Director/Vice President, Africa Private Equity, Global Emerging Market PE Fund, Lagos

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- Looking to bring in a Director or Vice President level private equity professional, preferably with previous investing experience
- Given the roles location in Lagos, someone with an affinity with the region and an understanding of the investable landscape would be best suited
- Our client has a significant private equity footprint across Africa, with offices in Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg amongst other locations


  • 6+ years of experience from a leading private equity fund, which can be combined with investment banking, consultancy or corporate credentials
  • Ability to guide deal teams and transactions. Insightful and commercial understanding of deal documents and execution process
  • Deal driven, performance focused, strong leader and team player, entrepreneurial in spirit
  • Able to build a strong network within the local business community. Takes the initiative to develop these relationships for the benefit of the Group
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with organising, planning and prioritising skills
  • Prior exposure to the emerging markets is preferable but not compulsory
  • Fluency in Yoruba is beneficial, although not mandatory


  • Identify and screen new investment opportunities in the Sub-Saharan Africa and build a pipeline of prospective target companies
  • Drive a coordinated marketing program within the fund finance market and new business growth
  • Management of the portfolio including ongoing client service, covenant monitoring, identifying new opportunities, managing drawdown/redemptions and ensuring risks are known and managed
  • Work with entrepreneurs, company management, and advisors to negotiate and close transactions
  • Participate in the expansion of the fund’s international franchise through origination and execution of deals, building and leveraging prior relationships with corporate and sovereign clients and additional marketing activities
  • Lead a transaction team


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