Senior Associate - M&A

Job Title: Senior Associate - M&A
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Up to £60000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH26779
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Our client is a leading advisor within M&A transactions in the new energy sector.

They have maintained senior and trusted client relationships across the major energy utilities, new strategic entrants, financial investors and leading entrepreneurs.

- An enviable set of Lead Advisory credentials, particularly focused on M&A and equity.

- A diverse skill set and deep sector expertise, spanning power generation and renewables, retail power and trading, regulated utilities and oil & gas.

Their business is expanding rapidly and is looking for a high quality candidate to support their Energy Lead Advisory business with a particular focus on Power & Utilities, delivering a mix of M&A and financing engagements.


The role offers the opportunity to lead/manage a number of live deal execution situations, including sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, equity raises and financings.

  • Advisory deal execution, spanning M&A, debt and equity raising
  • Advisory deal origination
  • Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge materials to support deal origination and execution;
  • Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness and business development opportunities;
  • Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models;
  • Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements;
  • Maintaining a good understanding of commercial, financial, regulatory and transactional themes in the energy sector;


  • Have sufficient experience in the energy sector, gained through M&A or financing transactions;
  • A strong track record of originating and executing well known transactions in the energy sector as a lead advisor;
  • Through tangible deal execution activities, have a strong set of relationships across the different buyer pools that are investing in assets and companies in the sector
  • Have a good knowledge of financing structures, particularly, structured equity and debt for major power projects, the dynamics of financing in M&A deals, the range of project finance debt structures, and corporate finance structures;
  • Have a good understanding of Power & Utilities assets and revenues, including applicable renewable energy incentives;
  • Have good business case writing, Excel and Powerpoint skills;
  • Be skilled in financial modelling, financial analysis, in addition to having an understanding of financial accounting;
  • Have a strong ability to interpret and present outputs from financial models to support the provision of commercial advice;
  • Be comfortable and/or experienced in presenting to clients;
  • Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions, helping us to remain at the cutting edge of thinking in the sector;
  • Be a highly motivated, ambitious self-starter, willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers;
  • Have experience of working in and managing people in small teams;
  • Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of transactions and origination situations simultaneously to demanding timetables; and
  • Be a proven team player who can demonstrate a clear desire to manage teams, who can gain the trust and support of internal colleagues.
  • A University Degree
  • A relevant Professional Qualification