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Investment Banking - Mergers & Acquisitions - Experienced Analyst

Req #: 180027432
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Investment Banking
Job Description:

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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