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Analyst Investment Banking

Analyst Investment Banking

Job Overview


Reporting to: Head of Investment Banking

Participate, as part of the Investment Banking team, in the sourcing and execution of financial advisory mandates (including mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financing, strategic advisory etc.)

Key Responsibilities

◼ Build financial models from scratch, be comfortable applying common and generally accepted valuation methods (DCF, multiples, LBO, etc.) and calculation of key ratios (ROCE, ROE, equity to assets, debt to equity, DSCR) to support marketing and transaction execution processes

◼ Assist senior bankers in advising client’s management on valuation, process and due diligence to ensure the process moves smoothly towards closure

◼ Undertake in-depth financial analysis and participate in the execution of M&A and capital markets transactions (Buy-side, Sell-side, Mergers, IPOs, rights issues and private placements) in the MENA region, including preparation of transaction related documentation

◼ Provide marketing / business development support to senior bankers, including drafting pitches, company profiles, ad-hoc analysis etc.

◼ Follow trends and general current events in the MENA markets and keep senior bankers informed about critical issues in the news relevant to current and/or potential clients

◼ Manage and train Analysts. Perform any other duties related to the job as assigned by the direct supervisor, including general administrative tasks related to team, clients, marketing etc.

Hard Skills
Regularly supports senior team members in origination effort. Proactively identifies and suggests potential transaction opportunities internally
Financial Analysis, Valuation & Modeling
Advanced understanding of valuation methodologies & accounting concepts; expert level Excel skills, able to independently design and develop clear and well structured financial models, including guiding analysts. Checks analysts work for correctness and evaluates quality of analyses applying superior attention to detail
Client & Process Management
Ensures team members are aware of client culture and adapt accordingly; defines level of client involvement on projects; identifies and monitors key client sensitivities related to project; develops strong working relationships with mid-level client contacts; proactively communicates stated and unstated issues to senior bankers
Transaction Execution and Structuring
Sound understanding of transaction process and mechanics, good understanding of legal & regulatory constraints & ability to suggest adjustments to adapt transaction structures. Ability to determine need for external advice
Presentation & Communication
Owns story-lining and output to support a complete project component; ensures accuracy, sourcing of all materials; adds executive summaries and conclusions to documents; ensures proper flow; concisely articulates the essence of an idea or analysis. Confidently speaks to relevant business/technology information to progress discussions; presents own module; exhibits poise and presence
Negotiation Demonstrates effective negotiation skills, persuasive

Soft Skills Professional Excellence, Integrity and Rigor
Passionate about delivering exceptional service and quality of work. Crosses result with other sources to verify correctness. Makes sure of the quality of work of others and that the work is compliant with expectations. Committed to the highest standards of ethical behaviour
Client Focus & Commitment
Understands the importance of placing the interest of the client ahead of the company and acts accordingly. Consistent willingness to “go the extra mile” and an unyielding commitment to deliver high quality work in a timely fashion
Teamwork & Collaboration
Displays flexibility and adapts to multiple roles as needed; cooperates with others to achieve results; open-minded to the ideas and cultures of others; shares knowledge; listens to and learns from others; asks for guidance when needed; contributes to positive work environment

Leadership & Team Management
Demonstrates motivation and initiative, sets the example for others; highly adaptable; accepts varied work assignments; strives to continuously improve project processes; pushes thinking beyond the obvious; acts as a role model for Analysts on the team providing clear guidelines when delegating;
Time Management & Organization
Builds & owns work plans for a project component and understands dependencies with other project components; manages team activities to the project work plan; identifies conflicts in project schedules and works to resolve discrepancies while managing client expectations;
Actively manages development needs of Analysts; provides timely, direct and constructive feedback based on due diligence research; supports feedback using concrete examples; utilizes empathetic listening skills.


At least 5 Years’ experience in Investment Banking or Strategy Consulting firm preferably with European or US IB background ◼ Excellent academic credentials with a master’s in finance or business degree preferred ◼ Strong analytical skills ◼ Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Languages: Fluent in English and Arabic

Nationality: Saudi or GCC National

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