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Associate, Structured Investments & Tax Equity

Generate Capital is hiring an Associate of Structured Investments & Tax Equity to join our Investment Team. The mission of this role is to support capital formation execution efforts with debt and tax equity solutions that enable new investment theses and investment execution within solar, fuel cells, and other technologies.

 

ABOUT YOU

You are incredibly analytical and quantitative and enjoy balancing that skill set with excellent communication and relationship-building abilities.  You are passionate about the type of work Generate is doing and your dream job is to apply your investment, banking, or finance experience to help enable investments in the renewable power sector.

 

What you will be doing at Generate Capital as an Associate of Structured Investments & Tax Equity

  • Work as an integral part of the Investment team by supporting project and portfolio valuations and transactions with third-party capital providers
  • Build and oversee financial models to perform comparison and financial valuation analyses on potential capital structure optimization initiatives
  • Work closely with the other investment team members in evaluating finance-able deals and in developing competitive bid pricing and/or underwriting based on optimization of capital sources
  • Support deal execution for debt, tax equity, and project equity structures that allow the company to finance assets and portfolios most efficiently
  • Model capital accounts and have strong familiarity with sale-leasebacks, partnership flip, inverted lease, and other tax equity structures
  • Serve as investment te55am a point in partnership with Capital Markets on originating, negotiating, and closing of tax equity and project finance transactions, including evaluating competition financing proposals
  • Management of external diligence processes
  • Ongoing management of project and portfolio additions to tax equity and debt facilities
  • Prepare sell-side materials detailing portfolio characteristics and sensitivities to secure third party investment
  • Prepare materials for use in Generate’s internal decision making and investment committee process
  • Partner cross-functionally with our deal, asset management, and financial operations teams to drive efficiencies and optimize tactics as it relates to third-party capital
  • Keep up with the relevant industry and market trends and information

 

Candidate requirements and qualifications:

  • A passion for our mission – proving that sustainability pays better than unsustainability
  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline or equivalent work experience, with an outstanding academic record and a high level of personal integrity
  • 2-4 years of relevant industry experience with financial modeling (e.g. project finance, investment banking, leveraged finance, M&A, private equity, previous experience with tax equity required)
  • Power or renewable energy industry experience is required
  • Strong analytical/quantitative and technical abilities, including expert command over tax equity and project finance modeling concepts (e.g. capital accounts, deficit restoration obligations, partnership taxation, and HLBV accounting.)
  • Knowledge and familiarity of tax equity structures including sale-leasebacks, partnership flip, and inverted lease
  • Understanding of tax equity documentation (i.e. LLCs, ECCAs, and MIPAs) and customary investor reporting requirements.
  • Strong understanding of accounting and financial statements
  • Experience negotiating and closing complex financial agreements
  • Flexibility: We seek an individual who is both creative and commercial and who is comfortable managing multiple work streams and projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to think creatively and critically and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and often ambiguous work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • High level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations or new challenges
  • Intellectual agility, curiosity, and creativity; problem-solving is your default mode
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: flexibility, comfort with risk, recognition that “perfect can be the enemy of the good”
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