| May 31, 2024

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

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Website CrossBoundary Group

About the Firm

CrossBoundary 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 advised on over US$11bn worth of transactions across 75 countries globally, serving our clients from 26 offices spread across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Our advisory clients include development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, governments, and research institutions. Our investment platforms, CrossBoundary Energy, CrossBoundary Access, and CrossBoundary Education Infrastructure, directly develop and finance projects to bring cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable electricity, as well as education infrastructure, to emerging markets. In 2023, we launched Dhow Ventures Fund I, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage companies in emerging markets. We are currently embarking on a new endeavour to set up The Fund for Nature (TFFN), which will invest to accelerate the development of high-quality nature-based projects in emerging markets with strong climate adaptation, biodiversity, and community impacts. Learn more at www.crossboundary.com.


Job Description

CrossBoundary’s legal team is recruiting a full-time lawyer to work alongside our General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel on a broad set of matters.
In this varied role you will provide advice in connection with Dhow Ventures and TFFN and new ventures of the CrossBoundary Group, and support CrossBoundary Advisory in connection with new mandates as well as on legal and structuring issues that arise in their engagements. You will also play a lead role in legal operations and compliance for our entities and staff around the world, including in relation to contract management, corporate, immigration and employment matters.


Who We Are

CrossBoundary’s people are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world.
The chosen candidate will play an important role in a unique, diverse, talented and commercially oriented team of highly experienced lawyers who have joined from leading international law firms and in-house legal departments. Our team of seven lawyers and one legal administrator is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds, but sharing a number of qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.


Who You Are

  • You are a self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in emerging markets
  • You possess excellent attention to detail and are systematic and well-organized
  • You are curious and excited about finding answers to questions you may not have encountered before
  • You are a solution-oriented practical thinker known for choosing the simple, robust solutions where more complicated approaches would deliver similar results
  • You are ethical and highly-principled
  • You are comfortable managing multiple work streams simultaneously, and can prioritize and effectively deliver on tasks


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support of Dhow Ventures and The Fund For Nature in the diligence, structuring and documentation of investments
  • Support the structuring and implementation of new CrossBoundary Group ventures
  • Advise the leadership of CrossBoundary Advisory in connection with new mandates, including on teaming and engagement agreements
  • Support Advisory teams in connection with existing engagements, including to support clients in structuring and fundraising activities
  • Take a lead role in legal operational matters, including with respect to contract management, precedents and processes, all with the support of our Legal Administrator
  • Manage the establishment of new entities, including (alongside local counsel) company and tax registration, localisation of employment agreements, and office leases
  • Manage and report on compliance of existing Group entities including with respect to corporate matters (statutory requirements and timeframes) and (working alongside the People Team) employment and immigration issues
  • Support additional policy priorities in areas relevant to CrossBoundary’s evolving business development needs



  •  Law degree with strong academic credentials from an accredited university and associated Bar admission
  • At least 4 – 6 years of experience in a premier law firm and/or an in-house legal department
  • Experience with corporate matters, in particular regarding Delaware LLCs
  • Experience working across multiple jurisdictions and time zones
  • Familiarity with corporate documents and processes, ideally in both civil law and common law jurisdictions
  • Advanced understanding of finance concepts and structures, ideally with experience in the structuring of US-based funds and related securities law questions
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating finance documents, share purchase agreements and other corporate agreements
  • Fluency in the English language is required; additional language skills would be a great plus



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