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Investment Banking – Mergers & Acquisitions - Experienced Analyst

Req #: 180021551
Location: San Francisco, CA, US
Job Category: Investment Banking
Job Description:

About J.P. Morgan 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.As one of the world's premier investment banks, J.P. Morgan serves the needs of our clients by offering a world-class platform coupled with straightforward, intelligent advice. We attribute our long-term success to our commitment of always putting clients' interests first. Whether it's raising capital to meet growth objectives or identifying strategic business partners, J.P. Morgan offers M&A advisory, capital markets, prime brokerage, restructuring, risk and research platform of unrivaled strength and scale.


We were founded more than 200 years ago and have a proud history of, in the words of one of our founders, doing "only first-class business... in a first-class way."


Mergers & Acquisitions Group

J.P. Morgan advises clients globally on a wide range of strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, asset purchases and dispositions, joint ventures, corporate defense assignments, restructurings and reorganizations.  The M&A business is a critical component of the firm's globally integrated investment banking model.


The Role

The successful candidate will play a central role in all aspects of executing live M&A transactions across all industry sectors and developing strategic dialog with clients.  The Analyst's responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Build and maintain complex financial models to perform analyses under different operating scenarios using input from management and public sources
  • Perform full valuation analyses, including DCF, trading comparables, precedent transactions and LBO analyses
  • Prepare and review complex financial analyses, including transaction impact analyses such as earnings accretion/dilution and value creation
  • Participate in day-to-day deal execution, interacting with senior deal team members, client management teams, transaction counterparties and other advisors
  • Manage due diligence processes, including preparing virtual data rooms, tracking and coordinating the information flow, and reviewing and analyzing company information
  • Prepare descriptive memorandums, management presentations, Board presentations and other materials for use in M&A transactions or strategic client dialog
  • Design and analyze M&A transaction structures
  • Monitor and evaluate current events related to the client, its industry or the transaction


The successful candidate will possess or demonstrate the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Bachelors' degree from a leading university

  • At least 1-2 full years of experience in Investment Banking at the Analyst level. Experience in M&A is highly preferred, but will consider banking experience in an industry coverage group, private equity or similar field

  • Very strong financial modeling/valuation and analytical skills, including DCF, LBO, trading comparables, precedent transactions, accretion/dilution, value creation analysis, three-statement models and combined pro forma models

  • Knowledge of corporate finance and accounting, as well as basic understanding of legal and tax aspects related to M&A transactions

  • Experience analyzing company financials

  • Ability to comfortably interact with clients in a professional and mature manner

  • Outstanding ethics, integrity and judgment

  • Intellectual curiosity, strong work ethics and desire to learn

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects with different deal teams

  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proactive

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with specific ability to communicate concepts and ideas concisely and defend their validity

  • Ability to conduct thorough, independent research

  • Excellent technology skills with superior Excel and PowerPoint skills and ability to quickly learn new software applications

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