Investments Associate – Private Equity

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Job Category: Research
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: December 28th, 2017
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology.
The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, with a minimum of an Upper Second or equivalent, should be a candidate in the CFA program with a strong accounting and financial background, have Strong interest in and aptitude for finance – reviewing company financial statements, have a minimum of 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.
1. The Associate’s primary responsibility will be deal sourcing across specific target sectors for Cytonn which will include potential investments, acquisitions, analysis of potential exit opportunities, and the monitoring and management of current portfolio
2. 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
3. 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 of Private Equity
4. 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
5. Conduct financial modelling and analysis including: designing models; identifying key drivers and building in sensitivities as appropriate; strong understanding of different valuation methodologies; and ability to identify relative defects and effectiveness of each valuation tool
6. Monitor and analyse portfolio company operations, track KPIs, conduct top-down industry research and develop suggestions to improve company competitive strategy or operations
7. Support the deal team in negotiating term sheets, key commercial points and legal documentation
8. Responsible for identifying and developing investment opportunities across the private equity line
9. Preparation of presentations and information memorandums for a variety of purposes and end-users including but not limited to; Investment Committees and portfolio companies
10. Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time
1. At least 4 years’ experience in an investment management environment
2. Must have achieved at least a B+ or equivalent in high school
3. A graduate degree, with a minimum 2nd Class, Upper Division in Accounting, Finance or a business related course
4. Applicant required to be a candidate in the CFA program with a strong financial background
5. Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
6. Good analytical and quantitative reasoning
7. Strong organizational and time management skills -ability to adhere to deadlines, multi-task and be able to prioritize
8. Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated creativity & innovation in business
9. Research and planning; Business development and analytics
10. Ability to learn quickly and manage workload, work effectively under pressure in demanding environment
11. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, with exceptional skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

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December 8, 2017 6:43 am

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