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Investments Associate

RCP is seeking to hire a full-time Investments Associate. The Associate will participate in all aspects of RCP’s investment process, with a focus on underwriting primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities in the Lower Middle Market Buyout space. 

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, please send your resume to Thank you in advance for your consideration. 

Associate Responsibilities:

  • Diligence and execute co-investment transactions, which will entail all aspects of directly investing into the cap table of an operating company, including meeting management teams, assessing industry attractiveness and creating detailed LBO valuation models
  • Underwrite secondary investment opportunities, including top down and bottoms up LBO valuation models for baskets of operating companies
  • Evaluate primary investment opportunities for RCP’s fund of funds product and serve as an integral member of the deal team that assesses and underwrites potential commitments. This includes top down market research, screening and review of data room materials, meeting with fund managers and quantitative and qualitative due diligence on partnerships and companies
  • Prepare investment memos and co-lead RCP investment committee discussions on primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities
  • Train and mentor pool of analysts on investment team

Candidate Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – this is a Pre-MBA position
  • 2-3 years of work experience in an industry with private equity exposure (investment banking, credit underwriting, valuation, management consulting, investment management)
  • Advanced modeling and Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage his/her workload such that deadlines are consistently met
  • High degree of comfort in a dynamic and fast paced work environment
  • Possess strong attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks
  • Analytical, quick thinker with unconventional problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent time management, project planning, and organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with a demonstrated ability to develop materials and effectively present to and persuade executive audiences
  • Dynamic relationship building and partnership skills – a strong teammate with experience leading initiatives across multiple departments
  • Must have the ability to interact with a variety of individuals (employees at all levels, clients, vendors), along with the ability to work independently

About RCP Advisors

Founded in 2001, RCP Advisors is a private equity investment firm headquartered in Chicago that provides access to lower middle market private equity fund managers through primary funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and co-investment funds. Additionally, the firm provides advisory and investment research services.


Katie Tarpey

Head of Human Resources

The duties and responsibilities described above are not comprehensive and additional tasks will be assigned. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

RCP Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RCP Advisors does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.