Private Equity Associate

Crux Capital Ltd

Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on May 6, 2024

Crux Capital is a Dallas, Texas-based lower-middle-market private equity firm that invests in growth-oriented consumer and services businesses. Crux partners with high-quality businesses and works with management teams and founders to build value over the long term.

Associate Position Overview:

We are seeking a talented and motivated Private Equity Associate to join our team of investment professionals in Dallas, TX. As a key member of our investment group, you will play a critical role in sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investment opportunities across a diverse range of industries.

Associate Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with senior members of the investment team to identify and evaluate potential investment opportunities.
  • Conduct thorough market research, industry analysis, and due diligence to assess the attractiveness of target companies.
  • Prepare and present an investment thesis via investment committee memos and internal discussions on merits and risks
  • Develop and maintain complex financial models to analyze investment returns, cash flows, and performance metrics.
  • Assist in structuring deals, negotiating terms, and reviewing legal documentation.
  • Monitor and track the performance of portfolio companies, working closely with management teams to drive growth and operational improvements.
  • Support the exit process by preparing divestiture strategies, coordinating with advisors, and participating in negotiations.
  • Cultivate relationships with intermediaries, advisors, and industry professionals to source potential investment opportunities.
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of investment processes, internal reporting, and performance analysis.

Associate Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in private equity principal investing, investment banking, management consulting, or restructuring advisory services.
  • Strong understanding of financial modeling, valuation techniques, and due diligence procedures.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and financial modeling.
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities for crafting investment memos and presenting findings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Demonstrated passion for the private equity industry and investment process.
  • Strong work ethic, adaptability, and a willingness to take initiative.
  • Desire to join a smaller team with a “yes” mentality as it relates to taking on multiple responsibilities.
  • Onsite required; connections to the Dallas area are preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree
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