Analyst / Associate

Summary

Lightview Capital is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in buyouts and recapitalizations the business services sector. Founded by Conor Mullett and Rich Erickson, Lightview has a strong track record of investing and building industry leading firms.

Lightview’s investment strategy is to help smaller, profitable companies in the lower middle market accelerate growth to reach their full potential by taking a hands-on approach and leveraging our extensive operating experience and network of affiliated senior executives. Lightview typically invests in founder-led companies and corporate carve-outs with $2 million to $15 million of EBITDA.

Lightview is seeking to augment its team immediately by adding a pre-MBA Analyst / Associate (commensurate with experience). An attractive candidate must have (1) a compelling desire to join an entrepreneurial private equity team, (2) a “whatever it takes to get it done” mentality with work both in and out of the office, (3) a willingness and desire to be engaged in outbound sourcing work and making numerous cold calls to target companies and (4) the maturity to interact with senior level executives of both targets and portfolio companies. The Analyst / Associate will work on all aspects of the investment process, including but not limited to the following:

Deal Management

  • Conduct company and industry specific strategic and financial research
  • Aid in the building complex, flexible, financial models and ad hoc analysis to support deal valuation and structuring efforts
  • Support aspects of the due diligence process in evaluating new portfolio and add-on investments
  • Creating investment presentations for equity and debt providers
  • Negotiation and processing of NDAs

Sourcing

  • Conduct Sector focused research and develop investment theses to identify themes of interest and proprietary acquisition targets
  • Make outbound connections to target companies via multiple paths including phone, social media and email
  • Develop relationships with assigned smaller investment banks and brokers to cultivate inbound dealflow
  • Attend industry specific tradeshows

Portfolio Support

  • Assist the partners in developing and monitoring value creation plans of portfolio companies
  • Building and maintaining key performance indicators
  • Supporting annual budget construction and other ad hoc analysis
  • Assist portfolio companies in developing M&A growth strategies, sourcing targets and diligencing and closing add on acquisitions

Firm Operations

  • Managing firm infrastructure including deal flow pipeline, investor network databases, and ad hoc operational items (e.g.: website maintenance, internal folders)

 

Candidate Requirements

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience, preferably in an investment banking, private equity, management consulting, business development, other applicable setting
  • An engaging and energetic personality with a high energy and maturity level with an excitement about interacting with targets, bankers and executives
  • A quick study with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and complete numerous assignments in an expedient manner in time sensitive situations
  • Advanced analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Exceptional MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and an ability to distill complex analysis and information to easily digestible and understandable presentations
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and people skills
  • Technology and/or business services sector experience preferred but not required
  • Driven, proactive self-starter, with an ability to multitask in a dynamic and decentralized environment
  • Detail-oriented with a proven ability to perform at a high level
  • Undergraduate degree in business-related or technical field (e.g engineering) from a leading institution with a strong track record of academic achievement
  • Location: Summit, NJ (some travel required; as well as significant time in NYC)

Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

To apply please contact James Elliot at jelliott@lightviewcapital.com