This section contains all our M&A (mergers and acquisitions) and investment banking jobs. The term 'investment banking' means different things to different people. At its most broad it means all areas of an investment bank - from sales and trading, to capital markets, to corporate finance and M&A, risk, compliance and operations. Alternatively, it can be interpreted as both capital markets and M&A. Here, we are defining job listings fairly narrowly: as M&A, but with an eye to the financing and infrastructure required to make an M&A deal happen.
As the name suggests, a job in M&A requires advising client companies on mergers (where two companies join up as equals) and acquisitions (where one firm takes over part or all of another).
Various different kinds of organisations are involved in the M&A market. The biggest investment banks typically advise and facilitate M&A deals worth $100m plus. Smaller deals are typically dealt with by advisory boutiques or by the Big Four (and other) accounting firms.
There's a relatively straight route up the ladder for a career in M&A. You start out in an investment analyst job for three years, move up to associate (again for three years), then become vice president, director and managing director - although the job titles may vary depending upon the bank you work for. Most M&A careers focus on a particular sector, eg, consumer, financials, oil and gas, technology, media and telecommunications.
Senior M&A bankers spend their time cultivating relationships with potential clients and originating business. Traditionally, M&A has been about advising clients on potential target companies and the dynamics of an M&A deal. Increasingly, however, senior deal originators in investment banks are 'relationship' professionals who advise clients on the broad range of products offered by their employer and on the financing required for a deal - and not just the deal itself.
At a junior analyst level, M&A is about spreadsheets, marketing documents and financial models. Junior M&A bankers rarely attend client meetings. Instead, they spend their time evaluating the financial information of target companies and putting together pitchbooks. These are marketing documents that banks use to sell themselves and outline their ideas for which companies a client should be buying or which it should be selling to.
While analysts are at the bottom of the hierarchy of M&A roles, the associates above them also rank fairly low. The key difference is that M&A associates have slightly more responsibility for transactions and projects. They also get junior analysts to do some of the work for them.
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|Associate - Debt Advisory||.Michael Page Financial Services. Base Salary up to £50k||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client an is looking to expand their team with an Associate to join their Advisory team here in London
|Credit Risk - Business Analyst- Investment Bank||Huxley Associates Negotiable||UK-London||24 May 13|
I have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Credit Risk Business Analyst to join a well established Cre...
|Associate, Business Development Group, London - 3744 /2F||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
A top-tier debt and equity investor is looking for a Business Development and Investor Relations Associate to ...
|Analyst, Successful Placement Agent, London - 3728 /9D||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
You will join a successful placement agent and will be responsible for helping many renowned private equity fi...
|Silicon Valley Technology Venture Business - Top Tier M&A Analyst||Not Disclosed Excellent||UK-London||24 May 13|
Unique opportunity to join a Technology investment/advisory business with it''s roots in Silicon Valley
|German M&A Analyst 3 / Associate 1 - Top Tier Investment Bank||Berkeley Frost Excellent||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading investment bank seeks German speaking M&A banker with 2-4 years of experience to join as an A3 or Asso...
|Corporate DCM Snr VP / Jnr Director (UK, Fr, Ger, Nordics) - Leading Investment Bank||Not Disclosed Excellent||UK-London||24 May 13|
Top tier IB seeks Corporate DCM banker with UK and EMEA experience
|Investment Associate, Well Capitalised and Innovative Healthcare Investor, London - 3754 /7G||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client, an innovative and well capitalised healthcare investor, is looking to recruit an investment associ...
|Vice President - Real Estate||Arkesden Partners Excellent||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is a leading, global, Tier 1 Investment Bank in London looking to expand its Real Estate business h...
|Real Estate Fund requires German fluent Analyst||Arkesden Partners Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is a European Investment fund and due to high volume activity, their investment team is looking to ...
|Business Analyst/Project Manager - Cross Asset||Stonewood Partners Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our Tier 1 Investment Banking client require a hybrid Business Analyst/Project Manager with Cross Asset experi...
|FIG Vice President with German Fluency Required||Arkesden Partners Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Bulge Bracket Investment Bank seeks a Strong Vice President with German Fluency to their Top Ranked Financial ...
|Corporate Development / Strategy VP (Support Services Business)||One Search £70k||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is a leading UK Support Services business and one of the largest employers in Europe. They are look...
|Corporate Development Manager - FTSE-listed Consumer firm||One Search Competitive package (Base + Bonus + Bens...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our Client, a global, FTSE-listed consumer business is looking to add a Corporate Development Manager to it''s...
|Corporate Development / M&A Manager - FIG FTSE 100||One Search Competitive Base + Bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client, a FTSE-100 Financial Institution is looking to add a Corporate Development Manager (3 - 6 years ex...
|Analyst/Associate – Private Equity (Controlled Investing)||One Search Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
A rare opportunity for a top ranked analyst/associate from a leading investment bank to join one of the world'...
|Top tier boutique requires junior M&A Analyst||One Search Excellent remuneration and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is one of the leading mid market M&A advisors globally. They have provided advice on the most pro...
|Associate with M&A Industrials, Energy, Paper and Packaging experience required for leading Investment Bank||One Search Excellent remuneration and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client has advised on some of the most high profile Industrials, Energy, Paper and Packaging M&A transacti...
|Leading M&A Utilities & Infrastructure team requires exceptional Associates||One Search Excellent remuneration and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client has advised on the most high profile Utilities & Infrastructure M&A transactions over the last deca...
|Associate - Private Equity||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||24 May 13|
Multi-Billion Private Equity fund seeks Associate hire
|Associate - Technology Investor||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||24 May 13|
Top Technology Investor seeks Associate hire to deploy new capiatl across Europe.
|Project Finance Associate - MAJOR POWER DEVELOPER||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
Fast-growing developer, already the biggest player in its class in the European market, seeks Project Finance ...
|VP - Project Finance Advisory - MAJOR BANK||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
One of world''s leading Structured Financiers seeks a VP for its award-winning advisory team
|AD/Director - Portfolio Management - MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEBT FUND||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading Institutional Investor, leading the way in European Infra Debt, seeks AD/Director to run its Portfolio...
|Associate/VP - Project Finance - POWER||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
Major bank/investor seeks experienced transactor FROM INDUSTRY to make the move/return to banking
|Associate - Modeller - MAJOR WASTE-TO-ENERGY SPONSOR||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
Fast-growing PE-backed Waste sponsor taking the European Waste market by storm. Hugely impressive FD seeks br...
|Analyst - Leading Infra/PPP Fund||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
One of the world''s most reputable PPP Equity Investors seeks a bright junior with modelling skills
|Analyst - Top Global Infrastructure Fund||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
World''s largest non-listed Infra Fund is looking for a talented Analyst/Modeller
|AD - Project Finance - Global Infrastructure & Energy||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
Prolific Global PF platform seeks Infra Banker with c5yrs experience to join its very active London-based team
|Newly Qual ACAs - next step Financial Modelling?||One Search Competitive package||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading Restructuring house seeks the very brightest problem solvers for its exciting Modelling function