The Investments and M&A Associate will analyze and execute strategic investments (organic and M&A projects) for EDPR North America, working under the direction of the Corporate Head of Investments and M&A. You will facilitate investment-related communications and decision making with EDP and other business units, including corporate areas of EDPR.

Main accountabilities:

  • Analyze Greenfield projects in terms of economic risk and strategic options and provide reports of findings
  • Analyze and support bid strategy for Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) bids
  • Perform valuations and prepare investment memoranda to assist EDPR and EDP decision making bodies in making investment/divestment decisions
  • Ensure that investments are evaluated objectively and based on consistent criteria and perform investment approval procedures
  • Evaluate M&A opportunities in terms of risk return analyses
  • Evaluate divestment opportunities and assist in the execution of asset rotation targets for the platform
  • Coordinate external advisors (e.g. legal counsel, financial institutions) and direct internal EDPR teams (e.g. operations, wind, tax) for due diligence efforts for execution of merger & acquisition (M&A) transaction
  • Participate in strategic analysis projects (i.e., Special Projects)
  • Support in the preparation of EDPR business plan and Impairment analyses
  • Additional duties as required

Direct reports: None

Travel: Up to 10%

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance or a related field, Masters degree preferred
  • 3-4 years valuation/corporate finance experience, at least 2-3 years direct M&A experience
  • Strong knowledge of valuation, financing, accounting, and strategic analysis; M&A/deal negotiation experience is a plus
  • Experience with International retail business, downstream, and M&A activity is preferred
  • Fluent in Portuguese and/or Spanish is strongly preferred

Behavioral requirements:

  • Sound analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Exemplary standards of integrity, honor, safety, management, ethics, quality, and productivity

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

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