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Associate - Novacap Financial Services

June 25, 2019

Associate position -  Private Equity FIRM

Novacap Financial services


Reporting To: Managing Partner, Financial services group

Location: Brossard, Qc


We are looking for:

  • A versatile individual to work with our Financial services Team, with a strong interest in financial services businesses, including asset and wealth management, insurance manufacturing and distribution, non-bank lending, financial infrastructure, etc.;
  • A person who likes to be challenged in a dynamic and exciting work environment;
  • Someone comfortable working in a smaller team and interacting with Partners on a daily basis.


Core Accountability: 

Reporting to the Managing Partner, Financial services, the Associate plays a key role in making and managing direct private equity investments primarily in Canada, as well as the United-States. The Associate assists Vice-Presidents, Principals and Partners in fundraising activities, evaluating potential investment opportunities, conducting research, developing recommendations, participating in the negotiation and execution of investments and monitoring/managing investments.


Primary Responsibilities: 

Analyze and Participate in the Execution of Investment Opportunities:

  • Research, identify, analyze and evaluate a variety of private equity investment opportunities
  • Build complex dynamic financial models to analyze investment opportunities (including testing assumptions and sensitivities)
  • Perform due diligence on opportunities including past and projected financial performance, quality of management teams, investment merits and risks, expected returns, regulatory environment, industry dynamics and other relevant factors
  • Review 3rd party due diligence reports (legal, accounting, industry strategic reviews, environmental, etc.)
  • Perform valuation analysis, including DCF, precedent transactions and comparable company analysis
  • Meet with company management and review past performance, strategy, outlook, regulatory and industry issues, and other relevant topics as required
  • Assist Vice-Presidents, Principals and Partners in creating investment recommendations outlining potential investment opportunities
  • Assist in presenting investment recommendations to Novacap Financial services’ Investment Committee
  • Manage discreet aspects of the execution of private equity investments as directed


Monitor Private Equity Investments:

  • Work with management teams on strategic business initiatives
  • Coordinate with various investment and operation people at Novacap with respect to monitoring ongoing investments
  • Monitor ongoing financial and operational performance of investments
  • Assist in performing reviews of valuations for investments
  • Attend annual meetings and board meetings as required
  • Assist in monitoring potential exit alternatives (including public market conditions and potential strategic partners)
  • Assist in building and leveraging relationships with portfolio company management teams and other stakeholders


Build the Team:

  • Participate in and contribute to weekly departmental meetings and investment recommendation meetings
  • Assist in the training and development of Novacap team
  • Assist in recruiting activities including liaising with universities, networking, sourcing candidates and interviewing prospective hires, as required


Position Requirements: 

  • 4 - 6 + years of experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Big 4 Audit/Transaction Services, Corporate M&A or other relevant fast-paced and analytically driven investment organization.
  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, accounting or other related business field.  MBA, CFA and /or CA designation is considered an asset.
  • Strong research, financial modeling, analytical and valuation skills is required
  • Experience in conducting due diligence
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills and business relationship skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (French and English)
  • Flexibility, adaptability and initiative
  • Good judgment and “sense of the deal”
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Team player who enjoys a high performance culture


If your profile is relevant to this role, then please send your CV to:


Recruitment Consultants/Agencies: Please be aware that we only use agencies with which we have an established relationship with and will only respond to applications from individuals.



Founded in 1981, Novacap is a leading Canadian private equity firm with $3.2 billion of assets under management. It’s distinct investment approach, based on deep operational expertise and an active partnership with entrepreneurs, has helped accelerate growth and create long-term value for its numerous portfolio companies. With an experienced management team and substantial financial resources, Novacap is well positioned to continue building world-class businesses. Backed by leading global institutional investors, Novacap deals typically include leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, add-on acquisitions, IPOs, and privatizations. Over the last 37 years, Novacap has invested in more than 90 companies and completed more than 130 add-on acquisitions. The company has offices in Toronto and Brossard, Quebec. For more information, please visit