| May 30, 2024

Private Equity Investment Director – Impact Investing Jobs at BlueOrchard

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Website BlueOrchard

BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager and member of the Schroders Group. As a pioneer of impact investing, the firm is dedicated to generating lasting positive impact for communities and the environment, while aiming at providing attractive returns to investors. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. Today, the firm offers impact investment solutions across asset classes, connecting millions of entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets with investors with the aim to make impact investment solutions accessible to all and to advance the conscious use of capital. Being a professional investment manager and expert in innovative blended finance mandates, BlueOrchard has a sophisticated international investor base and is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions. To date, BlueOrchard has invested over USD 11 billion across more than 100 countries. As of December 2023, BlueOrchard supported over 300 million people in emerging and frontier markets with its investments. Become part of this unique success story and join our fast-growing company in Singapore, Asia

                                   Private Equity – Investment Director

BlueOrchard’s Private Equity team manage Insuresilience Investment Funds I & II, which focus on driving the penetration of climate insurance in emerging markets with the objective of building climate resilience. The total AUM is more than USD 150m.

In this role, you will drive the origination and execution of private equity transactions  in the value chain of climate insurance solutions (insurance companies, brokers, climate tech and financial intermediaries) across emerging and frontier markets in Asia. Based in Singapore, you will work closely with BlueOrchard’s local investment team in Asia.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Sourcing

  • Originate deals in relevant sectors across South and Southeast Asia;
  • Build strong network with relevant intermediaries and investors in the ecosystem;
  • Attend necessary events to build and maintain relationships;
  • Landscape the entire market;

Execution

  • Through analysis of deals across all aspects including market potential, financial, deal structures and valuation;
  • Manage internal approval process for the deal. Present the deals for internal, impact committee and investment committee approvals. Prepare high quality deal collaterals including investment memo and financial models to be presented at such meetings;
  • Negotiate term sheets;
  • Conduct through diligence ;
  • Handle the documentation and closing of deals;

Portfolio management

  • Build strong relationships with the management teams of portfolio companies;
  • Manage value creation activities across portfolio;
  • Represent BlueOrchard on the boards of portfolio companies, if needed;
  • Handle internal process including reporting and valuation of portfolio;

Exit

  • Be proactive in identifying exit paths and work systematically towards exit;

Others

  • Support fundraising initiatives and activities;
  • Guide analysts and associates and help them grow;
  • Communicate effectively with internal BlueOrchard teams including legal and impact.

Required skills and experience

  • 8-15 years of relevant work experience with a leading firm in Private Equity, Venture Capital or M&A advisory preferably in Southeast Asia and / or South Asia;
  • End to end transaction experience from sourcing to closing and exit; Exit experience is considered valuable;
  • Prior experience in insurance / financial services / technology investing is preferred. Climate knowledge is a plus;
  • Strong network of investors and / or intermediaries in Southeast Asia and / or South Asia;
  • Strong analytical and technical skills (including financial modelling);
  • Graduate from a leading university or Business School;
  • Fluent in English, fluency in Southeast Asian languages is a plus;
  • Singaporean Citizens and PRs will be given preference.

Your personal profile

  • A passion for investing;
  • Proactive, high energy, self-confident and entrepreneurial mind-set;
  • Ability to work autonomously and pro-actively and to take on responsibility quickly;
  • Strong interest in Impact Investing and Emerging Markets.

What we offer

  • Work in a global and fast-growing company with a true commitment to its mission of fighting global poverty and climate change;
  • An entrepreneurial culture, offering multiple opportunities for learning and development;
  • A dynamic and multicultural team spread around the globe;
  • Attractive compensation and exciting career opportunities.

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To apply for this job please visit blueorchard.bamboohr.com.