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Managing Director or Principal:

Status: Full-time, Employee

Location: Chicago, IL and/or Davis, CA

Key Responsibilities:

  • This team member will be involved in all the key areas of the firm’s business model: origination, execution and portfolio management.
    • Origination: Business and relationship development with senior corporate individuals and the ability to proactively propose investment ideas, and engage in research and development of investment ideas across the market for portfolio expansion.
    • Execution & Due Diligence: Manage the transaction process, structuring and negotiating the detailed terms of the investment opportunity.
    • Portfolio management: Play an active role in working alongside portfolio companies as a value-added partner in the business.

Requirements:

  • Experience investing in different levels of the capital structure and familiar with a variety of transactional situations, including buyouts, restructurings and numerous types of minority holdings, quantitative analysis, investing in minority equity, high yield debt, different levels of capital structure, and buyouts and restructurings.
  • MBA and/or CFA is desirable.
  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills to support and inform the decision-making processes. 
  • Management and organizational development skills.
  • Strong team player and self-reliant contributor.
  • Regular travel required.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Maintains the unwavering standards of AGR Partners: Good Stewardship, Integrity, Respect, Trust and similar behaviors to cultivate strong, positive long-term relationships.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with strength in both written and verbal communication.
  • Keen interest in economic history and investing. A proven interest or experience in the food and agriculture industry is essential.
  • Ability to establish priorities, multitask and excel under pressure. 
  • Innovative, creative and independent thinker.
  • Ability to enjoy and contribute to a collegial, small-firm culture.

Please send resumes to hr@agrpartners.com

Associate:

Status: Full-time, Employee

Location: 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