Position Type: Intern Analyst
We are looking for hard-working, independent, and self-motivated recent graduates interested in gaining practical experience within the private equity industry. While interning with us, you will be an integral member of our deal team.
Some of your tasks will include: shopping actionable deals to PE firms; contacting and qualifying C-level executives; contacting potential clients; performing reference checks on clients; database management; marketing campaigns; drafting deal teasers; reviewing business proposals and business plans; collaborating with senior analysts in operational due diligence; aiding the deal team with finalizing fee agreements, ownership structures, NDAs, Non-Circumvents, and LOI contracts; and attending PE networking events.
This is a full-time, unpaid internship opportunity. The internship is 6 months, with hours of Monday-Friday from 8 am-5pm.
|Ideal Candidates Will Possess the Following Qualities:|
|BS degree in Finance or Economics|
|Excellent interpersonal communication (both oral and written)|
|Strong ability to self-motivate|
|High level of integrity|
|Availability of 6 months|
All candidates must have wireless-enabled laptop computer.
If you are interested in internship opportunities, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Type: Managing Associate
Blackmore Partners is providing a full time Managing Associate position for outstanding performers who successfully completed the 6-month internship program and demonstrated strong leadership skill and highly proactive working attitude. As a managing associate of business development you will be responsible for the front-end process at Blackmore Partners. You will lead a team of 10 - 20 interns in generating clients and leads, using our established proprietary database and through social media marketing campaigns. You will be responsible for all branding and client facing aspects of the business including website development, informational media, advertising and marketing.
- · 4 year degree, BA is required
- · Critical thinking: Be able to suggest valid suggestions to improve the marketing outcome
- · Organization skills: MS office system and familiar with social media networking tools
- · Leadership Skills: Possess strong leadership abilities. Should be able to effectively recruit, train and develop employees. Will be accountable for success of team members in meeting short-term and long-term goals. Ability to manage a team of 4-10 interns effectively
- · Teamwork: Should be able to work effectively as part of the management team and work closely with back-end to support them in various projects
- · Professionalism: Must demonstrate punctuality, dependability and responsibility as a team leader
- · Communication Skills: Ability to communicate powerfully with senior executives regarding our firm and our industry
He/She will work closely with the back end Managing Associate and Managing Director of BMP.
|Ideal Candidates Will Possess the Following Qualities:|
|Entrepreneurial, eager to learn and can prove your knowledge about the deal side of our business.|
|BA and MBA graduates in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Marketing or Business Administration.|
|Previous Investment Banking, Private Equity entry-level or related working experience preferred.|
|Experience in fast-paced and multi-cultural working environment||All candidates must have wireless-enabled laptop computer.|
|Blackmore Partners – Analyst Development Program FAQ|
Q: What are the hours that Analysts work at Blackmore Partners?
A: Full-time Analysts at Blackmore work Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.
Q: What is Blackmore Partners Looking for in a potential Analyst?
A: Blackmore is looking for someone with the following skills and characteristics:
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and persuasion skills
• Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness
• Commitment to achieving performance goals, individually and working as a team
• Strong entrepreneurial spirit
• Great time-management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills
• Professional, responsible, mature, and disciplined
• Attention to detail
• Positive attitude
• Fun to work with
• Ambitious with strong desire to succeed
Q: How long does the Analyst Development Program last?
A: The Analyst Development Program is a 6 month program.
Q: What exactly does an Analyst do at Blackmore Partners?
A: At Blackmore, our goal is to develop Analysts with a broad skill set. Analysts handle all phases of the business cycle at Blackmore and will have a chance to be an integral part of the Blackmore team. Blackmore has two main teams that Analysts can work with once they are acquainted with the Blackmore Process – the front-end team and the back-end team. The frond-end team handles all of the marketing for Blackmore and helps locate and identify potential executives and deals. The back-end team consults executives and helps them develop strategic business plans. The back-end team also pitches deals to private equity firms. Blackmore Partners is a small business with an entrepreneurial mentality and we encourage that spirit within our Analysts.
Q: What is the compensation for the Analyst Development Program?
A: Analysts at Blackmore do not receive a salary or stipend but do have a compensation plan. Analysts are paid a percentage of the fee when Blackmore successfully closes a deal.
Q: Is there quantitative analysis involved in the Analyst Development Program?
A: There is only nominal quantitative analysis involved in the Analyst Development Program at Blackmore Partners. The reason for this is because private equity firms have their own analysis team and do their own due diligence on perspective deals. Blackmore Partners is an intermediary that works with executives in developing actionable deals and then pitches those deals to private equity firms for funding.
Q: At what office do Analysts work?
A: Blackmore Partners has one office location in Uptown Chicago. All of our Analysts work at this location. The address is 4802 N. Broadway Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60640.
Q: What is the culture at Blackmore Partners?
A: Blackmore Partners has a relatively laid-back culture in the office. We emphasize teamwork, learning and teaching, hard work, and an overall enjoyable experience. The dress code is business casual and all of the Analysts have a chance to sit together around large tables to promote teamwork and conversation regarding different projects and tasks. We also have casual Fridays to help end the workweek on a light note.
Q: What exactly does Blackmore Partners do?
A: Blackmore is a buy-side, middle market private equity intermediary. We work with C-level executives that have operational experience of at least $100 million P&L or $5 million EBITDA in advising and consulting them in developing actionable strategic business plans to pitch executive-led takeovers of firms with at least $50 million revenue to our private equity clients.
Q: How many people is Blackmore Partners looking to hire for the Analyst Development Program?
A: Blackmore Partners does not have a specific target number of Analysts that we want to hire. The hiring process and decision is independent of the number of applicants and is purely based on the skills and characteristics of the applicant. If we think you will be a good fit at Blackmore, we want you to work with us!
Q: How many Analysts does Blackmore Partners currently have?
A: Blackmore Partners has 10-14 analysts on our team at any given time.
Q: Do I need my own computer and cell phone?
A: We require Analysts to have their own laptop computer for use at the office. Analysts are not required to have their own cell phone.
“I worked with Blackmore Partners in early 2009, with Gerald as the Managing Director. The internship with Blackmore Partners was a invaluable one and I developed professional skill sets that were immensely useful to me. I was exposed to business deal activities and was responsible for several high level initiative during my time with Blackmore Partners. Working at Blackmore Partners gave me the opportunity to develop my communication, teamwork, professionalism, client interaction skills. I got more than what I had put in during my time at Blackmore and my experience have given me a strong foundation in my professional career.” March 1, 2011
1st Augustine Wong, Analyst, Blackmore Partners
“I came to meet Gerald through Linkedin in response to a recruitment of CEO types. Through my experience with Gerald, and his partners, I have been very pleased with the service Blackmore Partners provides.
After several phone meetings I was invited to Chicago for a live meeting with Gerald and Alex Walker. After that meeting we began in earnest identifying a market, then targets in that market. The research and guidance provided by Gerald and his team has been outstanding. To this point we've identified 6 targets and I've made 4 site visits.
Within the next month I anticipate being in a position to make a legitimate offer, backed by private equity the Blackmore Team brought to the table. And, by the end of the year I anticipate running one of these targets as it's CEO.
For the past four months I have worked with Gerald and numerous Blackmore team members. I can honestly recommend them without reservation at this point. Their commitment to my success has been unwavering.” September 10, 2008
1st Jim Striplin, President, Day Sun, Ltd. d.b.a. WillowBridge Network
“I participated in the Blackmore Partners Internship program over the summer of 2008. The training that I received from the internship, and Gerald directly, has proven to be an excellent experience that has given me significant leverage as I prepare to finish college and enter the workforce full-time.
The combination of structure and freedom really allowed the interns to be comfortable in bringing different ideas to the table, a quality not available in most internships. The environment was such that no one was afraid to make a mistake or ask questions, a trait that ultimately allowed us to learn more than would normally be possible. More importantly, Gerald taught us to step outside the box in regards to our way of approaching business and life, something that has proven beneficial to me numerous times only a month out of my internship.
I would recommend this internship to any student who wants hands-on experience in business and is willing to work hard to reach their goals.” September 3, 2008
1st Ian Walker, Senior Analyst, Blackmore Partners