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Investment Banking Vice President - Technology Sector - London

William Blair
London, United Kingdom
22 days ago


Company Description:

William Blair is the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.
Job Summary & Responsibilities:

We are recruiting a Vice President (1st or 2nd year) for our Technology team to assist in targeting and closing of new deals, participate in selling and pitching, and drive day-to-day activities for presentation development. Execute in-depth analyses for complex and high impact new business development, transaction execution and the delivery of investment banking products and services. Provide direction on financial/valuation analyses to less experienced staff and serve as a sounding board for structuring complex deals. Build relationships with client senior executives. Review the work of associates and analysts. Provide motivation and guidance.

  • Assist in the targeting and closing of new deal opportunities.
  • Participate in selling/pitching William Blair's services/products to clients and prospects, leveraging understanding of macro trends and strategic direction of clients to win business.
  • Drive day to day activities for presentation development. Suggest methods for positioning William Blair's advantages versus competitors.
  • Build and maintain relationships with client senior executives. Consistently exceed client expectations. Assume role of day-to-day client contact for questions, comments, inputs and deal related matters.
  • Provide direction on financial/valuation analyses approach for valuing debt and equity. Serve as a sounding board for unique and creative approaches for analyses. Execute extensive financial/ valuation analyses for complex and high impact deals.
  • Leverage expertise of products, industries, and finance/accounting topics to develop key themes for positioning of research/analytic deliverables.
  • Suggest innovative approaches for due diligence, research and analysis efforts. Anticipate and address needs of senior team members and proactively identify probable deal issues, providing thoughts and perspective on resolution.
  • Review all analyst and associate work for consistency, correctness and formatting, taking responsibility for client materials and reports.
  • Offer creative and insightful resolution to issues or problems arising in execution and origination.
  • Provide thought leadership to streamline processes and improve efficiency and effectiveness. Provide ongoing guidance and spot corrections to improve team efficiency.
  • Act as lead "on the job" trainer for associates and analysts, providing constructive feedback. Articulate the roles and objectives for junior team members. Share relevant deal/client context with the junior team. Provide motivation and guidance for the team.
  • Actively participate in recruiting and training activities.
  • 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; 6+ years experience strongly preferred
  • Requirement to successfully complete Level 3 exams with FCA within 90 days of commencing employment, and SIE Exam, Series 79, within 150 days of commencing employment (for UK and EU only)
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical abilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Adaptable and able to manage expectations of senior bankers while working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective leadership and coaching skills
  • Ability to lead transaction processes and pitch new business with moderate senior banker oversite
  • Strong desire to win
  • Sound judgement
  • Remains calm and focused under pressure
  • Demonstrates respect for individuals
  • Expertise in accounting and finance
  • Exhibits creativity and originality in approach to analysis and work product
  • Commitment to satisfying internal and external customers
  • Some travel may be required

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58533515
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Investment Banking Vice President - Technology Sector - London
  • Company Name: William Blair
  • Job Function: Other

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