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Investment Banking Internship

Areas of Interest:

Investment Banking

Location:

Frankfurt, Germany

Date Posted:

Jul-11-2017

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 10 worldwide. For more information, please visit williamblair.com.

About the Team:

Our M&A advisory practice offers comprehensive financial advisory services and expert guidance. We serve buyers and sellers by providing in-depth financial and strategic analysis, identifying transaction partners, developing creative deal structures, and negotiating complex transaction terms. 

We are looking for an intern to start on January 1st, 2018 in our Frankfurt office.  

Please submit your application, including your cover letter, CV and references. 

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

We  are offering  talented  students and recent graduates  an  exciting  opportunity to work in the demanding  field  of Investment  Banking (Mergers & Acquisitions) throughout the year. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right applicant to become an integral part of our team, gaining a better understanding of what working in an international investment bank entails and getting to know William Blair as a potential future employer. Working alongside William Blair professionals, this role includes:
  • Identifying potential M&A and financing situations.
  • Preparing in-depth valuations and other financial analyses.
  • Preparing client documentation for winning business.
  • Assisting deal teams in live transactions.

Qualifications:

Our people are our most valuable asset and we have high expectations of our applicants. The requirements for this role include:
  • Exceptional academic credentials, with a degree qualification (completed or on-going) from a top tier institution.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail.
  • High level of motivation and ability to work in a team.
  • Good proficiency with MS-Office, particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in German (equivalent to minimum B2 Level) required.
  • Additional European language skills preferable but not a pre-requisite.
  • Practical experience in Mergers & Acquisitions or related investment banking experience beneficial but not a pre- requisite.

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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