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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|Domestic Institutional Sales –Foreign Investment Bank||Aptitude Asia Excellent||China-Shanghai||18 Jun 13|
A top-tier investment bank is seeking for Domestic Institutional Sales to join its expanding team in Shanghai ...
|Equity/QFII Sales –Foreign Investment Bank||Aptitude Asia Excellent||China-Shanghai||18 Jun 13|
A top-tier investment bank is seeking for an Equity/QFII Sales to join its expanding team in Shanghai with amb...
|Analyst / Associate||China eCapital Corporation Base salary+Bonus||China-Beijing||18 Jun 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||18 Jun 13|
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Device, Hospital, IBD, Financial Advisor
|Vice President, Healthcare - Venture Capital||Profile Search & Selection Negotiable||China-Beijing||18 Jun 13|
Vice President, Healthcare Top Tier Venture Capital / Growth Capital Investment Fund. Beijing based
|Vice President, Beijing based - Venture Capital||Profile Search & Selection Competitive Package||China-Beijing||18 Jun 13|
Vice President, Consumer & Retail Top Tier Venture Capital / Growth Capital Investment Fund. Beijing based
|Associate - TMT Venture Capital||Michael Page Attractive Package||China-Shanghai||18 Jun 13|
Opportunity to be a part of a highly skilled and experienced VC team in a new and growing platform
|Associate - Private Equity||Michael Page Attractive Package||China-Shanghai||18 Jun 13|
Join a team with decades of successful international and domestic investment experience
|Secretary, China Investment Banking||CIMB Securities Limited Competitive||China-Beijing||18 Jun 13|
This position is based in Beijing. The secretary for China Investment Banking will be expected to provide a br...
|Oil & Gas Beijing - In house M&A - Director||Not Disclosed Top Level Comp||China-Beijing||18 Jun 13|
Leading International Energy Holding.
|Director of Business Development & M&A (Beijing-based)||Spencer Ogden Competitive||China-Beijing||18 Jun 13|
Our client is a leader in the natural resources sector with an excellent global brand name and a strong Asian ...
|Senior Credit Analyst, Energy & Utilities | Associate Director | International Hedge Fund | Shanghai||Selby Jennings $180000 - $250000 per annum, Benefits: +...||China-Shanghai||17 Jun 13|
My Client is a Tier-1 US Based firm Currently Seeking to Expand its World Renowned Credit Analytics Team as th...
|C# Senior Developer||Jointech Software (Shenzhen) Company negotiable||China-Shenzhen||17 Jun 13|
Maintenance on GUI for leading Cash Equities OMS platform
|System Administrator||The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC Competitive||China-Shanghai||17 Jun 13|
The role is responsible for level 1 and 2 support to the Unix, daily support & Operation & Service deliverly ...
|Investment Associate||Yunnan Highland Capital Management Competitive||China-Shanghai||17 Jun 13|
A start-up investment firm based in Shanghai is looking for investment associates to expand team. The firm wi...
|Equity Derivatives Structurer (Beijing)||CITIC Securities competitive||China-Beijing||17 Jun 13|
CITIC Securities International (Beijing) is looking for Equity Derivatives Structurer with at least 6 years wo...
|Private Equity Associate||Michael Page Attractive Package||China-Shanghai||17 Jun 13|
China focused mid-market Private Equity fund with great track record
|Project Manager of Investment Banking||China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited competitive||China-Beijing||13 Jun 13|
China Minsheng Banking is looking for talents for Project Manager of Investment Banking with mini 6 years fin...
|VP Structured Investments||Funds Partnership Asia Above Market Rate||China-Shanghai||12 Jun 13|
One of the largest international private equity firm is looking for a AVP/VP level candidate for its structure...
|Assistant Tax Manager / Tax Manager, Tax Outbound, Beijing – Ref BJT920||KPMG (China and Hong Kong SAR) Competitive Package||China-Beijing||11 Jun 13|
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services, with an industry ...
|Real Estate Investment ( Associate\Sr Associate\VP)||Talent 2 China above 300k+bonus||China-Beijing||04 Jun 13|
Real Estate Investment
|Investment Banking Division Analyst||Kelly Services China Negotiable||China-Beijing||28 May 13|
Supporting the IBD arm of a global investment bank
|M&A banker (IBD, Beijing)||UBS Securities Market Competitive||China-Beijing||27 May 13|
Experienced M&A banker for UBSS IBD
|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.
|Investment Operations Manager||Sino-US United MetLife Insurance Company Ltd Competitive||China-Beijing||06 May 13|
Metlife Beijing is looking for caliber as Investment Operations Manager with 5-7 years of work experience in i...
|Principal Investments||HRnet One Pte Ltd (Licence No. 9C23765) Competitive base plus performance bonus||China-Shanghai||14 Mar 13|
Our client is a conglomerate that is starting a new company and would like to invite senior bankers in Invest...