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Vice President:

Status: Full-time, Employee

Location: Chicago, IL or Davis, CA

Roles & Responsibilities:

Vice Presidents at the fund are given significant responsibility, with top performers quickly migrating into a deal lead. VPs are relied upon for a wide range of activities; specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting senior investment team members and leading aspects of transaction execution and management of third-party service providers;
  • Designing, structuring and carrying out due diligence analyses, including industry research, market and competitive assessments, transaction related financial modeling, analysis of company financials and operational data, etc.;
  • Composing letters of intent and other deal related documents, including deal related presentation materials;
  • Leading effort to translate letters of intent / term sheet to definitive deal documentation;
  • Participating and being a point of contact in meetings with management teams / C-level leadership, intermediaries, and financing sources;
  • Assisting in identification and evaluation of potential investment opportunities including business development activities (e.g. conferences, trade shows, management tours, etc.);
  • Lead monitoring of initiatives to drive value creation within portfolio;
  • Active board member or board observer roles;
  • Involvement in range of firm-building activities, including business development, lender management, recruiting, training, etc.;
  • Mentoring of junior professionals to develop core analytical, communication and presentation skills; and
  • Active participation in firm decision-making processes.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate has at least 4-7 years of private equity, structured investment, investment banking and/or corporate development experience within the food and agriculture industry. A combination of experiences is ideal. 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;
  • Industry expertise and network of relevant industry relationships;
  • 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 resumes to hr@agrpartners.com

Associate:

Status: Full-time, Employee

Location: Chicago, IL or Davis, CA

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 resumes to hr@agrpartners.com