Corporate Finance Executive/Analyst – ECM – investment banking

Salary: Yes
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job Type: Permanent, Full time

The right candidate

The Corporate Finance team comprises a great bunch of professionals. We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to join our team in London as an Executive or Analyst; someone who can work on transactions, client relationships and interact effectively with colleagues (both junior and senior).

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with origination and execution of corporate finance M&A and ECM transactions;
  • Undertaking valuation exercises including trading comps, precedent transactions and discounted cash flow models;
  • Undertaking detailed sector research on an ad-hoc basis;
  • Collating and administering regulatory documents on transactions;
  • Liaising with the Research and Sales teams on ECM roadshows and/or transactions;
  • Attending meetings and calls with mandated and potential clients in support of senior corporate financiers;
  • Liaising with co-advisers on projects, such as lawyers, accountants and financial PR;
  • Providing technical and administrative support to the China Mining Club;
  • Assisting with client take-on procedures; and
  • Assisting with team administration tasks.

The right candidate will benefit from significant interaction with the day to day business of Corporate Broking, working with colleagues in Sales and Research, together with Corporate Finance colleagues in Shanghai, Kenya and South Africa. There will be regular client contact as well as hands on involvement in supporting the developing pipeline of Corporate transactions through preparation of the necessary documentation, and co-ordinating the accounting and legal processes required to support deals.

The Corporate Finance team operates with a relatively flat structure and in small transaction teams, which will provide significant responsibility and exposure on transactions. The right candidate will have some relevant knowledge or experience of UK Corporate Transactions both public and private. Public company experience should include AIM, Aquis, and/or the Main Market as well as a demonstrable experience and passion for Equity markets. Modelling skills would be an advantage.

There is no requirement for any specific sector expertise.

We want quality people who are dedicated and professional; you would have to pull your weight. Anyone who thinks that ‘good enough’ is good enough, need not apply.


The right candidate will likely:

  • Have some relevant experience in transactions at a reputable accounting firm; or
  • Have some experience at an investment bank/ boutique advisory firm/broking firm.


The successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Ambition, enthusiasm and drive;
  • Ability to take on responsibility and act with autonomy;
  • Character and a sense of humour;
  • Very strong attention to detail;
  • Some experience in a comparable role at an investment bank, a boutique advisory firm, or professional services firm;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with modelling being an advantage;
  • The ability to work in a team environment, playing a key role;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Practicality, commercial awareness and a lack of pretension; and,
  • Knowledge of emerging markets would be desirable.

In order to perform the role, the individual will be required to dedicate time outside of standard business hours on certain projects and possibly undertake occasional travel as necessary.

Compensation & Benefits:

In return, the successful candidate will expect to receive:

  • A good feeling as a result of working with a nice and professional bunch of people;
  • Money;
  • Discretionary bonuses based upon both individual performance and VSA’s operating profit;
  • Equity participation through share options; and
  • Comprehensive benefits package including private health care, life insurance, contributory pension and holiday.

Please submit a CV and covering letter (mentioning salary expectations) CV to the Office Manager at