Analyst Intern – Paris

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July 7, 2021

Analyst Intern - Paris


  • Financial and Sovereign Advisory
  • Paris
  • 6 Months




About SouthBridge

SouthBridge Group is an advisory firm fully dedicated to Africa. Our footprint with 4  offices in Abidjan, Kigali, Casablanca, and Paris allows us to have a full coverage of the  continent. We have three business lines addressing all the issues that could be faced by  corporates and sovereigns: Financial & Sovereign Advisory, Strategic Consulting, and  Investments.  

Through its Financial and Sovereign Advisory practice, Southbridge Group has become  a leader in advising African champions and governments on strategic finance  transactions such as M&A, equity and debt fundraisings, project finance, privatizations, and PPPs, structuring of investment vehicles, sovereign debt restructuring and other  strategic transactions. 

Our team is made up of 40+ seasoned investment bankers from a wide variety of  backgrounds and nationalities. All the team is committed to excellent service with the  ambition to help African champions grow and establish themselves on the continental  and international scene. This will allow them to be, too, the catalytic engines of a  sustainable growth, powered by Africa, for Africa. We believe in building a collective  and collaborative adventure, creating a talent pool dedicated to the economic and  financial development of Africa, thanks to the sincere and passionate involvement of  our teams. 

We share this vision with the women and men who want to contribute daily to the growth of the African continent. 

We are recruiting an Intern to support the growing activity of our Financial and Sovereign Advisory department in Paris. 

Join us. 

Grow together.




Opportunity

This internship is a unique opportunity to discover the challenging African investment  environment for public and private clients. As an intern you will be an integral part of  our coverage and transaction teams.




Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The position appeals to individuals with hands-on experience in both execution  and assistance in origination, who seek a challenging opportunity requiring  expertise and great reliability. The position will provide great exposure to senior  professionals and to a large scope of investment banking and sovereign  transactions. 

  • Preparation of materials for clients and prospects within the framework of  marketing and/or execution of mandates (pitchbooks, information  memoranda, etc.) 
  • Market studies and other sectorial analysis or macroeconomic research
  • Financial modelling, business plans and valuation 
  • Research and analysis of potential buyers, stakeholders, and targets
  • Screening of investment and transaction opportunities 

Location: Paris office 

Duration: 6 months 

Start date: September 2021




Skills required

The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic track record from a top tier  business school, engineering school or university. We are looking for individuals with the  following skills: 

  • Outstanding analytical and numerical skills; 
  • Passionate about macroeconomy, M&A, capital markets, corporate strategy and  project finance;  
  • Fluent in French and English (writing and speaking); 
  • Strong judgement and decision-making ability; 
  • Strong knowledge of the growth dynamics of the African continent;
  • Resourceful, intellectually curious, empathetic, high energy and mature;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing; 
  • Ability to work under a demanding schedule; 
  • Experience of working on, with and for the continent; 
  • Committed to excellence and willing to maintain high professional standards;
  • Highly motivated with a strong desire to be dedicated to the African rising.



Contact

Please send your resume and cover letter to: internship-paris@southbgroup.com