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  • Posted: Mar 16, 2020
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    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. Our Key objective is to consistently generate market beating returns by building extraordinary enterpr...
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    Senior Investment Associate

    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 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

    • Lead on research industry and market data to support the development of investment strategies and transaction opportunities
    • Develop ideas deal structuring on transactions
    • Contribute to the investment thesis and identification of value creation strategies and exit options
    • Initiate due diligence process including overseeing modelling, valuation and analysis prepared by junior colleagues
    • 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
    • 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
    • Prepare investment committee presentation material and other documents as necessary to secure institutional and regulatory support for transaction
    • Assist in organization and co-ordination of large working groups to complete the execution of a transaction
    • 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 modelling, 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 professional environment
    • Ability to provide direction and training to junior team members

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    Investment Manager- Equities and Fixed Income

    As the head of the investment team, the position holder will contribute to the growth of Nabo’s business  in the following ways:

    • Developing and leading implementation of dynamic, short- and long-term cross-asset investment strategies and by active deal sourcing to support this
    • Growing AuM via compounding (investment performance) and actively selling Nabo’s investment solutions
    • Developing new capabilities in private markets and real estate,
    • Building the team's capability to deliver the business agenda


    This position has oversight and direction of the global investment portfolio, including investment approach and quality control; also chairs Nabo’s investment council. The incumbent will be responsible for fundraising and client relationship management responsibilities working with the MD and Business Development team. The incumbent will also take charge of the continued development of investment processes at Nabo including building teams to venture into new capabilities, management and development of a team of investment professionals

    The main responsibilities include:


    Deal Execution 

    • Co-ordinate and chair investment council meetings to develop cross-asset portfolio strategies, review and structure prospective investments and to monitor portfolio performance and investment progress
    • Lead and support the investment team in their work to source, develop, structure and monitor portfolio investments (deals) with increased focus on successful exits
    • Capital allocation decisions by potential of investment opportunities
    • Evaluate and review deal-flow and pipelines against investment strategy, risk budgets and other investment criteria
    • Form relationships with 3rd party service providers, banks, stock brokers and dealers

    Strong Track Record – Content and Return:

    • Ensure that the portfolio investment processes by asset-class are specific, efficient and followed. Propose adjustments and refinements to existing processes as necessary
    • Ensure that investment and portfolio performance is routinely assessed and measured against appropriate benchmarks and target rates of return, and that detailed attribution/monitoring reports are prepared on regular basis

    Fund Raising: 

    • Work with the MD and Business Development teams to raise funds and execute on fund offerings
    • Identify new sources of capital and play an active role with investors on both fundraising discussions and in client relationship management

    Build Authentic Africa Footprint 

    • Build strong local structures to support “Boots on the ground” approach to investment and research, with development of strong local advisory panels and partnerships with local research teams and peer-to-peer networks, leveraging on our broad network
    • Annual travel plan that maximizes time spent in key external markets with best use of budgeted resources

    Risk Management & Compliance 

    • Ensure compliance of statutory/regulatory requirements
    • Ensure adequate monitoring of investee/portfolio companies

    Monitor implementation of investment and risk management policies in line with client mandates

    Recruit & Retain Best Talent 

    • Work closely with individual investment team members to coach them in cross-asset sourcing, diligence, deal structuring/execution and portfolio monitoring

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics, Financial Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science or related (an aptitude for numbers is a must for candidates with a non-finance background)
    • Enrolled in or pursuing a related professional course and/or exams (CFA, ACCA, CAIA, CQF)
    • Fluency in Excel spreadsheets
    • Minimum 6 years in a similar role/industry
    • Hands on experience in Fund set up and management
    • Excellent customer relationship management
    • Experience in investing in Africa
    • Excellent team leadership

    Nabo Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Method of Application

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