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Debt Capital Markets Analyst / Associate

Closing: Nov 20, 2022

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Published: Nov 14, 2022 (26 days ago)

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About the Role:
Apollo Agriculture is seeking a Debt Capital Markets Analyst / Associate, reporting to the Head of Debt Capital Markets. This is an exciting opportunity to join a technology-led and data-driven scaleup that’s changing the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa, starting in Kenya, and included into Norrsken Impact100 list. As a Debt Capital Markets team member, you will play a key role in developing Apollo’s Debt Financing Programme. Your role will have a direct impact on widening Apollo’s impact to millions of farmers by attracting quality lenders and developing strong relationships with strategic financing partners varying from impact lenders, governments-backed development institutions to commercial banks and financing fin-techs. 


Requirements:

    • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in commercial, corporate or investment banking, impact lending, fundraising, scaleups, fin- or ag-tech. 
    • Experience in structuring, negotiating, and executing balance sheet lending facilities
    • Understanding of general legal concepts is advantageous 
    • Understanding of finance, financial statements, and financial analysis
    • Diligent with a high attention to detail
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data
    • Comfort working with Google Suite & MS Office (word, excel)
    • Natural relationship builder with excellent communication skills 
    • Open-minded, flexible, excited to learn with a go-to and no-job-too-small attitude
    • Team player
    • Bachelor or Master’s degree 
    • Passion for Apollo’s mission 


Responsibilities
About the Role:
Apollo Agriculture is seeking a Debt Capital Markets Analyst / Associate, reporting to the Head of Debt Capital Markets. This is an exciting opportunity to join a technology-led and data-driven scaleup that’s changing the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa, starting in Kenya, and included into Norrsken Impact100 list. As a Debt Capital Markets team member, you will play a key role in developing Apollo’s Debt Financing Programme. Your role will have a direct impact on widening Apollo’s impact to millions of farmers by attracting quality lenders and developing strong relationships with strategic financing partners varying from impact lenders, governments-backed development institutions to commercial banks and financing fin-techs. 


Requirements:

    • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in commercial, corporate or investment banking, impact lending, fundraising, scaleups, fin- or ag-tech. 
    • Experience in structuring, negotiating, and executing balance sheet lending facilities
    • Understanding of general legal concepts is advantageous 
    • Understanding of finance, financial statements, and financial analysis
    • Diligent with a high attention to detail
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data
    • Comfort working with Google Suite & MS Office (word, excel)
    • Natural relationship builder with excellent communication skills 
    • Open-minded, flexible, excited to learn with a go-to and no-job-too-small attitude
    • Team player
    • Bachelor or Master’s degree 
    • Passion for Apollo’s mission 


  • Support DCM team with origination, structuring, analyzing, and execution of debt financing facilities
  • Supporting (and leading where possible) due diligence processes with existing and prospective lenders
  • Collaborate with Investor Relations & Sustainability, Finance, Credit & Operations teams to provide a capital markets perspective into FP&A and business strategy processes
  • Develop and maintain the processes and technology infrastructure in place to support the capital markets function
  • Monitor loan agreements to ensure ongoing compliance
  • Maintain DCM internal databases
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements


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