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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|Vice President, Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking Division||Morgan Stanley Not Specified||New York City, NY||19 Jun 13|
Position Category: Investment Banking Position Title: Vice President, Financial Institutions Group, Investme...
|Investment Banking (IB) Associate, Global Power & Utilities Group||Morgan Stanley Not Specified||New York City, NY||19 Jun 13|
Position Category: Investment Banking Position Title: Investment Banking (IB) Associate, Global Power & Util...
|Investment Associate||Twenty Recruitment Group - US highly competitive base salary, bonuses...||New York City, NY||19 Jun 13|
Outstanding Investment Associate sought by boutique private investment firm. 3-5 years'' private equity, i-ban...
|Front office risk manager NYC||Selby Jennings $120000 - $140000 per annum, Benefits: b...||New York City, NY||19 Jun 13|
A leading IB in New York City is looking to add a market risk manager to its rates exotics business. The manag...
|M & A Analyst||Not Disclosed 70000-95000||New York City, NY||19 Jun 13|
M & A Advisory firm in NY is looking for a dynamic individual to join there team
|Experienced Analyst/1st yr Associate, Infrastructure - New York||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
The Macquarie Capital Infrastructure team seeks an experienced Analyst/Jr. Associate
|Junior Associate / Experienced M&A Analyst – New York||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
We are currently seeking an experienced Analyst or junior Associate to join the Mergers & Acquisitions Group i...
|MacCap Consumer Products, Investment Banking Associate||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
We currently have an Associate level opening within our Consumer/Retail team in New York.
|MacCap Consumer Products, Vice President||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
We currently have a Vice President level opening within our Consumer/Retail team in New York.
|Associates / Senior Associates, Strategic Investment Group, New York / London - 3684 /5G||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Great opportunity for an analyst / associate passionate about financial technology to join a newly established...
|Investment Banking Analyst - FIG||Michael Page International - US Competitive base + bonus||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Our client is a top tier boutique investment bank looking to expand their FIG team. Great compensation and car...
|Investment Banking M&A Associate||Michael Page International Competitive Compensation and Growth Oppo...||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Premier Global Investment Bank is seeking an experience M&A Associate to work with a team of banking professi...
|Private Equity Fund of Funds Associate 1||Michael Page International Competitive salary plus bonus||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Our client, a highly respected PE Fund of Funds, is seeking a top notch Investment Banking Associate to join ...
|Investment Banking Analyst - Leveraged Finance||Michael Page International Competitive||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Our client is a Global Invesment Bank who is looking to add an Investment Banking Analyst (at least 12 mos. ex...
|Sr. Analyst & Sr. Associate - Principle Credit Investment Banking||Michael Page International - US $125,000 - $175,000||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Principal Credit Investment Arm of a Global Investment Bank seeking Analysts & Associates for their busy NY te...
|FIG Investment Banking Analyst 2, 3||Michael Page International - US Base + Bonus||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Our client, an absolute top tier Boutique Investment Bank, is seeking an Analyst for their FIG team to join im...
|Investment Banking M&A Sr. Vice President||Michael Page International - US Competive Base plus Bonus||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Our client is a growing TOP tier investment bank seeking a strong M&A Vice President with proven success to jo...
|Investment Banking FIG Associate||Michael Page International - US Competitive base + bonus||New York City, NY||18 Jun 13|
Our client, an elite top tier boutique investment bank, is seeking an Associate to Sr.Associate level investme...
|Investment Banking Analyst - M&A||Not Disclosed Highly Competive Base Salary and Bonus||New York City, NY||17 Jun 13|
Elite Boutique M&A firm seeks and Investment Banking Analyst with 6months to -2 year of Investment Banking, R...
|Investment Banking Associate - Consumer M&A||Not Disclosed Highly Competitive Base Salary and Bonus||New York City, NY||17 Jun 13|
Leading Middle Market Investment Bank seek a Associate in the Consumer M&A group. Investment Banking experien...
|Investment Banking Associate- Class of 2012 or 2013||Not Disclosed Highly Competitive Base Salary and Bonus||New York City, NY||17 Jun 13|
Elite M&A Boutique seeks a class of 2012 or 2013 Investment Banking Associate.
|Corporate Banking Implementation Manager - VP||Michael Page International - US Competitive||New York City, NY||17 Jun 13|
Leading Investment Bank in NYC is looking for a VP - Implementation Project Manager for their Corporate Bankin...
|CIB - Global Research - Quantitative and Derivatives Research - VP/ED - London or NY||J.P.Morgan. Competitive||New York City, NY||17 Jun 13|
See job description for details
|Project Manager Collateral Management||GMS Advisors up to 145k + bonus||New York City, NY||14 Jun 13|
Looking for a Project Manager that has experience within GCM and/or DMM.
|Institutional Client Management Relationship Associate||Not Disclosed Competitive||New York City, NY||14 Jun 13|
The Relationship Associate will provide front line support and onsite training to ensure investment banking cl...
|Restructuring Investment Banking Analyst||Jefferies LLC Competitive, based on experience||New York City, NY||14 Jun 13|
Global Investment Banking Firm seeks Analyst for its Restructuring & Recapitalization Group.
|Restructuring Investment Banking Associate||Jefferies LLC Competitive, based on experience||New York City, NY||14 Jun 13|
Global Investment Banking Firm seeks Associate for its Restructuring & Recapitalization Group.
|Investment Banking Analyst - Media & Marketing||Petsky Prunier LLC Competitive||New York City, NY||13 Jun 13|
Petsky Prunier is one of the leading investment banks in the technology, media, marketing, eCommerce, and heal...
|FIX Connectivity Specialist||Sharp Decisions, Inc. Competitive||New York City, NY||12 Jun 13|
A client of ours, a top-tier financial firm, is looking for a FIX Connectivity Specialist to be based in New Y...
|Project Manager||Sharp Decisions, Inc. Competitive||New York City, NY||12 Jun 13|
A client of ours, a top-tier financial firm, is looking for a Project Manager to be based in New York, NY.