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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|FIG Associate, Macquarie Capital - NY||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||19 May 13|
The FIG (Insurance) Team is looking for an experienced Associate to join their New York team.
|Investment Banking Division - Associate, Real Estate||Morgan Stanley Competitive||New York City, NY||19 May 13|
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|Executive Assistant for Investment Banking - Menlo Park||Morgan Stanley Competitive||Menlo Park, CA||19 May 13|
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|Investment Banking Division - Associate, Healtcare||Morgan Stanley Competitive||Menlo Park, CA||19 May 13|
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|Financial Analyst||Rutberg & Company, LLC Competitive Salary & Bonus||Boston, MA||17 May 13|
Individual will be responsible for participating in transaction execution, preparation of materials in connec...
|Project Manager Collateral Management||GMS Advisors up to 145k + bonus||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
Looking for a Project Manager that has experience within GCM and/or DMM.
|Associates / Senior Associates, Strategic Investment Group, New York / London - 3684 /5G||Private Equity Recruitment Competitive||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
Great opportunity for an analyst / associate passionate about financial technology to join a newly established...
|Debt Capital Markets - Leveraged Finance Sr. Associate/1st year VP||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
We are currently searching for a Senior Associate or Vice President for our Debt Capital Markets Group and Fi...
|Tax Compliance & Controversy Manager||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
The Financial Management Group seeks a Tax Compliance & Controversy Manager.
|Java Technical Lead||UBS AG - Investment Bank BOE||Stamford, CT||16 May 13|
Delta 1/Equity Swaps IT has a requirement for a Java Technical Lead to assist with the ongoing development of...
|Client Data Change Lead||UBS AG - Investment Bank - US Competitive||Stamford, CT||16 May 13|
The Data organisation within the Investment Bank is a critical enabler to the various business and logistics ...
|Regional Settlements Change Lead (Americas)||UBS AG - Investment Bank Competitive||Stamford, CT||16 May 13|
Operations interfaces with all aspects of the Investment Banking organization in driving through the solution...
|Regional Sales Consultant (Internal Wholesaler)||Highland Base + Bonus||Dallas, TX||16 May 13|
Highland is looking for an Internal Wholesaler to provide internal sales coverage and foster relationships wit...
|Sales Support Analyst||Highland Base + Bonus||Dallas, TX||16 May 13|
The Analyst will take on a multi-dimensional role that is geared towards providing the team with necessary inf...
|Fund Analyst||Highland Base & Bonus||Dallas, TX||16 May 13|
Highland is seeking bright, hard-working candidates to join its retail business unit. This is an exciting and ...
|Investment Analyst (Credit Research)||Highland Base + Bonus||Dallas, TX||16 May 13|
Highland is seeking a bright, hard-working investment analyst to join its world-class credit research team. Th...
|Private Equity Analyst||Highland Base plus Bonus||Dallas, TX||16 May 13|
Highland is seeking a top-performing pre or post-MBA investment professional to join its Private Equity team i...
|Investment Banking Associate||Duff & Phelps Competetive||Chicago, IL||16 May 13|
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|Investment Banking Associate||Canaccord Genuity Inc Competitive||San Francisco, CA||16 May 13|
Canaccord Genuity Inc. focuses on emerging growth companies and is looking for entrepreneurial, team-oriented ...
|Senior Manager Innovative Finance||GAVI Alliance Competitive||Washington, D. C., DC||16 May 13|
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) is a public-private partnership dedicated to saving l...
|Investment Banking M&A Associate||Michael Page International Competitive Compensation and Growth Oppo...||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Premier Global Investment Bank is seeking an experience M&A Associate to work with a team of banking professi...
|Analyst - Project Finance - Renewables||Michael Page International - US Base + Bonus||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Analyst with 1-2 years of experience in Project Finance or M&A to join a Renewables group.
|VP / Associate - Corporate Strategy Research - Japanese language skills||Michael Page International - US Base + Bonus||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Our client is a major international bank that is looking to hire in their corporate strategy team in New York.
|Private Equity/Debt - Associate||Michael Page International - US Base + Bonus||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Our client is a top-tier Private Debt & Equity investor and Asset Manager.
|Associate - Leveraged Finance - Portuguese speaker||Michael Page International - US Base + Bonus||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Our client is a full service investment bank who are looking to build out their Leveraged Finance & High Yield...
|Managing Director - Technology, Media and Telecom - Investment Banking||Michael Page International - US Base + Cash Bonus||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Our client is a top tier investment banking firm who is a market leader in the Technology, Media and Telecom s...
|Associate Consumer & Retail||Michael Page International - US Highly competitive||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
My client is a leading Investment Bank in consumer and retail investment banking. They support improvements, f...
|Investor Relations Associate||Michael Page International - US Commensurate upon experience||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
A leading investor relations and public relations specialist firm focused on healthcare.
|Investment Banking Associate||Duff & Phelps Competitive||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
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|Investment Banking Associate||Not Disclosed Base plus bonus||San Francisco, CA||15 May 13|
Leading Boutique Investment Bank looking for an Analyst and Associate. The firm specializes in merger and acqu...