The Summer Associate candidate should be graduating from a leading MBA program in spring 2014 (NEP is only seeking current students for this position). NEP Associates are responsible for modeling, due diligence, industry research, transaction support, portfolio monitoring, and eventually sourcing and marketing deal opportunities. NEP Associates are integral members of the firm’s deal team-oriented environment and work with partner-level colleagues on a day-to-day basis. They also gain broad exposure to different forms of financing including senior debt, mezzanine and high yield debt. The Summer Associate position will encompass all of these responsibilities of a full-time Associate. Requirements:
Three to five years of experience prior to entering the MBA program, of which 1-2 years in a finance, management consulting, or strategy role is preferred. Strong analytical capabilities, financial literacy, research skills, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are a must. Must possess personal and professional initiative to excel in an entrepreneurial environment and a high-level of energy and enthusiasm to work with and learn from the NEP team. This position is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will have a 10 week duration. We are only looking for candidates who have a strong interest in working and living in Minneapolis after graduation.
NEP is a leading middle market equity investment firm with nearly $5 billion of capital under management. With ~20 investment professionals located in Minneapolis, the firm provides private equity investments to profitable and growing middle market companies through management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth financings. Criteria for investment consideration includes $10 million or greater of EBITDA and equity investments between $30 million and $150 million. NEP focuses on both organic and acquisition-based growth investment strategies for its portfolio companies and prefers investments within the manufacturing, distribution, business services, consumer products,