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Managing Director:

Employer: AGR Partners LLC

Position: Managing Director

Location: Davis, CA

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draw on experience with financial modeling, quantitative analysis, investing in minority equity, high yield debt, different levels of capital structure, and buyouts and restructurings to be responsible for Origination and Pipeline Development, Deal Execution, and Portfolio Company Management for investing in agribusinesses along the agriculture and food value chain, which includes agriculture inputs, production, food and beverage processors, food distribution, and infrastructure.
  • Diagnose target firms’ economics with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Monitor financial and operational performance of AGR Partners’ investment portfolio and identify key concerns for strategic review.
  • Analyze and define sector of AGR Partners’ investment focus.
  • Develop AGR Partners’ reputation among our industry and build a referral network with quality intermediaries and advisors.
  • Manage the transaction process, including overseeing and maintaining investment model building, investment approval documentation, due diligence activities, and legal documentation.
  • Mitigate company risk, including legal documentation, investments structuring, and on-going operational risks.
  • Analyze and enhance alignment of incentives with investee company’s management team.  Communicate effectively with the Investment Committee, third-party advisors, limited partners, and all transaction process stakeholders.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with investment and transaction partners.
  • Develop and implement creative strategic initiatives to increase value.
  • Provide directions to Associates and Analysts.
  • 50 to 75% domestic and international travel required for origination, execution and portfolio management.

Requirements:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent*, in Business, Economics, Finance, Management, or a related field

* Employer will accept as equivalent a 3-year degree combined with any suitable combination of education, training or experience that is equated by a qualified credential evaluation service to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

  • Experience:  5 years of experience reflecting demonstrable ability in the skill set described above (may include experience used to meet Bachelor’s equivalency).

Please send resume’s to hr@agrpartners.com

Associate:

Status: Full-time, Employee

Location: Davis, CA

AGR Partners is a Davis, CA based private equity manager specializing in providing non-control, growth capital to well-positioned middle market food and agribusiness platforms. AGR was founded in 2012 and manages over $400 million of investments.
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity for growth and advancement. A high performing candidate will have the opportunity for direct promotion within the firm.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and execute new investments in the food and agribusiness sectors by performing thorough and in-depth quantitative and qualitative analyses, due diligence and underwriting. This includes:
    • Work directly with the senior team members and gain experience in the pursuit, analysis, and completion of investments;
    • Development of detailed three statement financial models that include debt capacity, sensitivity analysis, capital structure options, joint-venture structures, etc.;
    • Drafting investment committee memorandums and internal presentations;
    • Performing industry, customer and supplier due diligence; and
    • Presenting investment ideas during weekly meetings and other internal meetings.
  • Oversee investments through disposition. This includes:
    • Continuous interaction with management;
    • Monitoring performance and internal reporting; and
    • Supporting senior management team members and the board of directors within AGR’s partner companies to support strategic initiatives, M&A and corporate development activities.
  • Originate new investment ideas and themes.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry, trade and professional organizations to enhance visibility of the firm and its portfolio companies in the marketplace.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate has Bachelor’s degree plus 1 – 3 years of advisory and/or investing experience from either an investment bank or a private equity / credit fund. A significant portion of that experience should be in leveraged finance, M&A, restructuring or sponsor coverage. This professional must have a history of professional and academic success and a high degree of intellectual horsepower. An ideal candidate will possess:

  • A keen interest in investing, capital allocation and the overall global food supply chain from field to fork;
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to perform company valuations, prepare investment reports, and conduct rigorous diligence and analytical analyses;
  • The ability to work closely with other professionals both within the firm and with portfolio companies; be highly collaborative with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Extremely organized, detail oriented and proactive with the ability to multi-task, track responsibilities and meet deadlines;
  • An inquiring, conscientious personality with a sincere interest in learning;
  • The desire and ability to enjoy and contribute to a collegial, small-firm culture;
  • The desire and ability to work in either the Davis, CA or Chicago, IL offices based on firm need; and
  • The desire and ability to travel for business development and transaction related work as needed.

Please send resume’s to hr@agrpartners.com