ACP Job Posting – Pre-MBA Associate in Cleveland Office

Associate Position (Pre-MBA)  |  Summer 2020 Start

Job Description
Align Capital Partners is seeking candidates for a pre-MBA Associate position in its Cleveland office. Associates will be involved in all aspects of the firm’s business, from evaluating and executing platform and add-on investments to monitoring portfolio companies. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying, sourcing and working on the structuring and execution of M&A transactions – both new investments and add-on acquisitions for portfolio companies
  • New investment analysis, diligence, underwriting and financing activities, including construction of complex financial models
  • Working with portfolio companies on strategic and financial initiatives, including development, tracking, and management of KPIs and other key measurements
  • Monitoring portfolio company performance post-investment
  • Participating in meetings with management teams, M&A intermediaries and financing sources
  • Participating in exit monetization processes (recaps, sale processes, etc.)

Desired Skills and Experience
Align seeks to hire Associates with strong analytical abilities, creative and thoughtful business judgment, and professional maturity. The ideal candidates will have expertise in valuation, M&A-related modeling and analysis, an understanding of leveraged transactions, and the interpersonal skills required to work face-to-face with senior management teams, lenders, advisors, referral sources, and all other participants involved in managing portfolio companies and closing transactions. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Investment banking, accounting, transaction services and / or private equity experience
  • Excellent financial, modeling and analytical skills
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Mature and professional candidate who has a strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills, desire to learn and ability to multi-task
  • Genuine desire to be an early contributor to an entrepreneurial and growing firm

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and a brief note outlining your interest in the opportunity to Align intends to begin interviews in October.