Semper Investment Company

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Semper is an independent sponsor/self-funded search hybrid seeking a full-time unpaid intern. The role has flexible work hours, can be fully remote (although you're also welcome in the office), and includes significant training that will prepare someone for investment banking, private equity, corporate M&A and business development roles. Ideal candidates could be recent grads job-hunting or a student taking the semester off.

Semper buys niche manufacturers, industrial/facility/home service companies and value-add distributors from retiring owner-operators and families. We transition the CEO job to military veterans with business experience and target multi-decade hold periods.

I founded Semper after serving in the Coast Guard, attending graduate school, and spending 15 years in investment banking and corporate development. I've led several owner/operator acquisitions and will ensure the intern leaves this role with strong M&A knowledge and good financial modeling/valuation skills.

The intern's time will be spent: • Identifying and leading outreach to target companies • Screening inbound opportunities • Conducting broker/banker research and outreach • Researching industries and competitors • Training on various M&A topics, including modeling and valuation • Other activities, as needed

The ideal candidate will have some finance/accounting knowledge, excellent English, intermediate/advanced Excel skills, a strong work ethic, and willingness to work independently and speak with owners and deal intermediaries.

Position details: • 30-40 hours per week with flexibility day-to-day / week-to-week • Start and duration: Starting ASAP, 10-12 weeks • Location: Remote, or Boston office, if desired • Unpaid internship, but in some cases can receive academic credit