The Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (“AIFA”) team is a fast-paced group that is closely involved in major transactions and strategic initiatives undertaken by the ENGIE group in Asia Pacific. As an integral part of this team, the AIFA Senior Financial Advisor is responsible for supporting/leading the valuation and risk analysis of new projects (including developing financial models) and for supporting/leading the structuring and execution of M&A and project financing transactions.
Head of Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory – APAC
MAIN ACTIVITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
Lead or support the origination, structuring, negotiation and execution of financing documents (internal or project finance) for medium to large size transactions, in accordance with best project finance practices of the ENGIE Group.
Develop robust financial models to support investment decisions, following group guidelines. Maintain responsibility for the accuracy and correct incorporation of relevant inputs to such models. Propose and implement relevant sensitivity analysis for investment files.
Coach and support junior team members in carrying out their tasks and compliance with group investment methodology.Provision of strategic input to investment making activities.
Manage internal approvals process for new economic commitments and associated financing arrangements.
Carries out other duties as assigned.
Contribute to financial Due Diligence on M&A opportunities, including coordination of external financial advisors.
Proactively share knowledge with the AIFA network, suggest and implement improvements to methodology and tools.
Planning & Delivery of Work
Ensure compliance with investment guidelines and methodology, including adherence to global Group valuation methologies.
Responsible for planning and organising own workload to ensure competing deadlines are met.
Analyse, evaluate and recommend financing options and proposals as they relate to a business development project or other funding needs. Participation in the selection of funding sources / institutions.
Assist the business development decision making process, identifying key financial indicators to be applied and monitored for investment decisions.
Develop relationship with multilateral agencies (MLAs), export credit agencies (ECAs), development financial institutions (DFIs) active in the region as well as with international commercial banks. Leverage bank relationship to keep a market watch
Advise internal stakeholders in understanding appropriate risk allocation, bankability of terms and conditions of various project contracts and provide general structuring advice and optimization of returns throughout the business development process.
Anticipation of key challenges and potential issues and timely communication to internal clients
Group AIFA team
Business Development Team
M&A and financial advisors
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:
Major in Engineering, Finance or Economics.
Professional qualification such as CFA, CIMA, ACA, ACCA, or MBA is a plus.
10+ years of Professional experience
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience either in leading Audit Cabinet or in a Project Finance, M&A or Corporate development environment at an investment bank, private equity fund or Corporation in the Power or Infrastructure Sector.
Experience in the field of Energy Services activities and in financing of gas-fired, wind and solar power generation projects.
Very good understanding of the project finance concepts and financial valuation techniques.
Good understanding of financial, accounting and tax concepts (CAPM, IFRS, financial statements analysis, etc.).
Good understanding of typical Independent Power Producer (IPP) contractual and commercial structure.
Ability to manage multiple parties including banks, consultants, lawyers as well as internal stakeholders (management, business development, legal, technical, insurance, tax and accounting) to bring transactions to conclusion in a challenging environment.
Strong analytical, numerical and financial modelling skills
Fluent spoken and written English is mandatory.
French is a valuable asset.
Frequent regional and international travel.
Proven flexible team player who works well with others, open to cultural diversity.
Self-motivated, problem solving, strong personality and leadership, common sense, sense of humour.
Ability to multitask and to work effectively under pressure.
Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills, including ability to develop and maintain and use detailed, excel based, financial models.
Ability to prioritize, distinguish the essential from the accessory, manage complexity.
Good negotiation and communication skills
Presence and interpersonal credibility to represent the company with key financial stakeholders, banks, financial institutions, government agencies / departments and partners.
Perfect compliance with health & safety and ethical guidelines.
To apply for this opportunity, please send your curriculum vitae (CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference Financial Advisor (SEA)