In this section, you'll find listings for all of our M&A (mergers and acquisitions) and investment banking jobs. The phrase "investment banking" can mean different things, depending on who is using it. Broadly, it can mean all departments of an investment bank, from sales and trading to corporate finance and M&A, to capital markets, risk, compliance and operations. It can also mean both capital markets and M&A. On eFinancialCareers, we define job listings pretty narrowly as M&A, but relevant to the financing and infrastructure which are necessary to execute an M&A deal.
As the very name implies, a job in M&A involves advising client companies on mergers (where two companies join business and emerge as one) and acquisitions (where one firm purchases part or all of another).
A number of different organizations take part in the M&A market. The largest investment banks normally advise on and facilitate M&A deals worth $100 million or more. Smaller deals are more often handled by advisory boutiques or by the Big Four (or other) accounting firms.
Careers in M&A are fairly straightforward. You begin with a standard investment analyst job for three years, then move up to associate for three years, then move on to become vice president, director and managing director, though the job titles can vary depending on which bank you've built your career in. Most M&A careers have a focus on an individual sector, such as consumer, financials, oil and gas, technology, media and telecommunications.
Senior M&A bankers tend to spend more time building relationships with potential clients and winning new business. Historically, M&A has required mainly advising clients on possible target companies and the dynamics of an M&A deal. These days, senior deal originators in investment banks are more often relationship builders who advise clients on many of the large range of products offered by their employer along with the financing needed for a deal, not just the deal itself.
Junior analyst jobs in M&A revolve around spreadsheets, marketing documents and financial models. Junior M&A bankers seldom go to client meetings. Instead, they are responsible for evaluating the financial information of target companies and composing pitch books. These are marketing documents that banks use to sell their products and outline details of which companies a client should be purchasing or which it should be selling to.
Though analysts are the lowest ranked of M&A positions, the associates above them are also fairly low down on the scale. The main difference is that M&A associates have slightly increased responsibility for transactions and projects. They can also delegate some work to junior analysts.
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|Counterparty Control Manager||Harvey Nash Scotland Salary DOE||UK-Glasgow||18 May 13|
Counterparty Control Manager - Glasgow - Permanent - Investment Banking
|Analyst/Developer - Credit Risk Reporting||Harvey Nash Scotland Salary DOE||UK-Glasgow||18 May 13|
We are working on behalf of a leading global bank who are expanding their Credit Risk reporting team in Glasgo...
|Corporate Strategy Manager, VC backed Healthcare Business||Greenwich Partners Base guide £80,000 - £100,000||UK-London||18 May 13|
Exciting corporate strategy and business development management opportunity with this venture capital backed h...
|Senior VP - High Yield||Carr Lyons Excellent||UK-London||18 May 13|
Our client is a leading financial institution looking for a Senior Professional to manage a portfolio of high ...
|Associate/VP - Market Leading Infrastructure Fund||Cambrian Partners Exceptional||UK-London||17 May 13|
Well established, globally focussed Infra Fund, seeks additionally hire to its London office
|M&A Associate, Global Real Assets||Citifocus £Attractive Package||UK-London||17 May 13|
Working as a member of a highly regarded and experienced team focusing on global real assets to include real e...
|Programme Manager - Loans - Global Implementation||Huxley Associates GBP600 - GBP700 per day||UK-London||17 May 13|
Programme Manager - Loans - Global Implementation
|Private equity metals and mining analyst - Junior Analyst level||Carlton Senior Appointments Competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
The client is a private equity firm with a top ranked Metals and Mining fund that is looking to add a analyst ...
|RESTRUCTURING ANALYSTS & ASSOCIATES||Hydrogen Group GBP40000.00 - GBP90000.00 per annum||UK-London||17 May 13|
One of London''s foremost advisory boutiques needs analysts and associates for their new Restructuring & Debt ...
|INDUSTRIALS ASSOCIATE FOR BULGE BRACKET BANK||Hydrogen Group GBP70000.00 - GBP100000.00 per annum||UK-London||17 May 13|
Top bulge bracket investment bank is adding 2 Associates to their diversified industrials group due to growth.
|Analyst 2 or 3 for Bulge Bracket European Corporate Broking||Hydrogen Group GBP50000.00 - GBP80000.00 per annum||UK-London||17 May 13|
Bulge bracket bank in London needs an analyst 2 or 3 to join their growing European Equity Advisory business
|Analyst - FIG Solutions||Dartmouth Partners Competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client is the FIG solutions team (IBD) within a bulge bracket investment bank. They are currently looking ...
|NORDIC M&A ASSOCIATE AND VP FOR STOCKHOLM OFFICE||Hydrogen Group GBP70000.00 - GBP150000.00 per annum||UK-London||17 May 13|
Top bulge bracket bank are looking to add two people to their Stockholm office due to growth - either two asso...
|M&A Analyst & Associate for Transport & Shipping coverage team||Hydrogen Group GBP70000.00 - GBP100000.00 per annum||UK-London||17 May 13|
Bulge bracket bank in London requires an analyst and an associate to join their growing Transport coverage tea...
|Risk Analyst- Investment Banking||Alexander Ash Consulting £45,000-55,000||UK-London||17 May 13|
A great role at a leading organisation in the Investment Banking space
|Analyst or Associate - Technology / Media M&A and Venture Capital (Swedish-speaker)||Grainger West £50-70k + bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
A leading corporate finance advisory firm that focus on M&A advisory and Venture Capital investing in the tech...
|Vice President 1, Corporate Finance - Power, Utilities and Infrastructure||Grainger West £120-130k basic plus bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
Major investment bank seek Vice President in their Power, Utilities and Infrastructure team in London.
|Experienced Analyst & Associate - Restructuring / Debt Advisory||Grainger West GBP50000 - GBP100000 per annum + Bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
A leading independent investment banking advisory firm are looking to hire an experienced Analyst & Associate ...
|Analyst 2 or 3 - M&A Technology & Media||Grainger West £45-60K + Basic||UK-London||17 May 13|
A leading corporate finance boutique specialised in media and technology M&A deals are looking to hire an expe...
|Project Manager - Regulatory and Compliance||Barclays. Market Rate||UK-London||17 May 13|
Project Manager - Regulatory - Compliance - OTC Derivatives - Dodd Frank
|Trade Floor Support/Desktop Support/Etrali||Harvey Nash plc GBP250 - GBP300 per day||UK-London||17 May 13|
Trade Floor/Desktop Support/Etrali Analyst
|FinTech Start Up - TMT Corporate Finance - German speaker.||Mirage Recruitment NEG||UK-London||17 May 13|
Part of the third round fund raising effort at one of the UK''s most exciting tech start-ups. German speaker.
|TMT Turnaround||Mirage Recruitment £72K + bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
Performance Improvement of TMT companies.
|Metals & Mining M&A Associate 1 / 2 / 3 for Tier 1 European Investment Bank||Walker Hamill £65,000 to £95,000 plus Bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our Our client is a Tier 1 European Investment Bank who is looking to hire an Associate 1, 2 or 3 into their L...
|Analyst 2 or 3 for Independent Investment Bank||Walker Hamill £50,000 to £57,000 + Bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client is an independent investment banking firm focused on corporate finance advisory services to Technol...
|Infrastructure Investment Analyst||Walker Hamill Competitive salary and bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
This prestigious Infrastructure investment firm, focussed on sourcing, executing and monitoring equity and equ...
|M&A Associate - Independent Investment Bank||Walker Hamill £60,000 to £90,000 + Bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
A US investment bank focused on advisory services is looking to hire a Associate to it''s M&A team.
|Analyst – Metals & Mining Private Equity||Walker Hamill £Market rate + Bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client, a Metals & Mining investments business, is looking to recruit an Analyst/Associate to work as part...
|FIG Analysts & Associates - Bulge Bracket Bank||Walker Hamill £Base + Bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client is a leading Bulge Bracket Investment Bank; they are looking to add Analysts and Associates to the ...
|Associate - Industrials Group, Bulge Bracket Bank||Walker Hamill £75,000 to £90,000 + Bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client is a tier 1 Bulge Bracket investment bank; they are looking to hire Associate into their Industrial...