Associate – Direct Leveraged Finance - Chicago, Illinois United States - 41642

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Job #: 41642
Title: Associate – Direct Leveraged Finance
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois - United States
Remote Job: Unknown
Employment Type:
Salary: $75,000.00 - $105,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Associate – Direct Leveraged Finance

Our Private Credit Fund Firm client is a fast growing direct leveraged lender to private equity-owned companies with an emphasis on companies with $50MM EBITDA and below. It has a significant amount of committed capital and closed hundreds of direct transactions over the past several years. Additionally, our client firm has been lead or co-lead on the vast majority of their closed transactions. It largely but not exclusively focuses senior financing opportunities up to $500MM with the hold size varying from $20MM to $160MM. It also completes and directs investments deeper into the capital structure including Unitranche, mezzanine, second lien, and equity co-investments.



Associate – Direct Leveraged Finance

An instrumental member of a deal origination, transaction execution, and portfolio administration team accountable for delivering corporate finance solutions to companies owned or being acquired by Private Equity firms or non-Private Equity sponsored investment entities. Collaborate with financial intermediaries, Private Equity Groups, and current or prospective borrowers.

  1. An active participant in relationship management and active sales calls and marketing efforts in conjunction with Senior Originators and P.E. sponsor Business Development Officers.
  2. Underwrite new leveraged debt transactions; primarily sole lender, agented, and club deals.
  3. Complete the closing of new transactions, including exposure and engagement in the negotiation and review of legal documentation and intercreditor agreements.
  4. Fully engaged in key Portfolio management activities including the capability or potential to function as the lead relationship manager  in an Agent role.



Associate – Direct Leveraged Finance

  1. Bachelor degree in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics, or related disciplines.
  2. Adequate work experience required.
  3. Strongly preferred experience in one bot not all of the following areas:
    • Big 4 or upper tier accounting /consulting firm transaction advisory services, valuations or audit/assurance.
    • Investment Banking corporate finance analyst program.
    • Leveraged Finance.
    • Commercial lending credit training and experience in corporate loan underwriting and portfolio management.
    • Other applicable deal transaction experience.
  4. Intellectually motivated by an entrepreneurial and deal driven environment.
  5. Robust financial analysis, research and business due diligence skills.
  6. Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  7. Working experience of finance & accounting, corporate finance concepts and methodologies.
  8. Self-motivated with a history of meeting and preferably exceeding goals.
  9. Robust analytical and written communication skills.
  10. Deeply skillful with financial modeling.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree