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Private Equity Investment Manager - Africa

Private Equity and Sustainable Infrastructure · ---, ---
Department Private Equity and Sustainable Infrastructure
Employment Type Employee
Minimum Experience Experienced

 BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager and a member of the Schroders Group. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and climate-smart growth in emerging and frontier markets, while providing attractive returns for investors. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the world’s first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments. The firm has built a distinct track record in offering premium impact investment solutions, including credit, private equity, and sustainable infrastructure. Being an expert in innovative blended finance mandates, the firm is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions. BlueOrchard has invested to date more than USD 6bn for sophisticated global private and public clients, enabling tangible social and environmental impact. Become part of this unique success story and join our fast-growing company as


Private Equity Investment Manager


In this position, you will lead the company’s origination and execution of private equity transactions in Africa and take a leading role in strengthening our private equity practice. Based in Zurich, Switzerland or Nairobi, Kenya; you will work closely with BlueOrchard’s investment teams around the globe.


Key tasks

§  Origination of private equity transactions in Africa;

§  Execution of transactions, including structuring and negotiation with external counterparties;

§  Coordination of post-deal monitoring, reporting and value creation;

§  Relationship management and active engagement of the portfolio companies.


Required skills and experience

§  At least 8 years of relevant work experience and proven private equity deal track record;

§  Board experience and experience in financial institutions, especially insurance, a plus;

§  Existing network and knowledge of African markets, a plus;

§  Graduate from a leading university or Business School; 

§  Fluent in English, French a plus.


Your personal profile

§  Proactive, high energy, self-confident and entrepreneurial mind-set;

§  Strong communications skills and a high level of comfort in a variety of cultural settings;

§  Comfortable coordinating and managing internal and external stakeholders under pressure;

§  Genuinely passionate for Impact Investing in Emerging Markets.


What we offer

§  Work in a global and fast-growing company with a true commitment to its mission of fighting global poverty and climate change

§  An entrepreneurial culture, offering multiple opportunities for learning and development

§  A dynamic and multicultural team spread around the globe

§  Attractive compensation and exciting career opportunities


Please apply in ENGLISH, including CV and cover letter here or through our careers website. 

Deadline for application is 28 February 2020.


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