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CIB – Investment Banking – Corporate Finance Advisory – Associate

Req #: 180015435
Location: Johannesburg, GT, ZA
Job Category: Investment Banking
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset and wealth management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands. Information about the firm is available at

Departmental description: The J.P. Morgan South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Corporate Finance Advisory team is responsible for execution of public and private M&A transactions involving corporate and financial sponsor clients based in sub-Saharan Africa. We maintain leading relationships with some of the most prominent clients across the SSA region and aid them in delivering on their corporate strategy and structure.

Our Investment Banking groups are organized to provide product, industry sector or country expertise to our clients. These teams collaborate to provide a variety of products to clients in each sector. The team members become experts in their product, industry sector or country.

As a member of the SSA corporate finance advisory team, you will work as part of a team on projects involving various types of transactions across industry groups.

The SSA team is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Job Summary: Assist in origination and execution of public and private mergers, financial advise acquisitions and divestitures across all industry sectors, equity capital markets advisory on various types of capital raising transactions such as listings, rights issues across sub-Saharan Africa together with other bankers from the SSA team, as well as colleagues from industry, country and other product teams in other geographies.

Core Responsibilities:

• Day-to-day management of projects:
- Liaise with the relevant counterpart at the client and other advisers (accounting, legal etc.)
- Coordinate project deliverables and timetable with other advisers
• Liaise with other team members, industry coverage bankers and other product partners to deliver the firm to our clients
• Preparing presentation materials and participating in deal pitches
• Building of complex valuation models and other analytical exercises
• Performing financial valuation, discounted cash flow and multiples-based analyses
• Conducting industry and product research

Required Experience:
• Prior experience in an Investment Bank either in M&A, an industry group or leveraged finance (essential)

Required Skills:
Financial Performance / Technical Skills
• Outstanding financial analysis and modelling skills (essential)
• High level of attention to detail and time management
• In-depth understanding of investment banking products (can be enhanced and further built via training)
Control skills
• Excellent understanding of financial, legal and reputational risks facing large integrated investment banks today (essential)
• Familiarity with local regulatory requirements (can be provided through training)
Partnership skills
• Strong team player (essential)
• Strong project management skills and ability to independently drive various work streams (can be enhanced through on-the-job training)
People skills
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Experience in dealing with clients and other transactional advisers (can be enhanced through training)
• Strong management skills enabling candidate to effectively manage more junior bankers in high pressure environment
• Willingness to work hard to achieve results, ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment. Well rounded personality
• Desirable skills/experience (optional):
• Local and foreign language skills, while not required, are desirable
• IT skills (MS Office, in particular MS Powerpoint and MS Excel)

• Bachelor degree is preferable

About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at

JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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