Who we are
Build winning companies to deliver superior returns to our investors.
Acquire good businesses and partner with management to drive fundamental improvement.
Our core competencies
- Continuous Improvement
- 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
- 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 Credit Fund, L.P. (“Sterling Credit”) is a private credit platform focused on partnering with private equity sponsors to help finance and grow middle market businesses in a broad range of industries including but not limited to consumer, food, distribution, and industrial businesses. Sterling Credit invests opportunistically across the private credit markets focusing on junior debt, unitranche, preferred equity and equity co-investment. Formed in 2017, Sterling Credit has a unique sourcing advantage through access to debt of The Sterling Group equity fund deals, as well as select non-Sterling deals. Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is one of the longest standing private equity firms in North America with $5 billion AUM.
The Associate position will be primarily responsible for industry research, financial modeling, business due diligence, creating Investment Committee memos, and various portfolio management roles. In addition, the Associate will assist with quarterly portfolio valuations, quarterly LP reports, and requests from the accounting team. The Associate will also be involved in continuous improvement projects and marketing efforts for the credit fund.
Qualifications include an undergraduate degree from a top-tier university and a minimum of two years of analytical experience with an investment bank, national accounting firm, or private credit fund. The primary skills needed to be successful in this position are:
Analytical skills including:
The ability to understand a company’s business, competitive position and the market in which it competes.
The ability to analyze and thoroughly understand financial statements.
A basic understanding of GAAP accounting practices and corporate taxation.
The ability to model, synthesize and analyze data using Excel.
Research skills including:
The ability to work with sell-side Analysts and procure written research.
The ability to proactively solicit information from industry participants.
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.
Administrative skills including:
Taking responsibility for the administrative details of a transaction.
The ability to effectively monitor and execute multiple assignments simultaneously.