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The Role:
Working for a Senior team member to evaluate potential investment opportunities using a range of strategic, financial and operational tools. 

Major Responsibilities:
•    Participates in the investment process from inception to closure, including active involvement in all aspects of the transaction. 
•    Conducts financial data analysis and develops sophisticated financial models in order to assist in critical financial decisions. 
•    Helps in determining and negotiating commercial and financial aspects, reviewing legal documents and preparing written recommendations, reports and presentations.
•    Independently coordinates due diligence processes (commercial, financial, technical), including writing investment memos and presenting recommendations; compiling transaction documentation and managing post-acquisition projects.
•    Helps define the structure and the objectives of each investment with the relevant business group that will support any investments and integrate any product of service into the wider Group.
•    Preparing quantitative analysis and qualitative reports on prospective and existing investments. Works on research to develop a best in class structure and strategy for the organization’s activities in sync with the overall investment strategy.
•    Monitors existing portfolio companies’ performance, including providing quarterly/annual updates.
•    Ensures that the organizations interests are fully and effectively represented across the portfolio of investments, through intensive and frequent oversight and involvement as appropriate.
•    Communicates effectively with internal stakeholders and external parties (professional advisory firms in finance, strategy, accounting and others) to encourage the continued evolution of the company brand.
•    Conducts regular research and studies to enhance industry knowledge by attending work related conferences particularly within the investment sector.
•    Keeps abreast with latest industry news and corporate finance techniques/practices – recommends subsequent actions to senior management.

Qualifications and Desired Skills: 
•    Hold a Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent business experience
•    Preferably holds an MBA from a globally-recognized top ranked business school
•    Between 4-7years’ previous experience within a PE or Investment Banking environment. 
•    Relevant experience in any of the following functions:  management consulting, private equity / principal investments, investment banking / corporate finance (mergers & acquisitions)
•    Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance and analysis
•    Good command of oral and written English, Arabic is a plus
 

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