Senior Associate - Financial Sponsors - Leveraged Finance

Maxfield Search & Selection Limited
10 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Senior Associate - Financial Sponsors - Leveraged Finance

Role description:

My client, a leading Global Banking Group, requires a Senior Associate within Leverage Finance to assist senior team members with the delivery of a Private Equity (PE) coverage and execution model in strategic sectors to the bank. The ideal candidate will be responsible for supporting the wider Financial Sponsors team with the execution of transactions.


- Conduct industry and company analysis (including M&A) as directed to support the strategic objectives of the PE vertical in the Non-Investment Grade (NIG) lending business.
- Develop relevant analysis including financial models, sensitivity scenarios, the impact of potential reorganisations / disposals / IPO / synergies, key ratio (including where appropriate credit rating agencies') analysis, and make informed judgements on the available liquidity to inform decision making at senior levels.
- Support the preparation and presentation of - The necessary client marketing and financing advisory materials (presentations, pitch books etc.)
- The supporting internal approval documents, in coordination with other deal team members.

- Support all aspects of deal execution as may be required during the development of a mandate.
- Work collaboratively across the wider Leveraged Finance & Strategic Advisory team to support the various teams as and when the need arises.
- Build relationships throughout the bank to establish a peer network, gather relevant information and help to ensure effective inter-departmental collaboration.
- Build relationships at the appropriate business levels to create and maintain trust with partner banks and Private Equity funds on transactions.
- Support the Relationship Managers to maintain a meaningful level of dialogue with partner banks and Private Equity funds post the completion of a transaction to maximise the bank's opportunities to win future business.
- Conduct initial compliance checks in line with internal and external processes and procedure.

Education Essential

Degree level with relevant post degree qualification preferred (e.g. CFA, ACA, MBA)

Work Experience (Essential)

- Detailed understanding and practical experience of sub investment grade cash flow modelling
- Understanding of the fundamentals of deal structuring
- Knowledge of sub investment grade legal documentation
- Sound credit skills at an intermediate level
- Demonstrable negotiation skills with internal partners and external clients
- A good team player with excellent interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to effectively manage tight deadlines and different stakeholders
- Clear communication skills both written and oral