Private Equity Associate

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Market-based salary and bonus
Mar 16, 2023
Apr 15, 2023
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Goldner Hawn – Associate Position


Goldner Hawn Overview


Goldner Hawn is a private equity investment firm focused on partnering with middle-market business owners and management teams to build long-term value. Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1989, Goldner Hawn is one of the longest-standing private equity firms in the Midwest. Over our 30+ year history, our focus has remained consistent: partner with management teams and invest in great companies within specialty manufacturing, value-added distribution and business services to help them grow. Since inception, we’ve completed over 80 platform and add-on investments approaching $4 billion in aggregate transaction value. We take a long-term view to our investments, building a shared vision with our management teams and taking the necessary steps to ensure that our companies are positioned to succeed long beyond our investment horizon.


Position Overview


Goldner Hawn is looking to add an Associate that will be an integral member of our investment team and work closely with senior members of the firm across all phases of private equity investing, including investment evaluation and execution, as well as portfolio management. The Associate role is a 2 – 3 year program with advancement opportunity for exceptional performers. Primary responsibilities include:


Review and analysis of investment opportunities


Industry and private company research


Drafting and presenting investment memorandums


Due diligence (both internal analysis as well as management of third parties)


Financial modeling and analysis


Portfolio company monitoring and management


Participation in the sale process for existing portfolio companies.




Minimum one year of investment banking, private equity, consulting, or finance experience


Undergraduate degree with an excellent academic track record


Strong communication and interpersonal skills


Self-starter and critical thinker who thrives in an environment without continuous oversight and values independent thought


Superior analytical skills and significant intellectual curiosity


Desire to join a team-oriented environment


Demonstrated ability to succinctly and thoughtfully summarize research analyses and investment rationale (written and via data)


Start Date






Market, consisting of a base salary and performance-based bonus






Interested candidates should email their resume to Andrew Tomashek at


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