Associate, Investment Banking - Automotive Aftermarket

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Jefferies
  • 23 May 19

Associate, Investment Banking - Automotive Aftermarket

GROUP DESCRIPTION: Jefferies' Automotive Aftermarket group is comprised of approximately 12 professionals who cover more than 300 companies in the automotive aftermarket globally. Jefferies offers its clients a full range of equity, debt, and M&A advisory services. The automotive aftermarket is comprised of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of services and products for vehicles currently in operation. Our coverage of the aftermarket includes the light- and heavy-duty aftermarket, as well as the performance ("SEMA") and powersports aftermarket. Jefferies has completed 40+ Automotive Aftermarket transactions since 2015. Recent transactions include serving as the sole advisor in the €395 million carveout of FTZ and Inter-Team from Hella GmbH (ETR: HLE) and sale to Mekonomen (OM:MEKO) a leading spare parts distributor and service provider in Europe, the sole advisor of Mavis Discount Tire on its Merger with Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers creating one of the largest automotive service providers in the US and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, and the left lead arranger in the $1.9 billion financing of Mavis Discount Tire and Express Oil Change merger.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparing and delivering client presentations including pitch books and live deal materials, such as offering memorandums and prospectuses

  • Coordinating, developing, and maintaining forecast models and financial valuations (leveraged buyout, discounted cash flow, and multiples-based analyses)
  • Collecting and analyzing detailed corporate, financial, and operating information and data to perform company, industry, market, and competitor research and due diligence
  • Conducting industry and product research, including the monitoring of market trends and following industry developments impacting the automotive aftermarket sector
  • Conducting direct and active interaction with clients (CEOs, CFOs, etc.) - Associates are expected to attend and participate in client meetings and contribute to building and maintaining client relationships
  • Participating in the execution of financings, M&A, and public equity transactions
  • You will work on several projects simultaneously with teams of professionals, both within the group and across the firm, including Managing Directors, Vice Presidents and Analysts, collaborating to develop and execute solutions to meet client needs.


Qualifications
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & BACKGROUND:
  • We look for candidates who are eager to make an impact by doing real, hands-on work and participate on active deal teams. Successful Jefferies' Associates will be able to multitask and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.

  • Candidates must demonstrate professionalism and client management skills together with strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • The work is fast paced, intense and intellectually stimulating.
  • The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, be adaptable and work both independently and as part of a team are essential traits of a successful candidate.
  • You should have experience as an investment banking associate or senior analyst, or 3+ years of consulting, accounting or relevant technology industry experience (although a background in accounting or finance is helpful, we hire Associates who have studied a variety of disciplines).
  • Live in or willing to relocate to Boston


DESIRED EXPERIENCE SKILLS:
  • Outstanding analytical / financial skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication abilities

  • Ability to manage a variety of transactions and projects simultaneously
  • Resourceful self-starter, able to work autonomously and as team player
  • Highly-capable in excel and powerpoint with very strong data management and presentation skills