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Investment Analyst

Gridworks is a development and investment platform principally targeting equity investments in transmission, distribution and off-grid electricity across Africa. It is the first organisation of its kind in the market and is conducting pioneering work that is shaping the future of the power sector, predominantly in Africa.

London, United Kingdom
The Role

Gridworks was founded in 2019 backed by the UK Government’s development finance institution, CDC Group, to develop and invest in projects in the electricity transmission, distribution and the off-grid sector. CDC created Gridworks to support sustainable, efficient and reliable power sectors and unlock Africa’s industrial and economic potential. So far, Gridworks has invested in a rooftop solar and storage company, and recently announced the signing of 3 solar backed utility concessions in DRC. The team is now planning to expand to support the execution a pipeline of further investments that it has been working on over the past two years.

Gridworks is based in London and is looking to bring an Investment Analyst into the team to support the Investment Team comprising of the Business Development Director, Technical Director, Business Development Manager and two Business Development Executives. You will be involved in the full transaction lifecycle from early-stage development work, due-diligence, modelling, valuation and negotiations and will be given responsibility and exposure beyond your years of experience.

Conducting research into regions, countries and specific segments of the African energy infrastructure sector. This will include sector mapping exercises, undertaking research into specific businesses or projects including traveling to meet management teams and advisers (when possible).
Proactively keeping up to date with T&D and Off Grid market developments and monitoring factors that can affect these markets, the opportunity pipeline and portfolio investments.
Identifying potential investment or market opportunities.
Filtering investment proposals for deals that fit the Gridworks’ investment strategy and priorities.
Analysing financial information, building or analysing financial models and conducting sensitivity analysis. Conducting detailed valuations on companies using various methods
Drafting reports to be presented to the Investment Committee for approval and actively contributing to these meetings.
Carrying out commercial, financial and operational due diligence and participating in the drafting and negotiation of key agreements.
Supporting the management of Gridworks investee companies, monitoring financial and operational performance, compliance with ESG and other standards.

Your profile:
You will be joining a dynamic and collegiate team with a flat structure working closely with a Business Development Director who encourages early responsibility and personal and professional development. Ideally you will bring:
Knowledge and experience of African Infrastructure investments and ideally the key players, contracts and risk mitigants relevant to electricity projects.
Research, transactions, financial modelling and valuation experience ideally gained in a fund, DFI, investment bank, multilateral or utility.
Experience supporting complex due diligence exercises, ideally in an emerging markets context.
Proven transaction structuring and execution experience.
A working knowledge of project finance transactions and risk mitigation strategies.
Ability to establish relationships with key stakeholders and to build rapport with colleagues and partners.
Ability to articulate, draft and evolve views and papers on industry and company strategy.
Advanced modelling skills and knowledge of Excel.
Strong report writing and verbal communication skills, able to articulate a compelling argument.
A sharp intellect evidenced by a strong academic background that may include an MBA or post-graduate qualification.

Your reward:
This opportunity comes with a competitive base salary with annual bonus and long-term financial incentives. You will join a company engaged in personal and professional development and be involved in furthering the economic growth and social prosperity of Africa though improved access to sustainable energy.

To be considered for this role please send a copy of your CV or an expression of interest to Hamish or Tim tim.beckh@millarcameron for a confidential discussion.
For over 13 years Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, power & infrastructure, international development, industrial, consumer and private equity.
Our mission and purpose are to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through people.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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