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Job Title: 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 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, identifying risks and mitigating factors, and assisting in various diligence workstreams
  • Perform historical financial analysis and build dynamic financial models (including historical, pro-forma, and forecast balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, capital structures, credit metrics, IRR) and various sensitivity analysis for key drivers of the financial model
  • 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 recruiting activities, including sourcing and interviewing prospective candidates
  • Foster a network of relationships with investment bankers and service providers
  • Support the team with investor relation initiatives

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 2+ 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
  • Excellent financial modeling and valuation skills
  • Strong 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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Job Title: Vice President (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 Vice President role offers talented and motivated professionals an opportunity to become a key member of Vertu Capital’s foundational team. You will apply your investment experience in the growing technology sector and play a key role in evaluating new investment opportunities and working with management teams. Your leadership and mentorship skills will help us continue to grow our firm built on a foundation of integrity, teamwork and diversity of thought.

Responsibilities

Deal Support & Evaluation:

  • Work independently and as a team to provide support throughout the investment opportunity lifecycle by evaluating company presentations, participating in management meetings, building our investment thesis, leading detailed company and industry research, and identifying risks and mitigating factors
  • Independently manage and coordinate various diligence workstreams
  • Perform historical financial analysis and independently build or manage others in building dynamic financial models
  • Interface with investment partners, co-investors, potential lenders, and advisors
  • Apply a deep understanding of deal structuring and financing (debt, equity)
  • Prepare investment-related materials

Portfolio Company Management:

  • Monitor and support existing portfolio companies on various organic business development strategies, financing initiatives, and M&A opportunities
  • Prepare board and executive-level reporting

Market Facing Activity:

  • Assist in recruiting activities, including sourcing and interviewing prospective candidates
  • Foster a network of relationships with investment bankers, service providers and technology companies
  • Develop a comprehensive view of the Canadian technology industry and its key players

Firm Building Activity:

  • Assist in the training and development of junior Vertu Capital team members
  • Support the team with investor relation initiatives

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 6+ 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 (an MBA is considered an asset)
  • Keen interest in and understanding of private equity and technology investing
  • Experience in conducting and managing 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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