Investment Banking Associate for the Life Sciences Industry

Job Type: permanent
Job Category: Business Development
Area: England
Location: London
Salary: Based on Experience
Posted: 26th May 2021

I am partnered with a global investment, banking boutique. Serving companies in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Biotech space.

Experienced, knowledgeable and well connected in their field, my client is a partner of choice for many companies.

Areas of specialist are focused around M&A, Asset sale, Capital markets & licensing transactions.

I am looking for an Associate to join the team in London.

You will be providing in-depth analyses to support new business development, transaction execution and the delivery of investment banking products and services to clients and prospects. Perform extensive research and financial modelling, apply valuation methods, and complete due diligence activities. Work closely with client staff to advance projects, gathering necessary information, conveying complex financial modelling outcomes and presenting analysis results.

  • Perform extensive financial/valuation analyses to value debt and equity for mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Utilize creative approaches to analyses that illustrate key concepts/messages.
  • Build advanced financial models to value potential and actual clients and/or industries, leveraging broad understanding of valuation and broad finance/accounting topics.
  • Lead due diligence, research, analysis and documentation of potential and live transactions.
  • Anticipate potential deal issues and pass concerns through to team members in real time.
  • Actively participates in presentation development and hypothesis testing to highlight financial analysis and research results.
  • Develop, produce and deliver proposals and presentations to clients and prospects, which exhibit broad knowledge of product solutions and underlying components.
  • Actively participate in client meetings and drafting sessions.
  • Identify improvements to processes and propose solutions to complete tasks more efficiently.
  • Take ownership of client relationships. Foster effective dialogue with finance and accounting staffs to facilitate processes. Anticipate needs and challenges and provide seamless solutions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of macro factors related to client industry, investment banking products and potential implications.
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A strong interest for the Life Sciences related subject / background
  • 1+ years’ experience as an Investment Banking Associate
  • Internship or prior work experience in financial services industry preferred
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent mathematical, writing, verbal and computer skills
  • Ability to adapt to new tasks with little notice
  • Ability to manage expectations of senior bankers while working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Deep, sophisticated understanding of accounting and finance

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