Search Investment Group

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Search Investment Group (SIG) ( is a group made up of like-minded investors who decided to combine resources, experience, and their networks to support the self-funded search community. Our group is made up of a unique mix of successful operators, deal professionals, and former searchers.

We partner with self-funded searchers with the goal of dramatically improving their odds of success while allowing them to achieve their goal of owning their own business.

The internship will involve a hands-on learning experience with many of the core activities involved with running a startup private equity firm. An Analyst should expect to develop a fundamental knowledge of the process by which middle market companies are bought and sold. Analysts will also gain a working understanding of the industry participants involved in middle market transactions and will have the opportunity to be involved in the acquisition sourcing, investment thesis creation, financial modeling, and due diligence processes.

Example Objectives: • Research and identity attractive acquisition targets that fall within the industry investment theses and based on the firm’s investment criteria • Research industries and develop investment theses presentations • Review of confidential information on potential acquisitions and participating in due diligence analysis • Build and maintain financial models (assistance will be provided as needed) • Participate in the sourcing process by prospecting investment banks and brokers and participating in phone calls with small business owners • Prepare deal summary presentations • Support investor pitch calls/meetings

Benefits: • This internship will provide numerous introductions to the: • Harvard University and Harvard Business School alumni communities • Middle market private equity and venture capital communities • The position will interact directly with leadership and will include mentoring and coaching • Firsthand experience in target sourcing, screening, due diligence, and acquisition • Startup fundraising experience • Management experience

Requirements: • Pay: Unpaid • Hours per Week: 15-25 • Duration: 12-24 weeks (flexible) • Location: Primarily telecommuting. If located in the Houston area, weekly in-person meetings may be appropriate

Skills & Qualifications: • Relevant coursework in Finance and Accounting • Previous internships or work experience in finance, investment banking, private equity, consulting • Honors and achievements • Excellent analytical skills • Excellent writing ability • Strong interpersonal / conference calling skills • Strong work ethic • Data modeling and analysis using Microsoft Excel • Presentation preparation using Microsoft PowerPoint

What we are looking for: • Highly motivated candidates who have a strong and proven interest in the fields of private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship and finance • Candidates who have a natural curiosity in how businesses work, a tenacious attitude towards research, are resourceful and have the ability to think independently • Applicants should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at a top-tier institution

Interested candidates should send resumes and cover letters to: [redacted]

Cover letters are not mandatory but are recommended.