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Senior Investment Director, M&A (f/m/d)

24.10.2023 | Vacancies

For our office in Hamburg we are looking for a 

Senior Investment Director, M&A (f/m/d)

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Investment Director (or Investment Director) to join our dynamic team in Hamburg. As a Senior Investment Director, you will report to the Chief Product Officer and work closely with the Executive leadership of Aquila Clean Energy to lead the execution of M&A processes related to our capital recycling plan.

Aquila Clean Energy is a leading renewable energy company committed to transforming the world's energy landscape through sustainable and innovative solutions. With a focus on wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage technologies, we strive to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create a brighter, greener future for generations to come. As a Senior Investment Director, you will play a vital role in our mission to revolutionise the renewable energy industry.

Your responsibilities:

  • Execute the divestment strategy for a portion of the Aquila clean energy project pipeline to recycle capital for corporate growth
  • Identify potential partnerships based on target countries, technologies and quantity of installed capacity, and maintain relationships for repeat business
  • Oversee the entire process of deal execution, from initial preparation of the market opportunity to final negotiations and closing. Ensure adherence to rigorous financial modeling, valuation analysis, and risk assessment
  • Take charge of negotiations and the structuring of deal agreements to maximize value for the Aquila Clean Energy balance sheet while maintaining compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards.
  • Conduct thorough financial modeling and scenario analysis to assess the feasibility and potential synergies of M&A transactions. Evaluate the financial implications of potential deals and provide insightful recommendations.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, regulatory changes, and market dynamics in the renewable energy sector. Utilize this knowledge to offer insights on capital recycling strategy.
  • Lead, mentor, and motivate a team of M&A professionals, creating a collaborative and high-performance work environment. Ensure the team remains motivated, focused, and dedicated to delivering outstanding results.
  • From time to time, approach and manage sell-side financial advisors
  • Preparation of M&A decision reports as well as ad-hoc analyses and presentations for executive management including presentation of the results

Key qualifications:

  • At least 7 -10 years of relevant experience within infrastructure, ideally within a global renewable energy company, leading investment firm, top tier bank or consultancy. We will consider candidates at Director level as well as Senior Director level.
  • Masters in business, finance or investment related area 
  • Successful track record of working on M&A transactions and executing divestment strategies 
  • Strong people manager with experience of leading and motivating a team to achieve exceptional results
  • Previous experience and understanding of financial modelling and scenario analysis
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to think creatively
  • Fluency in English, additional European language is highly desirable 

About us

Aquila Capital is an investment and industrial development company focused on generating and managing essential assets on behalf of its clients. Aquila Capital contributes to the global energy transition and strengthens the world’s infrastructure backbone by investing in clean energy and sustainable infrastructure. The company initiates, develops, and manages these essential assets along the entire value chain and lifetime. Aquila Capital manages over EUR 14 billion on behalf of institutional investors worldwide. The company has over 700 employees from 48 nations, operating in 21 offices in 18 countries worldwide.

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