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Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Job ID 18000760 Chicago, Illinois

Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to deliver solid, defensible analysis and practical advice to our clients. As an organization, we think globally. We create transparency in an opaque world, and we encourage our people to do the same. That means when you take your place on our team, you’ll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel. If you’re ready to share your perspective with the world, then you can make a real impact here. This is the Duff & Phelps difference.

Duff & Phelps’ M&A practice assists middle-market companies and is differentiated by industry expertise and superior deal execution.

At Duff & Phelps, your work will help protect, restore and maximize value for our clients. Join us and together we’ll maximize the value of your career.

Responsibilities:

Associates will act as banking generalists, working as a part of our global investment banking team on a variety of engagements focused in industrials. Individuals will be assigned a wide variety of projects and given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit.

  • Working directly with client senior management teams, board members and stakeholders throughout all phases of transaction advisory and execution, in both healthy and distressed situations
  • Preparing financial models and analytical support for merger & acquisitions, restructuring & special situations, and transaction opinion deal teams
  • Drafting situation analyses, pitch materials, information memoranda, investor presentations and term sheets
  • Performing company, industry, market and competitor research and due diligence
  • Contributing to the development and communication of proposals and advice to current and prospective clients
  • Ensuring quality of client deliverables by having strong attention to detail
  • Mentoring and developing junior staff

Requirements:

  • MBA with a minimum of 1 year of prior experience in investment banking OR Minimum of 4 years’ experience at bulge bracket or reputable boutique or regional investment bank with demonstrable M&A execution experience
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple engagements and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment
  • A critical thinker who can quickly evaluate and analyze companies and financial information
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, as well as strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with senior professionals in an engagement team
  • Ability to master new tasks quickly
  • Demonstrated commitment to obtaining outstanding results
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and on weekends
  • FINRA Series 79 & 63 certification (either current or able to obtain

In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via careers.duffandphelps.jobs

Duff & Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, gender identity, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.

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