EMEA Media & Communications - Investment Banking Associate
February 14, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.
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Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Division builds and maintains close relationships with corporations and governments around the world in order to provide both traditional and innovative solutions that meet their individual strategic and financial needs. Associates work on assignments which include various types of different transactions (M&A, capital markets) and business development projects while interacting directly with senior-level financial and strategic decision-makers at some of the world's largest corporations, as well as with smaller, emerging growth clients. An ideal candidate would have prior financial industry or investment banking experience.
EMEA Media & Communications team within Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Division is a leading franchise in the sector, covering a broad array of publicly listed and private companies in the EMEA media and telecommunications sector. The companies in the sector are highly transaction oriented with Morgan Stanley advising them on a wide range of complex transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, shareholder relations, recapitalizations, demergers, leveraged buyouts and defences against unsolicited takeover attempts, strategy advisory assignments and executions of public and private capital markets transactions.
Creating and analysing financial models with a high degree of granularity
Performing financial analysis, strategic business analysis and detailed industry research
Gathering market data to analyse trends and help value companies and transactions
Creating, drafting and taking ownership of presentations and memoranda for a wider audience both internally within the firm as well as externally
Contributing to team discussions and client meetings
Helping to manage and assist in the execution of corporate finance transactions
Top class undergraduate degree or equivalent from leading universities
Relevant Investment Banking (corporate finance/M&A) experience or equivalent required
Familiarity with media and telecommunications sector preferably or technology sector and corporate landscape
Strong analytical and modelling skills
Fluent in English; ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages is helpful
Knowledge of basic accounting and financial concepts; ability to analyse and value businesses
A positive, highly motivated individual who exhibits strong leadership and management qualities
Strong understanding of professional ethics and regulatory environment
Demonstrate best in class professional integrity
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
Strong work ethic and demonstrated commitment to excellence
Committed to delivery of highest quality work product; strong attention to detail
Proactive; self motivated and goal oriented
Strong organizational skills
Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
Strong team player able to work effectively in a team environment
Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.