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Investment Banking 2nd Year Analyst - Consumer & Retail Sector - London

Company: William Blair
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Investment Banking 2nd Year Analyst - Consumer & Retail Sector - London William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide. Job Summary & Responsibilities: We are looking for a 2nd year Analyst to execute in-depth analyses to support new business development, transaction execution and the delivery of investment banking products and services to clients and prospects. Perform research and financial modelling, apply core valuation methods, and complete due diligence activities at the direction of the Investment Banking team lead. Work closely with client staff to advance projects, gathering necessary information, describing financial modelling methodology, and presenting results directly related to scope of analysis. Provide training and mentorship to summer interns and less experienced Analysts.

  • Perform extensive financial/valuation analyses to value debt and equity for mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Form varied approaches to analyses once fundamental base of approach is set
  • Build financial models to value potential and actual clients and/or industries. Execute core valuation methods, such as comparable companies, precedents and discounted cash flow. Effectively synthesize information to convey complex financial modelling outcomes
  • Perform due diligence, research, analysis and documentation of potential and live transactions. Identify potential deal issues and properly escalate concerns to team members
  • Draft management presentations to highlight financial analysis and research results
  • Assist in the development, production and delivery of proposals and presentations to clients and prospects. Draft marketing materials, emphasizing the advantages of William Blair and its investment banking methods/approach
  • Participate in client meetings and drafting sessions
  • Research industries or sectors, as identified by senior bankers, to target certain clients or industries. Evaluate and improve BIC content. Leverage learnings across deals
  • Seek opportunities to streamline processes and propose solutions to complete tasks more efficiently
  • Support client relationship development by developing a detailed understanding of client needs and challenges, providing professional and responsive service and anticipating client information needs
  • Develop an understanding of macro factors related to client industry, investment banking products and potential implications
  • Mentor summer interns and invest in teaching subsequent classes of analysts, imparting best practices
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Additional responsibilities as requested LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS:
    • Agility
    • Vision
    • Firm Stewardship
    • Influence--
    • Inspiration
    • Build Talent CORE EXPECTATIONS:
      • Results Focused--
      • Ongoing Development--
      • Effective Communication--
      • Problem Solving
      • Business Impact--
      • Business Acumen-- Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree required
        • Prior Investment Banking experience required; can also consider Professional Services (Transaction Services or Corporate Finance)--
        • At least 12 months completed in an Analyst role, or equivalent--
        • Proven track record in university studies required
        • SIE Exams must be acquired within 150 days of employment--
        • Requirement to successfully complete Level 3 exams with FCA within 90 days of commencing employment (for UK and EU only) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
          • This is a 2nd year Analyst position (out of a 3 year Analyst cycle)--
          • Detail oriented with strong analytical abilities
          • Excellent mathematical, writing, verbal and computer skills
          • Ability to adapt to new tasks with little notice
          • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
          • Strong desire to win
          • Developing increasingly sound judgement
          • Thorough understanding of accounting and finance
          • Commitment to satisfying internal and external customer
          • Travel typically required: approximately 5% As used on this site, "William Blair" refers to William Blair & Company, L.L.C., William Blair Investment Management, LLC, and affiliates.
            For more information about William Blair, please see About William Blair .

Keywords: William Blair, Chicago , Investment Banking 2nd Year Analyst - Consumer & Retail Sector - London, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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