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Job Title: Senior Associate (Full Time)
Location: Toronto, ON

About Us

Founded in 2017, Vertu Capital is a Toronto-based technology private equity firm that brings decades of global experience to high potential Canadian technology businesses. We are investing out of Vertu Fund I in companies that are targeting transformational growth, either organic or through M&A, and have the flexibility to consider a variety of deal types and capital structures, with a focus on late-stage growth equity and mid-market buyouts. We take a collaborative and long-term approach to investing and offer meaningful thought partnership and access to a best-in-class global network of advisors to our portfolio partners. We are dedicated to building a talented team and positive work culture and are looking for team members that are as excited as we are to create Canada’s leading technology private equity firm. For more information on Vertu Capital and our investments, please visit www.vertucapital.ca.

About the Role

The Senior Associate role offers talented and motivated professionals an opportunity to gain exposure to technology private equity in a growing firm. You will learn how to think critically in the context of analyzing technology investment opportunities, work with management teams, and you will benefit from working directly with senior team members.

Responsibilities

Deal Support & Evaluation:

  • Support the team throughout the investment opportunity lifecycle by evaluating company presentations, participating in management meetings, helping to build our investment thesis, conducting detailed company and industry research, and identifying risks and mitigating factors
  • Independently manage various diligence workstreams
  • Perform historical financial analysis and independently build or manage others in building dynamic financial models
  • Prepare investment related materials

Portfolio Company Projects:

  • Monitor and support existing portfolio companies on various organic business development strategies, financing initiatives, and M&A opportunities

Other:

  • Perform ongoing research on the Canadian technology landscape and investment opportunities
  • Assist in the training and development of Vertu Capital team members
  • Assist in recruiting activities, including sourcing and interviewing prospective candidates
  • Foster a network of relationships with investment bankers, service providers, and technology companies
  • Support the team with investor relation initiatives

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience in private equity, investment banking, transaction services, consulting, or business development
  • Completed an undergraduate degree in Business, Finance or another related discipline
  • Keen interest in and understanding of private equity and technology investing
  • Experience in conducting due diligence and the negotiating process
  • Good business judgment and a ‘sense of the deal’
  • Strong financial modeling, analytical and research skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a high degree of professionalism and integrity

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Vertu Capital, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please email applications to info@vertucapital.ca

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