Investment Analyst

Lusaka Province, Zambia, Internship TBD

Name of Position: Investment Analysts – Interns
Term of Position: 6-months
Location: Lusaka
Company: Blackstone Strategy Partners Limited
About the position
Work within Blackstone Strategy Partners Limited, a venture capital (VC), investing in startups developing innovative technologies and business models that can contribute to their growth, work on technical and economic due diligence (cost estimates, market analysis, competition landscape analysis, etc), financial modeling associated with potential VC and M&A targets and interact closely with different entities in the group.
Tasks
Identify and evaluate technologies and companies for potential investment, acquisition and/or collaboration. Conduct in-depth analysis once companies are targeted: economic analysis, financial modeling, business plan review, technology assessment, participate in developing relationships with capital partners (investment funds, co-investors, banks, innovation hubs, etc. Understand and update relevant indicators for clean-tech markets and players, participate in case-by-case negotiations for investments, small team and start-up environment, requires autonomy and initiative, requires cross-functional cooperation among the group, support group entities with financial reporting, compliance and statutory requirements, work with group entities on growth strategies, support development and strengthening of group entities’ financial management, procurement and governance systems and processes.
Candidate profile

Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business administration or any other related field.
Avid self-learner with a high level of curiosity, strong discipline and attention to detail.
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and demanding environment.
Strong project management and execution skills and the ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of quality and accuracy
Ability to integrate rapidly and to work effectively in a multicultural team of professionals
Understanding of financial statements, financial concepts and financial modeling
High proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and Powerpoint)
Fluent in English.
Experience in startup, private equity, investment banking and/or strategy consulting is added advantage.

How to apply: interested candidates should follow the link below to apply
Investment Analyst Application Form
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