Investment Executive

The Investment Executive will provide support to the Transaction team, primarily in the origination and execution of transactions in the region, as well as regional support across all aspects of the business and will be actively involved across the full investment cycle. This includes origination, evaluation, analysis, deal structuring, execution and portfolio management. Reporting to the Director Africa, the Investment Executive will play a key role in the investment process. The position will be based in Nairobi.

Main responsibilities include

  • Development and interpretation of project finance models, including use of VBA macros
  • Financial analysis, review of financial statements and valuations
  • Risk identification and analysis
  • Support deal identification and origination
  • Input and analysis of potential financing structures
  • Identification and escalation of any relevant transaction dynamics in order to achieve execution outcomes
  • Research of power / energy market dynamics for companies operating across their region
  • Preparation of bid and transaction documentation and presentations
  • Production of written reports
  • Support the execution of development/primary/secondary market transactions - both new acquisitions and bolt-on acquisitions for portfolio companies


  • Honours Financial degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience within Private Equity, Investment Banking (M&A, corporate finance or project finance), a Big Four Auditing firm, Management Consulting or the Energy sector
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Financial acumen – the capacity to demonstrate knowledge of and insight into financial principles and processes and identify inconsistencies in data
  • Ability to apply sound business judgment and an analytical, pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving
  • Desktop Research capability
  • Technically proficient (Advanced) in Excel, Word, PowerPoint essential.
  • Project/process management
  • Ability to plan and prioritise effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



  • Intrinsically motivated by the mission of CFM
  • Flexible & dynamic – self motivated, results driven, ability to deal with change
  • Excellent intellectual & conceptual abilities
  • Resilience
  • Excellence orientation (concern for high-quality work) – Follow-through; the motivation to ensure the highest standards of quality and productivity are consistently maintained
  • Invests high levels of energy in work
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Commercial mind-set

In order to apply, please send your updated CV together with motivation letter to prior to 22 April 2016.
Applications will be reviewed and managed by DMD Consulting, our Executive Search and Talent Advisory partner.


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