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A leading international M&A and corporate advisory firm seeks a highly motivated individual to join their Zurich head office. The well-established boutique firm is headquartered in Switzerland with a fully owned subsidiary operating out of London. The firm specialises on M&A and corporate finance advice to both the global financial services industry, as well as to entrepreneurial and corporate business owners around the world.
The Role: Analyst/Associate
The position is an essential part of the deal team, and involves supporting all phases of an advisory transaction process from origination to execution including project management, research, detailed financial analysis, and valuation. The role will support both the FIG and Entrepreneur and Corporates practices which will mean involvement on a diverse range projects at any given time, working on each transaction as part of a 2-4 person cross border deal-team.
Role and Responsibilities:
Support the senior team in all marketing and transaction execution activities including:
Play a critical support role on deal processes from start to close including day-to-day project management and, where required, coordination of work streams with clients and advisers;
Performing detailed financial modelling and quantitative analysis including constructing valuation and other financial models;
Developing and maintaining internal and external networks and building client relationships ;
Researching industry conditions and developments and maintain information databases/repositories;
Analysing acquisition and divestiture transactions and various attributes of publicly traded and privately held equity, debt and derivative securities;
Contributing to and supporting marketing initiatives.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Ideal candidates will have 2 plus years of relevant M&A transaction experience in a major Investment bank or Corporate Finance institution, with FIG transaction experience being particularly an advantage.
Strong educational background including a degree from a leading University and relevant professional qualification (e.g. ACA, CFA, MBA etc.) being an advantage.
Well-organised, detailed and adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously within tight time frames
Hard working and ambitious with the ability to work on own initiative
Resourceful, proactive and able to effectively operate in a highly collegial but demanding cross border team
Strong data analysis skills and highly proficient in MS Office, especially Excel
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to pick up & digest new detail quickly
Ability to think outside the box, problem solve and contribute ideas to the team
Good writing and presentation skills
Fluent in English (written and spoken) with other languages being an advantage
Competitive basic salary
Discretionary cash bonus
Collaborative and respectful team environment
Potential for active participation in client marketing, meetings and execution
Extensive training and development – both formally and through mentorship
Flexible working environment with home office working supported
Will need to be able to travel (Europe and/or international) on behalf of the Group as required.
Internal Number: 4869197
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