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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|Compliance / Risk Management Executive||Guotai Junan (Hong Kong) Limited Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||21 May 13|
Compliance / Risk Management Executive - Corporate Finance Department
|Project Manager of Investment Banking||China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited competitive||China-Beijing||21 May 13|
China Minsheng Banking is looking for talents for Project Manager of Investment Banking with mini 6 years fin...
|Analyst / Associate||China eCapital Corporation Base salary+Bonus||China-Beijing||21 May 13|
Analyst, Associate, IBD, Financial Advisor, M&A, TMT, Healthcare, Consumer & Retail Big 4 will is a plus.
|Investment VP -Healthcare||China eCapital Corporation competitve||China-Beijing||21 May 13|
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Device, Hospital, IBD, Financial Advisor
|Treasury Marketing Manager, native Putonghua speaker||Global Associates Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||21 May 13|
3 years in debt structuring
|Vice President – Private Equity Investments (Telecoms, Media & Technology) (Consumer)||ALS Recruit - EA Licence No. 07C5776 Attractive||Singapore||21 May 13|
Our client is a global investment house.
|Associate, M&A||ALS Recruit - EA Licence No. 07C5776 Attractive||Singapore||21 May 13|
Our client is a leading investment bank with a strong M&A franchise. Reputed for providing robust, objective r...
|Account Executive - QLD||Commonwealth Bank Competitive||Australia-Brisbane||20 May 13|
Work with and assist the Head of Transactional Banking with the day to day operations management of the QLD Ac...
|VP - Consumer - Top Tier Growth Private Equity - Hong Kong / Shanghai, Asia||Selby Jennings Market Competitive + Bonus + Salary||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
Our client, a well respected Growth Private Equity firm with deep roots in the China markets is looking to add...
|Assistant Vice President/Manager, Syndicated Finance||i-Contact Attractive||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
A major PRC commercial bank with new establishment in Hong Kong, is recruiting a Syndicated Finance executive ...
|Assistant Manager, Risk Management (Operations & Control)||i-Contact Attractive||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
A leading PRC investment banking is looking for a seasoned Assistant Manager, Operational Risk Management and ...
|Executive Director||Talent 2 China 1000K||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
The team implements software for our global electronic trading platforms, we provide core libraries and develo...
|Oil & Gas Beijing - In house M&A - Director||Not Disclosed Top Level Comp||China-Beijing||20 May 13|
Leading International Energy Holding.
|Company Secretarial Manager - Energy Finance||Spencer Ogden Top salary||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
Please email us today if you are interested in our opportunity to join leading International Energy firm as a ...
|Senior Bond /Fixed Income Sales, Hong Kong, China within the DCM Team||Spencer Ogden Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
A well-established security firm is looking to add Senior/Director bond sales to their DCM team specialist tea...
|M&A Oil & Gas – Director to Senior Associate Level - HKG/ Singapore||Spencer Ogden Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
Our clients 2 top Investment firms have the focus to add to their Oil & Gas team, director to senior associate...
|ALM Business Analyst - 12 month contract||FiveTen SGD110000 - SGD130000 per annum||Singapore||20 May 13|
You will play an integral role, being at the forefront of supporting the strategy and aspirations of the busin...
|M&A banker (IBD, Beijing)||UBS Securities Market Competitive||China-Beijing||20 May 13|
Experienced M&A banker for UBSS IBD
|Senior Strategy Manager - General Insurance||Hays Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
Driving Strategic Projects
|Senior Associate - M&A||Hays Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
Providing Corporate Finance Expertise
|Investment Banking Analyst||Morgan McKinley Negotiable||China-Beijing||20 May 13|
Our client, a global investment bank, is looking to add an analyst to their M&A team in Beijing.
|Project Finance Manager||Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
A fast growing financial company with strong presence in China. To cope with the growing financial leasing bus...
|AVP, Regional Business Management||WMRC (License no. 06C4870) Competitive remuneration plus benefits||Singapore||20 May 13|
This role consists of handling directly and actively contributing to the team's scope of duties for a portfoli...
|Head of Research||VietCapital Securities Competitive||Vietnam||20 May 13|
- The Head of Research will provide leadership and overall strategy for Viet Capital Securities Research Depar...
|Investment Manager, Private Equity & Strategic Investments||Ping An of China Asset Management (HK) Co Ltd Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
Screening, evaluation and execution of direct overseas private equity investments. In-house strategic advisory...
|Senior Manager - Fund Raising and Marketing||Michael Page Attractive Package||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
Entrepreneurial opportunity; outstanding exposure to funds industry in China
|Director - Real Estate Advisory||Ernst & Young Competitive||Australia-Brisbane||20 May 13|
See job description for details
|M&A Banker||Industrial Securities Highly Competitive||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
Industrial Securities is looking for candidates with over 3 years of work experience of cross-border M&A tra...
|Director- OTC||Industrial Securities High competitive||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
Industrial Securities is looking for candidates with over 3 years' OTC work experience in international renown...
|Product Manager||Industrial Securities competitive||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
Industry Securities is looking for Product Manager with 3+ years' experience in product design related and pro...