Investment Banking – EMEA M&A Private Capital Advisory – Analyst/Associate – London
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
The Private Capital Advisory team sits within EMEA M&A and assists clients raise non-control private capital for a variety of purposes including: M&A, growth/capex, shareholder monetisations, balance sheet equitizations, refinancings etc. The team works closely with country, industry, and other product teams within the bank. The client universe includes large EMEA corporates, sponsor-owned companies and entrepreneur-led / family businesses, who are entering private transactions, including as an alternative to the public market. Capital is raised through bespoke M&A-style processes and from a variety of sources including private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, alternative & credit investors, pension funds & insurance companies, family offices, and other institutional investors. Private investors are increasingly seeking opportunities to deploy solutions-focused capital and form long-term partnerships with corporates / entrepreneurs. You will get exposure to all sectors, regions, and types of transactions across the capital structure from common equity transactions to more structured deals depending on client requirements.
The team has raised more than $50bn of capital for clients in the last 3 years in over 30 transactions across EMEA. This includes the largest private capital transaction in EMEA in 4 out of the last 5 years, and landmark transactions and partnerships between companies and private investors.
- Work with clients in tandem with industry / country teams to analyse the optimal transaction structure and financial modelling for a potential transaction
- Analyse the most suitable investor universe for each transaction and speak to investors as part of the outreach process, be it for bilateral partnerships or broader partner identifications, as well as speaking to investors on an ongoing basis to maintain dialogue
- Support in the preparation of transaction marketing and process materials including term sheets
- Process coordination from launch to signing, in close cooperation with other internal teams, including investor outreach, active communication with investors / management, and overall transaction management
- Analyse proposals received from investors including comparison of key terms and oversee financial modelling to analyse returns under different structures. Support in the final negotiations for transactions
- Support in preparation of materials to present to J.P. Morgan clients, in partnership with industry or country teams
- Given the team’s high deal flow and its flat hierarchical structure, you will perform a great variety of tasks, including many opportunities to ‘step-up’
Required qualifications, capabilities and skills
- Several years of full time investment banking experience
- Keen interest in private capital markets, minority M&A, and structured transactions. Interest in how minority transactions work including shareholder and governance agreements.
- Desire to work across sectors and have exposure to lots of different types of transactions
- Proficient technical ability and overall corporate finance proficiency. The role will require flexibility to work across the capital spectrum and be exposed to new and creative structures. In particular, it is important to be able to have an understanding of capital structures and investor returns modelling
- Ability to engage in client and investors communications
- Ability to take ownership across a transaction, with exposure to industry, country, and product teams
- Ability to show initiative and support across several transactions in parallel, managing time appropriately across competing demands
Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills
- Prior experience in M&A or capital raising be it equity or debt / leveraged finance
- Prior experience in communicating with buyside investors
This role encompasses the performance of regulated activity. The successful candidate will therefore be subject to meeting regulatory requirements in the assessment of fitness, propriety, knowledge and competence (as assessed by the Firm) and (where appropriate) approval by the relevant regulatory authorities to carry out such activities.