Senior Associate, Debt Advisory

  • Competitive
  • Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Non-disclosed
  • 05 sept. 17

My client are looking to hire a Senior Associate to join their Debt Advisory team. The individual will work on a range of both sponsor-led and corporate debt raising, refinancing and debt restructuring engagements. Experience in either Leveraged Finance or Debt Advisory is preferred.

This opportunity would suit a professional and committed individual with either: 1) a background in leveraged finance and a desire to move into advisory, or 2) an individual looking to further develop their career in advisory, in a demanding and challenging client facing environment.

Financial modelling, presentation writing and client management are key skills as well as the ability to effectively conduct work independently and as part of a team.

The Senior Associate will have access to junior resources in Advisory Services to assist with a range of activities.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Supporting a Director and Managing Director in the origination and execution of debt raising and debt restructuring mandates in the UK and continental Europe.
  • Key transaction related activities will include: 1) handling new transaction/client engagement processes; 2) preparation of and working with financial models; 3) review of transaction material and due diligence reports; 4) coordinating Q&A on these documents with clients and/or data rooms; 5) preparation of “teasers” and information documents for prospective lenders; and 6) negotiating NDAs.
  • Additional duties, aside from transaction related activities, will include the maintenance of loan and bond databases, preparation of pitch books and other general marketing presentations, and tracking general market trends.
  • Building and developing strong corporate and private equity client relationships.
  • Supporting other parts of the firm (including M&A and Restructuring) if required, in particular on debt related matters.
  • Responsible for mentoring and developing more junior members of staff, providing constructive feedback on a formal and informal basis.
  • Providing consistently high standards of work in a timely manner and ensuring compliance with all internal rules (including risk and compliance) and external regulatory requirements.


Background & qualifications:

  • BSc/BA equivalent qualification from a reputable UK/European university.
  • Master’s degree and/or ACCA (or equivalent) qualification desirable but not essential.
  • Minimum 2-3 years relevant experience specifically in leveraged finance, debt advisory or debt restructuring advisory.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Sound knowledge of credit analysis, structuring and financing products used in LBO/cash flow financing.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under time pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and to communicate articulately with colleagues and clients.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills essential including advanced Excel.


Personal competencies:

  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken).
  • Sound understanding of, and ability to analyse, key accounting statements: P&L, BS, CF statement, etc.
  • Excellent financial modelling skills in Excel with a good foundation of building (and working with) leveraged finance models.
  • Sound credit analysis skills.
  • Able to produce clear and accurate presentations as well as any other relevant client documentation.
  • Able to work under pressure to meet challenging deadlines and make decisions.
  • Able to manage a portfolio of projects.
  • Confident when interfacing with clients.
  • Well versed in working with a team of professionals and maintaining and developing contacts/relationships.
  • Focused on achieving success in individual and team projects.
  • Approachable and able to relate to people at all levels of the organisation.
  • Experience within both corporate and private equity deals.