Analyst/Associate, Transaction Execution
Decarbonizing the atmosphere is the moral imperative of our time and, if the worst consequences of global warming are to be averted, the private sector must step up and play a pivotal role. Indeed, decarbonization is a foundational imperative for the 21st century economy. Given its global scale and far-reaching economic consequences, decarbonization is a significant economic opportunity, it is our generation’s greatest triple bottom line mandate.
Achieving real climate impact requires private sector action at scale across all sectors of the economy. Over 1,300 companies globally, with a combined market cap of approximately $25 trillion, have already announced long-term commitments and bold actions to accelerate the net-zero carbon goal. Individual consumers are shifting to value-based consumption en masse, with a preeminent value being “do no harm to the environment.” Simultaneously, capital markets and investors have started to shift their focus towards addressing how they can support and foster climate goals, while continuing to earn attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Climate Real Impact Solutions (CRIS) is well positioned to contribute to an accelerated transition to a clean economy and to chase attractive risk-adjusted returns for its stockholders. We are a family of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) led by a management team composed of corporate operators and clean energy pioneers and backed by private funds affiliated with Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO), one of the largest and most preeminent investors in green solutions. Our independent directors are seasoned leaders and well-regarded climate innovators. We will work to identify, acquire and add value to target companies in the carbon avoidance and carbon removal sector.
For more information about CRIS please visit us at https://www.climaterealimpactsolutions.com/
About the Opportunity
CRIS is seeking an Associate to join the Transaction Execution team. The Transaction Execution team is responsible for discovery and diligence of investment opportunities for CRIS as well as the negotiation and execution of de-SPAC transactions. The Associate will report to the Vice President and support all facets of operations within the Transaction Execution team, from capital raising to deployment. A qualified candidate will demonstrate the ability to immediately contribute to CRIS’ mission of identifying companies with potential to meaningfully decarbonize the atmosphere.
Responsibilities Will Include:
Deep research into various technologies and sectors within climate tech; synthesis and presentation of such work to help identify areas of interest;
Review of incoming opportunities and summary of key strategic strengths and weaknesses; providing recommendations as to whether to pursue new opportunities;
Supporting due diligence of selected investment opportunities, including valuation analysis, document review, and primary research;
Supporting deal structuring and negotiation, including modeling negotiated terms and resulting impact for both investors and target companies; and
Facilitating daily operations of the Transaction Execution team.
Education and Experience
The ideal Associate candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, engineering, natural sciences or a related field and either five years of professional experience in climate tech investing, deployment, or engineering, or three years of such experience and a Masters of Business Administration or other related Master’s degree.
The ideal Analyst candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, engineering, natural sciences or a related field, and some professional, educational or extra-curricular experience in climate tech investing, deployment, or engineering.
CRIS seeks candidates that demonstrate alignment with our mission as well as a high degree of competence in the following areas:
Demonstrated understanding of various methods of valuation analysis (Discounted Cash Flow and Public Company Comparables);
Proficient in quantitative analysis of investment opportunities including identifying critical valuation drivers and providing relevant scenario analyses;
Knowledge of a variety of climate-related technologies, including clean energy generation and storage, energy efficiency, and sustainable agriculture;
Keen attention to detail, particularly with respect to quantitative analysis and review of due diligence materials;
Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience supporting or leading investment committee memos and presentations; and
Ability to evaluate emerging markets, financing mechanisms, and policy changes.
CRIS is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are strongly committed to fostering a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive work environment. CRIS provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.
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