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Analyst Private Equity Investments - Montreal, Novacap TMT Group

July 14, 2016

With over $1.6 billion in assets under management, Novacap is one of Canada’s leading private equity firms. Since 1981, its partnership strategy has helped over 75 companies accelerate growth and maximize value.

Analyst Private Equity Investments

Core Accountability: 

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

Primary Responsibilities:                                  

Analyze and Participate in the Execution of Investment Opportunities:

 • Research, 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 Associates, Vice-Presidents, Principals and Partners in creating investment recommendations outlining potential investment opportunities
• Assist in presenting investment recommendations to Novacap TMT’s 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 recruiting activities including liaising with universities, networking, sourcing candidates and interviewing prospective hires, as required
 

Position Requirements: 
• 1-3 years of experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Big 4 Audit/Transaction Services or other relevant fast-paced and analytically driven investment organization
• CFA, or CA designation is considered an asset
• Bilingual (French and English)
• 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
• 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

Application:

Please send resume and other relevant information directly to Kristian Valenta at kvalenta@novacap.ca

Disclaimer:
Novacap does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any unsolicited resume or other candidate information received from a supplier not approved by Novacap to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered direct applications and will become the property of Novacap. Novacap will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.