Capital Associate

  • Full Time
  • Birmingham, AL
  • This position has been filled

Website EBSCO

EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham Alabama, was founded by an entrepreneur who was passionate about honoring our commitments to our customers, rejecting the status quo, and seeking to continuously improve our team. We continue to operate that way today, with a passion for our people and our businesses succeeding together. EBSCO has a variety of businesses that are within 5 different industries including Information Services, Publishing, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Insurance Services. We hire passionate people, driven to grow, because we know the success of EBSCO depends on the long-term success of our businesses and our teams.

The EBSCO Capital Associate is a key position within a growing corporate development and captive private equity group in a dynamic, international, family-owned business in Birmingham, Alabama.  The position will have broad responsibilities that span from deal flow creation to acquisition integration.  The position will have exposure to senior executives within the Company as well as the key managers of its diversified portfolio of companies.


Position Responsibilities

  • Involvement in all aspects of the acquisition process for new platforms and strategic acquisitions including deal sourcing, analysis, and structuring:
    • Perform industry, business, and competitor research
    • Assist business units in identifying and contacting target companies
    • Evaluation and vetting of acquisition targets
    • Negotiate non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements
    • Create financial models, valuation analysis, and internal memos
    • Conduct due diligence of potential acquisition opportunities
    • Assist with integration planning and execution
    • Provide transaction support throughout the entire deal process
    • Monitoring and reporting of acquisition performance
  • Assist with deal sourcing and business development activities
    • Execute marketing initiatives for business broker and investment banking relationships
    • Maintain Salesforce database and deal pipeline
  • Assist with existing portfolio monitoring
    • Monitor acquired portfolio companies and industry segments
    • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis including identification of key industry trends, competitive factors and target companies within favored industries
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses and other special projects


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or Economics preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in one of the following fields: private equity, investment banking, corporate development, M&A transaction advisory services (quality of earning analysis, valuation, etc.), or restructuring advisory services
    • Outstanding financial accounting, financial modeling, and financial statement analysis skills
      • Ability to create leveraged buyout and discounted cash flow models from scratch
      • Keen understanding of Return on Invested Capital (“ROIC”) concepts and drivers
      • Ability to create operational models from scratch including financial and non-financial metrics that drive revenue and expenses, as well as, profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow statement components
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing and presentation skills – must be able to communicate complex and broad subjects in a cogent and concise manner Ability to travel as needed
  • Thorough competency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (High level Excel)
    • Strong work ethic with a demonstrated record of achievement


Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or CFA status
    • Previous experience in valuing businesses strongly preferred

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.