ETA Fellowship
Private Equity Analyst

Join our Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Fellowship! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for a prompt start.

ETA Fellows serve as Private Equity Analysts for SFA Searchers seeking to acquire and operate a small or medium-sized business. Through the fellowship, participants acquire hands-on experience in sourcing and evaluating businesses and will gain insights into various industries and business models. 

Analysts build a strategic network of entrepreneurs and investors and develop invaluable analytical as well as financial modeling skills and research techniques. At SFA, we take pride in supporting Analysts’ professional development. We offer regular workshops and networking events to enrich Analysts’ learning experience to position Fellows for future success.

The position is ideal for recent graduates pursuing careers in finance, and interested in breaking into private equity or investment banking. We are proud that our Analysts have gone on to worked at some of the most prestigious investment firms and consultancies in the United States and abroad. 

The ETA Fellowship requires a 6-24 month commitment. Analysts are compensated at the prevailing hourly minimum wage, and are entitled to health benefits.



Fellows assist their Searcher in evaluating and pitching industries of interest, sourcing potential target acquisitions, analyzing financials statements & business models, and conducting commercial and financial due diligence on target acquisitions. Fellows are also responsible for tracking their team’s performance, conducting weekly meetings, as well as recruiting & onboarding Analysts and interns


  • Eligible to work in the United States

  • Graduated in the past two years with a Bachelor’s degree or an international equivalent, with a degree in business, finance, economics, although applicants with degrees in other closely related fields may apply

  • Interest in finance & entrepreneurship 

  • Ability to contribute to an energetic & collaborative culture

Post-SFA Opportunities

Working at SFA gives you hands-on experience that is applicable in every corner of the business arena. Our alumni have continued their careers at firms such as:

  • Strategy&

  • Bain & Co

  • Partners Group

  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

  • ThermoFisher

  • Customergauge

  • StoneTurn Group

  • GCM Grosvenor