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Business Development Associate



Business Development Associate

We are seeking an Associate to join our Koch Equity Development (“KED”) team. KED is an investment and acquisition arm of Koch Industries, a large, privately-owned business with significant capital strength and liquidity. Since 2012, KED has deployed approximately $30 billion into structured capital investments and acquisitions. KED’s investment mandate includes include finite-term, levered buyouts, all pursued on an industry-agnostic basis. As an Associate, you will be responsible for assisting in the underwriting, due diligence, and transaction execution for investments across the capital structure.

A successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • Self-starter, highly focused, and ability to work independently
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, creative, and ability to think outside the box
  • Hunger to learn with a strong sense of intellectual curiosity and passion for investing
  • Integrity and a strong sense of ethics

    What You Will Do In Your Role

    • Assisting in the origination, underwriting, due diligence, and transaction execution for investments across the capital structure
    • Leading analysts in financial modelling and investment memo preparation that assess valuation, return profile, competitive advantage, risks, etc.
    • Performing industry research and competitive analysis related to existing and potential investments
    • Working with KED portfolio companies to enhance profitability alongside KED’s commercial excellence capability
    • Leading discussions with senior members of the KED team
    • Providing guidance and mentorship for members of the analyst team
    • Assuming responsibility for 100% compliance with the laws, regulations, company policy, and industry standards applicable to this role

      The Experience You Will Bring


      • Bachelor’s degree
      • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
      • 3-5 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, or corporate M&A

      Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

      At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

      Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
      Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
      This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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