Associate, Aerospace and Defence Focused PE Backed Corporate, London, UK

Recruiter
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 May 2022
Closes
24 Jun 2022
Ref
14646196
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Reference11219

About our client
Our client is an established international Aerospace and Defence company, wholly owned by a large US-based PE fund. The firm is constantly expanding into new markets and looking for opportunities to consolidate in fast-growing areas of their business. As such they have a highly active corporate development team and are looking to hire an Associate to join them.

What the job involves
  • Analyse and evaluate potential investment opportunities, including business models, key-value drivers and investment risks
  • Create and analyse sophisticated financial models to assist in investment evaluation
  • Preparation of investment memoranda for Board approval
  • Assist with evaluation and implementation of transaction structuring alternatives
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders (including subject matter experts and C-suite executives) to support the due diligence and execution process
  • Monitor ongoing financial, operational performance and risk exposure of portfolio companies
  • Prepare detailed investment analyses for organic growth opportunities in existing Meta businesses
  • Work entrepreneurially in the team, incorporating Strategy Execution, Research, and Solution Evaluation, to gain a more holistic understanding of investment, as well as the wider Aerospace and Defence landscape

Who we are looking for
  • Highly motivated, numerate, with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • A minimum of two years' transaction experience in top-tier Investment Banking
  • Outstanding academics from a top-tier university
  • Enjoys entrepreneurial environment and is a self-starter
  • Excellent financial modelling, analytical, and research abilities
  • Organised and systematic approach; able to prioritise competing deadlines effectively
  • Excellent writing & communication skills
  • Experience in Aerospace & Defence M&A advantageous but not required

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