Investment Professional - Lagos

Investment · Lagos, Lagos
Department Investment
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

CONTEXT

Founded in 2008, Verod Capital (“The Firm” or “Verod”) is a leading African investment management firm that focuses on high-growth businesses in Anglophone West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana - through its private equity funds - and on early-stage tech-enabled businesses in Nigeria and the rest of Africa - through its venture capital fund (Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures).

 

Verod’s private equity arm manages over $360 million in assets and has invested in over 20 middle-market high-growth companies across 3 funds. Verod’s private equity funds invest in a range of industries including consumer products and services, education, agriculture, financial and business services with investments ranging from US$10 million to US$25 million. The venture capital fund focuses on investments in FinTech, EdTech, Logistics and HealthTech with investments ranging from US$150,000 to US$7.5 million.


Our competitive edge arises from our unique approach of sourcing opportunities through proprietary research and a deep local network as well as offering hands-on support to partner (portfolio) companies to ensure sustainable and responsible value creation.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Track deal pipeline and conduct market research and outreach to facilitate origination efforts
  • Screen potential investment opportunities through extensive financial, operational and market analysis as well as financial modelling, to provide recommendations on opportunities to consider further
  • Assist in preparation and presentation of deal memos and recommendations to the Investment Committee
  • Provide support on and/or run parts of the transaction process (due diligence, negotiations, deal structuring, exits, etc)
  • Monitor and analyze key metrics of partner companies and provide support to management teams to execute on value creation plans
  • Support with reporting to and engagement with Fund investors


KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A mature, responsible and resourceful individual with sound judgement and the ability to take initiative and problem-solve
  • High level oral and written communications skills and proven attention to detail
  • Ideally 5+ years’ experience in a PE, M&A, Investment Banking or Consulting role spent conducting financial and operational analysis and engaging with senior management teams
  • High proficiency with MS Office Suite especially Excel and Power Point
  • Advanced level modelling and financial analysis skills, including knowledge of operating models, detailed financial projections and various types of valuation and returns analysis
  • Good time management skills are a must for this role
  • Willingness to travel and work on-site at partner companies when required


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the effect of decisions in the company and partner companies.


LOCATION

Lagos, Nigeria


COMPENSATION         

Remuneration package will be highly competitive based on qualification, experience and profile of the candidate.


Disclaimer: The job description reflects largely the duties, responsibilities and accountabilities expected of the role and therefore is not all inclusive.  It may be amended at any time, at the sole discretion of the firm to include additional tasks or change in the scope of the job to meet the changing needs and demands of the business.

 

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  • Location
    Lagos, Lagos
  • Department
    Investment
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced