Analyst – Private Equity / Venture – Graycor

About the Job




Oak Brook, IL

About the Position
The Analyst will play a key role within Gray Capital, an investment fund with interests in
real estate, private equity, and venture. You will report to the Managing Partner of Gray
Capital to support the organization on a variety of projects key to the success of the
business. In this role, you will be responsible for screening, due diligence, financial
modeling, and valuation.
The Analyst’s time will be divided between working with the Managing Partner of Gray
Capital to identify, vet, lead and manage the investments of the fund outside of Graycor and
helping Graycor management develop and formalize investment opportunities within
Assignments can be short in duration and well defined, or they can be longer in duration and
require significant investigation and planning prior to implementation. Similarly, Analysts
may work as part of a cross functional team on certain projects, and they may also work
independently or one-on-one with senior managers.

Typical Projects and Assignments

Examples of project assignments include:
• Working directly with the managing partner in vetting/tracking potential acquisition
candidates and strategic investments candidates.
• Conducting industry, market and company-specific research.
• Performing financial analysis, valuation and financial modeling of companies and
• Building relationships and maintaining contact with established and prospective clients
and professional advisors.
• Researching and writing articles for publication in the company and industry journals.
• Researching various business initiatives based on strategic business planning sessions
and developing case studies/white papers for senior leadership review and
• Traveling between the downtown office and the local Oakbrook office as well as
regular short trips to our remote offices/projects across the country as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

To Be Successful in this Position, You Will Need:

• An undergraduate degree with a high GPA from a selective four-year university with a
transcript offering evidence of strong performance in both quantitative and verbal areas
of study.
• Three to six years of post-undergraduate work experience relevant to the activities listed
above; previous work experience in finance/investment banking/private equity required.
• Any diligence experience specifically with discounted cash flow analysis and some
corporate transaction experience preferred.

• Strong skills in writing reports, proposals, and white papers demonstrated ability to write
precisely, effectively, and persuasively. Ability to speak and write clearly.
• To be poised, pleasant, polished, and professional, and unintimidated if asked to visit a
steel mill or reach out for a meeting with a senior level executive.
• A can do/proactive attitude.
• Ability to travel as needed and able to work between downtown and Oakbrook offices
and potentially other offices/projects across the country.
• Maturity and integrity – this person will see and hear many things that are confidential.
Must be mature enough to be trusted with that information.
• Ability to work with someone who is “always on.” This person needs to be excited
enough about the exposure and opportunities this role affords.
• Strong computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, CRM Software, etc.)
• A strong sense of urgency and a positive, proactive desire to support a broad range of
initiatives and tasks.
• Strong attention to detail, organization skills and the ability manage multiple, competing
• Problem solving and critical thinking skills with an analytical, metrics-driven approach
to solutions.
• The ability to interact professionally and effectively with managers, internal and external
customers, suppliers, and executives.