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Description of the Business Line or Department
The APF team provides commercial, financial advisory and private capital arranging services for transactions in the energy sector: oil & gas and petrochemicals and power (thermal and renewable). The team covers Europe, Middle East and Africa from offices in London and Paris.
Summary of the key purposes of the role
To assist with:
origination and execution of commercial and financial advisory opportunities
winning mandates for private placement of equity
developing an investor base and to solicit investor interest for placing project equity
lending opportunities, both their origination and execution
cross-selling of SG products
compliance, KYC, credit, legal and other house-keeping activities that go with the job
Summary of responsibilities
Financial Modelling, Research
To independently build financial models and to produce a satisfactory first draft of pitch books
To be able to research and identify suitable investors
To assist with identifying, developing and marketing of new ideas Drafting and Documentation
To produce a satisfactory first draft of term sheets, internal memos, basic marketing material
To draft credit applications with supervisory support
To be able to negotiate NDAs, assist with negotiation of mandate letter, investment and loan agreements, in all cases with legal and senior support Client Interaction
To independently deal with junior execution staff of clients and investors
To identify relevant market trends, pick up market intelligence and to assist the team to anticipate and be pro-active
To assist with drafting and evaluation (qualitatively and quantitatively) of ideas
Compliance and Regulation
Perform all required training on time and maintain good and up to date knowledge of GLFI Compliance and Conduct Handbook
To be on top of compliance and regulatory requirements, internal and external
To be able to help juniors to navigate through internal processes and approvals
Level of autonomy and authority
Issuing NDAs, pitches, financial models, with appropriate disclaimer and with prior approval of a senior member of the team.
Technical: 1. Satisfactory knowledge of the energy industry; 2. Ability to value asset-based investments using comparisons, DCF and other relevant metrics; 3. Ability to write clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive term sheets, marketing and decision material; 4. Ability to assist with assessment, structuring and documentation of an investible project; 5. Good understanding of energy clients, equity investors and banks; 6. Knowledge of regulation and conduct rules, as well as SG's internal guidelines and business principles; 7. General understanding of banking products to assist with cross selling 8. Capacity to understand risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) and act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations
1. Client orientation – ability to assist the team to build and maintain trusted client relationships 2. Client orientation – commercial acumen, proactivity and persistence in addressing clients' needs 3. Responsibility –provide a transparent, clear and balanced picture of risks and benefits to clients and internal stakeholders. 4. Responsibility - Capable of building trust and taking ownership 5. Innovation – ability to: anticipate trends and needs, to adapt to evolving market conditions. Be a self starter 6. Team spirit – take responsibility for own work and contribute to the success of the team 7. Commitment – ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines 8. Communication skills –ability to deliver clear and concise messages to clients, management and team members Work Experience
Demonstrable experience of building complex financial models independently and to value businesses/companies
Experience of drafting and pitching as part of a deal team
Client interaction and or dealing with investors, under supervision
Understanding of oil and gas and or power would be desirable
Experience of working in an M&A advisory boutique or a M&A or Equity Placement unit of an investment bank
Good first degree (sciences, engineering or business preferred) from a leading institution
Masters level qualification in finance, CFA or a Chartered Accountant would be beneficial
English (excellent, written and verbal)
French useful; other languages an advantage
If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.