Progression Investments

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We're seeking highly motivated, ambitious individuals for a private equity/searchfund internship. 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.

Objectives: · Research and identity attractive acquisition targets that fall within 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 exposure to Angels investor group, middle market private equity and venture capital communities · The position will interact directly with Progression Investments' President 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: 5-15 · Duration: 12-24 weeks (flexible) · Location: Primarily telecommuting. If located in the greater Chicagoland area, occasional in-person meetings may be appropriate

Skills & Qualifications: · Relevant coursework in Finance and Accounting · 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.