Strategic Acquisition Finance Analyst

Permanent contract|Madrid|Corporate and Investment Banking

Strategic Acquisition Finance Analyst

Madrid, Spain Permanent contract Corporate and Investment Banking


The Société Générale Group has been in Spain since 1906 offering retail banking products until 1992. Since 1992, the Group changed its focus to Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management and Banking Services. Today, the Group is one of the major actors on the Spanish market.

Societe Generale Madrid is looking for an Analyst to reinforce the local team of Advisory & Financing Group (AFG). This department belongs to the Investment Banking Division (IBD), and is at the heart of the strategic dialogue with our key corporate clients, providing debt & rating advisory as well as delivering complex financing in event-driven situations (M&A, spin-off, IPO, restructuring, …), in close cooperation with other corporate finance teams. We originate and underwrite acquisition and strategic finance deals and execute debt and rating advisory mandates.


  • Trend setter in terms of digital strategy and ESG rating dialogue, AFG is also a driving force in terms of innovation. In Madrid the team is currently composed by 4 people.
  • The candidate will be involved in the origination and execution of acquisition finance and/or rating advisory mandates.
  • This position requires a real appetite for an international career, flexibility and open to pursue a professional development worldwide.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with other departments and under the supervision of senior members of the team, to assist in the pitching of targeted clients in order to originate acquisition finance/rating advisory mandates, and to provide guidance on debt structuring/capital structure/debt raising/rating matters,.
  • To assist in multi-products pitch and execution.
  • To deliver solid modeling/financing material.
  • To contribute to establish close cooperation between AFG and other GBIS B/Ls to provide clients with innovative financing/rating solutions and best execution.
  • To be able to identify some opportunities to cross-sell SG’s full product range.

Origination and execution

  • To produce and/or participate in the production of timely and accurate financial models, marketing material/pitches, credit/rating analyses.
  • To assist in carrying out due diligence when applicable.
  • To participate (when relevant) to the assessment of the feasibility of transactions/mandates, including underwriting and capital commitment, considering available resources and profitability metrics.
  • To get acquainted with mandates, term sheets, legal documentation in conjunction with external/internal counsel (where applicable) produced and reviewed by senior member of the team.
  •  To assist in mandates/deals execution in a timely manner, in full compliance with SG internal procedures (and in close contact with closing/back office managers when applicable).
  • To be aware of and ensure continued usage (under the supervision of a more senior member of the team) of the appropriate presentation, credit, rating, underwriting, legal documentation as per prevailing compliance standards, and to act responsibly within agreed credit risk limits.
  • To contribute to the compliance with all internal and regulatory procedures, including but not limited to compliance with Chinese walls, insider lists, conflict checks, management of confidential/insider information, KYC, MIFID (when relevant) and all related aspects.

Other responsibilities

  • To contribute to develop and promote AFG and the acquisition finance/rating advisory franchise/products with clients and within SG.
  • To be aware of operational risks and respect guidelines defined by the bank in order to prevent them, including meeting all internal compliance rules and compliance with SG code of conduct.

Profile required

Studies & experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a top tier University;
  • Strong credit/rating analysis and origination skills.

Language skills:

  • Fluent in English;
  • French would be a plus.

Technical, operational & Soft skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Financial modeling ;
  • Time and project management ;
  • Teamwork, initiative and proactivity ;
  • Great communication skills ;
  • Negotiation/presentation skills.

Why join us

Société Générale Spain is a multi-category bank offering every employee the possibility to have several careers in a professional career path. Internal mobility and training are two core areas we focus on, in a dynamic, prosperous and evolving context.

Business insight

At Société Générale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.

Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.

If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000IVZ
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/09/01
Publication date: 2021/06/10