About the Firm
Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a substantial return while creating a lasting difference in underserved markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in underserved markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at www.crossboundary.com.
CrossBoundary is recruiting a full-time Associate Principal to lead transaction teams focused on unlocking private capital. We are seeking candidates with extensive experience living and working in-market, with strong contacts across the regions financial services sector, and a thorough understanding of the investment landscape.
CrossBoundary is not a development firm and is not seeking typical development skills. As an Associate Principal, you will manage a team of investment professionals tasked with evaluating investment opportunities, conducting macroeconomic market assessments, and providing transaction support. 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.
Associate Principals lead regional business development and grow the business activities of CrossBoundary in the region, originating transactions and projects.
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 a number of qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.
Who You Are
Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in frontier markets
Possess tangible grit, seek differentiation by intentionally taking self outside of comfort zone physically, culturally, and intellectually
Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively through friction and opacity
Enthusiastic about working, traveling, and living in a challenging environment
Lead identification and assessment of investment opportunities
Prepare investment memorandums, financial models, and other presentations with business plans, explanation of management structure, competitive landscape, and financial projection to recommend strategies
Source investor and lead investor reach outs on behalf of companies management
Manage numerous investor and donor relationships
Develop and supervise valuation activities, detailed financial models with sensitivity analysis and stress testing to examine impacts on valuation, deal marketing presentations
Oversee overall due diligence process and transaction execution, including drafting and negotiations of terms sheets
Provide market assessment and ongoing market analysis including macroeconomic, regulatory, and operational assessments
Provide sector analysis of priority areas for investment
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
Bachelors degree required; MBA or another advanced degree strongly desired
10+ years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, private equity, or similar
Experience living and/or working in developing countries is required
5+ years of relevant work experience across West Africa required; experience in Ghana preferred
Business level English proficiency required; French language proficiency desired
Demonstrated management skills; leading teams to results in challenging circumstances
Leadership skills; preferably in a fast-moving and entrepreneurial environments
Strong financial services-focused quantitative skills and accounting fluency, to include corporate finance, company valuation, comprehension of debt and equity capital markets
Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issues
Ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues in challenging environments
Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors
Location (frequent travel is expected)
Equal Opportunity Employer
CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer.