Legal Counsel
(2-4 years’ experience – Corporate/M&A)

Founded in 1996, Kensington Capital Partners Limited (“Kensington Capital”) is a private equity firm with over $1.5B assets under management and three offices across Canada. Kensington has a broad investment strategy across the private markets, including venture capital, growth equity and mid-market buyouts, and including fund-of-funds and direct investment mandates. It is an employee-owned, high performing investment firm that provides investors with access to unique investment opportunities within the North American market. Its success has been built upon a network of deep relationships, an entrepreneurial, nimble and flexible approach, its breadth and diversity of experience, and a strong reputation for integrity. Kensington’s investors include institutions, wealth managers, individuals and Governments.

Kensington Capital continues its growth in the Canadian market, and is now looking to add a Legal Counsel to its team of 25 professionals. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will provide legal support on a broad range of business matters, including investment and fund structuring, M&A transactions, financings, corporate reorganizations, corporate and regulatory filings, and commercial matters. This individual will have the opportunity to get involved in transactions and participate in strategy discussions with the business groups early on in the process. The position will be based in the mid-town Toronto head office.

The ideal candidate will have 2 – 4 years of M&A and/or corporate experience gained from a major law firm. Any private equity or fund experience would be an asset, though not required, as training will be provided. Strong communication skills, organizational skills, a willingness to learn, the ability to think strategically, and an entrepreneurial mindset are important for this role. You must be a strong team player, possess a positive attitude and be willing to ‘roll up your sleeves’ to get the work done.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing firm and be a part of a collegial team. The environment is entrepreneurial and dynamic. It offers exciting work, opportunities for career development and a competitive compensation package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your material, in confidence, to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search.