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Investment Associate, Beverage Fund

ZX Ventures, New York

Brewing up the future, today.


Investment Associate, North America Beverage Fund 

At ZX, our mission is to empower Entrepreneurs to achieve exponential growth. We were created by AB InBev in 2015 with a mandate to nurture, support, and grow the products and services of tomorrow – to build the future of our business, our industry and our world. 

Today, we build, grow and invest in businesses across industries that push the boundaries of AB InBev’s business and innovate to create new ones based on ever-changing consumer needs. We invest ahead of the curve and have a track record of success in direct-to-consumer businesses, beverage brands, and circular ventures. 

We’re looking for an Investment Associate to join our Beverage Fund in NY. In this role, you’ll be responsible for deal sourcing, analyzing specific companies for investment, executing on due diligence, and working with our ZX portfolio companies. 

Key Responsibilities 

Sourcing Prospective Investments 

  • Deal screening: call and/or meet with prospects, evaluate new beverage opportunities for ZX & AB InBev 
  • Connect with ZX and AB InBev stakeholders to evaluate investment opportunities consistent with the Beverage Fund investment thesis 

Perform Due Diligence and Build Investment Case  

  • Perform valuation analysis via financial modelling; this will assist in the execution and financing of transactions on behalf of the fund 
  • Conduct industry and competitive analysis, and research potential competitors  
  • Prepare & Present sections of Investment Memo to Investment Committee 

Provide Ad-Hoc Analysis 

  • Develop and help implement strategies for specific portfolio companies to increase revenue, improve operations, strengthen financial controls, and increase shareholder value 
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of assets in the fund’s portfolio 

Profile 

  • The ideal candidate holds a solid foundation of investment experience (VC/PE, investment banking, private equity). Successful completion of a bulge bracket investment banking analyst program is a plus (not mandatory).
  • Outstanding analytical skills, detail-oriented, proactive and self-motivated 
  • Strong knowledge of Excel including advanced functions 
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including Powerpoint experience 
  • Demonstrated facility in all financial aspects of transaction related work is an asset 

 

Anheuser-Busch InBev is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

 

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About ZX Ventures

ZX Ventures is a global incubator and venture capital team backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's leading global brewer. ZX is a smaller, nimble group that is part of AB InBev and is dedicated to investing in and developing new products and businesses that address emerging consumer needs.

Our goal is to make products, services and technologies that bring people together to celebrate and share great times, and to offer the world what it hasn’t yet even imagined.

ZX Ventures’ unparalleled access to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s research, technology and distribution networks allows us to have a deep understanding of products and what the consumer wants, as well as to anticipate and meet what their needs will be in the future.


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