Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Growth & Leveraged Finance
  • Division:
    Investec Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Leverage Finance Originator,Benelux Region (Associate-Level) (3649)

Description of role and key responsibilities

Growth & Leveraged Finance (G&LF) provides primary debt financing for mid-market corporates (predominantlywith EV £100-500m) in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe both sponsor and non-sponsor backed. 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 / VP level role within G&LF will have the following primary focuses;

  • Structuring and execution of originated debt opportunities, typically, multi-bank loan transactions (non-sponsor);
  • Providing full origination, execution and deal support across a deal life-cycle.
  • Execution – Ensuring excellence in credit analysis, due diligence assessment, financial modelling, deal structuring (including active balance sheet management / optimisation) and execution (including gaining credit approvals and legal documentation negotiation).
  • Internal Effectiveness – Actively contribute to the delivery of financial budgets and return hurdles including income, contribution, ROC / ROE and capital efficiency measures.
  • Team Development – Challenging, harnessing and nurturing the talents of the G&LF team and assist in developing a strong and enjoyable working environment promoting teamwork, collaboration and personal development to maximise performance.

Core Skills and Knowledge

Technical Knowledge & Skill set

  • Extensive knowledge of and credibility within the UK corporate market with strong external marketing / presentation skills. Deal origination skills are a fundamental requirement of this role and prior experience of corporate debt origination and execution is necessary.
  • An existing client base with established management relationships.
  • A high level of competence in the analysis of company financial statements, business / operational and financial risks for the purpose of assessing potential opportunities.
  • Highly numerate with strong execution and structuring skills and a proven ability to execute and drive forward strategic plans to meet financial targets set against proven risk assessment, monitoring and control skills.
  • A deep knowledge of Structured Finance and Investment Markets. The identification and structuring of appropriate financing solutions and the negotiation of legal documentation.
  • In depth and demonstrable knowledge of all aspects of the internal Credit authorisation process / policy.
  • Ensuring full compliance with internal Procedures / Compliance / Organisational policies and frameworks in order to maintain the teams licence to operate.

Personal Skills & Attributes

  • A proven deal doer with a relentless hunger to execute great deals with great clients.
  • An entrepreneurial desire to build an asset portfolio and to further enhance our strong brand and reputation.
  • A team-first collaborative approach. Able to work in alongside a team of professionals in an open, collaborative and non-hierarchical team environment.
  • Must have the ability to build rapport and relationships with business leaders and decision makers. Highly developed interpersonal, communication and team skills are critical for this role.  This role requires experience in managing and co-ordinating small teams (often cross-product) across multiple projects at a time as well as advanced negotiation, problem solving and networking skills.
  • A self-starter with a drive for results. High attention to detail and a motivation and ambition to deliver a consistent high quality output. An on-going drive for personal development and continuous improvement.

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Louise Radcliffe

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