We are seeking a Vice President/Senior Vice President to join the Power Opportunities Group, also known as the GFI Energy Group. GFI targets control private equity investments in mid-sized power and energy businesses. The Group manages approximately $3 billion in assets and is currently investing its $1.4 billion Power Opportunities Fund V, L.P. This individual will work in the Brentwood, CA office, where the GFI team is based.
As a member of small deal team, responsibilities will include the following:
Involvement with all aspects of the investment process;
Conducting industry research and identifying sector trends and themes;
Sourcing investment opportunities by networking with intermediaries, industry executives and directly with target companies;
Performing business, accounting and legal due diligence;
Evaluating, negotiating and structuring term sheets, purchase documentation, financing commitments, management agreements and related documentation;
Interacting with portfolio company management teams, boards of directors and outside advisors to help drive value creation and report on their performance; and
Managing relationships with accounting and tax professionals, attorneys, consultants, advisers and bankers.
Minimum 5 years investment experience with a top-tier private equity firm and/or investment bank;
Demonstrated competency in all aspects of investment opportunity execution including: analysis, due diligence, company valuations, preparing investment memorandums; exposure to negotiations, structuring, funding and closing deals strongly preferred;
Exceptional skills in analyzing investment opportunities, market information and financial statements; and
Proven ability to understand complex deal structures.
Relationship Building; works effectively with strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives, talents and backgrounds. Ability to elicit cooperation from and gain the confidence of a wide variety of participants including upper management, other departments and third-party service providers.
Communication; strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
Independence & Collaboration; proficient at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; able to drive work effectively with limited supervision (at times) with high attention-to-detail.
Flexibility & Organization; adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities; proven ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time across competing demands; able to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
Driving Results; drives issues to closure; is a self-starter committed to achieving results and has a strong sense of ownership and follow-through.
Intellectual Curiosity; must have strong problem solving skills; adept at conducting research; displays a technical aptitude.
Bachelor's degree with honors from a top university or college.
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