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Corporate Legal Associate

Anzu Partners

Anzu Partners

Legal
Arizona, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Anzu Partners is an investment firm that focuses on industrial and life science technology companies with the potential to transform their industries. We team with entrepreneurs to develop and commercialize technological innovations by providing capital and deep expertise in business development, market positioning, global connectivity, and operations.

Anzu manages approximately $1 billion in capital commitments, and we have developed a robust team of investment professionals, technical specialists, and operational support to drive results for our 25+ portfolio companies. In 2016, we launched Anzu Industrial Capital Partners, our first venture equity fund, to invest in North American-based private industrial technology companies with approximately $128m in committed capital. In 2019, we launched our second industrial and life science technology fund, Anzu Industrial Capital Partners II, with $190m in committed capital and an expanded set of institutional investors. In early 2020, we launched our growth capital fund, Anzu RBI Preferred Mezzanine and became a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 2022, we closed our third fund with approx. $220M in committed capital.

While Anzu Partners focuses primarily on the United States and Canada, we have invested in companies with substantial operations in Singapore and Australia. Our portfolio includes companies that have achieved breakthroughs in the physical sciences, such as developing the first high-powered blue-wavelength laser for no-spatter welds, and the life sciences, such as receiving the first FDA approval for a blood test for concussion. Our companies deliver strong returns for our investors, whether through public listing via IPO or acquisition by larger industrial players such as Siemens, and drive discoveries that improve our world.

About the role

We are looking for a Corporate Legal Associate to join our team. In this role, you will provide comprehensive legal support on a wide range of corporate transactions for the firm and our portfolio companies. You will play a pivotal role in providing legal support and guidance to our portfolio companies throughout their lifecycle, from initial investment to exit.

This position is based out of Arizona.

Key Activities

  • Assist in structuring, negotiating, and executing investment transactions, including venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on various corporate and securities law issues, providing recommendations and guidance to the legal team and investment professional
  • Conduct legal due diligence on potential investment opportunities, reviewing corporate documents, contracts, intellectual property rights, and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide legal support and advice on corporate governance matters, including board meetings, shareholder communications, and regulatory filings.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including investment agreements, term sheets, shareholder agreements, and other legal documents.
  • Identify and mitigate potential legal risks in corporate transactions.
  • Work closely with members of the legal team, investment professionals, and external legal counsel to support the firm's investment activities and strategic initiatives.
  • May participate in client meetings and calls, depending on experience level

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Successful completion of the bar exam and licensure to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction (required), or ability to practice in Arizona.
  • Successful completion of the bar exam and licensure to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction (required).
  • 2-4 years of practicing corporate law, preferably with a focus on venture capital/private equity.
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance, securities law, and M&A transactions.
  • Strong legal writing and research skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate legal issues and recommendations to diverse stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in legal research databases and Microsoft Office Suite.