Strategic and Commercial Advisory Intern

SOCIETE GENERALE Corporate & Investment Banking
London, United Kingdom
Mar 24, 2019
Mar 24, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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 Société Générale, 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.

Description of the Business Line or Department
The GLFI/NAT mission statement is to develop a worldwide business franchise in the Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure sectors by providing clients with financing solutions as well as providing advisory services.
The Natural Resources & Infrastructure Financing Group provides a full range of finance and advisory services for producers, traders, processors and end-users of energy, metals and soft commodities as well as public sector through four key platforms: Energy group, Metals & Mining finance group, Traders, Commodity finance & Agribusiness group and Infrastructure finance, as well as MARK/CTY joint venture.
GLFI/NAT/NRG is in charge of financing and advisory services for energy projects worldwide as well as structured financings and reserve-based lending for energy players.
SCA, a newly-formed sub-business line of GLFI/NAT/NRG covers provision of strategic and commercial advisory primarily for Oil and Gas clients, across upstream, midstream and downstream, and over time it will include power (thermal, renewable, nuclear and related infrastructure).
One of the key selling points for SCA is its "ownership" mindset, understanding of requirements of conventional and non-conventional debt and private equity investors and its ability to leverage off industrial and financial skills elsewhere in the NRG team.
SCA is a London-based team which subject to resourcing will have global remit.
Provision of strategic and commercial advisory services is a focus of the team, supported by financing using both the bank's balance sheet, derivatives and capital markets as well as leaning on outside investors, to create value and or liquidity events for clients. It is intended to widen SCA activity to include private equity placement.
Summary of the Key Purposes of the Role
To assist with:
• Execution of commercial and strategic advisory mandates
• Identifying opportunities, desktop research
• Developing an investor base
• Compliance, KYC, credit, legal and other house-keeping activities that go with the job
In each case with the supervision of a permanent member of the team
Summary of Responsibilities
Financial Modelling, Research
• To build financial models and to produce a satisfactory first draft of pitch books
• To produce ad-hoc specific research (industry, valuation metrics, ...)
• To assist with identifying, developing and marketing of new ideas
Drafting and Documentation
• To assist with internal memos, basic marketing material
• To assist with information memorandum, credit applications with supervisory support
• To be able to coordinate with internal support teams, when required (eg legal, tax, middle office etc) to assist with negotiations of NDAs, mandate letter, investment and loan agreements, in all cases with senior support
Client Interaction
• To identify relevant market trends, pick up market intelligence and to assist the team to anticipate and be pro-active
• To assist with drafting and evaluation (qualitatively and quantitatively) of ideas
• Compliance and Regulation
Delegated Responsibilities


Level of Autonomy and Authority
• Satisfactory knowledge of the energy industry and players;
• Basic knowledge on valuation of asset-based investments using comparisons, DCF and other relevant metrics;
• Some knowledge of accounting
• Ability to write clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive term sheets, marketing and decision material in english;
• General understanding of banking products
• Capacity to understand risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) and act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations
• Client orientation - ability to assist the team to build and maintain trusted client relationships
• Client orientation - commercial acumen, proactivity and persistence in addressing clients' needs
• Responsibility - Capable of building trust and taking ownership
• Innovation - out of the box thinking, ability to adapt to evolving market conditions
• Team spirit - pro-actively help colleagues to contribute to the success of the team
• Commitment - ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
• Communication skills -ability to deliver clear and concise messages to clients
Ideally, previous experience in either M&A boutique, consulting firms or investment bank in the energy sector
• Some experience of building financial models and or to value businesses/companies
• Experience of drafting and pitching as part of a deal team
• Understanding of energy sector
Bachelor degree (sciences, engineering or business preferred) from a leading institution with a minimum requirement of 2:1 grade
Masters level qualification in finance or international business, CFA or a Chartered Accountant would be a plus, but not necessary
English (excellent, written and verbal)
French useful; other languages an advantage

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