Executive/Manager, Real Assets - Utilities / Energy Transition / Transport
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
Do you want to be part of a talented global team? Are you instinctively entrepreneurial and ambitious in nature? If you're determined to succeed, then we have a very exciting opportunity for you to help you reach your potential by joining one of the leading teams in the industry.
Join Macquarie Asset Management’s Real Asset platform, a leading global infrastructure asset manager that is part of the Macquarie Group.
You will join the Real Assets team based in London; a large yet further growing team, with a focus on Energy Transition, Utilities, or Transport Services that offer value creation and growth opportunities. The team has significant upcoming dealflow and will be highly active in deploying capital into new as well as managing its existing investments. Macquarie invests with purpose and puts a strong focus on best practices in operational and ESG performance in its investment framework.
You will be an integral member of the European infrastructure team with exposure across the full life-cycle of investments; primarily working on investment opportunities but also supporting the asset management of portfolio businesses, refinancings, restructurings and the sourcing of new investment opportunities. Here you will work with senior management both within Macquarie as well as at portfolio companies to identify and pursue transaction opportunities and support the execution of strategic value creation initiatives.
Operating as a key part of the deal team, you will work closely with Macquarie colleagues and external advisors in sourcing, screening, assessing and negotiating of transactions. You will be responsible for the development of financial models, performing valuations and detailed due diligence, also including engaging in day-to-day liaison with third-party advisors. You will prepare investment papers for approval by the investment committee to ensure they make successful investment decisions in line with Macquarie’s investment strategy.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Build and run detailed financial models and associated analysis, for potential acquisitions as well as existing investments;
- Work with senior investment professionals to pursue potential acquisitions, assist with due diligence and other analysis;
- Conduct desktop research on potential acquisitions and sector themes;
- As part of asset management of existing investments, develop strategic direction and business plans, monitor financial and operational performance, and identify potential improvements;
- Preparing investment approval documents and presenting to investment committee;
- Liaising with key counterparties including advisers, lenders and corporate representatives;
- Staying abreast of key market trends / developments across asset classes and sub-sectors, including monitoring the activities and performance of competitor companies.
With likely a first-rate academic background, you will have two to five years of M&A experience gained most probably within another equity investor or, possibly, a leading investment bank or strategy consultancy. You will bring transaction experience with advanced financial modelling and analytical skills and the ability to critically appraise companies, their markets, key value drivers and growth opportunities as well as risks. Smart, thoughtful and commercial, you will have strong written and oral communication skills and excellent attention to detail.
Flexible, entrepreneurial and innovative, you will have the credibility and professional polish to represent the infrastructure business of Macquarie both internally and externally at the most senior levels. On an upward career-track, you will have the ability to progress within this highly meritocratic organization.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market-leading, ambitious team of the highest caliber where you will gain exceptional experience as an infrastructure investor.
Our commitment to ESG
Environmental, Social and Governance considerations are critical aspects of Macquarie’s investment framework. Macquarie believes promoting best practices in operational and ESG performance is critical to successful infrastructure investment, and we leverage our established in-house safety leadership team, including regional safety experts, to support the ongoing asset management our businesses. More broadly, Macquarie is supporting the transition to a low carbon economy by progressing a range of solutions to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects, and have announced a plan to manage our portfolio in line with net zero emissions by 2040.
Macquarie has also been a GRESB Infrastructure member since 2016 and a GRESB Real Estate member since 2019. In 2021, Macquarie achieved a 100 per cent participation for in-scope assets and a 5-star rating for Macquarie Super Core Infrastructure Fund.
Macquarie assets are generally at the forefront of industry ESG initiatives.
About Macquarie Asset Management
Macquarie Asset Management is a large scale, global asset manager, providing clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products across infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, private credit, fixed income, equities, multi-asset and liquid alternatives. As at 31 March 2021, Macquarie Asset Management had $A562.2 billion of assets under management.
For further information, please visit www.MIRAfunds.com
Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of 'empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future', we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.
As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.
Joining Macquarie means you’ll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.