A large private equity firm is currently looking for an AVP of Origination to be based in their head office in Riyadh. Any applicants must have a successful track record in locating viable investments in central, eastern and western regions of the Kingdom. Our client has a strong focus on the SME space, specifically looking at companies with between 1-250 individuals employed. Consequently, candidates with networks and exposure in this space would be given priority. The fund has significant AUM ready for investment and is backed by some leading KSA UHNI's and Government entities.
Locate and participate sector specific relevant deals and bring them into the SME fund, making sure they reach the Fund's criteria.
Lead and develop relationships between with potential companies in line with the structuring team.
Deal with the different strategic partners including, PR, Risk and Credit.
Coordinate with deal closing department and funding department.
Attend local and regional business events in explicit sectors.
Locate SME companies that meet the Fund criteria.
Locate and identify potential investee companies through business, personal and local networks.
Identify at least 25 transactions per month with at least 8 passing the funds screening process.
Attend the weekly meetings to assist the execution team in relation to the investment process, financial modelling and due diligence.
Prepare industry reports
Represent the organisation with its portfolio companies
Meet any possible acquisitions SMT and develop a further understanding of the organisation and there plans.
Help the post-acquisition SMT to prepare investor reports and board presentations.
Continual work when a company is acquired and make sure the returns are within the line of expectations.
Work with portfolio companies when it comes to executing the appropriate exit transactions by the Fund.
Bsc/BA in Finance or Economics.
At least 7 years' experience in Private Equity or M&A.
Preference of an MA/MBA/MSc from an international school.