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Analyst - Lagos at CrossBoundary

CrossBoundaryLagos, Nigeria Data and Artificial Intelligence
Full Time
CrossBoundary provides investment and economic development advisory services in frontier markets and conflict zones. CrossBoundary’s team draws on a wide and deep range of experience across frontier markets, within both private and public sectors. We take a transaction centered approach to frontier markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unlocking investment across all sectors in fragile and frontier markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions.

Job Description  

  • CrossBoundary is recruiting a full-time Analyst to join the Investment Advisory team in Lagos, Nigeria. As a member of the transaction team, you will be working on impactful transactions across Anglophone West Africa, in addition to building CrossBoundary’s long-term presence in the region. 
  • As an Analyst, you will be tasked with evaluating investment opportunities, conducting macroeconomic market assessments, and providing transaction support to both investors and capital seekers. Analyst candidates should have 1-3 years of experience working in high-calibre finance or consulting organizations and experience working in developing countries – ideally in Nigeria. Expertise in project finance, renewable energy, agriculture, healthcare, creative industries and gender-lens investments will be regarded favourably. 

Who We Are 

  • The CrossBoundary team is a unique group of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the world's most challenging yet exciting markets. Team members come from diverse backgrounds but share several qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Prepare investor documents including teasers, investment memoranda, business plans etc. 
  • Conduct research and market assessments - macroeconomic, regulatory, and operational assessments of relevant companies, industries, markets and topics 
  • Provide sector analysis of priority areas for investment 
  • Investor sourcing 
  • Lead identification of qualified investors 
  • Manage investor relationships 
  • Develop valuation and operational financial models 
  • Coordinate due diligence and transaction execution 
  • Support with Monitoring and Evaluation activities 
  • Support organization of conferences and other networking events 


  • Strong quantitative skills and finance background; familiar with company evaluation and valuation 
  • Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issues 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues in challenging environments 
  • Excellent presentation skills with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences 
  • Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in frontier markets 
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context 
  • Willingness to work and live in a sometimes challenging environment 
  • Knowledge of the West African investment landscape (or previous work experience in West Africa) 
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high-impact sectors 

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