Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Growth & Leveraged Finance
  • Division:
    IBP Private Equity Group
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Solicitor (6103)


Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to express themselves and helps drive innovation and creativity. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

What does the G&LF team at Investec do?

G&LF provides financing to businesses (typically with EBITDA £2m-£75m) in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe (specifically Benelux and DACH regions) for financial sponsor backed owners. Finance provision is typically event driven and includes growth capital, acquisition finance & management buyouts, leveraged finance & syndicated debt, refinances & recapitalisations and structured corporate lending. Our core capabilities include originating, structuring and arranging capital for mid-market companies and, thereafter, portfolio and balance sheet management.

We have been supporting UK and European businesses for more than 10 years and currently have £2.4bn AuM supporting 114+ clients.

We have a proactive, flexible and solutions-driven approach and seek to customise debt solutions that fit the client's needs. Structures are typically senior secured debt and unitranches, integrated asset-based & cash flow solutions, subordinated debt and minority equity, working capital and capex/acquisition facilities with the ability to provide underwrites and/or bridge structures. This provides our empowered investment professionals a wide platform to optimise origination efforts and to deliver financing certainty, rapidly, to clients all day, every day across the business lifecycle.

Investec is a specialist bank, serving a select client base in its two home markets of the UK and South Africa and globally.  Our culture gives us our edge: we look for those with entrepreneurial thinking, and give them the freedom to share fresh ideas and build real relationships.

What does the role involve?

You will be a Solicitor in the G&LF team at Investec Bank plc. In particular, you will perform the following key functions:

  • Preparation, negotiation and execution of all transaction documentation for the G&LF business (including term sheets, commitment papers, facility agreements, security agreements and all related documentation).
  • Structuring of transactions and the documenting of credit and investment proposals as required as part of a deal assessment process.
  • Coordinating the execution process in relation to a transaction.
  • Ensuring that legal documentation entered into by the Bank is appropriate for the transaction. Manage external counsel where necessary, identify legal risks and ensure the transaction reflects the Bank's risk appetite and complies with our internal credit approvals and policies from time to time.
  • Build strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders (external and internal) including our clients, external banks, external counsel, team members and business support functions, to ensure seamless transaction execution and management of legal risk.
  • Review and negotiate NDAs for the G&LF business.

What core skills and knowledge are required?

  • Qualified lawyer with a few years PQE gained in the banking and finance team at a leading UK or US law firm (previous in house experience would be beneficial but not essential). Essential to have the right to be employed in the UK.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of banking and finance documents, including LMA based finance.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritising skills with the ability to manage multiple work demands.
  • Ability to assess and interpret legal risks, particularly as flagged by any relevant credit conditions.
  • Ability to flag any regulatory or compliance issues and raise these with the appropriate internal contacts.
  • Establish strong working relationships with your colleagues with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Have a strong client-centric approach based on promoting a distinctive offering with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strive for distinctive performance underpinned by passion, energy, stamina, and tenacity.



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

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Jess Sheehan


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