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 is an operationally focused middle market firm targeted at the industrial sector. Founded in 1982, Sterling is one of the longest standing private equity firms in North America. Today the firm has $5.0 billion in assets under management. Over 70% of realized returns have been driven by organic EBITDA growth as opposed to financial engineering, 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 Sterling Group is seeking a 1st year MBA student to join our team of investment professionals as an intern for summer 2023. This program is open to students currently working towards an MBA who have undertaken their first year of study. Must be available for 10 weeks from June to August.
Investment Professional Summer Internship – About the Program
The intern is given all the opportunities and responsibilities of a full time employee. Over the 10 week program you will be given the opportunity to work with and learn from very talented professionals. Work with our companies, screen new investment opportunities and participate in due diligence efforts.
The intern will take part in a firm-wide orientation where you’ll learn about our culture, as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of The Sterling Group. You will learn about the Sterling investment lifecycle including investment thesis development, deal evaluation, diligence, transaction execution, strategy development, key value creation initiatives, and exit preparation and execution.
As part of our continuous improvement culture, the intern will receive on-going feedback, as well as a complete review at the end of the 10 weeks program.
Job Responsibilities and Qualifications
Primary job responsibilities will include:
Screen new investment opportunities and support due diligence efforts
Evaluate new transactions and support deal team execution
Collaborate closely with in-house functions such as Human Capital, Sourcing, Strategy, Operations, etc.
Directly engage with negotiating acquisitions and financing documentation
Actively lead internal initiatives and portfolio company improvement efforts
Participate in monthly operational review meetings and quarterly board meetings
MBA student in between first and second year of MBA from a top tier university
Prior experience in investment banking, private equity, management consulting, and/or operational experience at a premier industrial company
Experience in manufacturing, distribution, and/or industrial markets
Interest in continuous improvement on both personal and company levels
Passion for improving and growing industrial businesses
Military or other significant leadership experiences are valued