Investment analyst – M&A and Strategy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates /
GPO EMEA - Finance /
About PayU 
PayU, a leading payment and Fintech company in 50+ high-growth markets throughout Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, part of Prosus group, one of the largest technology investors in the world is redefining the way people buy and sell online for our 300.000+ merchants and millions of consumers. 

As a leading online payment service provider, we deploy more than 400 payment methods and PCI-certified platforms to process approximately 6 million payments every single day. 


We are a leading Global payment organization with 3500 employees worldwide, 300.000 merchants across the Globe, 400 payment products and 6mil transactions per day with a foot print in 18 countries across EMEA, LATAM, India, USA and Asia.
Your projects will span geographies and cultures so we want passionate and open-minded individuals who can deal with a Global business, matrix organization and intrapreneurial environment.
You will cover operational activities and treasury management on a regional level including driving improvements for the department/company and people management across EMEA.


The role presents an opportunity to join one of the world’s most active fintech investors, with more than $5.7bn invested globally in payments and fintech M&A and investments.
As an investment analyst in the M&A and strategy team, the candidate will be responsible to:
Conduct market research and analysis of potential investment targets in the fintech space (payments, credit, crypto, etc)
Create financial models and perform valuation analysis of companies based on different methodologies (DCF, DDM, multiples)
Support on the preparation of investment memorandums and other materials for our Investment Committee
Monitor the performance of portfolio companies on a regular basis
Collaborate with business teams on strategy development to help them develop business plans and strategic analysis
Being involved in other ad-hoc projects for the team
Have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business/ Finance / Economics from a top tier university
Have a 1-2 years of experience, preferably within an investment banking firm, investment management form (venture capital or private equity), strategy consulting firm, or corporate development role
Have excellent quantitative skills and financial modelling skills including the ability to perform valuation (DCF and multiples),  market sizing, and KPI analysis
Fluency in business English, with excellent communication, writing skills, and presentation skills
Ability to work to high standards with attention to detail while dealing with large amounts of information and working on multiple projects at the same time
Experience in Fintech/Payments/E-commerce sector is a plus

What we offer:
A diverse working environment within a multicultural setting
An inclusive environment that listens to a diverse range of voices when making decisions.
A positive, get-things-done workplace
A dynamic, constantly evolving space (change is par for the course – important you are comfortable with this)
Ability to learn cutting edge concepts and innovation in an agile start-up environment with a global scale
A democratic work environment where you can drive your outcomes

About us:  
At PayU, we are a global fintech investor and our vision is to build a world without financial borders where everyone can prosper. We give people in high-growth markets the financial services and products they need to thrive. Our expertise in 18 high-growth markets enables us to extend the reach of financial services. This drives everything we do, from investing in technology entrepreneurs, to offering credit to underserved individuals, to helping merchants buy, sell and operate online. Being part of Prosus, one of the largest technology investors in the world, gives us the presence and expertise to make a real impact. Find out more 

Our Commitment To Building A Diverse And Inclusive Workforce 
As a global and multi-cultural organization with varied ethnicities thriving across locations, we realize that our responsibility towards fulfilling the D&I commitment is huge. Therefore, we continuously strive to create a diverse, inclusive and safe environment, for all of our people, communities and customers. Our leaders are committed to create an inclusive work culture which enables transparency, flexibility and unbiased attention to each and every PayUneer so they can succeed, irrespective of gender, color or personal faith. An environment where every person feels they belong, that they are listened to, and where they are empowered to speak up. At PayU we have zero tolerance towards any form of prejudice whether a specific race, ethnicity, or of persons with disabilities or the LGBTQ communities.