CIB - Investment Banking - Mergers & Acquisitions - Associate

JP Morgan Chase - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.9

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $24 trillion of assets under custody and over $420 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

Mergers & Acquisitions Group

J.P. Morgan advises clients globally on a wide range of strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, asset purchases and dispositions, joint ventures, corporate defense assignments, restructurings and reorganizations. The M&A business is a critical component of the firm's globally integrated investment banking model.

The Role

The successful candidate will play a central role in all aspects of executing live M&A transactions across all industry sectors and developing strategic dialog with clients. The Associate's responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

Create, maintain and review complex financial models and valuation analyses, including DCF, trading comparables, precedent transactions, LBO analyses, merger models and transaction impact analyses

Manage day-to-day deal execution, interacting with senior deal team members, client management teams, transaction counterparties and other advisors

Assist clients in due diligence by coordinating the information flow, supervising calls and meetings between the parties, as well as reviewing and analyzing company information

Work independently, producing high quality deliverables such as Descriptive Memorandums, management presentations, Board materials and other presentation materials for use in M&A transactions or strategic client dialog

Design and analyze M&A transaction structures

Leverage and coordinate the bank's resources on behalf of the client, including industry knowledge from partners in industry coverage groups and expertise from product partners in debt and equity capital markets and corporate finance advisory

Provide leadership, mentorship and supervision to Analysts


Bachelors' degree from a leading university; MBA is required for candidates that were not directly promoted from Analyst to Associate within a leading Investment Bank

At least 2 full years of experience in Capital Markets, Investment Banking or a Corporate Finance related role, , investment banking or a corporate finance related role (i.e. pre-MBA, or equivalent level for direct Analyst promotes). Experience in M&A is highly preferred, but will consider banking experience in an industry coverage group, private equity or similar field

Very strong financial modeling/valuation and analytical skills, including DCF, LBO, trading comps, precedent transactions, accretion/dilution, value creation analysis, three-statement models and combined pro forma models

Thorough knowledge of corporate finance and accounting, as well as understanding of legal and tax aspects related to M&A transactions

Experience managing the day-to-day execution of different types of M&A processes (sell-side, buy-side, structured transactions, fairness opinions)

Ability to comfortably interact with clients in a professional and mature manner

Outstanding ethics, integrity and judgment

Intellectual curiosity, strong work ethics and desire to learn

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects with different deal teams

Highly organized, detail oriented and proactive

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with specific ability to communicate concepts and ideas concisely and defend their validity

Excellent technology skills with superior Excel and PowerPoint skills and ability to quickly learn new software applications