Lazard is one of the world's leading financial advisory and asset management firms. Our people make the difference. With just over 3,000 employees, our tight-knit community allows for professionals eager to learn and willing to teach to connect and grow together. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship are not just business imperatives - they are central pillars of our employee experience. Our entrepreneurial culture and flat structure allow creative ideas and original concepts to drive our business forward - and for careers to take flight.
Through our financial advisory business, Lazard advises clients around the world on strategic and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital structure and capital raising. Our client relationships are built on trust and discretion. As the world's largest advisory-focused firm, we have exceptional depth of expertise across industry sectors and geographies. We value the rich diversity that comes from blending local perspective with our global network.
Lazard is seeking an Experienced Associate (1+ year of investment banking experience at the Associate level) to work as a key part of lean deal teams on M&A and other strategic assignments, providing immediate and meaningful exposure to senior bankers and senior client executives. Healthcare Associates in the San Francisco office work on a variety of strategic transactions for leading and emerging pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life science tools & diagnostics companies. The San Francisco-based team is a key part of Lazard's global healthcare practice and leads the coverage and execution of transactions for companies across the U.S. Lazard is differentiated among the leading investment banks in our history of investing in Associates and developing them into successful senior bankers.
We'll trust you to:
Perform financial analyses and create models
Prepare and create client presentations and meeting materials
Interact with client senior executives
Help to manage deal processes
Provide guidance to teammates at the Analyst level
You'll need to have:
At least one year of investment banking experience at the Associate level (strong preference for those with M&A deal experience)
A strong interest in Healthcare, particularly in the Life Sciences (e.g., biopharma, diagnostics & tools, etc.)
Strong financial modeling skills and quantitative background coupled with meticulous attention to detail
Excellent verbal/written communication skills with ability to manage a variety of transactions and projects simultaneously
Demonstrated leadership skills and be a team player with a strong motivation to contribute to a positive team culture
Ability to effectively lead Analysts and provide training and guidance
Top academic performance with comfort operating in a fast-paced environment that values initiative, creativity, maturity, and poise
What we offer:
We strive to enhance the total health and well-being of our employees through comprehensive, competitive benefits. Our goal is to offer a highly individualized employee experience that enables you to balance your commitments to career, family, and community. When you work for Lazard, you are working for an organization that cares about your unique talents and passions, and will continue to invest in the development of your career.
We expect the base salary range for this role to be approximately $185,000 - $250,000 USD. Various factors contribute to determining the actual base compensation offered, including but not limited to the applicant's years of relevant experience, career tenure, qualifications, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and relevant skills for the role. Base salary is one component of Lazard Financial Advisory's compensation package, which also includes comprehensive benefits and may include incentive compensation.
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Diversity and Inclusion at Lazard
Lazard is an intellectual capital business focused on delivering the best advice and solutions to clients. Achieving these objectives requires us to identify, develop and retain the best talent. A workforce comprised of people with varied backgrounds and experiences creates a rich diversity of thought that empowers us to challenge conventional wisdom, as diverse perspectives lead to better decisions.
Our appreciation of diversity's strength is ingrained in our multi-cultural heritage. As a global firm that has grown organically from local roots in different countries, we have a deep tradition of respect for individual differences, which has been core to our success for several decades.
The ongoing cultivation of diversity and an inclusive, equitable culture are essential to our continued growth. We are committed to sustaining an environment in which all employees - regardless of socioeconomic status, race, color, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran or military status - can bring their whole selves to work to maximize their individual potential and our collective success.