• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Credit Suisse -
  • 18 Aug 18

IBCM, Financial Sponsors, VP, London #116024

We Offer
Credit Suisse holds a leading position across the spectrum of investment banking products -- all designed to help our clients achieve their strategic objectives. Credit Suisse ranks in the top tier in nearly all major business segments and is a trusted advisor to our clients in every aspect of investment banking - from mergers and acquisitions and strategic advice to all aspects of capital-raising, such as Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance.

Our Investment Banking team consists of professionals with expertise across the range of industries and products. Leading global equity and fixed-income sales and trading desks further support our global Investment Banking efforts. Credit Suisse has unparalleled global vision, with a significant presence in major financial centres across the globe.

The Investment Banking & Capital Markets Division assists clients in achieving their objectives through mergers and acquisitions, debt, equity and other capital raising. The Division is a leader in innovating new and creative ideas for clients which help them access the best and most efficient capital sources. We combine our Industry and Country Coverage groups' global expertise and reach with the Bank's Product expertise to deliver such solutions efficiently and effectively to clients.

Departmental Overview:

Credit Suisse's Financial Sponsors Group is the leading advisor to the private equity community. With professionals in London, Paris, Los Angeles and New York, the Group is responsible for delivering financing, strategic and advisory solutions to the sponsor community and portfolio companies in close cooperation with the product and the industry groups' expertise. The group delivers a wide range of financial products including Leveraged Finance, M&A, initial public offerings and secondary placements and private placements, as well as derivatives and liability management services, reflecting the breadth of private equity investments.

Main duties/responsibilities of the role:

Origination, Relationship Building and Coverage
  • Idea generation - is aware of trends and developments in the industry and combines this with product knowledge (M&A, equity capital markets and debt capital markets) to spot opportunities for CS to assist clients (reading, researching material)
  • Production of pitches - works with Analysts & Associates to produce focused well-argued presentations and thorough supporting analysis. Increased involvement in design and structure of presentations when compared to Associate role, given increased ability to stand back and see the bigger picture (writing reports, internal liaison and meetings)
  • Verbal presentation of analysis and sections of pitches to clients of all levels (presenting, marketing, external client meetings)
  • Developing technical expertise on the regulations and constraints governing the structuring of leveraged transaction (e.g. listing rules, high yield prospectus rules, etc)
  • Dealing with client on detailed, day-to-day aspects of a transaction (telephone and face-to-face meetings, relationship building)
  • Liaising with client's other advisers, lawyers, accountants and other counterparties to produce marketing presentations, prospectuses and other legal and regulatory documentation (telephone contact, negotiating, relationship building)
  • Verbal presentation of analysis recommendations to clients of all levels (presentation, marketing)
  • Building complex financial models, working with clients to develop inputs and modelling approach and using output to draw conclusions and make recommendations (modelling, analysis, presenting internally, client liaison)
  • Preparing and presenting marketing materials (syndication memo, syndication presentation, roadshow presentations, …)
  • Travelling with clients to visit investors worldwide through roadshows and other PR activities (travelling, marketing, presenting, meetings)
  • Carry and review due diligence materials for leveraged transactions
  • Producing documents for CS internal approval processes (writing reports and analyses and presenting internally)
  • Management of Analysts & Associates - coordinating work on projects, developing Analysts & Associates through delegation of responsibility, prioritising for Analysts & Associates and well as self (mentoring, supervising, managing, training)

You Offer
  • Relevant experience is a high profile investment bank, law firm, accounting firm or private equity fund
  • Knowledge of the leveraged finance market as a whole and understanding of the legal documentation of loans and subordinated notes
Technical/business skills & knowledge:
  • Solid modelling and technical skill set
  • Awareness of the sector, products and markets
  • Able to produce technically excellent written materials - prospectuses, credit committee, investment banking committee memos, client pitches
  • Able to use technical skills and knowledge to solve problems and give advice
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to multi-task across many tasks and projects and plan ahead
  • Able to present in a measured, clear, articulate way - in particular with regard to technical issues
  • Able to manage, train and coach juniors
  • Able to work fairly autonomously with limited supervision, self-reliant, great common sense
Other Requirements:
  • Good people skills: aware and personable
  • Assertive and direct when necessary
  • Uses good judgement
  • Excellent problem-solver, quick-witted, lateral thinker
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Judges priorities well and manages own workload accordingly
  • Able to defend own decisions and actions with logic
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Asks good questions, seeks clarity, checks own understanding
  • Knows to delegate and leverage own time
  • Efficient, focused on delivery and details
  • Strong sense of pride and responsibility for own work and that of others
  • Comfortable interacting with clients of all levels in business and social settings
  • Responsive and sensitive to needs of clients and aware and responsible for personal impression given to the client
  • Teamplayer - cooperates and communicates at all levels, willing to work with constrained junior or senior support
  • Flexible in hours (often required to work late or weekends) and workload
  • Committed and motivated, demonstrates strong work ethic but achieves some balance with other areas of life and interests
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