Location Paris
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 21634

Are you a seasoned investment professional passionate about the energy transition?

Here is an opportunity to join a well-established and purpose-leading private equity investor and leverage your experience in the field.

Our client, with assets under management (AuM) exceeding €5 billion and a successful track record of over 20 years, is a leading private equity firm dedicated to energy transition and innovation.

This role will be a part of the Renewable Energy team, which has a remarkable 15-year record of accomplishment in creating strategic partnerships with European renewable energy developers and supporting them to become prominent independent power producers (IPPs). The team is currently raising its fifth-generation fund with a target size of €1.5bn of which about €1bn have already been secured in only six months. The fund has a European mandate, and the international team has a track record of sourcing and executing investments in over 15 European countries since inception.

As Principal, you will lead the execution of investment deals from inception to completion in close collaboration with a Director/Partner as well as more junior deal team members.

Location: Paris, France

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough due diligence and risk assessments on potential investment opportunities.

  • Negotiate and structure complex investment documents and agreements.

  • Draft and present investment recommendations to senior leadership and the investment committee.

  • Manage and mentor a team of associate and analyst-level professionals, providing guidance and support.

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders, including legal, finance, and operations teams, to ensure seamless execution of investment strategies.

  • Stay abreast of Renewable Energy industry trends, market developments, and regulatory changes to make informed investment decisions.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including renewable energy developers, project owners, and industry experts.

Key Requirements:

  • Master's university degree in finance, economics, engineering or a related field.

  • Good understanding of the energy transition and implications for renewable energy producers.

  • 8 -10 years of experience in acquiring, developing, and successfully divesting companies/assets in the Energy sector, gained either in industry, transaction services, consultancy, or asset management.

  • A robust and active network within the corporate finance and broader intermediary community, as well as banks and other relevant organizations and platforms.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and mentor junior team members effectively.

  • Solid understanding of financial markets, investment products, and risk management.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort working in an international, dedicated, and highly motivated team.

  • Experience in travelling professionally in Europe, meeting and ability to build relationships internationally with different players in the energy transition.

  • Fluent in oral and written English. Another language is a plus.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to leverage and further develop your investment skills with a leading private equity firm committed to mobilizing capital towards sustainable and innovative solutions.

If you have the skills and experience required to add value to a high-performing team, please apply with your English CV using the link below. For more information, please get in touch with Julene Aedo at julene.aedo@acre.com.