Director, Acquisitions

  • Company:
    Vantage Airport Group Ltd.
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    12 hours ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

WHO WE AREVantage Airport Group is a privately owned, industry-leading investor, operator, and developer of airports in Canada and internationally.Our network encompasses a diverse range of airports, each with vastly different competitive and cultural environments. To date we have been involved with 31 airports, ranging from small regional airports to large capital city airports. Our involvement has consistently resulted in improved safety and security, and measurable improvements in traffic, commercial revenues and operations and maintenance performance; all while maintaining competitive rates for our airline customers. We have led $2.5 billion in airport development and construction projects, and are currently leading the US$4.0 billion Central Terminal B Redevelopment project at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, the largest transportation P3 project in the U.S.A. To support out network airports we have arranged in excess $6.0 billion of airport debt financing and have invested $295 million of equity. Passionate about People, Place and Performance – our success lies in the strength of our global team.THE ROLE Reporting to the Vice President, Acquisitions, the Director, Acquisitions works as a member of a small, fast-paced team that supports Vantage’s investment strategy by sourcing, evaluating and executing on investments in airport projects and other transportation hubs globally, with particular focus on the U.S. This role will become a critical member of the Acquisitions team in assessing new opportunities and participating in all aspects of the investment process – deal origination, due diligence, supporting negotiation of contracts, raising debt financing, internal and external stakeholder management. This role offers the successful candidate exposure to private/P3, buy-side, infrastructure transactions for some of the largest projects of this type in North America and other jurisdictions.Key ResponsibilitiesNew Project Investment Opportunity ScreeningAssist the leadership team in screening investment opportunities vis-à-vis Vantage’s strategic plan and in presenting information in support of ‘go / no-go’ decisionsCoordinate development of presentations to the executive team, Board of Directors and Shareholders in support of new pursuits, followed by periodic updatesConsortium creation and coordinationAssist the leadership team in identifying and evaluating consortium formation strategies on new pursuits In the course of project pursuits / transaction execution, lead discussions, messaging and consensus building around the financial model and investment case with counterparts at the consortium partners Coordinate regular consortium coordination discussions, including creating agendas and following-up on action items with relevant partiesBusiness and investment case assessment, diligence and reportingBusiness and investment case assessmentThrough coordination across the organization, ensure that the financial model used in analyzing the investment case for a pursuit accurately reflects the underlying deal structure and business plan assumptions of the Product Suite teamsLead financial analysis of the underlying investment case to identify and assess impacts of key investment value drivers / risk factors and present findings to the leadership teamIdentify and obtain accurate financial analyses relevant to the investment decision making process from Analysts and / or financial advisors and present findings to the leadership teamCoordinate development of information materials to articulate the underlying investment case (e.g. information memorandum) and lead the presentation of financial analyses in support of the recommended investment decision to the Executive Team, Board of Directors and ShareholdersDue diligenceDevelop and secure support (internally and with consortium partners) for an investment due diligence plan, including allocation of diligence responsibilities within Vantage and to consortium partnersEnsure due diligence advisor scopes include required areas of focus from an investment perspective, review reports, analyze material value drivers / risk areas and present relevant findings to the leadership teamReportingCoordinate development of presentations providing periodic updates to the Executive Team, Board of Directors and ShareholdersThis role also presents an opportunity to progressively take on greater responsibilities depending on the scale and complexity of transactions. On smaller, less complex opportunities, this position can more independently lead the day to day investment process on behalf of Vantage under appropriate guidance from the Executive Team.ABOUT YOUYou possess the following experience and abilities:6-8 years of experience in progressively more responsible roles in infrastructure advisory (transaction due diligence, M&A or Public-Private Partnership advisory) or infrastructure investments; experience in the airport sector an assetStrong quantitative skills in analyzing infrastructure financial models Knowledge of infrastructure investment principles and acquisition considerationsProven preference for working in an entrepreneurial environmentDemonstrable flexibility, initiative, ownership, and contribution to business successStrong verbal and written communication skills and ability to present multi-dimensional situations in a succinct mannerStrong relationship management skills – able to foster and develop relationships with internal and external counterparts, including consortium partners, industry experts and advisorsEffective communication skills and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain a professional and collaborative relationship with all levels of the organizationUndergraduate degree in Finance, Economics or International business; Master”s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or Finance is preferredWHAT WE OFFERIn addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, career progression, access to a global team of talented professionals, and international travel, we are growing and offer boundless opportunities to make your mark. If you share our sense of adventure, come, and join us for the journey.TO APPLYApply with a cover letter and resume by visiting www.vantageairportgroup.com/careers/Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.Please note that we have retained Vlaad and Company to assist us in the recruitment and selection process. Qualified candidates will be contacted through that entity.For more information about Vantage Airport Group, please visit: www.vantageairportgroup.com