Senior Investment Associate


Senior Investment Associate 1 Position
Centum Investment Company

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Centum is East Africa's leading investment company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. We are an investment channel providing investors with access to a portfolio of inaccessible, quality, diversified investments. 

Job Summary

This role will involve leading and managing the end to end process in the acquisition or divestment of middle-market investments in East Africa for companies in the $5m - $15m EBITDA range.  He/She will also lead in the preparation of the business case and supporting documentation to execute transaction opportunities which will involve support to the Director(s) in the preparation and presentation to the Investment Committee. In addition, the individual will assist in developing business networks to find new investment Targets/Opportunities

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Lead on research industry and market data to support the development of investment strategies and transaction opportunities
  2. Develop ideas deal structuring on transactions
  3. Contribute to the investment thesis and identification of value creation strategies and exit options
  4. Initiate due diligence process including overseeing modeling, valuation, and analysis prepared by junior colleagues
  5. Initiate and coordinate discussions with internal sector experts and external advisors to lead the due diligence process and validation of the business case including identification of key transaction issues
  6. Work with legal, tax and other internal teams, through the transaction execution process, including ensuring transaction documentation and structuring are consistent with the business case
  7. Prepare investment committee presentation material and other documents as necessary to secure institutional and regulatory support for transaction
  8. Assist in organization and coordination of large working groups to complete the execution of a transaction
  9. Conduct special projects as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • An Accounting Designation or 
  • CFA or CAIA Designation/Ongoing
  • Master’s Designation or any other relevant advanced degree ( added advantage)
  • Excellent financial modeling, valuation and corporate financing
  • 4 years plus experience in private equity in emerging markets
  • Experience in the deployment of equity and debt investments
  • Existing relationships within the East African M&A deal sourcing and investment banking community a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic thinker with analytical and creative problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively in a fast-paced environment
  • Leadership skills including the ability to provide direction and coaching to team members
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience of working towards delivering operational targets through project management
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge gained from studies and training in a professional environment
  • Ability to provide direction and training to junior team members

Centum Capital is an equal opportunity Employer

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Centum Investment Company
Centum Investment Company

Nairobi, Kenya

300 - 10000 people

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