Investment Analyst

NPIII · London, Greater London
Department NPIII
Employment Type Regular Employee (Full-Time)
Minimum Experience Mid-level

ROLE PROFILE

Title:                  Investment Analyst

Terms:              Full time

Location:           Savile Row, London W1 or remote


THE COMPANY

NextEnergy Capital (NEC) was founded in 2007 to become the leading investment and operating asset manager in the solar sector.  Since our inception, we’ve been active in the development, construction and ownership of solar assets.  As at 31 December 2021, we have solar AUM of c.US$3.4bn, across three investment vehicles.  We manage one private equity fund NextPower III and a listed investment company - NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited; and we’re preparing several additional products (such as NPUK ESG: Launch of NPUK ESG - NextEnergy Capital).

 

NextPower III is a private equity fund established in 2018 to invest in the international solar sector, specifically to fund the construction and long-term ownership of solar power plants.  Its target markets comprise mainly OECD and OECD Key Partner countries.  In January 2022, following final close, it has commitments of c.US$896m (including a $90m SMA), exceeding its target fundraising size of US$750m. As at 31 December 2021, NextPower III had c.335MWp of solar assets in operation and a further c.200MWp under construction/development.

 

NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) is a listed investment company that invests in operating solar power plants mainly in the UK.  It currently owns c.890MWp spread among 91 assets in the UK and 8 in Italy (and 1 international private vehicle), comprising a gross asset value of c.£1.1bn.  NESF has raised equity proceeds of c.£792m (including £200m preference shares) since its initial public offering on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in April 2014.  At present, it is the largest listed solar energy fund on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: NESF.L) and in all of Europe.

 

In addition, NEC is active in solar operating asset management through WiseEnergy, the leading specialist operating asset manager in the solar sector.  Since its founding, WiseEnergy has provided solar asset management, monitoring and technical due diligence services to over 1,300+ utility-scale solar power plants with an installed capacity in excess of 2,200MWp.  WiseEnergy’s clients comprise leading debt and equity financiers to the solar sector.

 

Further information on NEC, WiseEnergy and NESF is available at www.nextenergycapital.com, www.wise-energy.eu and www.nextenergysolarfund.com.

 

THE ROLE

You will join us as an Investment Analyst, directly reporting to senior members of staff who are involved in both the origination and execution of new and exciting transactions. This role offers the opportunity to experience many facets of our extremely successful business, which is at the forefront of renewable investment. We are driving the future of the global renewable energy market and you will be given as much responsibility as you can handle – the environment is fast paced, lively, fun and progressive, and the team is dynamic, international and strongly multicultural.


The main responsibilities are as follows:


  • Assist transaction processes and liaise with external stakeholders.
  • Build, review and interpret complex financial models.
  • “Own” the acquisition model and adapt and expand it as necessary.
  • Analyse investment opportunities and carry out valuations (mainly DCF).
  • Prepare summaries and investment proposals for the investment committee.


The ideal candidate will:


  • Have solid experience in an infrastructure or energy finance role within an investment bank, corporate, advisory or investment fund.
  • Have a post-graduate degree, or equivalent, in finance/economics – in addition, a background in engineering would be advantageous.
  • Have strong quantitative and analytical skills - the role involves intense financial modelling and valuation, so previous demonstrable experience is desired.
  • Have a genuine intellectual curiosity, desire to understand and research the logic behind modelling input and ensure they are remain market relevant.
  • Have excellent finance and accounting knowledge – CFA, fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) or other certifications are desirable.
  • Be highly pro-active, possessing strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Be a highly motivated, committed team player with the ability to multi-task, use initiative and perform well under pressure.
  • Be highly computer literate, including MS Office skills.
  • Be fluent in English, and exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Share our passion and mission of ‘generating a more sustainable future by leading the transition to clean energy’.
  • Want to live our values of: be a leader, build trust, be responsible, be innovative and bring your alpha.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK for the length of this assignment.


ABOUT YOU


  • Strong analytical financial modelling and valuation skills;
  • Experience in international markets, including additional language skills;
  • Ability to identify trends and give insights/recommendations for action;
  • Committed team player with ability to work on own initiative and under pressure;
  • Flexible approach to problem solving;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal;
  • Ability to manage large volumes of information and distil the salient facts and key risks into a summary format;
  • Ability to develop relationships and positively influence key internal and external customers and stakeholders;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Project planning and self-management skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to adapt to and manage frequently changing priorities;
  • Strong personality and ability to interact across cultures/geographies.
  • Adopt the company values, demonstrate and support behaviours in others that are in line with them.

 

BENEFITS

Remuneration and benefits for the role will include:

  • Competitive basic salary depending on experience, plus discretionary annual bonus;
  • Private medical for the employee and his/her family;
  • Pension;
  • 30 days’ annual leave, plus public holidays;
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • The opportunity to be part of a globally growing company and have a positive impact on the world.

Thank You

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  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Department
    NPIII
  • Employment Type
    Regular Employee (Full-Time)
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level