MBA Intern, Closed Loop Partners, Closed Loop Fashion Fund (Growth Equity)
Apply by February 28, 2021
Closed Loop Partners (CLP) is an investment firm comprised of venture capital, growth equity, private equity and project finance as well as an innovation center focused on building the circular economy. We have built an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs, industry experts, global consumer goods companies, retailers, financial institutions and municipalities. Our investments align capitalism with positive social and environmental impact by reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions via materials innovation, advanced recycling technologies, supply chain optimization and diversion from landfill.
Closed Loop Partners is a team of financial, operational, entrepreneurial, legal, engineering and environmental professionals. As a team, we move quickly to review companies and make decisions, while thoughtfully considering each value proposition, impact case, and investment opportunity.
Closed Loop Fashion Fund is an early-stage growth equity investment strategy, focused on B2B businesses bridging the sustainability gap and integrating circularity into supply chains for established, global brands. Investments opportunities span ideation, material science, merchandising solutions, digital transparency tools, transport innovations, re-use and of life recovery and remanufacturing technologies.
The Closed Loop Fashion Team, led by industry veteran Caroline Brown, also oversees fashion-related investments across the firm, serving on the Board for fashion related businesses in the Closed Loop Venture Fund I portfolio, and originating and diligencing pipeline opportunities for the firm’s venture-stage, growth equity, and buyout private equity investment strategies.
Internship opportunity which can begin in April, May, or June and extend for 3 to 5 months, minimum 20 hours/week, to support the Closed Loop Fashion Team in macro landscape mapping, bottoms up investment diligence and valuation analysis, and financial modeling. The role will also include visibility and some participation into the fundraising and fund administration process as it relates to customized analysis and presentations for prospective investors including some of the world’s largest fashion brands and retailers, institutional investors and family offices. This intern role will integrate into the fashion team, which includes seven professionals, joining active daily activity of origination, dynamic due diligence, valuation analysis, and deal negotiations. Weekly firmwide meetings and overlap with other teams across the firm, including the asset management business and the Center for the Circular Economy.
2+ years in equity research, investment banking, venture capital or private equity, software or consumer sector experience appreciated
Valuation and financial modeling expertise
Financial presentation experience
Genuine interest and commitment to sustainable finance
Detail and data oriented
Organized, analytical and process-driven
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Appetite for a fast-paced, fast-growing ‘start-up’ style work environment
Collaborative, team player
Personal interest in the fashion /apparel sector a plus
Closed Loop Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.