Reference No. BRJA05
CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website www.afreximbank.com. Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.
About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform
Reference Number: BRJA05
As an Assistant Investment Manager, you will assist the investment team across each stage of the investment process, for each of FEDA’s funds strategies but with a focus on its strategic initiatives fund strategy ($250 million fund strategy dedicated to high impact greenfield investments in critical sectors). You will be responsible for assessing potential investments, conducting financial analysis, supporting deal structuring and negotiation, performing due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance etc. You will also collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the drafting of concept papers for innovative projects. The ideal candidate possesses very strong analytical skills, a solid understanding of the private equity sector and greenfield investments in Africa, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
- Support the investment team across each phase of the investment process and the funds’ life cycle including in the areas of deal origination, evaluation of prospective investment or new initiatives, investment committees, Board or internal presentations, portfolio company management, exit strategies and fund-raising activities.
- Support the investment manager with assessing risks, opportunities, and potential merits of proposed investments or innovative greenfield projects
- Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, modeling and valuation to evaluate potential investment opportunities and perform portfolio monitoring.
- Support the deal structuring process by analyzing investment terms, preparing term sheets and investment memos, and participating in negotiations. Take charge of organizing deal execution meetings with active follow-up on implementation of key decisions.
- Perform due diligence on target companies, including meeting with executive management, researching industry trends, competitive landscapes, and financial performance. Support the Investment Manager in coordinating due diligence advisors, play an active role in reviewing their deliverables and presenting it to FEDA’s management and its investment and strategy committee.
- Support Investment Manager with development, implementation and monitoring of value-creation plan including ESG action plan for portfolio companies
- Monitor and evaluate the performance of portfolio companies, identifying key performance indicators and providing recommendations for improvement.
- Prepare monthly and quarterly investment reports to FEDA’s governance (Executive Management, Board, Investors etc.)
- Stay updated on market trends, regulatory changes, and economic factors that may impact FEDA
- Assist in fundraising efforts, including creating marketing materials and participating in investor meetings for portfolio companies or FEDA’s funds.
- Perform other duties assigned by Management.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
- Analytical Thinking: Ability to dissect complex financial information, identify key trends and insights, and draw logical conclusions.
- Financial Modeling: Proficient in building and utilizing financial models to assess investment opportunities, forecast financial performance, value an investment, and evaluate risk.
- Research and Due Diligence: Skilled in conducting comprehensive research, analyzing market trends, and performing due diligence on potential investments.
- Attention to Detail: Strong focus on accuracy and precision in financial analysis, data interpretation, and report preparation.
- Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to effectively articulate investment recommendations and complex financial concepts.
- Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively with strong work ethic.
- Teamwork: Collaborative mindset, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team and across departments.
- Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, banking, engineering, sciences, or a related field with a strong academic performance.
- An MBA/MSc in finance, economics, accounting or banking.
- Minimum 5 years of work experience, 3 of which in investment banking, private equity, or a similar financial role is highly desirable.
- Strong understanding of financial analysis techniques, valuation methodologies, and investment principles.
- Proficient in financial modeling, Excel, and other relevant analytical tools.
- Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
- Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks governing private equity investments.
- Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in financial analysis and reporting.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds.
- Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda and open to further relocation later if required.
- Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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