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Our client offer a new proposition to Media, Entertainment and Sports businesses seeking innovative financing solutions, to allow top-tier talent to retain and/or repurchase their intellectual property rights. The lean team is based in London but has representation in New York and Los Angeles.
The Credit Associate will join a global team of credit analysts, who underwrite and perform due diligence on potential transaction opportunities and lead the structuring transactions across all parties. Primary roles and responsibilities include:
To provide support to the Head of Credit Analysis and wider deal team in execution of transactions both on analysis and administration tasks, including running transactions independently.
Conduct client and transaction due diligence through financial modelling and detailed credit and legal analysis
Regularly engage with clients and capital providers, presenting with credibility and demonstrating a strong understanding of the subject matter to help structure bespoke solutions for our clients.
Lead structuring process on transactions across all parties both internal and external (i.e. clients, capital partners, legal, service providers, etc.)
Routinely prepare presentations/materials for external stakeholders, including clients, capital partners, equity investors, and others as needed.
Skills, knowledge and experience required for the role:
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of financial analysis and transaction structuring experience, including:
Relevant experience at a specialty finance lender, investment bank, private credit/private equity investment group, hedge fund, or asset manager
Preference for candidates with direct experience in media, technology, sports, music, entertainment or related sectors, and/or a focus on intellectual property.
Interest and awareness of industry developments within the music, sports, and entertainment sectors
Strong numerical and financial modelling skills critical.
Understanding and experience of financial structures, especially legal frameworks and regulatory issues
Ability to think creatively and critically and drive business forward in a fast-paced, dynamic, start-up environment
Team-player mentality is key, given the lean structure of the deal team
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly in Excel and PowerPoint) preferred