Analyst, Investment (Syndication) - (Investment / Private Equity / Infrastructure) Nigeria
Responsibilities : Research
Conduct industry and market research
Conduct pricing analysis, including primary and secondary market pricing; prepare regular pricing reports for syndicated deals in various regional markets
Undertake research and analysis on prospective transactions, clients, companies and industries to identify financial trends and potential deals.
Assist with all due diligence related activities as required.
Proactively works with senior Syndications staff to syndicate loans and / or manage syndicated loans Assist with development of pitch book, presentations and proposals to potential clients for syndicated Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) roles.
Assist with preparation of syndication materials including, Mandate letter, Teasers and Project Information Memorandum
Assist with conducting deal specific market soundings and development of lists of prospective banks for syndications
Assisting and managing transaction-related Q&A / due diligence questions from investors / lenders Assist with negotiating commercial and legal agreements on loans
Setting up, managing and maintaining data sites for syndicated transactions
Develop and maintain effective relationships with counterparts in investment departments, treasury department, legal, financial operations, and / or trust funds and with investors
Maintain database of pipeline deals and syndication loan portfolio
Interfacing with lender's counsel and consultants for syndication-related matters
Developing and / or interpreting financial models, including conducting of the relevant financial analysis and risk assessment on projects being contemplated by AFC.
Deal Origination, Appraisal and Execution Support
Assist with conducting the due diligence / KYC and credit checks on prospective counterparties and / or projects.
Review company, economic and financial information for new transactions.
Assist with the preparation of transactions related documents including Mandate letters, Investment Memoranda, engagement letters, proposals, term sheets etc.
for Syndication transactions being contemplated by AFC.
Assist with evaluation of the feasibility of projects including the ability to construct and evaluate detailed project-
finance type, cash flow projections using excel
Provide support to the remainder of the team as required.
Market Intelligence and specialist knowledge
Develop and regularly update the syndication unit’s pitch book / brochure
Keep abreast of external trends and developments relating to syndication loans and Debt Capital Market.
Develop a quarterly bulletin as a means of keeping the organization aware / informed of the external market trends and the syndication unit activities.
Provide support during all phases of developing new syndication product(s) and other new debt mobilization initiatives.
Requirements : Qualification and Skill
Possess a strong record of academic achievement at the undergraduate level from a leading university in engineering / economics / finance / legal or related discipline.
Relevant advanced degree in Business Administration, Finance, Investments or in other related field, or a relevant professional qualification will be advantageous.
Relevant certifications related to finance and / or project management will be advantageous.
10 -12 years of work experience in investment banking, private equity, consulting and / or industrial conglomerate.
Fluency in writing and speaking English is mandatory.
French, and / or Portuguese will be advantageous.
Willingness to travel out-of-station with minimal prior notice
Ability to originate and generate new business leads towards enhancing the overall business development efforts of the organization.
Ability to read, understand and interpret a set of annual financial statements.
Experience in development & marketing of products such as guarantees and instruments for tenor elongation will be advantageous.
Experience in transactions involving credit enhancements such as political risk insurance, export credits, etc., will be advantageous.
Experience in transactions involving complex structures such as credit linked notes and asset / commodity backed loans, etc.
will be advantageous.
An understanding of the taxation of companies, financial institutions and shareholders will be advantageous.
Relevant existing networks or contacts required for origination of infrastructure finance transactions in Africa. Extensive experience in leading debt and / or equity investments in infrastructure investments in Africa and applying complex deal structuring to capital expansion projects.
Fully conversant with and able to operate all relevant software, such as : Word, Excel, Internet, PowerPoint. Attributes
Self-starter with a proven ability to show initiative, shoulder responsibility and be proactive.
Business development mindset with a network of contacts with governments and government-departments, entrepreneurs, corporates, banks, private equity and development finance institutions that have a focus on infrastructure development in Africa.
Strong team work mindset, and ability to work seamlessly with staff across the organisation.