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Associate Director Corporate Finance (F/M)

At a glance

Are you the experienced finance professional with a strong drive to advise clients on key strategic events? Do you consider to work for a leading Corporate Finance team which is consistently at the top of the league tables? Then you may want to join the ABN AMRO Corporate Finance team.

Are you ready to join a dynamic, high-performance team which advises leading International and Dutch companies active in the Food & Retail and Agri commodities Sectors? Do you want to contribute to strategic dialogue with CEOs, CFOs and Heads of Business Development on their business strategy, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, IPOs and other strategic transformations? Do you have an eager mind with interest in Investment Banking, keen on networking outside and inside ABN AMRO. Become our Corporate Finance Associate Director, be part of the further development of the Corporate Finance franchise and fuel your personal development in an inspiring environment.

Your job

Within the Corporate Finance department, you are, together with the rest of the team members, responsible for both the origination and execution of M&A transactions and other strategic advisory assignments focusing on a broad range of client sectors with the Consumer and Retail industry.

You monitor and analyse general market and sector trends, the performance of companies within the sector and help identify advisory opportunities such as mergers, acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, and event-related capital raisings. As an Associate Director, you form an integral part of transaction teams and participate in the full execution process of complex mergers, acquisitions or disposals, including valuation analysis, co-ordination of due diligence, and deal negotiations, with your own responsibilities within the Deal Teams, and responsibility for junior team members. Within the integrated deal and origination teams, you identify transaction opportunities, prepare and present client proposals, pitch books and industry updates as well as advice to the client in respect to M&A and capital market related events.

Apart from our Corporate Finance team, we work closely together with Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Coverage bankers within the firm in order to fully optimize the cross-selling potential. You are in daily contact with the different parties involved in the process such as buyers/sellers, shareholders, management teams, supervisory boards, other financial advisory firms (e.g. accountants, consultancy firms) and lawyers. Furthermore, you are responsible to ensure a smooth process, taking ownership of o.a. the preparation of marketing materials, management presentations, due diligence coordination and data room management.

You are an essential member of the Consumer & Retail team within Corporate Finance. Working alongside senior team members,  you help build strong advisory relationships with leading companies by combing sector and financial knowledge with your interpersonal skills. The  materials you develop will often be used in dialogue with CEOs, CFOs and Heads of Business Development. As a key team member, you also contribute to the team’s business development activities including sector deep-dives, developing product knowledge and best practices.

Working environment

The ABN AMRO Corporate Finance team helps corporates, private equity firms, and financial institutions to reach their strategic goals by combining our in-depth sector knowledge with financial expertise. Our clients range from larger (stock-listed) companies with a global footprint to SMEs that operate more locally. We advise in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), public offers, fairness opinions, valuations, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), share issuances and capital structuring and financing solutions. We are a market leader in the Benelux, and are present and growing in the main financial hubs in Northwest Europe.

The Corporate Finance department of C&IB consists of more than 60 professionals divided over six sector teams and a Capital Structuring and Advisory (CSA) team, based at the HQ of ABN AMRO in Amsterdam. Internationally, you co-operate with the Bank’s local Corporate Finance partners in Germany and France. You will become a member of the Consumer & Retail team, covering clients within Food, Retail, Consumer and Agri Commodities sectors. 

Alongside high performance in a stimulating work setting, we value continuous learning, personal development, collaboration and a positive working environment.

Your profile

You have a keen interest in and preferably experience in Corporate Finance and the Consumer & Retail sectors.  Yoy are a passionate, hard-working professional with an eye for our clients' needs. You have integrity, a quantitative mind and strong analytical skills, preferably within the field of corporate finance.

You have strong analytical skills, including financial analysis and modelling, combined with process management skills.  You're are able to execute assignments independently as well as interact directly with clients when it comes to day-to-day matters. You are proficient in preparing advisory presentation materials for senior management and are capable to lead project teams on a day-to-day basis and coach junior deal team members.

You combine your commercial drive with a carefully balanced appetite for risk, contributing to the team's growth in a responsible and sustainable manner. You're a team player with a broad perspective. You are highly productive and always deliver quality. Working well under pressure, you have the ability to multi-task and excel in an environment with short and constantly changing deadlines.

Do you think you are a fit? Check your profile:

  • 5+ years of experience within banking (preferably in Investment Banking or related fields), professional services and/or strategy consulting
  • Strong capabilities in financial modelling and valuation
  • Excellent communication, presentation and marketing skills
  • Interest in operating in an international environment
  • Relationship driven with affinity for client-facing roles and the ability to leverage relationships with targets, clients, bankers, financial sponsors etc.
  • Entrepreneurial and with a self-starting approach
  • Accurate and precise in preparing analysis and presentations, taking ownership
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Team player and effective stakeholder manager
  • Keen interest in and preferably experience in the Food & Retail, Consumer and Agri Commodities sectors.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

We are offering

An entrepreneurial and inspiring business environment. You are directly responsible for working with clients, both whilst pitching ideas and executing mandates.

The success of our organization depends on the quality of our people and the ideas they have. We believe that teams composed of a combination of cultures, gender, knowledge and experience will generate insights, perspectives and innovative solutions for our customers. Therefore diversity is of vital importance to our organization. To ensure that everyone within ABN AMRO can develop his or her qualities, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel involved and appreciated, where you have the opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally.

We provide ample room for you to fulfil your ambitions and every opportunity to work on personal development and furthering your career. Naturally, this comes with good terms of employment.

Interested?

Are you interested? Please apply. For more information you can contact Eric Altmann, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance Food & Retail, email: eric.e.altmann@nl.abnamro.com; phone: +31612344358. We look forward getting to know you. 

Equal opportunities for all
The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.
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Location: 

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL

Job Posting Date:  21-Oct-2021
Requisition ID:  54805

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