Private Equity Associate

Dallas-Fort Worth
Private Equity
Full-time

ABOUT THE POSITION
The associate is responsible for creating extraordinary outcomes as he/she works in small teams with other private equity professionals on all phases of the investment process as well as on existing portfolio management. Given the entrepreneurial nature of the firm, the associate will also participate in other functions and capacities as needed. The associate position is considered a two-year track with opportunity for longer-term retention as appropriate. This position reports to vice presidents and directors.

ABOUT SATORI CAPITAL
Satori Capital is a Texas-based multi-strategy investment firm founded upon the principles of conscious capitalism. Satori’s private equity business partners with leadership teams of companies with $5 million to $25 million of EBITDA that operate with a long-term perspective, commit to their mission or purpose, and create value for all stakeholders. Satori’s alternatives investment platform, Satori Alpha, creates and manages customized portfolios designed to meet the unique objectives of institutions, family offices, and sophisticated private investors. The firm currently manages more than $600 million of committed capital, approximately $200 million of which is dedicated to its private equity business.

Satori’s investors and fund structure provide the firm with a distinct competitive advantage. Satori’s investors are almost exclusively family offices and current and former chief executive officers, many of whom have operated multi-generational family businesses that are similar to those in which the firm seeks to invest. As a result, they are well aligned with the firm’s long-term strategy and serve as an outstanding source of patient capital. Satori’s unique fund structure affords the flexibility to hold investments indefinitely and enables it to build businesses that become defensible industry leaders. Together, the fund investors and structure empower and encourage management teams to implement decisions that benefit all stakeholders without the short-term pressure that pushes managers of many businesses to reward one stakeholder at the expense of others. For more information about Satori, visit www.satoricapital.com.

Key Responsibilities

    • Managing new investment pipeline (reviewing teasers and offering memorandums, processing confidentiality agreements, creating weekly pipeline reports, etc.)
    • Creating complex valuation and financial models
    • Analyzing, synthesizing, and deriving insights from disparate data sources
    • Performing market research and attending industry events as appropriate
    • Assisting with the creation of investor presentations and investment committee materials
    • Working with the team on business, competitive, operational, financial, and industry due diligence throughout the investment process
    • Executing new investments, recap, or sale transactions in coordination with senior professionals
    • Assisting with portfolio management
    • Organizing and maintaining the team’s sourcing CRM, portfolio reporting, and internal tools
    • Assisting with the creation of marketing and presentation materials
    • Assisting with ongoing internal improvement initiatives at Satori
    • Assisting with administrative functions as requested, including board/meeting notes, fund administration, recruiting, press releases, etc.

Responsibilities (unique to Satori)

    • Demonstrating and promoting the firm’s six core values
    • Serving as a culture and brand ambassador in interactions with stakeholders
    • Embracing the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit through continuously improving the status quo

Education, Experience, and Skills

    • An undergraduate degree and strong academic record from a highly respected institution
    • At least 1-2 years in investment banking or consulting at a highly respected firm and a strong grasp of accounting and finance
    • Well-rounded, intensely curious, “glass-half-full” orientation
    • Demonstrated ability to make short-term sacrifice for long-term success; willingness to “run through walls” to support the team’s goals
    • Balanced professional interests, including a desire to be involved across each of the financial, operational, strategic, and human aspects of investing in businesses
    • Uncompromising attention to detail that inspires confidence
    • Ability to synthesize large volumes of information/data and present ideas clearly
    • Mature perspective on priorities and clear ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously
    • A genuine interest in business operations and working with management teams to improve them
    • Excellent verbal and written skills, including the ability to comfortably communicate with multiple personality types
    • Ability to thrive in an unstructured environment  without rigidly defined procedures
    • Value-centric individual with a great attitude, demonstrated resourcefulness, and a humble willingness to learn from all team members
    • A consistent track record of extraordinary performance

Desirable Attributes

    • Relentless preparation and perseverance during adversity (e.g., athletics, military, etc.)
    • Ties to the Southwest or a clearly demonstrated interest in the region
    • Proficiency with Tableau or other big-data analytics software
    • Experience creating high-impact visual presentations (e.g., through PowerPoint)
    • Exceptional writing skills and keen grasp of grammar and punctuation
    • Passion for private equity investing and other alternative investment strategies
    • A great sense of humor, a love for animals (especially dogs), and a clear preference for jeans over suits