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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|Newly Qualified ACA 2013s - Leading M&A Boutique - London||Circle Square Talent £52000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Bon...||UK-London||21 May 13|
M&A Analyst - ACA 2013 required for leading boutique. London
|Senior Technical Support Analyst - WINS,DNS,DHCP,IIS - Finance||Harvey Nash plc GBP42000 - GBP52000 per annum + Bonus an...||UK-London||21 May 13|
Senior Technical Support Analyst, Windows, WINS, DNS, DHCP, IIS, Exchange, Clearswift, Blackberry, Powershell,...
|3rd Line - Powershell, Vmware, Netapp - Financial Services||Harvey Nash plc GBP320 - GBP400 per day||UK-London||21 May 13|
3rd Line Technical Support Analyst, Poweshell, VMWARE, Netapp, SQL, Asset Management, Active directory, exchan...
|Newly Qualified ACA Corporate Finance Analysts||Grainger West Competitive + Bonus||UK-London||21 May 13|
We are actively seeking newly qualified ACA''s with 6 months+ experience in M&A / TS for Corporate Finance Ana...
|Senior Analyst / Junior Associate Financial Restructuring||Grainger West Competitive + Bonus + Bens||UK-London||21 May 13|
We are hiring within financial restructuring at both the Analyst and Associate level for the London team of on...
|Senior Global Programme / Change Manager - Enterprise Data||Huxley Associates GBP800 - GBP1000 per day||UK-London||21 May 13|
Senior Global Programme Manager / Change Manager - Enterprise Data - Contract
|Private equity metals and mining analyst - Junior Analyst level||Carlton Senior Appointments Competitive||UK-London||20 May 13|
The client is a private equity firm with a top ranked Metals and Mining fund that is looking to add a analyst ...
|TMT Associate 1/2||Arkesden Partners Excellent||UK-London||20 May 13|
TMT Role with a Leading Tier 1 Investment bank.
|Leading Investment Bank requires Senior Vice President Transport Banker||Arkesden Partners Competitive||UK-London||20 May 13|
Pan-European Investment Banking seeks Senior VP or Junior Director with a strong Transport expertise to join t...
|German Fluent FIG Vice President Required||Arkesden Partners Excellent||UK-London||20 May 13|
Bulge Bracket Investment Bank seeks a Strong Vice President with German Fluency to their Top Ranked Financial ...
|Real Estate Fund seeks German fluent Analyst||Arkesden Partners Excellent||UK-London||20 May 13|
Our client is a European Investment fund and due to high volume activity, their investment team is looking to ...
|Linux SME/Linux Technical Expert - Hampshire - £70K+5KCar/Bonus||Empiric GBP66000 - GBP75000 per annum + bonus||UK-London||20 May 13|
Linux SME/Linux Technical Expert - Hampshire - £70K+5K Car/Bonus Permanent - Financial Services - Payments
|IPV Product Controller||AGS on Behalf of RBS GBP.00 per annum||UK-London||20 May 13|
IPV PRODUCT CONTROLLER- CREDIT
|Corporate Development / Strategy VP (Support Services Business)||One Search £70k||UK-London||20 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||20 May 13|
Our Client, a global, FTSE-listed consumer business is looking to add a Corporate Development Manager to it''s...
|Analyst/Associate – Private Equity (Controlled Investing)||One Search Competitive||UK-London||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 May 13|
Multi-Billion Private Equity fund seeks Associate hire
|Associate - Technology Investor||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 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||20 May 13|
Leading Restructuring house seeks the very brightest problem solvers for its exciting Modelling function