Director, M&A

Standard Chartered Bank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Oct 06, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.
Role Responsibilities
  1. M&A Deal Origination
    • Assist with the origination of M&A mandates by leveraging on existing client relationships, contributing to idea generation and producing high quality pitches to the bank's clients
    • Work in close coordination with senior bankers, client coverage and other region M&A teams in the origination of M&A transactions
  2. M&A Transaction Execution
    • Work closely with the deal team leader and manage the day-to-day execution of M&A transactions
    • Lead in the preparation of high quality marketing and other materials such as Information Memorandums, Fairness Opinions and Board Papers
    • Develop and control the overall process and timeline for the transactions in coordination with the clients and other advisers such as legal, accounting, tax, etc. to provide overall project management
    • Advise the Client on valuation, transaction strategy and participate in negotiation of definitive documents, as required
  3. Financial Modeling and Analysis
    • Review public filings, research reports, business plans and other available financial information of companies, to produce operating and financial models
    • Lead the development of sophisticated financial / valuation models to evaluate investments, reorganizations, disposals, acquisitions and other corporate finance transactions
  4. Client and Deal Team Management:
    • Communicate with senior management of the Client and ensure that the services and quality of work meet the highest industry standards
    • Efficiently manage several projects at once and work effectively as an individual and as a leader of a deal team
    • Effectively manage Analysts and Associates, delegating and reviewing their work as well as creating a culture of collaboration in the team
People and Talent
  • Lead by example and build the appropriate culture and values
Risk Management
  • Ensure compliance with SCB internal policies and procedures
  • Identify any key risks and escalate to line manager or to other stakeholders, where appropriate
  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role
  • Take individual responsibility to ensure risk-taking is disciplined and focused
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key Stakeholders
  • Senior transactors in M&A
  • Global & Regional Head of M&A Corporate Finance
  • Industry Coverage teams
  • Client Coverage teams
  • Legal & Compliance

Our Ideal Candidate
  • Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accountancy or equivalent
  • Relevant work experience in M&A, Investment Banking or related business
  • Strong work ethic, high energy level, able to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Good team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with all levels in the organisation
  • Strong technical and quantitative skills; superior understanding of and ability to critique and evaluate financial analysis and modeling
  • Sector expertise and experience in the Middle East are a plus

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