About the job Investment Professional
Our client is a leading West African Private
equity firm on high-growth businesses in Anglophone West Africa, particularly
Nigeria and Ghana.
The Investment Professional is a member of the firm’s Investment Team, supporting senior members of the team (Partners, VPs and Senior Managers) across the entire transaction lifecycle through financial analysis/modelling, risk reviews, market research, document preparation, management team and expert engagement, business development, project updates and review of financial and business reports. The Investment Team also works with the Head of Investor Relations on LP engagement and the Finance Team on portfolio valuations and reporting.
·Track deal pipeline and conduct market research and outreach to facilitate origination efforts
·Screen potential investment opportunities through extensive financial, operational and market analysis as well as financial modelling, to provide recommendations on opportunities to consider further
·Assist in preparation and presentation of deal memos and recommendations to the Investment Committee
·Provide support on and/or run parts of the transaction process (due diligence, negotiations, deal structuring, exits, etc)
·Monitor and analyse key metrics of partner companies and provide support to management teams to execute on value creation plans
·Support with reporting to and engagement with Fund investors
·A mature, responsible and resourceful individual with sound judgement and the ability to take initiative and problem-solve
·High level oral and written communications skills and proven attention to detail
·Ideally 3-5 years’ experience in a PE, M&A or consulting role spent conducting financial and operational analysis and engaging with senior management teams
·High proficiency with MS Office Suite especially Excel and Power Point
·Advanced level modelling and financial analysis skills, including knowledge of operating models, detailed financial projections and various types of valuation and returns analysis
·Good time management skills are a must for this role
·Willingness to travel and work on-site at partner companies when required
·Self-motivated with an ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
·Strong interpersonal and communication skills
·Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions in the company and partner companies.
Remuneration package will be highly competitive based on qualification, experience and profile of the candidate.