Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Standard Chartered
Lagos, Nigeria, Middle East
1d ago

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.

This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities


  • Support the overall CF strategy
  • Business

  • Analysing opportunities, structuring transactions and preparation of pitch books
  • Manage and review the work of third-party due diligence providers (e.g. financial and legal)
  • Idea generation (intra-regionally and cross-border in conjunction with other M&A offices)
  • Build detailed financial models to value debt and equity for mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising transactions
  • Perform financial as well as valuation analysis based on various valuation methodologies including comparable companies’ analysis, precedent transaction analysis, and DCF
  • Assist in developing recommendations for private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and valuations
  • Assist in the preparation, review and presentation of materials used in providing advisory services to clients, including teasers, information memoranda, management presentations
  • Participate in all stages of transaction execution from pitch phase through to closing
  • Perform research, analysis, and documentation of live transactions
  • Prepare presentation materials for use in client meetings, covering topics such as strategic alternatives, capital markets activity and general corporate finance
  • Involved in day to day project management and execution
  • Affinity for current events, critical issues, and relevant news
  • Processes

  • Responsibility is the first line of defence
  • Understanding of and adherence to the standard procedures and policies related the execution of M&A transactions
  • People and Talent

  • Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values.
  • Risk Management

  • Ensure compliance with country-level Portfolio Standards, Underwriting Standards, PPGs
  • Identify any key risks and escalate to line manager or to other stakeholders, where appropriate
  • Governance

  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role
  • Take individual responsibility to ensure risk-taking is disciplined and focused
  • Regulatory & Business conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank.
  • This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Key Relationships - Internal

  • Client Coverage teams
  • Senior transactors in Corporate Finance
  • Regional Head LSS / PEF / M&A
  • Global Head LSS / PEF / M&A & Regional Head Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Credit
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Key Relationships - External

  • Target clients
  • Lawyers, accountants and other professional advisors providing due diligence services
  • Stock exchanges, securities commissions and other relevant regulatory agencies
  • Private equity firms, brokers, investment banks, professional advisors and other external sources of deal referrals
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • or degree plus training and work-related experience
  • ACCA or CFA qualification would be an advantage for none MBA holders
  • Two or more years of experience (Associate position) in a finance or business background, particularly on the quantitative side
  • Knowledge of general accounting and finance principles
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of deal structuring and closing principles
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Impeccable research, quantitative, analytical and creative problem-solving skills, especially in explaining market events
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft and Power Point
  • Ability to organize and track overlapping tasks and assignments, with frequent priority changes
  • Strong and demonstrable skills
  • Strong work ethics, detail orientation and a passion for excellence
  • A commitment to integrity, professionalism and teamwork.
  • Leadership potential is highly valued, as is the ability to work on small team projects
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