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Private Equity – Transactor (AA/EE)

Top tier Private Equity Fund

This is a Front-Office-Roles position in Johannesburg posted June 14, 2017.

Our client a top tier Investment Fund is looking for a Black Female Transactor to join their Private Equity team.

The role will be based in their Johannesburg offices.


Sourcing and evaluation of deals:
• Establish and maintain internal and external networks for deal leads;
• Scan the market for possible opportunities;
• Devise a financial model to establish valuation ranges and returns;
• Benchmark against other market valuations.
Negotiation and structuring of potential transactions:
• Devise a commercial offer that is feasible for all parties;
• Develop an investment thesis;
• Obtain preliminary approval for the proposed offer from Private Equity team.
Follow due diligence process and obtain internal approval:
• Devise a Programme of work to ensure all significant risks are identified and quantified through:
• Appointing appropriate third party advisors as necessary;
• Coordinating the process according to tight deadlines and budgets;
• Ensure that direct commercial due diligence is completed by the team;
• Manage the funding process, including equity and debt;
• Analyse all due diligence information and synthesize into a cohesive investment report;
• Submit investment report to the team and Committee for approval.
Implementation of deals:
• Negotiate a set of legal agreements that give effect to the finally approved offer;
• Ensure that debt and equity funding has been raised;
• Ensure management deal is approved;
• Ensure all regulatory approval has been obtained;
• Ensure there are legal agreements in place with all parties and executed;
• Ensure all internal sign offs are obtained.
Management of the investment:
• Maintain strong relationships with the management team, co-investors and financiers;
• Ensure governance and incentive structures are appropriate;
• Nurture potential exit opportunities;
• Optimize balance sheet;
• Ensure appropriate capital structures for all strategies;
• Ensure succession planning is in place;
• Evaluate market for potential acquisitions and disposals;
• Provide strategic insight and align strategy with capital structure;
• Seek and evaluate opportunities for acquisitions, disposals and growth opportunities.
Exiting of the investment:
• Prime the business for exit;
• Identify prospective buyers and exit mechanisms;
• Follow through on executing successful exit.
Stakeholder relationship management:
• Initiate dialogue to build professional working relationships with all stakeholders, displaying excellent abilities to listen, advise, influence, negotiate and present at all levels;
• Lead and facilitate difficult conflict situations into consensual agreements;
• Integrate opinions and information provided by various sources to make strategic decisions;
• Adapt communication styles to meet the needs of different audiences;
• Continually scan the industry to identify opportunities to create strategic partnerships with key individuals and bodies;
• Find opportunities to leverage relationships and promote knowledge sharing, ideas and insights.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum 3 year Degree plus Professional Qualification; CA(SA) advantageous Experience;
• Minimum 5 years working experience in investment research, Leverage Finance, Acquisition Finance, Corporate Finance, Debt, Lending and/or management consulting

Contact –

Skills Required

  • Track record in Private Equity Transactions

How to Apply

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