Private Equity Associate, Co-Investments at GCM Grosvenor | Powderkeg


Join the Private Equity Co-Investments team as an Associate. The Associate will be involved in all aspects of private equity investments, including due diligence, transaction execution and investment monitoring.


The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:

  • Play an active role in investment transactions from start to finish, including screening opportunities, conducting due diligence and monitoring investments post-close. Due diligence process includes understanding company business models, researching industry and competitive landscape, assessing sponsor fit, analyzing valuation, sensitizing company operating models, and reviewing all third-party diligence reports.
  • Prepare investment memorandums along with due diligence findings to internal committees and clients.
  • Think as a principal investor, converting market knowledge and due diligence findings into well-developed investment recommendations.
  • Partner with legal counsel to review deal terms, negotiate and execute investment transactions.
  • Coordinate operational due diligence workflow and facilitate closing process.
  • Support client relationship management through providing periodic updates on company/portfolio performance and drafting investor communications.
  • Support fundraising efforts for private equity separate account mandates and commingled funds.
  • Build and modify models for investment program cash flow projection, fund cash flow and return analysis, and co-investment return and sensitivity analyses.
  • Supervise junior analysts/interns by training them on investment analysis and internal processes.
  • Assist with special projects (business development, investor relations, strategic initiatives, etc.) on an as-needed basis.


The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or similar with outstanding academic credentials
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in private equity, investment banking or consulting/advisory.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Exceptional critical thinking, quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Superior organization, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Outstanding project management skills and the ability to work effectively in a deal teams, often on several transactions or potential opportunities simultaneously, under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to balance multiple concurrent projects and work both independently and as a productive member of project teams.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Dedicated work ethic and commitment to team and a goal-oriented environment.

It is expected that the annual base salary range for this New York City-based position will be $140,000- $150,000. Actual base salary may vary based on factors such as individual's experience, skills, and qualifications for the role. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on factors such as individual, team, and company performance as well as a comprehensive benefits package.


GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately $76 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and absolute return investment strategies.

The firm has specialized in alternatives for more than 50 years and has a diverse, engaged team of approximately 530 professionals serving a global client base. We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package focused on health and wellness, retirement planning, and diversity and inclusion. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney. For more information, visit:


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Private Equity Associate, Co-Investments
  • Company
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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