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Associate Director - Middle Market Private Capital

Date Posted: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $651 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at to learn more.


The Middle Market Private Capital unit is seeking an Associate Director to aid in the origination, due diligence, credit underwriting, execution, and portfolio monitoring of private debt investments. The Middle Market Private Capital strategy offers investors access to privately negotiated debt and minority-equity investment transactions, primarily in North America, to support leveraged buyouts, refinancing's and recapitalizations. Investments include senior, unitranche and second lien loans, mezzanine notes and equity co-investments. We target investment opportunities across a broad range of industries including healthcare, industrials, consumer products, software and business services. The unit also selectively invests in private debt funds.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Evaluate new transactions and investment opportunities, attend management presentations, review deal terms and credit agreements.
  • Lead key areas of due diligence including business and quantitative analysis as well as industry and competitive research.
  • Develop detailed financial models and sensitivity analyses to assess performance scenarios and capital structure alternatives.
  • Prepare and present written investment committee memorandum and presentations.
  • Actively monitor portfolio company performance.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Minimum 3-5 years in leveraged finance, private debt and/or related transactional experience.
  • Strong analytical/quantitative, credit, accounting and financial statement analysis skills.
  • Ability to construct financial models.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic and resourcefulness.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field.
  • MBA or CFA.


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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Requisition #: 116933