Private Equity Analyst - Strictly EE - Cape TownIntroductionReference : CPT000169-Tam-1Our client's Credit and Equity team has a vacancy for a Private Equity Analyst -
Candidates should be passionate about investmentsHave and have a record of high academic and professional achievement and relevant experience and skills -
including strong analytical, risk assessment, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and be highly organized and adaptable.
Responsible for deal origination, including developing and maintaining counterparty relationships, deal analysis and the assessment of investment opportunities, and to negotiate, structure, conclude and manage private equity and some debt transactions .
Proactive and high-energy with a hands-on approach to problem solving, and a positive and Creative attitudeProviding support to, and working with, experienced team membersDepending on experience, providing training and mentoring to less experienced team membersUncompromising with respect to quality of work and completeness in all regardsUnquestionable ethics and integrityWilling to take on a challenging amount of responsibility and work loadAble to both take direction and initiative as appropriateResults-
oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and expeditiously Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative analysis, risk assessment and financial modellingAbility to assess risks across a spectrum of areas related to each transactionSuperior attention to detail and highly organisedAbility to work independently and also to work closely with other team membersExcellent analytical, strategic, negotiation and implementation skillsDomestic travel requiredGenerate investment thesis / ideas emanating from market developments, sector information and / or company developments.
Participate in negotiations of new investments with support of experienced team members on behalf of the various fundsPreparation and presentation of Investment reports on new and existing portfolio investments for submission to the Investment CommitteeProvide financial evaluation of project investment opportunities to the Investment Committee which includes but not limited to : Historical financial statement analysisHistoric and forecasted financial ratio analysis as well as scenario testing analysisCreating and analyzing complex financial models including sensitivity analysis to support potential investment opportunitiesConduct market research in potential investment sectorsConduct extensive company and industry due diligenceConduct other counterparty analysis governance, environmental, social, competitive, managementReview and negotiate transaction legal documents such as Memorandum of Incorporations, Shareholders Agreements, and Share Purchase Agreements with the assistance of experienced team membersWork collaboratively with team members outside of the investment team to ensure deal capturing, reporting, monitoring and valuations.
Post investment monitoring of new / existing investments : Review of monthly management accounts of Portfolio Companies and annual forecastsEnsure through review that the implementation of agreed strategic vision with management / coshareholders is on track thereby increasing shareholder value.
Preparation of annual and ad-hoc valuation reports on various Portfolio Companies to be submitted to the Valuation Committee.
Minimum Requirements;Technical and Professional Knowledge and SkillsStrong academic credentials - B Bus Science or similarCA or CFA candidate preferredStrong commercial focus with a passion for investmentsStrong company evaluation skills and private equity valuation skills unlisted deal transaction experienceStrong interpersonal and communication skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsGood knowledge of PE and the ability to apply your skills creatively to diverse investment opportunitiesProficiency in a variety of computer software applications, including MS Excel, Word and PowerPointAnalytical thinkingNumeracyAttention to detailJudgementInitiativeAssertive, articulate and confidentCollaboration and teamworkNegotiation skillsNetworking skillsExcellent planning & organisation skillsSelf-
motivated and self-drivenAbility to work under pressure and to tight deadlinesExcellent communication skills including written and presentation skillsIntegrityAdaptability Kindly note that by submitting your application for this career opportunity you agree that Guardian Recruiting use your application for the purpose of the recruitment and selection of the said position and this information be shared with the relevant stakeholders in the business.
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