Investment Banking Vice President

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Investment Banking


London, England

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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 cities worldwide. For more information, please visit 

About the Team:

William Blair is seeking an experienced Investment Banking Vice President to add to our team in our London office which focuses on middle market sell-side merger & acquisition advisory and financings. 

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

  • Execute and manage actions in Deal Teams representing: Mergers & Acquisitions – Includes: drafting materials, buyer list creation/contacts/management, financial analysis, negotiating and logistics management.
  • Search for and recommend new deal opportunities to be entered into by the Firm through the formulation/issuance of factual financial analyses and the creation of various financing plans. Participate in selling/pitching the Firms services/products to new clients.
  • Participate in other projects as requested by management. 


  • MBA from top-tiered business school preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required.
  • Minimum three years of middle market investment banking experience, since graduation from an MBA program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Series 79 and 63 licenses required within 90 days of hire.
  • Results oriented, and focused on producing a high quality product.
  • Commits to satisfying internal and external customers.
  • Strong accounting and financial statement analysis skills with attention to detail
  • Delivers clear, effective oral and written communication and takes responsibility for understanding others.   
  • Objective and a constructive problem solver.
  • Able to provide direction and leadership in order to build a strong team environment.
  • Positive and takes initiative.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

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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