| May 31, 2024

Analyst – Impact Investing Jobs at CrossBoundary Group (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Website CrossBoundary Group

About the Firm

CrossBoundary Group is a mission-driven investment and advisory firm that unlocks the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary Advisory provides transaction and investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in these markets. CrossBoundary Advisory has advised on over US$8bn worth of transactions across 75 countries globally, serving our clients from 20 offices spread across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions.

Our investment platforms, CrossBoundary Energy, CrossBoundary Energy Access, and CrossBoundary Educational Infrastructure, directly finance projects to bring cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable electricity, as well as education infrastructure, to developing countries. Anchoring the Group’s work in the renewable energy sector, CrossBoundary Energy is currently active in more than 10 African countries and has a portfolio of over US$100 million of renewable energy projects for commercial and industrial clients across the continent. CrossBoundary Energy Access uses blended finance and an innovative project financing structure to unlock capital for mini-grids with a mission to bring electricity for the first time to more than 170,000 people.


Learn more at www.crossboundary.com


Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a full-time analyst to assist with the entire value chain across investment advisory in Africa.

As an Analyst, you will be tasked with evaluating investment opportunities, conducting macroeconomic market assessments, and providing transaction support to both investors and capital seekers. This may include identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, facilitating investment exits, conducting financial analysis, performing due diligence, conducting business development, managing client relationships, and representing CrossBoundary at conferences and similar events. Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high-impact sectors will be regarded favorably.

Experience working in high-caliber investment banking and/or management consulting institutions will be regarded favorably.


Who We Are

The CrossBoundary team is a unique group made up of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world. Team members come from diverse backgrounds but share several qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.


Who You Are 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years of experience in top-tier banking, consulting, private equity, or similar
  • Strong quantitative skills and finance background; familiar with company evaluations, valuations, and financial modeling
  • Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issues
  • Understanding of business dynamics in an emerging market context
  • Ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in frontier markets
  • Ability to operate effectively in a changing context
  • Willingness to work in a sometimes challenging environment
  • Open-minded, values-driven individual, comfortable working with individuals from diverse personal and professional backgrounds


Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct project analyses from start to completion with limited supervision
  • Prepare presentations with business plans, explanation of management structure, competitive landscape, and financial projection to recommend strategies
  • Market Assessment and ongoing market analysis
  • Conduct macroeconomic, regulatory, and operational assessments
  • Provide sector analysis of priority areas for investment
  • Investor sourcing
  • Manage numerous investor relationships
  • Develop company valuation and detailed financial models
  • Perform sensitivity analysis and stress testing to examine impacts on valuation
  • Coordinate due diligence and transaction execution
  • Manage client relationships



To apply for this job please visit crossboundary.applytojob.com.