Vice President - Debt Advisory

Metis Search
London, United Kingdom
06 May 2022
05 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
You will be joining an elite team that advises sponsors and leveraged corporates on primary debt financings, refinancings, restructurings and strategic financial reviews. You will get exposure to a wide range of debt products including bank loans, unitranche, bonds, subordinated instruments, IPO-financings, asset financings and venture debt.

Role & Responsibilities:

The role provides the opportunity to be involved in every stage of the mandate from origination to execution and the successful candidate will benefit from one of the strongest deal flows of any debt advisory team in Europe, high client exposure from day one, and close support and development from the experienced team.

As a VP, you will:
  • Build a network across the various parties that are involved in transactions (e.g. PE houses, banks, private credit funds, lawyers, advisors and other service lines)
  • Originate and execute debt advisory transactions through own Industry/Company/Transaction research as well as leveraging existing (client) relationships.
  • Lead and assist with day-to-day management of transaction processes, including the preparation of information packs, management presentations, financial analysis and client communications.
  • Build financial models, including analysing business forecasts, evaluate scenario analysis and covenant calculations to see the viability of transaction structures and determine appropriate debt levels.
  • Prepare transaction related documents, including teasers, management presentations and overviews of financing options.
  • Conduct credit analysis including review of due diligence.
  • Have the responsibility for junior team members whom you will steer and coach during transactions.
  • Negotiate commercial terms related to debt structuring within a term sheet
  • Undertake market and comparable transactions research.
  • Contribute to marketing and business development activities.

  • Relevant Bachelor and/or Master certificate.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years post-accountancy qualification experience in debt advisory, leveraged finance, financial advisory or restructuring OR 6 years within the banking or investment industry with exposure to leveraged finance, debt capital markets or restructuring - experience at a big four or consultancy firm is advantageous.
  • You must have a sound commercial acumen and understanding of international financial markets and debt-related products.
  • You must have strong analytical & technical skills, are result-oriented, with attention to detail and quality when delivering results under time pressure.
  • You must be eager to continue learning the ins and outs of debt finance transactions and have a flexible mindset to take on complicated and new challenges.
  • You must have proven project management and organizational skills.
  • Participation in the Chartered Financial Analysts® (CFA) program is a plus.

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