Chartered Banker Institute

Investment Banking Associate - Technology Sector - London

William Blair
London, United Kingdom (on-site)
18 days ago


Company Description:

Solutions for Today's Challenges. Vision for Tomorrow's Opportunities. Join the Premier Global Boutique: William Blair.

At William Blair, serving our clients starts with the capabilities and collaboration of our team—making our employees our most important asset. Unlike others, we're an independent partnership that is personally committed to our people and clients. What sets us apart is the way we do it—our culture, our values, and our commitment to local communities.

We strive to attract the most qualified, passionate candidates who specialize in investment banking, investment management, private wealth management, and a variety of other business functions.

Currently, our firm has more than 1,900 employees throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

A top priority of ours is talent development, fostering professional and personal growth of our employees. We take pride in empowering our people to bring their best thinking each day so we can deliver the tailored, thoughtful work and problem-solving abilities that our clients have come to expect.

We work tirelessly to create an inclusive culture. Our employees have unique experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to thoughtfully meet the evolving challenges and opportunities facing our global client base amid dynamic market conditions and varying industries, whether technological, economic or geopolitical.

We are equally proud of our long-term partnerships with the communities in which we live and work, a legacy we inherited from our founder more than 85 years ago.

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Job Summary & Responsibilities:

We are recruiting an Associate for our Technology team to execute 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 modeling, apply valuation methods, and complete due diligence activities. Work closely with client staff to advance projects, gathering necessary information, conveying complex financial modeling outcomes and presenting analysis results. Provide training and mentorship to less experienced staff.

  • 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. Carefully review and provide guidance to Analysts' work
  • Build advanced financial models to value potential and actual clients and/or industries, leveraging broad understanding of valuation and broad finance/accounting topics. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of multiple client sectors. Assimilate information to perform insightful analyses
  • 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 IB product solutions and underlying components. Engage, with analysts, in the development of marketing materials that highlight the competitive advantage of William Blair
  • Actively participate in client meetings and drafting sessions
  • Research and expand expertise of industries and/or sectors. Leverage knowledge to target certain clients or industries. Monitor key industry drivers. Offer insights into business trends in sector to facilitate processes. Evaluate and improve BIC content
  • 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
  • Act as "on the job" trainer for analysts, providing constructive feedback. Focus on improving the quality of analyst and summer intern work product. Ensure senior team knows the valuable contributions of all team members
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Additional responsibilities as requested


  • Vision
  • Agility
  • Firm Stewardship
  • Influence
  • Inspiration
  • Build Talent


  • Business Acumen
  • Business Impact
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Ongoing Development
  • Results Focused


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Prior investment banking experience required; 1 or more years experience as an Investment Banking Associate covering Technology strongly preferred
  • Requirement to successfully complete Level 3 exams with FCA within 90 days of commencing employment (for UK and EU only)


  • 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
  • Effective leadership and coaching skills
  • Strong desire to win
  • Sound judgement
  • Deep, sophisticated understanding of accounting and finance
  • Commitment to satisfying internal and external customers
  • Travel typically required approximately 10% to 30%

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65685215
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: William Blair
  • Position Title: Investment Banking Associate - Technology Sector - London
  • Job Function: Other

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