PROGRAM & RECRUITING

Position Types

Mission

Our mission is to generate market-leading investor returns while generating impact in promoting the economic and social development of francophone West Africa. We believe that private equity is a key driver in ensuring sustainable growth and long-term economic prosperity of our target countries and communities.

Brightmore Capital is an investment management and advisory firm focused on francophone West Africa. We are based in the regions two economic hubs of Dakar and Abidjan, targeting investments across Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin and Togo.

Our investment team has lived, worked and invested in West Africa and has strong business ties to the region. We are supported by both local and international professionals with domain experience in finance, operations, and international development, as well as outside advisers from target sectors. [Read More]

Value Creation

All of our projects are geared towards ultimately providing attractive financial returns and are timed for optimal “exits” within 4-6 years for business ventures. We invest in companies with strong business fundamentals and a track record of operations, excellent entrepreneurial teams, and high potential for growth.

Upon starting-up or acquiring a new business, we see the goal of value creation as our utmost priority and plan the operations and growth strategy of our enterprises around generating investment returns upon an eventual exit. [Read More]

Impact

Achieving a positive economic and social impact with our investments is just as strong of an anchor in our values and operating model as is generating attractive investment gains for our investors.

In the spectrum of impact investing, we consider ourselves to have an even emphasis on both financial returns and development benefits. Our belief is that the two are fundamentally coupled together and the scalability of economic and social impact cannot be achieved without providing a strong economic incentive for investors. [Read More]

Notre mission

Notre mission est de promouvoir le développement économique et social de la région ouest-africaine francophone tout en générant des rendements attractifs pour nos investisseurs. Nous sommes animés par cette mission et nous la considérons comme la pierre angulaire de tout ce que nous faisons: les secteurs dans lesquels nous investissons, les projets que nous finançons, la structuration des opérations de nos sociétés de portefeuille et le type de conseil que nous procurons.

Brightmore CAPITAL est un fond d’investissement basé en Afrique de l'ouest francophone proposant aussi des services de conseil stratégique. Nous sommes ainsi basés dans les deux pôles économiques de la sous-région, Dakar et d'Abidjan, avec un focus pour les investissements en Côte d'Ivoire, au Sénégal, en Guinée, au Burkina Faso, au Mali, au Niger, au Bénin et au Togo.

Notre équipe a vécu, travaillé et investi en Afrique de l’Ouest et a tissé de fortes relations d'affaires dans la région. Nous avons  un mix de professionnels ayant une expérience avérée dans la haute finance, les opérations et le conseil. [En savoir plus]

Création de valeur

Tous nos projets visent à fournir des rendements financiers attrayants et sont programmés pour des "sorties" optimales dans un délai de 4 à 6 ans pour les entreprises commerciales. Nous investissons dans des entreprises qui présentent des fondamentaux solides et un historique d'opérations, d'excellentes équipes d'entrepreneurs et un potentiel de croissance élevé.

Lors du démarrage ou de l'acquisition d'une nouvelle entreprise, nous considérons l'objectif de création de valeur comme notre priorité absolue et planifions les opérations et la stratégie de croissance de nos entreprises en fonction de la génération de retours sur investissement lors d'une éventuelle sortie. [En savoir plus]

Notre Impact

La réalisation d'un impact économique et social positif avec nos investissements est l'une de nos principales priorités et est aussi importante que la génération de rendements financier attractifs pour nos investisseurs.

Dans le spectre de l'investissement d'impact, nous considérons que nous sommes dans le segment intermédiaire avec un accent mis autant sur les retours financiers que sur les retours non financiers. Notre conviction est que les deux sont fondamentalement reliés entre eux et que l'impact économique et social ne peut être atteint de manière large et large en fournissant uniquement de fortes incitations économiques aux seuls acteurs financiers du projet. [En savoir plus]

PROGRAM & RECRUITING

Position Types

Brightmore Capital offers three types of Fellow positions: generalists focused on investment work (“Investment Fellows”), analysts with an emphasis on finance (“Financial Analyst Fellows”), and “Impact Fellows” with impact & ESG as the areas of concentration.  These classifications reflect the primary area of interest for each Fellow, with everyone having an opportunity to engage in all key areas of impact PE/VC fund work, but the two areas of concentration reflective of the majority of assignments that one is planning to take on.

Thus, the Finance Analyst Fellow and the Impact Fellow roles can be interpreted as Investment Fellow with concentration on X.”  In the future, we plan to add roles with other areas of specialization such as Investor Relations, Media Outreach, Research and Portfolio Development.

Investment Fellow

  • Conducting market research, including desk research, to ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of information utilized to make investment decisions
  • Managing databases of deal opportunities and relevant relationships
  • Reviewing business plans of potential investments for growth potential, economic return, sustainability, and impact
  • Supporting due diligence efforts
  • Creation and updating of due diligence, investment evaluation, and portfolio company materials
  • Writing and drafting news briefs, articles, and reports
  • Creating financial and impact reports for investors

Financial Analyst Fellow

General investment work with specific focus on financial analysis and valuation.  Example areas of emphasis:

  • Analysis of past financial statements of prospective investments
  • Review of business plans, financial modelling of projections and growth plans
  • Valuation of potential investments (asset value, comparables, DCF, etc.)
  • Analysis pertaining to deal structuring (e.g. interest coverage ratios, calculation of projected IRRs, etc.)
  • Sensitivity and risk analysis, risk modeling
  • Analysis of financial performance within portfolio companies

Impact Fellow

General investment work with specific focus on impact. Example areas of emphasis:

  • Analysis of investment opportunities for alignment to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Measurement of impact generated by business models (e.g. jobs created, essential services provided, livelihoods improved, positive environmental outcomes, etc.)
  • Evaluating direct impact potential of business, as well as impact upstream and downstream in the value chain
  • Analysis of impact performance within portfolio companies
  • Research and thought leadership within the global impact investment community (articles, blog posts, case studies, etc.)