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(Associate) Director Leveraged Finance (f/m/d)

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

(Associate) Director Leveraged Finance (f/m/d)

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Expected start date


Management position


Job summary

For our growing German Corporate and Leveraged Finance Team (CLF) we are looking for an


(Associate) Director Leveraged Finance (f/m/d)


Your mission


Origination and execution of new Leveraged Buy Out deals for top tier international Private Equity clients as well as financings for corporate clients within the German CLF team.


Key responsibilities


  • You are closely involved in and responsible for building new business relationships with private equity funds and the overall growth of the franchise
  • You will execute all types of transactions being involved during all transaction steps with significant level of responsibility for various work streams, including primary risk assessment, analysis of transactions (via Information Memoranda, due diligence reports, participation in management presentations, etc.), financial structuring, review and negotiation of loan documentation and preparation of credit applications and their presentation in the respective credit committees
  • You will be responsible for and supervise the preparation and presentation of marketing materials, including production of pitch books in liaison with other business lines (e.g. DCM, ECM, M&A and debt syndication teams)
  • You identify commercial needs of key clients and secure cross-selling opportunities
  • You will develop and maintain close relationships with other market practitioners, including financing parties, lawyers and professional advisors
  • You are responsible for the credit management of designated portfolio files
  • You will train and develop junior team members


You will be fully integrated in the team (8 male / 1 female) with our common goal to improve your technical and soft skills and gain in autonomy.


What we offer


In addition to working with a successful and dynamic team with the opportunity to continuously increase responsibilities on highly visible transactions and room for initiative and growth, we offer international career perspectives of a leading global financial institution as well as a comprehensive set of social and economic benefits on top of an attractive salary package.


Are you interested?


Please register via our Crédit Agricole CIB job portal and send your application (motivational statement, your CV, copies of certificates as well as your possible starting date) quoting the reference number 2022-70773.



Position location

Geographical area

Europe, Germany



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Excellent graduate degree in business administration, economics, finance, accounting or related field

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years


  • Profound knowledge of the financial sector, with at least 6-8 years of experience working in a Leveraged, Structured or Corporate Financing department of a bank or relevant advisory firm


    Significant experience in evaluation of credit risks, preparation and presentation of credit files, programming and interpretation of cash flow models, managing internal credit processes and structuring, negotiating and documenting LBO financings

Required skills

  • You are strong in verbal and written communication and will be able to work at all levels in an international organization

  • You will be able to work under time pressure with different priorities and tight project deadlines

  • You are a team player with high level of self-motivation, commitment and integrity


Excellent language skills in German and English; further languages would be a plus