2021 MBA/Graduate Summer Associate | Private Equity (Los Angeles)

Position Overview

At Apollo, we’re a global team of alternative investment managers passionate about delivering uncommon value to our investors and shareholders. During our comprehensive ten-week program, you’ll learn about our approach to investing that contributes to our growth, success, and the source of over $414 billion in assets under management. With over 30 years of proven expertise across Private Equity, Credit, and Real Assets, invested across a diverse group of regions and industries, we’re known for our integrated businesses, our strong investment performance, our value-oriented philosophy, – and our people.


The Apollo Private Equity team works on a broad range of investment opportunities in lean deal teams to evaluate investment opportunities across core industry verticals including chemicals, manufacturing & industrials, natural resources, consumer & retail, consumer services, business services, financial services, leisure, media, telecommunications & technology and other sectors. In order to understand the value proposition and risks associated with any investment, the Associate must analyze diligence data, scrutinize business trends, construct investment models and present an investment thesis and analyses to senior investment professionals. In this role, the individual focuses on Private Equity’s three core strategies: (i) opportunistic corporate buyouts (ii) distressed for control and (iii) corporate carve-outs. Responsibilities include financial modeling and analysis, company and industry research, portfolio management, and idea generation. 


The Summer Associate position is full-time eligible.

Primary Responsibilities

At Apollo, we work as one team, partnering across regions and disciplines to share the perspectives and insights that lead us to exceptional opportunities. You’ll partner with junior and senior level professionals on a range of projects at every stage of the investment cycle. As a Summer Associate on the Private Equity team, you will be responsible for:




  • Performing company and industry due diligence, including risk assessment and quantitative & qualitative analysis of business and market trends

  • Monitoring existing portfolio companies, evaluating platform and add-on acquisitions and evaluating exit options

  • Develop investment committee memoranda and materials with senior team members

  • Presenting and participating in investment committee meetings, including communicating analyses effectively to senior investment professionals

  • Conducting financial modeling and analysis incorporating various business projections and capital structures, while stress testing critical assumptions

  • Partnering with external due diligence advisors such as accountants, tax experts, consultants and lawyers

  • Working with counterparties to raise financings for Apollo’s investments

  • Analyzing business performance trends of prospective and existing investments

  • Assist the team with additional ad hoc projects








Qualifications & Experience


  1. An MBA/Graduate student (class of 2022) with an excellent academic record and a demonstrated interest in finance through previous internships, jobs, and coursework

  2. At least two years of experience in investment banking and prior investing experience

  3. A critical thinker with strong quantitative and analytical skills who expresses their thoughts and ideas clearly both in oral and written communications

  4. A collaborative thinker who can also work independently, multitask, and prioritize competing demands to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  5. A proactive and organized self-starter with a positive attitude, powerful work ethic, strong attention to detail, and experience and comfort in Excel

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