The Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (“BIO”) is a development finance institution controlled by the Belgian government that seeks to support the private sector in developing countries by investing in local enterprises, either directly or indirectly (e.g. through financial institutions or investment funds).
The mission of BIO is to support a strong private sector in developing and/or emerging countries, to enable them to gain access to growth and sustainable development with the aim of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
You will be the Legal Investments Team’s expert in charge of direct equity and indirect/fund investments in clients in any of the developing countries in which BIO is active and report to the Manager Legal.
You will provide legal support in all stages of an equity investment, from the initial structuring phase until the monitoring phase post signing/closing. You will be part of the internal deal team and will also have extensive contacts with a variety of external parties, including external counsel, investees and co-investors. More in particular you will:
You will contribute to the team’s knowledge management relevant for equity investments. This includes:
You will participate in ad hoc team or transversal projects or according to interest
BIO offers a rich professional experience, with motivated colleagues, an attractive package and a good work-life balance. At 5 minutes from the Brussels Central train station and right next to a metro station, BIO is only 40 minutes away from large cities like Antwerp or Ghent.