M&A Associate Power, Utilities & Infrastructure– French Speaking

 London - Great Britain       Permanent contract        Corporate and Investment Banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

CORI, the Coverage and Investment Banking division of SG CIB, offers a global advisory approach focused on strategic dialogue with clients. Building on long-term relationships based on trust, CORI offers clients the whole range of services offered by SG CIB and the Société Générale Group, with a particular focus on investment banking and commercial banking activities.

CORI's client reach is worldwide with solid local expertise thanks to our platforms in Europe (France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Iberia and the CEEMEA region), the Americas and Asia.

Corporate Finance (CORI/COR) has an integrated worldwide set-up offering a comprehensive range of advisory and capital raising services to accompany its clients thanks to strong sector and product knowledge, and proven capabilities in both local and cross-border executions. The corporate finance activity is about accompanying clients on all of their investment banking needs from strategic advisory, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and structured equity transactions.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • The position is based in London within the Power, Utilities & Infrastructure (PU&I) Corporate Finance team.

  • You are focused on multi subsectors and geographies

  • You are involved in M&A and ECM execution as well as origination of new deals across the sector.

  • You are also responsible for working across other teams in the bank as well as training and mentoring more junior team members

Summary of responsibilities 

•           Assisting in origination of Corporate Finance transactions across the PU&I sector

•           Assisting in execution of Corporate Finance transactions across the PU&I sector

•           Involved in the preparation and pitching of presentations for clients, investors and the broader investment community

•           Financial statement analysis and financial modelling

•           Company and industry research in the context of the origination and execution of transactions

•           Company valuations mainly using market multiples, M&A multiples and the DCF method

•           Help develop transaction structures / structured solutions

•           Keep up to date about M&A, equity and debt related issues

•           Working with other sector, country and products teams as required

•           Efficiently supervises interns and owns responsibility of their work

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

Profile Required


Technical/Industry/Origination skills

  • Has basic to solid knowledge of Corporate Finance concepts and products (given seniority in the position)

  • Has the necessary solid accounting knowledge

  • Has nascent industry/sector knowledge; Understands key industry trends, valuation metrics in selected subsectors       

  • Is developing standard to solid modeling skills (ex: 3 financial statements mechanism, basic bridge items, convertible Bond EPS Dilution / Right Issues modeling, …)

  • Is developing standard to solid complex modeling skills (merger model, DDM, technical bridges items)

  • Is developing standard to solid valuation knowledge - is able to contribute actively to a valuation report

  • Is developing standard to solid market intelligence, is able to structure market updates.

  • Has an excellent command of Office tools and relevant databases          

  • Has a good command of English          

Ethics and regulatory requirements

  • Is pro-active in respect of conduct and behaviour, demonstrates a positive culture of compliance and  more generally ‘doing the right thing’, with internal SG stakeholders, as well as to clients and markets with which he/she is engaged, to lead to the right outcomes in all material respects

  • Respects rules to protect firm’s interests

  • Pays attention to risk of breach of professional or business ethics

  • Acts to protect the firm’s and clients’ reputations

  • Is knowledgeable about the Risk & Compliance rules of his/her activity

  • Awareness and compliant with firm’s regulatory policies including, inter alia, Insider information management, Chinese wall, Clear desk policies, personal investment policy, email classification, contact with investment research; Gift and entertainment policy, use of disclaimers in pitches or documents.

Risk culture

  • Develops good knowledge on major risks related topics: credit, operational, reputational, compliance.

  • Strictly respects internal procedures (MIFID, KYC, Opsco, Cocos, Valuation committees,…etc)

Results orientation – Supporting the business

  • Is able to deliver on due time: respect deadlines and efficiently communicate with team on his/her progress.

  • Is delivering a reliable and accurate work: ensures production of high quality documents

  • Is able to multi-task

  • Is efficient and resourceful on data mining and information research

  • Shows autonomy on defined tasks

  • Shows progress in skill set throughout the year: demonstrates progression in skills, speed of learning

  • Demonstrates ability to support execution effort in various transaction processes (buy-side, sell-side, IPO, etc.)

  • Knows how and when to delegate and to remain responsible for what is delegated

Client orientation / Presentation skills

  • Is able to interact with clients or business line colleagues on specific workshops as required

  • Demonstrates good written and oral communication skills

Risk and Compliance management

  • Is knowledgeable of the Risk & Compliance rules of his/her activity, Attends and successful completes required and mandatory regulatory and compliance trainings and timely signs the Handbook

  • Operates at all times with the highest standard of care (and in compliance with all SGCIB policies and procedures) to ensure protection of the SG franchise from the risks of doing client business, including, but not limited to :

    • possible commercial disputes with our clients or other parties (complaints about our advice),

    • regulatory risk (market reporting failures, conflicts of interest issues),

    • fraud (and other criminal activity including money laundering, corruption and bribery),

    • credit risk (especially as regards ECM underwriting)

    • and execution errors on transactions.

  • Always ensures where he/she has a concern around any topic that this is escalated immediately to the relevant party (whether this be to COO, Legal, Compliance, CORI-COR, CORI or SGCIB Management)

SG Community Service

  • Is participating actively to transversal topics in the interest of the Group/team; Shares best practices.

Results orientation – Supporting the business

  • Shows strong commitment to the job, hardworking, is able to deliver under demanding conditions

  • Listens to guidance and thoroughly execute

  • Proactively requests proper guidance when needed

  • Always acts professionally with clients and colleagues

  • Strictly respects management guidelines and internal procedures, including firm's regulatory policies

  • Shows initiative and curiosity, is proactive in all tasks

  • Promotes simplicity over complexity and favours simple solutions

  • Adapts to new constraints and actively contributes to change implementation

Working together - Cooperation

  • Efficiently supervises interns and owns responsibility of their work

  • Coordinates with analysts of other BLs (SAF, LNI,…) whenever needed

  • Shows team spirit / partnership 

Why Join Us

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment

Business Insight

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Job code: 19000KUZ
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 06/09/2019
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M&A Associate Power, Utilities & Infrastructure– French Speaking

Permanent contract   |   London - Great Britain   |   Corporate and Investment Banking