Investment Associate (Energy / Modelling / Accounting / Project Finance) – Cape Town, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 5 months ago

Reference No. 1601 02 SS

Reference Number: 1601 02 SS

Job Description:

Our client who provides project finance and advisory services to clients engaged in the infrastructure, resources, and energy sectors across Africa and other emerging markets is seeking a Investment Associate who will work closely with an investment lead across the investment lifecycle, playing a key role in due diligence processes, financial analysis, and modelling.


  • Report directly to the Managing Director, supporting senior team on investment origination, execution, and management.
  • Interact with bankers and industry professionals to generate leads.
  • Build financial models, conduct due diligence, and oversee third-party advisors.
  • Support senior team in negotiation, documentation, preparing Investment Committee presentations, and presenting to IC.
  • Work closely with senior management of portfolio companies for strategy development and operational improvements.
  • Opportunity for long-term career progression within the growing team.
  • Manage compliance, governance, and internal approvals in compliance with regulations.
  • Perform financial due diligence and analysis on prospective projects.
  • Evaluate prospective projects based on the fund's investment policy and mandate.
  • Prepare and maintain project finance-based financial models for investments.
  • Analyze potential financing and investment structures.
  • Prepare reports and information memoranda for presentation to investors.
  • Develop and negotiate investment agreements and equity documents.
  • Draft MOUs, joint development agreements, and investment term sheets.
  • Conduct due diligence on potential investments.
  • Participate in financial briefings provided by investment managers.
  • Conduct market research and gather market intelligence to support investment strategies.
  • Handle any other ad-hoc duties as assigned.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • 5 years of experience in relevant field within Private Equity, Investment Banking, or M&A advisory.
  • +/- 5 years of financial modeling and financial analysis skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business/Commerce/Finance; Postgraduate degree preferred.
  • Project Finance skills with infrastructure experience.
  • Previous exposure to energy/infrastructure assets is preferred; a passion for the sector is essential.
  • Willingness to travel often at short notice.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent opportunity

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Sheree Scheepers at

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Sheree Scheepers

Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining

CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


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