Africa50 is an infrastructure investment platform that contributes to Africa's growth by developing and investing in bankable projects, catalyzing public sector capital, and mobilizing private sector funding.
Africa50 has raised over US$870 million so far from 28 African governments, the African Development Bank, and institutional investors, and intends to reach a target capitalization of US$3 billion.
Africa50 has an independent investment process and seeks to generate commercial risk adjusted returns for its investments across four core infrastructure sectors : energy (including power generation and related parts of the value chain), midstream gas, transportation, and ICT.
The Project Finance Investment Team makes private equity investments into late stage projects, growth companies and platform businesses, alongside lead sponsors and entrepreneurs.
PURPOSE OF ROLE
The Senior Investment Analyst role is to contribute to the investment team by providing core financial analysis / modelling, investment research, high quality investment memorandum materials and other required support to enable sound investment decisions.
Prepare rigorous financial analyses and build financial models to support investment decision making
Conduct industry, market, and company research
Prepare investment memorandum materials for internal and external audiences
Source compelling investment opportunities
Provide live deal support on deal execution
Participate in all aspects of the investment cycle including origination, screening, due diligence, execution, disbursement, and portfolio management
Ensure the maintenance of high environmental and social standards in A50’s investments
Participate in investment negotiations
Monitor portfolio companies and perform analysis of potential exit opportunities
2 to 3 years prior experience in investment banking (M&A / Leveraged Finance, Power & Utilities), private equity or project finance
Prior equity investment experience on live completed transactions is a must
University degree from a Tier 1 institution
Strong work ethic this role will regularly require late nights / weekends / travel
High levels of personal initiative
Clarity of thought and action
Flexibility / adaptability to a fast-growing organization
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Demonstrated experience in emerging markets, Africa a plus
Understanding of the power, utilities, transport, and ICT sectors
Understanding of project finance including deal structuring, project capital structures, and key documentation
Strong financial modeling and analytical skills across sub sectors (power, midstream gas, transport, communications / digital infrastructure)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English, French a plus)
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with sponsors, partners, and colleagues
Culturally sensitive, able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds; living experience in emerging countries is a plus
Prior knowledge of African infrastructure and relationships in Africa are a plus