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||14 May 13|
Our client an is looking to expand their team with an Associate to join their Advisory team here in London
|Leveraged Finance Investment Executive||.Michael Page Financial Services. The package will be excellent||UK-London||08 May 13|
Excellent opportunity for a Leveraged Finance - Investment Executive for a leading Multi-Asset Class Fund Mana...
|Associate - M&A - French Speaking||.Michael Page Financial Services. £62k to £70k||UK-London||22 Apr 13|
Our client, a leading Investment Bank with teams based in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo is a...
|Group Strategy Associate||3i Competitive + excellent benefits||UK-London||13 May 13|
3i is currently looking for a Group Strategy Associate to join the Group Strategy team based in London.
|Head of GBM Compliance Market Abuse Surveillance IT||7FiftyTwo Solutions 75k-90k||UK-London||05 Apr 13|
Programme manager, project manager, actimize, surveillance, IT, stakeholder, investment banking, My client i...
|Asst Vice President- Capital Markets||Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Ltd Competitive||UAE-Abu Dhabi||18 Apr 13|
To assist the Head of Capital Markets originate, structure and execute Debt/Equity Capital Markets & Sukuk Tra...
|Disclosure Development Controller, Statutory Reporting M&IB||AGS on Behalf of RBS GBP.00 per annum||UK-London||15 May 13|
Global Development Controller/Statutory Reporting
|Project Manager (Finance Change)||AGS on Behalf of RBS GBP.00 per annum||UK-London||15 May 13|
Project Manager- Investment Banking- Finance Change
|Operational Process Change Business Analyst||AGS on Behalf of RBS GBP.00 - GBP350 per day||UK-London||14 May 13|
Operational Process Change Analyst
|Accounting Developments Analyst - Statutory Reporting||AGS on Behalf of RBS GBP.00 per annum||UK-London||13 May 13|
Global Financial Control / Statutory Reporting
|Business Data Analyst||AGS on Behalf of RBS GBP.00 per annum||UK-London||10 Apr 13|
BUSINESS DATA ANALYST - 6 MONTH CONTRACT - LONDON
|Private Equity Associate||Alan Mitchell Financial Recruitment Highly competitive||UK-London||16 May 13|
My client is an established, successful Private Equity firm. They have identified the need for an Associate...
|M&A Senior Associate/VP||Alan Mitchell Financial Recruitment Highly competitive||UK-London||16 May 13|
Our client is a well known Investment Bank and they are currently looking to hire 2 or 3 strong candidates at ...
|ACA - Investment Banking||Alan Mitchell Financial Recruitment c£50,000+||UK-London||15 May 13|
Our client is a growing Equities business, that is looking to hire 2 recently qualified ACA''s in an advisory ...
|Senior Associate (Project Finance)||Albert Cliff Ltd Very competitive||Russia-Moscow||09 May 13|
Our client, one of the leading international banks is looking to add a Senior Associate to their Project Finan...
|Business Project Manager | Processes Development||Albert Cliff Ltd Very Competitive + Bonus||Russia-Moscow||30 Apr 13|
A Tier 1 Investment Bank is looking for an experienced project manager to join their expanding Business Develo...
|Risk Analyst- Investment Banking||Alexander Ash Consulting £45,000-55,000||UK-London||17 May 13|
A great role at a leading organisation in the Investment Banking space
|Vice President Business Analyst - Finance MI Reporting||Alexander Ash Consulting Very Competitive||UK-London||15 May 13|
My client a Tier 1 Investment Bank is looking for a Vice President Business Analyst with strong Management Inf...
|Business Analyst - Data Modelling - Tier 1 Investment Bank||Alexander Ash Consulting Very Competitive||UK-London||14 May 13|
A Tier 1 Investment Bank is looking for Business Analyst with extensive Data Modelling experience within the F...
|Director Level Programme Manager||Alexander Ash Consulting Competitive||UK-London||03 May 13|
My client is a global Investment Bank looking for an established Director level Programme Manager to work on s...
|Junior Investment Officer (m/f) Real Estate (85%) and Renewable Energies (15%) in AIM SE Munich/Luxembourg||Allianz Investment Management SE n.a.||Germany-Bavaria||14 May 13|
Allianz Investment Management (AIM) is the investment management arm of the Allianz Group, responsible for man...
|Vice President – Private Equity Investments (Telecoms, Media & Technology) (Consumer)||ALS Recruit - EA Licence No. 07C5776 Attractive||Singapore||16 May 13|
Our client is a global investment house.
|Associate, M&A||ALS Recruit - EA Licence No. 07C5776 Attractive||Singapore||16 May 13|
Our client is a leading investment bank with a strong M&A franchise. Reputed for providing robust, objective r...
|Compliance Monitoring Manager / Investment Banking||Altus Search £70,000 to £90,000||UK-London||17 May 13|
Compliance Monitoring Manager / Investment Banking
|Contrôleur de Gestion Confirmé (H/F)||Anov Executive 50000||France-Paris||15 May 13|
Anov Executive recrute, pour l''un de ses clients, importante banque de financement, un Contrôleur de Gestion...
|Senior Associate or VP level(Investment Banking)||ANTAL International (Beijing) attractive||China-Beijing||10 May 13|
This is an opportunity from a well known commercial banking. This position is just for Chinese.
|Associate - Mergers & Acquisitions||Anton Murray Consulting $160,000 - $220,000||Australia-Sydney||14 May 13|
A leading global advisory business, looking to introduce an established investment banking Associate to their...
|Analyst - Investment Banking||Anton Murray Consulting $120,000 - $135,000||Australia-Sydney||14 May 13|
Tier one Investment Bank strengthening at 2nd/3rd Year Analyst level
|Investment Banking Associate - Financial Institutions Group||Anton Murray Consulting Market leading||Hong Kong SAR||14 May 13|
This Iconic investment bank is looking to attract an established Financial Institutions Group (FIG) investmen...
|M&A - Senior Analyst & Associate, Top Tier Boutique||Anton Murray Consulting Competitive||Australia-Sydney||14 May 13|
Due to increasing deal flow, this top tier independent advisory house is seeking a Senior Analyst and Senior A...