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Job offer - Associate Private Equity Investments - Novacap TMT Group

10 Juin 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.

Associate Private Equity Investments

Core Accountability: 
Reporting to the President and Managing Partner, TMT Group, 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 evaluating potential investment opportunities, conducting research, developing recommendations, participating in the negotiation and execution of investments and monitoring and managing investments.

Primary Responsibilities
Analyze 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 Vice-Presidents, Principals and Partners in creating investment recommendations outlining potential investment opportunities

 • Assist in presenting investment recommendations to Novacap TMT’s Investment Committee


Execute Private Equity Investments:

 • Manage discreet aspects of the execution of private equity investments as directed

 • Liaise with investment partners (other investors) and advisors (financial, legal, etc.)

 • Assist in negotiating and executing agreements and other transaction-related legal documentation


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 TMT’s team

 • Assist in recruiting activities including liaising with universities, networking, sourcing candidates and interviewing prospective hires, as required

 • Manage and guide the work of analysts


Position Requirements: 

 • 4-6 + years of experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Big 4 Audit/Transaction Services or other relevant fast-paced and analytically driven investment organization

 • A degree in business (MBA), is considered an asset

 • 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

 • Experience in the negotiation process

 • 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



Please send resume and other relevant information directly to David Lewin at



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