Analyst, Commercial Diligence & Strategy

Who we are
Our Mission

Build winning companies to deliver superior returns to our investors.

Our strategy

Acquire good businesses and partner with management to drive fundamental improvement.

Our values
  • Partnership
  • Passion
  • Discipline
Our core competencies
  • Sourcing
  • People
  • Evaluation
  • Continuous Improvement
Our Firm
  • Lean, collaborative team, working directly with Partners and senior management
  • Successful track record resulting in exciting growth
  • 6 out of 7 current Partners started as associates or Vice Presidents at Sterling
  • Resources Group, comprised of subject matter experts in Human Capital, Operations, Commercial, Strategy, Technology, and M&A, are members of deal teams and help drive improvements at portfolio companies
  • Hands on investing model resulting in deep engagement with our portfolio companies
Our Culture
  • We believe in long term partnership and collaboration
  • Relentless, firm-wide commitment to continuous improvement
  • We say "we" more than "I"
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passionate about building winning businesses

The Sterling Group is an operationally focused middle market private equity firm focused on the industrial sector. Founded in 1982, Sterling is one of the longest standing private equity firms in North America.  Today, the firm has over $4.0 billion in assets under management. Over 75% of Sterling’s returns have been driven by organic EBITDA growth, a result of Sterling’s operational investing style. Sterling’s investor base is comprised by some of the largest and most respected global institutional investors.

The Analyst, Commercial Diligence and Strategy will be responsible for supporting commercial diligence and strategy work, including evaluating: market growth, competitive landscape, supplier dynamics, etc. In addition, this role will support in theme development and exit preparation (for existing portfolio companies).

Our program is designed to give intellectually curious and self-motivated Analysts a well-rounded apprenticeship at a successful middle market private equity firm.

Qualifications include an undergraduate degree from a top-tier university, top academic performer and a quick learner capable of performing in an unstructured and fast paced environment.

The primary skills needed to be successful in this position are:

Analytical skills:

-The ability to understand market dynamics, competitive landscape, supplier dynamics, etc. in the market in which a business competes

-The ability to synthesize and analyze data using Excel and other analytical tools – including building market models

Communication skills including:

-The ability to quickly summarize the merits of a potential transaction in both written and verbal form.

-The ability to interact with management teams, financing sources and service providers to analyze and execute transactions.

Coordination skills including:

-Taking responsibility for the administrative details related to commercial diligence activities (e.g., industry expert calls, surveys, market modeling, etc.)

-Analyst Career Path, direct promotions to associate level positions are also available

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