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An originator plays a key role in the realisation of Investec's objectives through (1) the origination and execution of debt finance mandates inclusive of deal structuring and execution; (2) the acquisition of new clients (primarily sponsor backed) to the bank; and (3) facilitating broad cross sell towards our corporate client base to maximise return on capital. The principal responsibility will be executing new lending opportunities and monitoring the portfolio of existing assets.
Description of role and key responsibilities
G&LF provides primary debt financing for mid-market corporates (predominantly with EV £50-500m) in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe (DACH and Benelux) both sponsor and non-sponsor backed. This role is for an Associate level candidate for the DACH strategy (focus on Germany).
Debt finance provision is typically event driven and includes LBO's / MBO's, M&A led finance, recapitalisations, growth and syndicated finance. Our core capabilities include originating, structuring and arranging capital for both financial sponsor and corporate clients and, thereafter, portfolio and balance sheet management.
We have a flexible financing approach and seek to customise debt solutions that fit the client's needs. Structures are typically senior secured debt and range from term loans, unitranche, RCF, capex / acquisition facilities with the ability to provide underwrites and/or bridge structures where a client need exists. We also provide debt capital market solutions from the same team. Target returns range from gross yields of 3.0% to 10.0%+. This provides the team a wide platform to optimise origination efforts and to deliver client financing certainty to clients across the investment cycle.
An Associate level role within G&LF will have the following primary focuses;
What are we looking for in the successful candidate?
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