A) Investment Intern; B) Corporate Development Intern
San Francisco, CA
Alpine Investors is a private equity firm that is reimagining the private equity space. Since 2001, Alpine has made over 100 investments in middle market businesses and in 2019, Alpine was recognized by GCI as one of the top 50 middle-market PE firms. The key to our success has been a focused operational strategy based on working with, learning from, and developing exceptional people. With over $1.3 billion of assets under management across 6 funds, Alpine has implemented a PeopleFirst program to demonstrate that pursuing and investing in passionate individuals is the key driver of building enduring companies.
Since its founding, Alpine has had a focus on developing young minds and has built up a program since its first intern in 2001. In addition to offering world-class financial modeling and technical training to our interns, we invite our interns to participate in unique culture workshops and business school case studies led by our founding partner, Graham Weaver, who teaches at Stanford GSB.
Alpine Investors has expertise in software and services companies and is located in San Francisco, CA. We are also planning the opening of our New York office in 2020.
The Alpine team includes 35 professionals with diverse investing, operations, management, and finance backgrounds.
Visit our website at www.alpine-investors.com for more information or find us on Instagram @alpineinvestors to see what it’s like to be an intern.
A) Investment Intern
Investment interns are an integral part of the deal teams at Alpine. We believe in giving interns ownership and responsibility early so that they can drive real impact and maximize their learning.
The primary responsibility of the Investment Intern involves assessing potential investment opportunities for Alpine’s fund. This entails proactively analyzing industries and individual companies, identifying key trends and risks and highlighting attractive areas for investment. As deal processes “go live,” the Investment Intern will play a critical role on the deal team in assisting with various components of the deal process, including on-site company visits and diligence meetings with business executives.
The investment internship is most appropriate for those who wish to learn about the deal process, from initial evaluation and negotiation, through due diligence, to completing the transaction. Individuals in this role most likely see themselves as future investing partners.
B) Corporate Development Intern
Corporate Development professionals are critical to the growth of Alpine’s portfolio companies. We believe in giving interns ownership and early responsibility so that they can drive real impact and maximize their learning.
Alpine’s portfolio companies grow primarily through
(1) acquisitions of other businesses in the same industry (“add-on acquisitions”) and (2) organic growth initiatives such as as adding new customers through increased sales and marketing. Interns in the Corporate Development program will receive exposure to a variety of workstreams that support these two growth vectors, including sourcing of new add-on acquisitions, the diligence of potential add-on acquisitions and strategic portfolio company operations.
The primary responsibilities of the Corporate Development Intern includes: finding and researching add-on acquisition targets for Alpine portfolio companies, conducting market and industry research, being part of the deal team that completes the diligence of an add-on acquisition, assisting with on-site board meetings and financial reporting, and getting involved in organic growth initiatives for Alpine’s portfolio companies.