Investment Analyst / Associate - Aerospace, Defence & Cyber Security

Circle Square Talent
London, United Kingdom
£65k - 80k per year + Bonus
19 Aug 2022
26 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client is a Private Equity owned leading Advisory business focusing in the Aerospace, Defence and Software sectors.
They are now looking to bring on an Investment Analyst / Associate to join their Investments team. This is an opportunity to work for an entrepreneurial and fast-growing business with immediate exposure to C-level executives, working alongside a range of subject matter experts.
The successful candidate will develop a deep understanding of investing fundamentals, risk analysis and M&A, working alongside adjacent business areas such as Strategy Execution, Research, and Solution Evaluation.
Within the Investment team, you will help with identifying, evaluating, and executing a range of acquisitions as well as having close interaction with our portfolio businesses. The team comprises of former investment bankers with a wealth of M&A experience at top-tier firms.
• 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.
• 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.

Candidate Requirements:
• Highly motivated, numerate, with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
• A minimum of two years' M&A transaction experience in top-tier Investment Banking or boutique ideally with some areospace & defence sector expereince (not essential).
• 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
• Fluent in English
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