Transaction Execution Lead - Sustainable Finance

Recruiter
E Financial Careers UK
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Jul 2019
Closes
07 Aug 2019
Ref
1200733444
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Challenge:

You would be leading the deployment of the capital from a proprietary investment house/family office into sustainable investments. Secondly, there is a huge amount of capital that, given the opportunity would like to be applied here from other asset owners and investors. You will help shape and tailor these opportunities to make sure that green companies can access the right kind of capital, as soon as they need it, in a way that works for them.

About us:

We channel capitalism as a force for good, supporting sustainable and socially good economic activity with green and social finance. You do not need to have experience in our sectors but if not you must have a genuine interest and desire to transition to this space.

All of our team are believers and that is more important to us than relevant sector experience. We are well funded with a strong balance sheet. We provide intellectual as well as financial capital in order to maximise our impact.

We deploy our own proprietary capital and provide corporate finance / investment banking services to more broadly support our ecosystem. We are active in debt, equity and everything in between and you will work on a range of transaction sizes. If we think that something ought to be funded then we will work to deliver a solution to make that happen.

If you believe doing well and doing good don't have to be incompatible then working with us could be the opportunity for you.

What will you be doing?

You will have an important role in our proprietary investment activity as well our investment banking/ deal execution function.

There is an experienced origination team who you will engage with at an early stage to help structure the transactions that you will subsequently be executing whether they are funded from our own balance sheet, whether we secure the funds from elsewhere, or some combination.

Your role will be in all cases to work with the origination team and the investor relations/capital markets team to guide this process from inception until execution.

You will probably have experience within a family office, proprietary investment house or venture capital fund.

You could also come from an investment bank or advisory side function.

These experiences will have equipped you with the ability to look at these investments and understand how capital can be applied to unlock growth and create value.

We are not capital constrained and there are no 'assets under management' so we are able to be smart with our money and deploy in whichever way works best for the companies we partner with. This has led to every deal so far being unique and tailored to the needs of our clients.

Ideally your experience as a principal investor will set you up to be able to take point on these deals and act as the expert internally and externally, whilst respecting the flat structure of the company.

All our team:
  • Believe in the urgent need to direct capital into companies and solutions that will help reduce our negative effect on the planet and the climate
  • Have committed to joining a team full of passionate, like-minded people
  • Work hard as a team to meet our shared goal of creating a 'bank' that's fit for the future

We would like you to bring:
  • An entrepreneurial mindset which can look at problems within companies in our sector and quickly understand how we can apply capital in innovative ways to avoid those issues or turn them into opportunities
  • A track record of executing deals either with proprietary cash or via a deal execution function
  • Support for the origination team, for example in helping to close retained work
  • Your value system is more important but some experience in 'green' finance or sustainability would be advantageous. We understand that not everyone has had the platform from which to act yet
  • Experience of raising capital as an entrepreneur/client company could prove useful
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the tools for analysing and communicating within the finance sector (e.g. financial modelling)

Objectives
  • Further build out our portfolio of direct equity investments
  • Deliver debt finance solutions to small and large businesses
  • Advise and close corporate finance and M&A work
  • Deliver and contribute innovative financing solutions

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