Analyst, Business Development/M&A

at Kyoto Group


Kyoto Group is a Norwegian company founded in 2016. Kyoto operates in the fast growing «green economy», with the aim to capture and manage the abundant energy from variable renewable sources such as solar and wind power. By storing the energy in its thermal battery (“the Heatcube”) Kyoto can play a key role in the decarbonisation of the industry, while also offering balancing and flexibility services to power producers and grid operators. The Company is an early mover in the thermal energy market, integrating both thermal sales and flexibility and by this making Kyoto highly competitive.  

Kyoto Group is listed  on Euronext Growth Oslo, and its head office is in Oslo.


Kyoto aims for rapid growth and aims to become a thought leader in the thermal energy sector. We are looking for a Business Developer / M&A Analyst with best-in-class capabilities to support Kyoto operations for strategic growth and business development opportunities. The Business Developer / M&A Analyst will support Kyoto management in analysing opportunities for further investments, profitability and support the group’s M&A activities. The position reports to the CFO.


Typical /Key Responsibilities

  • Strategy: research, business planning, financial modelling of new business opportunities, joint ventures, etc
  • Acquisitions: identification and screening of tuck-in acquisitions
  • Assess and analyse industry trends
  • Calculate internal company valuations, and target company valuations
  • Perform financial analysis and research to identify opportunities and issues of strategic importance to the company
  • Develop strategies to grow the business
  • Support the analysis and development of new products and solutions
  • Engage in investment banking and business broker relationships
  • Develop strategic and analytical frameworks that may pertain to specific markets, businesses or competitive analyses related to the company
  • Provide clarity in complex problems, facilitate decision-making and guide high value investments
  • Conduct in-depth research to support business strategies and identify trends across key business drivers such as credit, asset trends, cost-structure, pricing, unit economics, product management and operational functions



Postgraduate qualifications, such as an MBA, in a relevant  subject areas such as finance or economics, and minimum 3-5 years of experience from similar roles, preferably with focus on the renewable energy sector.


Personal skills

  • Structured, logical, and a creative thinker: combination of out-of-the-box thinking and a willingness to question the status quo are important. This includes the ability to dissect and communicate a problem in an effective manner
  • Strong analytical capabilities and financial modelling skills.
  • Holistic and strategic perspective with the ability to go into detail and operational focus when needed.
  • Proactive, analytical and market driven attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work with international and diverse groups of individuals and styles.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • You enjoy working in a start-up culture, in the sense that you are adaptable, flexible and have a strong willingness to get the job done with the ability to go the extra mile that is required from time to time.
  • Strong business skills, and the ability to work independently in a self-driven manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Norwegian, other languages may be beneficial.
  • You respect and adhere to timelines.


Kyoto can offer

  • A unique opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing company in the «green economy»
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Exciting challenges in an entrepreneurial business environment.

Further information about the position can be obtained from CFO Camilla Nilsson, tel. +47 48 29 56 85, or our advisers Trond Sandvik / Per Inge Hjertaker at Headvisor, tel. +47 950 55 233/+47 917 29 682. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. Please send your application and CV no later than 7th of September via

Kyoto launched the «Heatcube» in 2020. «Heatcube» is a thermal battery, enabling industrial consumption of low-cost heat sourced from excess solar and wind energy (excess meaning low priced electricity). Kyoto has developed their own energy management system, Kytopia SCADA to operate the «Heatcube». Kyoto Group has a strong financial position and board members with broad experience from large Norwegian and international companies. Come and join us, and lets create a new Norwegian industrial adventure.


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