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The Client is a leader in the global commodity trading space. Through a global network, the business source, store, blend and deliver essential raw materials and commodities to clients around the world
Due to a pick-up in activity the internal Investment and M&A team are looking to add an Associate with 1-2 years of M&A and/or Private Equity experience in the Natural Resources space (Oil and Gas or Metals and Mining).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
First class business/financial degree from a leading university
1 - 2 years in a mining/oil and gas/natural resources M&A team of a top investment bank
Relevant buy-side experience (minimum 2 completed transactions within mining/oil and gas/natural resources sectors)
Private Equity experience will be valued
Fluent English (written and spoken to business standard)
Additional European languages an asset
Strong financial modelling skills (cash flow, integrated and debt modelling)
Proficient in valuation techniques (DCF, trading multiples, precedent transactions, sum-of-parts) and returns analysis (NPV, IRR)
Sound knowledge of accounting and cash flow analysis
Solid understanding of financial statements
Ability to utilise financial information tools (Bloomberg etc.)
Experience of managing work streams on M&A or financing
Project evaluation and investment framework
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
Moreover the successful candidate will show an international bend and possess the drive to perform in a demanding global environment undergoing rapid change and growth; he/she will have the willingness to take responsibilities at an early stage of his/her career and be able to operate autonomously under constructive supervision.
Will work closely with many departments in the business's global locations including Trading Desks and Structured Finance
A confident and motivated person with great energy, enthusiasm, commitment and positive "can-do" attitude;
A well organised individual with high attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication
A curious individual with a desire to learn and the ambition to grow at a fast pace to become a successful Corporate Finance professional
An individual who can strive to deliver results and perform under pressure
An individual who can work independently
An individual with outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships both externally and internally
A flexible individual willing to travel 30/40% of the time