Impact Investment Lead- Consumer Business




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Acre is delighted to be supporting a leading, global impact Investment group identify a highly experienced emerging markets investor, to lead investments across healthcare, education and business services. This role sits within a team known across the impact investing space for having an excellent track record in high-impact equity investments, as well as deep subject matter expertise around key environmental and social issues on the ground.

The Impact investing lead will act as principal for the origination, execution and portfolio management of all their deals across Africa and Asia. Key themes from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG'S) such as gender, nutrition, decent work and climate change are central to the impact methodology used by the group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead origination across a number of sub-sectors, and play a lead role on portfolio management, including taking Board seats.
  • lead on deal teams that include sector technical experts, legal and investment colleagues to execute new investments.
  • Conduct structured feasibility analysis on investment proposals, using an appropriate range of methodologies and techniques, to ensure they are based on logical and robust assumptions, which can withstand scrutiny from the Board.
  • Proactively maintain extensive external networks with experts and opinion-formers within the international development community.
  • Manage and monitor portfolio investments and facilitate interactions between investees, sector teams and the business with regards to strategic, financial and legal opportunities and issues.
  • Conduct rigorous due diligence and on-going monitoring of potential investments and partners, using agreed corporate protocols and techniques, to assess their suitability and credentials for investment.

Experiences sought:

  • Educated to post-graduate degree level, or equivalent by experience, within finance.
  • Investment experience at Principal level at a top-tier venture capital, private equity or similar financial institution with experience in deal sourcing, execution and portfolio engagement.
  • Emerging market/ development experience in either Africa or Asia including top tier strategy consulting & investment banking
  • Deep interest in principal investing and belief in the capacity of impact investing methodologies to drive innovative social impact.

This is excellent opportunity to build upon the success of a best in class impact investing institution and further support the international development community in delivering impact at an even greater scale.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please get in touch today.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Jack Mulloy 0207 400 5583

Job Ref. BBBH8929