LeapFrog Investments

  • Investment Officer, Healthcare

    Job Locations KE
    Req No.
    2019-1080
    Category
    Investments
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    LeapFrog Investments is recruiting an outstanding investment professional to contribute to the success of LeapFrog’s healthcare investment team and help shape  new markets across Africa. You will gain deep exposure to the full transaction and value-creation process and be introduced to some of the most innovative and exciting healthcare companies in rising Africa. You will work closely and be mentored with senior LeapFrog investment leaders, giving you the opportunity to take leaps and bounds in your investment career

     

    LeapFrog Investments:

     

    LeapFrog invests in extraordinary businesses in Asia and Africa. We partner with their leaders to achieve leaps in growth, profitability and impact. Today, LeapFrog companies reach more than 167 million people across 33 emerging markets. Over 135 million of those individuals are emerging consumers, in many cases accessing essential, empowering tools for the first time.

     

    We call this distinctive approach “profit with purpose” because it generates strong results and changes lives. Leading global investors share this vision and have invested and committed over a billion dollars to LeapFrog. 

     

    Find out more about LeapFrog in ReutersFinancial TimesMcKinsey and Bloomberg.

     

    Job Overview:

     

    The primary focus of this role is to contribute to the success of LeapFrog’s pioneering healthcare investment team. You will be involved in the sourcing, valuation, structuring and transaction execution of new investments in rising Africa. You’ll also use your subject-matter expertise to drive value, financial returns and impact for LeapFrog’s Africa portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-performing future investment leader to make their mark, supporting a new team and helping expand the healthcare landscape in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Proactively network and support the sourcing of healthcare deals in Africa that are aligned with LeapFrog’s Profit with Purpose ethos
    • Support the valuation, structuring and deal execution process
    • Contribute to value creation and reporting for a range of investments across the various healthcare sub-sectors and geographies, with the aim of maximising exits
    • Identify and recommend specialist local resources as required
    • Participate in the due diligence process of new investment opportunities and identify areas of value add in corporate governance, operational efficiencies and product development
    • Support the day to day management of the healthcare investment team’s signature systems and processes

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree or equivalent in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Business or related; an MBA or similar qualification is desirable
    • A background in healthcare or Financial Services investing  experience working across is Africa
    • 3 - 5 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking or private equity, preferably across healthcare services with a solid understanding of the various sub-sectors (hospitals, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical technologies, etc.)
    • Familiarity with the private equity investment landscape in Africa
    • Demonstrated excellence in financial modelling and analysis, business assessment and corporate or strategic advisory work
    • Ability to manage transactions to a successful closing, and monitor the ongoing performance of portfolio companies
    • Superb written and verbal communications skills, and a high level of comfort in a variety of cultural settings
    • Comfort with fast-moving and hands-on work environments spanning multiple geographies
    • A genuine passion for delivering significant social impact
    • A willingness to travel internationally
    • Fluency in French helpful but not required

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