M&A Director/Manager/Associate (Mandarin Speaking)

  • Job Reference: CJ479
  • Date Posted: 20 March 2018
  • Location: South Africa, Western Cape
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Project Finance, Relationship Management, Trade & Commodity Finance, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Business Development, Mandarin Speaking
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sarah O’Connor
  • Email: soc@c-james.com
  • Telephone: 02072400760

Job Description

NB: PLEASE IGNORE THE LOCATION AND CITY FOR THIS ROLE. We understand the location is negotiable within Africa. 

A multi-national investment company, with expansion plans into Africa, are seeking an Investment focused team of M&A professionals who can assist and help lead the investment assessment and negotiation effort across a number of sectors. 

Main Requirements:

  • M&A investment banking or fund management experience in Europe, be responsible for project analysis, modelling, and valuation.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Business Management/Technology is ideal. Master's degree/MBA is a plus
  • Prior working experience in M&A with the Africa areas would be ideal (particularly within the Banking, Natural Resources, Consumer & Retail, Healthcare, Industrials, Real Estate and TMT sectors)
  • A proven track record in strong presentation skills, good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Strong research and strategic analysis skills
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exposure to Capital IQ, Mergermarket and Bloomberg beneficial

Main responsibilities:

  • Assist and lead all aspects of deal sourcing
  • Full and comprehensive transaction due diligence
  • Supporting all aspects of Research & Analysis for new investments
  • Work closely with the CEO and new team to develop a structure to the process 
  • Guide senior management through risk assessment
  • Liaise directly with clients and other stakeholders
  • Multi task, managing many areas of the process from a high level
  • Interaction with Head Office (Mandarin speaking requirement essential)