Private Equity Business Development Associate$ 100k/Year ($ 50/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week) Remote Position Long-term
Are you a private equity or venture capital business development expert who is excited by the prospect of joining a startup team within an established private equity firm where the ambition is to grow the business exponentially and at high speed every year? Are you ready become a member of our “Proprietary Deal Team” focused on direct company outreach and special situations? Are you someone ready to dive into working in an organization that uses a radically different model than what you are used to using?
As Private Equity Business Development Associate we want you to focus all of your attention on the things that add business value. These are identifying, building relationships with, and acquiring companies proactively, expanding beyond the firm’s track record of buying companies through investment bankers. You will have a world-class, top-talent team of finance professionals to support you.
If you are up to this challenge, have the experience and track record to do so, are results-oriented and a clear communicator, then this role is for you.
An associate on the Proprietary Deal Team joins a lean, cohesive group sourcing acquisitions by direct outreach. We research, email, call, befriend, follow-up with, diligence, model, and - finally! - acquire B2B tech companies of all product and service types in all end markets. We are always learning, always growing.
You will send outbound emails to and conduct calls with management teams of acquisition targets, and you will hold multiple, subsequent conversations to advance the right deals. Associates will also be exposed to all facets of the investment process, including diligence, modelling, deal-execution, and negotiating terms. And you will learn a ton speaking with company CEO’s all day, everyday. We love what we do, because in today’s competitive marketplace, wherein everyone can model and everyone can diligence, proprietary sourcing is the most differentiated skill in private equity.
We also boast a unique culture. You will feel the difference if you've worked in private equity, investment banking, management consulting, or other areas of high finance previously. We do not micro-manage. We ruthlessly eliminate “busy work”. Also, we care about our people’s learning, development, and work/life balance. We are laser-focused on our audacious goal of becoming the fastest-growing and most-active software private equity firm in the world. So we have to do everything right, and treat our people well.
Contact >6,000 new companies annually
Hold virtual meetings with >600 new companies annually
Maintain and grow our database of >50,000 companies by constantly adding new targets, taking careful call notes, and logging recent activity
Build simple financial models for target companies
Conduct streamlined business diligence to understand the key issues driving the target business’s value
Manage their opportunity pipeline to advance and project-manage the right deals (and disengage delicately with the wrong ones)
Assume “special projects” as-needed to improve our approach, grow the team’s capabilities and knowledge-base, and develop themselves as holistic, well-rounded private equity investment professionals
As Private Equity Business Development Associate in our organization, you will learn what it takes to handle aggressive growth where we measure success on a daily and weekly basis.
You will learn the importance of deep dives to resolve problems in your team and other teams as well as the importance of driving yourself on a daily basis against quarterly set quantifiable goals which deliver real business value.
You will learn to measure and track output and results and how to automate everything that you do.
You will learn how to overcome the challenges of working fully remotely and collaborating with other high performing professionals.
What is the main challenge for the Proprietary Deal Team?
The main challenge is the accelerated pace for sourcing and closing acquisitions
What is the magnitude of these transactions and the industry in which they fall?
Software companies between $5-100 M in annual turnover
How can the team work in a 100% remote model?
As many companies move to a shared service center concept, have remote offices, and merge international teams together, Trilogy has adopted all of this and more utilizing an advanced cloud-based system to enable a global network of remote Crossover partners.
Can you ensure 100 % utilisation as the wage is based on billable hours?
As goals are extremely aggressive, this is not a problem.
What can I learn in the Proprietary Deal Team at Trilogy?
At Trilogy you will learn how to operate effectively in a dynamic, metrics-driven environment gaining cloud-based expertise on simplified processes. In addition, joining the Proprietary Deal Team at Trilogy is a chance to learn our proprietary sourcing, which is the most differentiated skill that matters the most in private equity today.
Do you have a performance management process? if yes, how many times a year? Who would be setting up these performance goals?
We promise to provide you with weekly goals and performance reviews that accelerate your career path and if you prove yourself, you will have the opportunity to stand out faster in this very fast paced environment and have endless growth opportunities.
What tools will I be given to ensure that I am productive?
Our WorkSmart Pro approach stimulates the growth of productivity. This is a complex approach, giving a boost of productivity for all aspects of company life. We give coaching to help improve productivity, and to ensure we are aligned with working processes.
What are the challenges working with people across the globe?
Timezones. Productivity reviews. WorkSmartPro.
Which will be peak hours, in what time zone?
Very flexible, however quite large part of activity falls into US time zone.