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VSA Capital Limited
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Nov 21
VSA Capital Limited
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Nov 21

VSA Capital is a full-service investment bank providing corporate finance and corporate broking services internationally.

VSA Capital

VSA is an investment bank employing excellent people who provide a high quality, professional service to diverse range of corporate clients internationally.  We are a small firm, but we punch above our weight. Our maxim is ‘Clever Thinking”. 

Services include advice on fundraisings on the equity capital markets (ECM), corporate broking, private and alternative financing and M&A advisory services.  We act for a diverse range of public and private companies, ensuring that a top-quality advisory and broking service is provided to them on an ongoing basis.  Historically, VSA’s strength has been in the natural resources sector and in recent years we have expanded into other sectors, including emerging technologies, industrials, support services, leisure and consumer and cryptocurrency.

VSA has offices in London and Shanghai, the latter opened in early 2017, with a focus on linking companies and investors in Greater China with acquisition and funding opportunities in the West.  VSA has also entered into a strategic alliance with Moshe Capital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Faida Investment Bank in Nairobi, Kenya in order to leverage our respective capabilities in the African sub-Saharan continent.

VSA is also the founder and major shareholder of the China Mining Club which connects western companies to Chinese funders and strategic partners. 

The right candidate

The Corporate Finance team comprises a great bunch of professionals. We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to join our team in London as an Analyst; someone who can work on transactions, client relationships and interact effectively with colleagues (both junior and senior). 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with origination and execution of corporate finance transactions;
  • Undertaking valuation exercises including trading comps, precedent transactions and discounted cash flow models;
  • Undertaking detailed sector research on an ad-hoc basis;
  • Collating and administering regulatory documents on transactions;
  • Liaising with the Research and Sales teams on ECM roadshows and/or transactions;
  • Attending meetings and calls with mandated and potential clients in support of senior corporate financiers;
  • Liaising with co-advisers on projects, such as lawyers, accountants and financial PR;
  • Providing technical and administrative support to the China Mining Club;
  • Assisting with client take-on procedures; and
  • Assisting with team administration tasks.

The right candidate will benefit from significant interaction with the day-to-day business of Corporate Broking, working with colleagues in Sales and Research, together with Corporate Finance colleagues in Shanghai, Kenya and South Africa.  There will be regular client contact as well as hands on involvement in supporting the developing pipeline of Corporate transactions through preparation of the necessary documentation, and co-ordinating the accounting and legal processes required to support deals.

The Corporate Finance team operates with a relatively flat structure and in small transaction teams, which will provide significant responsibility and exposure on transactions. 


The successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Ambition, enthusiasm and drive;
  • Ability to take on responsibility and act with autonomy;
  • Character and a sense of humour;
  • Very strong attention to detail;
  • Some experience in a comparable role at an investment bank, boutique advisory firm, or professional services firm;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with modelling being an advantage;
  • The ability to work in a team environment, playing a key role;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Practicality, commercial awareness and a lack of pretension; and,
  • A knowledge of emerging markets would be desirable.

There is no requirement for any specific sector expertise

Compensation & Benefits:

In return, the successful candidate will expect to receive:

  • A good feeling as a result of working with a nice and professional bunch of people;
  • Discretionary bonuses based upon both individual performance and VSA’s operating profit;
  • Equity participation through share options; and
  • Comprehensive benefits package including private health care, life insurance, contributory pension, and holiday.

Please submit a CV and covering letter (mentioning salary expectations) CV to the Office Manager at


Andrew Raca

Head of Corporate Finance

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