Private Equity Associate Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Private Equity Associate
Overall Responsibility: The Associate primary responsibility will be deal sourcing across specific target sectors for our client who will include potential investments, acquisitions, analysis of potential exit opportunities, and the monitoring and management of current portfolio companies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for identifying and developing investment opportunities across the private equity line.
  • Participate in all aspects of the transaction process including deal sourcing, industry research, financial modelling and valuation, preparing investment memoranda, due diligence and ongoing monitoring of portfolio companies.
  • Leading and supervising the evaluation, valuation, pricing and negotiation of investment opportunities including the term sheet, due diligence investigations and transaction documents for investments for each investment under the supervision of the Head Private Equity, Real Estate.
  • Support Deal Partners in conducting financial and operational due diligence on potential investments, including: sector reviews, macroeconomic and political risk analysis and capable of thorough desktop research using all relevant third party sources.
  • Conduct financial modelling and analysis in MS Excel, including: design models; identify key drivers and build in sensitivities as appropriate; strong understanding of different valuation methodologies; and ability to identify relative defects and effectiveness of each valuation tool.
  • Prepare presentations and information memos in MS Word and PowerPoint for a variety of purposes and end-users including Investment Committee and portfolio companies.
  • Monitor and analyze portfolio company operations, track KPIs, conduct top-down industry research and develop suggestions to improve company competitive strategy or operations.
  • Support the deal team in negotiating term sheets, key commercial points and legal documentation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, with a minimum of an Upper Second or equivalent.
  • Candidate required to be a candidate in the CFA program with a strong accounting and financial background.
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for finance – reviewing company financial statements.
  • Excellent academic performance.
  • Minimum 4 years industry-related experience in private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, advisory, business development and/or consulting.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with international and/or pan-African deal-sourcing experience.
  • Significant exposure to mergers & acquisitions and capital raisings.
  • Previous exposure to transaction structuring, funding and execution in the financials, education and technology sectors
  • Experience conducting company/industry analysis for investments.
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