Senior Transaction Leader

Multiple Countries
Full Time
Capital Markets
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Who we are
Open Capital aims to transform Africa by advancing African economies and building future generations of
business leaders. We are advisors to the most innovative businesses, investors, and donors to drive growth on
the continent, structure and invest capital, and enable inclusive, market-based solutions.

We’re proud of what we’ve built – since we founded Open Capital in 2010, we have completed 1,600+
engagements across 30 countries in Africa. Our clients have transformed local industries in agribusiness,
energy access, financial services, healthcare, and water & sanitation, among others. We have closed >$1.5
billion in capital raises in Africa and are now leading design for a new generation of market-building
mechanisms, including new investment vehicles, market accelerators, and more.

Today, our team is a diverse, global mix of 170+ talented individuals from 15+ nationalities and we are proud
to have strong gender representation across levels from Analyst to Partner. We are a top employer that seeks
excellence in everything we do; we have built a platform to drive change through African markets and are
seeking exceptional team members to join us in Nairobi, Kampala, Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, Lagos, and Lusaka.

Why join us
We are a diverse, highly-motivated team with a dual mission: advance African economies & build generations of business leaders. Our culture enables us to deliver exceptional client outcomes and support each other as we grow into global leaders. We enjoy solving big, tough challenges and working with great people to do it.

The Role
You are at the heart of Open Capital, directly leading multiple client transactions for Africa’s most innovative businesses and local and global investors. As a Senior Transaction Leader, you serve as a senior point of contact across multiple clients, working with teams to prepare client deliverables and serving as a thought partner to clients.

Key responsibilities
As a senior member of our capital markets team, you will;

  • Represent businesses and investors on raises across equity, debt, quasi equity, and blended capital and support companies to develop financing strategies and improve ‘investment-readiness’
Who you are;
You want to make a difference  and share our optimism for what we can achieve! You have…
  • 8-12 years of experience at an investment bank, private investment firm, development finance institution or in a transaction role within a corporate with significant experience in structuring transactions;
  • Significant  experience preparing and evaluating financial models and investor presentations across a variety of contexts;
  • Ability to effectively work with clients at all levels and backgrounds, managing complex situations with many stakeholders. Experience in Africa is preferred but not required
  • Interest in sectors helping drive African economies, such as agriculture, energy access, financial services, healthcare, among others  
  • Experience in managing and coaching teams, including more junior and mid-level professionals;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Professional fluency in English with fluency in French or African languages as a strong plus. Applicants interested in Abidjan & Dakar locations should be fluent in both French and English

Note: OCA currently offers work permit sponsorship for all offices except Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, and Ghana. Work authorization in these locations is a prerequisite for employment.

Reach out to us
If you’re passionate about driving change while working with our amazing team, tell us about yourself by filling out the recruiting form and sharing your CV. We greatly appreciate your interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted due to the high volume of applications.


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