Goodwell Investments is a pioneering impact investment firm focused on inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to underserved communities in Africa and India. Since 2006, Goodwell has raised five private equity funds with over $150m in capital. We invest in early and growth-stage businesses in India and Africa. Our 30+ portfolio companies reach over 28 million households and employ more than 33,000 employees. Goodwell is a truly global, locally present firm. We have teams or JV partners in India, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and The Netherlands. With a track record of over fifteen years, Goodwell demonstrates the ability to simultaneously deliver significant social impact and strong financial returns. For more information, visit www.goodwell.nl
Our South African office, located in Cape Town, is looking to appoint an Investment Associate to strengthen the investment team. The Investment Associate is responsible for generating investment opportunities for Goodwell Investments across Southern Africa through growing and managing a network of key relationships within the private sector. Deal origination, deal-making and investment oversight is required, with a strong ‘hands-on’ approach to ensure that businesses within the portfolio are appropriately supported to realise their growth potential and meet their impact and profit objectives. The role also involves realising exits to generate returns for the investors, in a 5-7 year investment cycle.
The role involves ongoing mentoring and development support within our team of investment professionals, with the aim of expanding the business and achieving its aim of inclusive, sustainable growth.
This role reports to the Southern African Regional lead and Managing Partner, as well has two direct reports, Investment Analysts.
Manage existing investments and execute on new deals
Research and analysis
Develop deep relationships within the African startup eco-system (VCs, DFIs, startups, incubators, accelerators, event holders, investors etc)
Assist in operational activities of the local office
Our team of 22 represents 12 nationalities. Therefore, the ability to navigate efficiently and empathetically between different teams and cultures is required. Promoting company values, contributing to a positive culture, and supporting a happy workplace is expected of all Goodwell Investments employees.
Joining Goodwell means you will be joining an international and inclusive culture, where likeminded people work naturally together to achieve ambitious goals
If you can picture yourself in the above role, then we would love to hear from you.
To apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line to be ‘Goodwell Investments Investment Associate’ along with a short motivation video. The video gives you the opportunity to present yourself in in your unique way! The video should be no longer than one minute, uploaded to WeTransfer and answer the following questions:
Both CV and video need to be received in order for your application to be considered. The application deadline is 9 April, 2021.