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Private Equity Associate / Sr. Associate

Company: Clarendon Capital, LLC
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Clarendon Capital Overview
Clarendon Capital, LLC "Clarendon" is a middle market private equity firm located in North Bethesda, MD. Founded in 1998, Clarendon is focused on investing capital in companies that serve the transportation, logistics, supply chain and distribution sectors. The firm partners with management teams and provides capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions and generate shareholder liquidity, and has established a reputation and investment track record over the last two decades that is unparalleled in the industry.

Position Description
Clarendon is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the Associate/Sr. Associate role, an integral component of our deal team, that will thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and high performance culture.
This position requires broad participation across virtually all aspects of the private equity investment lifecycle for middle market portfolio companies in the transportation, logistics, supply chain and distribution market space. The investment professional will be self-motivated and independent, but will also perform his or her role in collaboration with, and as an integral part of, the Clarendon investment team.

Primary Responsibilities
Create and maintain deal pipeline database, assisting in the identification and evaluation of potential investment opportunities
Prepare investment memoranda, developing and communicating investment theses to senior team members, and conducting detailed valuation analyses to support and inform LOI submission
Create financial models, forecasts, and returns analysis
Conducting and managing preliminary and post-LOI due diligence efforts and execution of transactions with all parties involved (due diligence providers, consultants, legal counsel, investors, management teams, etc.)
Managing lender relationships to address debt-financing alternatives
Supporting the financial, operational, and M&A needs of portfolio company management teams in execution of investment theses
Support fundraising efforts through building relationships with existing and potential investors, responding to questions, and other requests as needed

Required Qualifications
Undergraduate or graduate degree with a strong academic record
2-5 years of investment banking, private equity, corporate development, or consulting experience
Willingness to be located in the Washington, D.C. metro area
Ability to travel approximately 10-25%, on average

Valuable Qualifications
Advanced degree or specialization in finance, accounting, or business (e.g., MBA, CPA, GSRE, CFA)
Past experience and interest working with one or more transportation, logistics, supply chain and distribution sectors

Skills & Characteristics
Exceptional financial modeling and analytical skills,
Strong understanding of accounting, finance, and capital structure
Advanced competency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, and a persistent pursuit of excellence
Self starter with the ability to operate with limited supervision and a strong sense of ownership
High energy, carries and conveys a healthy sense of urgency
Analytical horsepower to coherently distill core problem statements, and then develop robust solutions
A passion for investing and working with companies to drive change and create exceptional value
Outstanding collaborator across all levels
Demonstrated ability and interest in working within a small, entrepreneurial team
Unquestioned honesty, integrity, and work ethic

Clarendon Capital is an equal opportunity employer.

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