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Graduate Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst

£28,000
London, Holborn

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Ben Taylor

As Give A Grad A Go's Sales Manager, it's my responsibility to lead our team of expert Graduate Recruitment Consultants. I make sure that our sales team is reaching its full potential, offering both graduates and clients the best possible service.

My area of expertise

I work primarily with corporate clients in the Banking & Finance sector. My graduate jobs tend to include FX Broking, Trading and Wealth Management roles.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

Having been on the graduate job hunt for a while, I originally came into the Give A Grad A Go office to discuss potential career opportunities. I was really taken aback by the fantastic working atmosphere and cameraderie at Give A Grad A Go, and when Cary called a few hours later to invite me in for a trial, it felt right. 7 years later, here I am!

The worst job I've had

Before I worked at Give A Grad A Go, I did have a few interesting graduate jobs – probably the most challenging was working in the energy industry. It was interesting to learn about energy, but setting margins for huge corporate energy tenders was definitely a bit out of my comfort zone!

Looking for finance jobs in London, and want to work for a leading investment banking boutique?

Company profile

In this Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst graduate job, you will be joining a leading independent mergers and acquisitions company, who focus on the commercial aerospace, defence and industrials sectors. Headquartered in London, they also have several offices across Germany, France and the USA. The business is proud to be a well-established M&A advisor, brokering deals between major corporations and investment firms all over the world.

Job description

In this Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst graduate job, you will be working closely with the company’s portfolio of clients, helping to broker deals with businesses in the international aerospace, defence and industrials sectors. Your role will involve researching industry and company information, analysing your findings, and putting together detailed presentations on these companies. You will need to be highly numerate, ideally with a Masters’ degree in Finance, as the role will involve working to tight deadlines in order to perform detailed financial analysis.

Key responsibilities

In this Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Gathering public information on companies through a range of sources
  • Analysing industry, company, and financial information
  • Working closely with clients to understand their requirements
  • Putting together detailed, persuasive presentations on companies
  • Arranging and hosting meetings, both in and out of the office
  • Providing support in the execution of new deals
  • Undertaking ad hoc administrative tasks as necessary

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree in a finance-related subject – a Masters’ degree in Finance would be a huge plus
  • Someone who is highly analytical, with a flair for numbers
  • A personable and professional individual with exceptional attention to detail
  • Someone who is able to work well autonomously – you will be working alone to meet and exceed challenging goals
  • Well-versed in MS Office – particularly PowerPoint and Excel
  • Somebody who is adaptable and inquisitive
  • Great presentation skills
  • A second language would be a bonus
  • A proven interest in finance and financial markets is essential

What else is on offer?

  • A fantastic starting salary of 28,000, plus discretionary bonus
  • The opportunity to work for one of the UK’s leading mergers & acquisitions companies
  • The chance to learn from industry experts, with years of experience under their belts
  • Opportunities for international travel

Looking for analyst graduate jobs in London, and want to work for a market-leading M&A company? If you’re highly analytical, with an interest in investment, apply for this Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst job in London today!

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