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Associate - Acquisition and Leveraged Finance

  • : £60,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
  • : Permanent
  • : London
  • : Bank

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Acquisition Leveraged Finance Structuring Structuring

Job Specification

My client, a top tier Bank is looking for an Associate to come and join their Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Team.
Department overview
Structuring and execution of large cap non-investment grade transactions for both private equity and corporate clients as well as event-driven investment grade transactions for major corporate clients.

Main purpose of the role
Assist senior team members with the delivery of private equity as well as corporate (investment grade and non-investment grade) coverage and execution model in strategic sectors for the bank. Responsible for providing support across the Strategic and Leveraged Finance structuring teams with the execution of transactions.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct industry and company analysis (including M&A) as directed to support the strategic objectives of the Strategic and Leveraged Finance team.
  • Develop relevant analysis including financial models, sensitivity scenarios, the impact of potential reorganisations I disposals I IPO I synergies, key ratio (including where appropriate credit rating agencies') analysis, and make informed judgements on the available liquidity to advise decision making at senior levels.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of (i) the necessary client marketing and financing advisory materials (presentations, pitch books etc.) and (ii) the supporting internal approval documents (credit applications, models etc.) in coordination with other deal team members.
  • Support all aspects of deal execution as may be required during the development of a mandate.
  • Build relationships at the appropriate business levels to create and maintain trust with corporate clients, private equity funds and partner banks on transactions .
  • Conduct initial compliance checks in line with internal and external processes and procedure.

Work experience

  • 2-3 years' experience working within a banking I advisory or transactional environment
  • Experience in all aspects of modelling (M&A, LBO and ratings)


  • Familiarity with credit risk - some experience in credit analyst role is advantageous

Skills and experience

  • Detailed understanding and practical experience of cash flow modelling
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of deal structuring
  • Knowledge of either leveraged or investment grade legal documentation
  • Sound credit skills at an intermediate level
  • Demonstrable negotiation skills with internal partners and external counterparties
  • A good team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to effectively manage tight deadlines and different stakeholders
  • Clear communication skills both written and oral

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