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Merchant Banking Associate

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Merchant Banking Associate

Business Overview:

The Leverage Finance Group mandate is to provide financing for leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations and refinancing and make direct equity co-investments. MBG is focused on originating and leading non-investment grade debt financings for top buy-out funds and equity sponsors in the middle market.

The group is seeking an Associate to work with Senior Merchant Banking Group Origination members in New York.

 

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Associate is to provide deal support to a team of originators and key components of the position include financial modeling, credit analysis and due diligence, production of credit memoranda and execution materials, and managing junior team members. More specifically the Associate position will:

 

Perform advanced financial statement analysis and cash flow projection modeling.

 

Conduct issuer due diligence and identify significant business, industry and financial strengths and risks.

 

Assist in production of internal credit memorandums that detail underwriting requests and various external client pitches.

 

Coordinate and assist in the underwriting and syndication of leveraged credit facilities, including the production of marketing materials (bank book, lender slides, rating agency presentation) and the processing of investor requirements.

 

Manage the responsibilities of the analyst and additional junior deal-team members.

 

Work w/ professionals throughout the organization including Syndications, Trading & Placement, Ratings Advisory, Portfolio Management and the Risk Department.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum:

 

The position demands strong analytical, financial analysis, writing and presentation skills.  Candidates will be expected to have:

 

High level of accounting and debt structuring knowledge, including financial modeling capabilities.

 

Experience performing detailed credit analysis 

 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Strong knowledge of excel.

 

Ability to handle multiple responsibilities at one time.

 

Capacity to handle potentially intense working hours.

 

Previous experience in banking or financial services preferred, at least 3 years of relevant experience.

 

Candidates need to demonstrate that they have execution experience in Senior or High Yield non-investment grade debt underwriting, mezzanine financing, or merger & acquisitions.
 
 

Preferred:

 

Masters of Business Administration.
 

FINRA Registrations: 

 

Not Applicable, but Series 79 & 63 preferred.
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