Private Equity Analyst

SFA's Analyst class is currently full.

We will post an application when the position becomes available.

 

Private Equity Analyst Position

SFA is seeking Private Equity Analysts to support its entrepreneurs to identify and acquire a business. The Analyst Program at SFA is invaluable, particularly for those pursuing careers in private equity, investment banking, consulting and entrepreneurship. Analysts will be exposed to new industries, business models, valuation methods, and research techniques. They will be given real responsibility and have measurable impact on the organization.  

SFA’s Analyst Program includes workshops and events to enrich the learning experience. 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 Analyst Program requires a 6-24 month commitment. Analysts are compensated at the prevailing hourly minimum wage, and are entitled to health benefits.

 
 

Responsibilities

  • Lead Generation
    • Conduct research to identify and evaluate industries of interest
    • Identify and evaluate potential acquisition targets
    • Perform quality control for generated leads
    • Interface with brokers to source opportunities
  • Deal Evaluation
    • Evaluate investment opportunities using quantitative and qualitative methods
    • Analyze financial statements, business models and other information in Confidential Information Memoranda
    • Conduct company valuations through financial modeling and analysis 
  • Team Management
    • Manage the search process and a team of interns
    • Track team’s performance and help conduct weekly meetings
    • Hire and recruit future SFA Analysts and interns
    • Train and onboard new team members, including other analysts and interns
  • Due Diligence
    • Conduct commercial and financial due diligence on acquisition targets
    • Analyze industry trends and conduct competitive analysis
    • Built financial models for the acquisition target

Required Qualifications

  • Recently graduated from university
  • At least one prior internship experience
  • An entrepreneurial, energetic, optimistic attitude
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • A keen interest in finance and entrepreneurship
  • A strong work ethic
  • A good understanding of financial statements

Helpful Qualifications

  • A business-related major
  • Financial modeling skills
  • Experience in search funds or private equity
 

Perks of the Private Equity Program

Supportive atmosphere

  • Highly entrepreneurial environment
  • Convenient downtown Boston location

Learning 

  • Day-to-day learning from Searchers
  • Workshops and events

career building 

  • Hands-on experience
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Career counseling

networking opportunities 

  • Engage with successful entrepreneurs with experience in PE, IB, industry and consulting
  • Discuss business topics with frequent guest speakers
 

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 

 

Testimonials

Working at SFA means working in a creative, entrepreneurial environment, where interns and analysts become a part of the search process from day one. At SFA, I have learned to quickly analyze and synthesize large amounts of information and recognize the telltale signs of growth opportunities in any industry. Being able to work with a high level of autonomy means that after just one year at SFA, I am able to lead a group of interns in writing investment theses on potential acquisition targets. I’m excited to be able to take these skills to my future career in private equity investing.
— Analyst, Tulane University
SFA was definitely a great place to start my career. It gave me a chance to be exposed to the real M&A world, learn negotiation and analytical techniques, and cultivate my critical thinking skills.
— Analyst, Buffalo-SUNY
My experience at SFA has given me the ability to evaluate investment opportunities and critically think about value creation...This skill set is applicable to a vast array of career paths [because it forces you] to develop a well thought out thesis for any complex problem at hand.
— Analyst, Wake Forest