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Investment Banking Jobs
In this section you will find all mergers and acquisitions jobs offered by eFinancialCareers in the financial services industry.
Jobs in mergers and acquisitions are available in a range of institutions, usually depending on the size of the deals in question.
M&A in the large investment banks typically involve deals with a value greater than £50 million, while advisory boutiques and consultancy firms, including the Big Four, will usually involve deals of lower values.
Career Progression in Mergers and Acquisitions Jobs
It is usual for investment banking jobs to focus on a particular industry sector. This could be an area such as oil and gas, technology, media or could be financials themselves. Most individuals will remain in sector for at least the first six years, where a very direct career path is still evident.
New recruits start out as investment analysts. A junior analyst will be responsible for preparing spreadsheets, collating investment information and identifying target companies for acquisition.
During the three years in this role, an investment analyst will become responsible for developing the pitch books used to communicate the project to the client before moving on to become an associate for a further three years.
The associate would still cover the same role as the investment analyst, but would have more transactional and project management responsibility within their role and have a team of investment analysts working underneath them.
When the relevant time has passed, the role of Vice President may open up, before moving to Director and Managing Director in turn.
These roles are much more client focused, requiring a significant amount of time identifying potential new clients and cultivating existing relationships. And increasingly senior M&A bankers are also advising on a broad range of other banking products, making this a role for those with only the most extensive financial experience.