Principal, London

The Incumbent will work for NewSpace Capital GP SA and will be one of the key principle actors of the NewSpace Capital investment team, responsible to conduct and coordinate, under the supervision of the Partner(s), all activities necessary to a) complete the investment process, b) monitor the specific performance of the investments under his/her leadership, and c) lead the exit process for NewSpace Capital divestures.

 

Primary responsibilities

  • Define, commit, budget, plan and manage the execution of the full investment/divestiture process and cycle within the NewSpace Capital Partnership, and lead the team to:

    • Screen and assess Investment targets based on investment pipeline and strategic fit analysis.

    • Perform financial evaluation and manage deal structuring with internal/external legal and financial expertise as required.

    • Manage due diligence activities.

    • Manage deal negotiations and deal execution, and prepare and present investment decision documentation to the Investment Committee.

    • Define Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for monitoring performance of investments under his/her stewardship. Board representation in selected investments of the portfolio.

    • Provide guidance and recommendations for timing and structuring of divestiture of specific investments of the portfolio.

    • Manage deal negotiations and deal execution, and prepare divestiture decision documentation.

 

Competencies & behaviours

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  • Excellent strategic understanding and negotiation skills, with the ability to choose the right course of action and make agile changes when needed.

  • Highly collaborative individual, able to build relationships across all levels and functions, both internally and with the key stakeholders of the investment portfolio. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity.

  • Execution orientation with the ability to deliver results in a complex business environment, with demonstrated project management skills. An eye for detail, together with analytical and financial acuity is required.

  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate multi-functional teams towards timely and creative assessments and solutions. Lead by example in organisational ethics and moral.

  • Strong, clear communicator, able to present positions in an inspiring manner both verbally and in written form.

  • Eagerness to stay up-to-date on the Space and PE/VC industries and eco-systems, their developments and trends; maintain professional learning and development through seminars, workshops, conferences and professional affiliations and networks.

Qualifications & experience

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  • Bachelor degree or equivalent education (with a focus on business/investment where private equity and space related education are clear advantages).

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or related degree preferred.

  • At least 10 years of working experience, preferably with >5 years in PE/VC and related eco-system with a clear preference for Space-related experience. 

  • Excellent corporate finance expertise, and experience in valuation and M&A transactions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Knowledge of the Space eco-system (or equivalent expertise from the PE/VC sector).

  • Industry relationship and network (Space and/or PE/VC).

  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages considered an additional asset.

  • Readiness to undertake international travel.

To apply for this job please submit a form or send your resume to info@newspace.capital

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