with the deal team, you’ll be responsible for commercial diligence and strategy work on prospective acquisitions. This includes the evaluation of market growth, competitive landscape, and supplier dynamics. You’ll also pitch in on developing themes for adding value to existing portfolio companies, as well as preparing them for exit. In this two-year role you’ll receive a well-rounded apprenticeship.
The Culture: It’s all about passion, partnership and discipline at The Sterling Group. Partners at the firm exude passion for growing businesses and partnering with their management teams. They are also dedicated to continuous improvement.
Requirements: Applicants should have an undergraduate degree from a top-tier university and at least two years of relevant experience with a top consulting firm or the equivalent. You should have strong analytical, research, communications and project management skills. You should be highly detail oriented, with the ability to solve problems and identify solutions with rigor and efficiency.
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