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12 Month Internship - M&A London

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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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Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

12 Month Internship - M&A London

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Job summary

Summary of the set-up

·        Based on an agreement between its Global Investment Banking and Structured Finance departments, CA-CIB has established a team dedicated to M&A in the Infrastructure and Power sectors. The team reports to the Deputy Global Head of M&A (GIB) based in Paris with coordination and report locally into the Global Head of Infrastructure (SFI) based in London. This team is called M&A London – Power & Infrastructure
·        The M&A London P&I team is responsible with leading the origination and execution of M&A mandates in the infrastructure and power sectors in EMEA

Principal accountabilities of the Intern
·        Working as part of CA-CIB’s Global Investment Banking division, the intern should contribute to the origination and execution of M&A transactions within the Power & Infrastructure sectors, including
o   assistance in preparation of marketing pitches in full co-ordination with the rest of the P&I team, Sector Coverage, SFI product teams and GIB;
o   assistance in the execution of mandates (buy side or sell side): process organisation, assistance in financial analysis and presentation materials, creation of transaction support documents;
·        Review in-house training materials to get up to speed on valuations and other M&A skills;
·        Seek and receive guidance from other P&I bankers on technical aspects;
·        Attend team meetings and participate in the day-to-day life of the department.

Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

·         Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the London Compliance manual and the Financial Crime Policy. Complete any mandatory training in line with legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements;
·         Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence;
·         Refrain from taking any steps which could lead to the removal of certification of fitness and propriety to perform the role;
·         Comply with all applicable conduct rules as prescribed by the relevant regulator.

Key Internal contacts

Jonathan Saini – Head of London M&A P&I

Key External contacts

Certain process or administrative related interaction with clients or potential clients relating to potential M&A transactions
Certain process or administrative related interaction with other external advisers

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank’s values

     Responsibility and Integrity
     Knowledge and Adherence to the Rules
     Mutual Respect
     Promotion of the Bank’s Reputation
     Cooperation and Team Spirit
     Long-term Commitment to Client Service


·         Pre-existing knowledge of M&A

·         Team player and self-motivated

Strong technical skills (numerical, written English, Powerpoint, Excel)

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

·        Minimum level of education: Bac + 5 / Masters and above

·        Education / Specialization: Tier 1 Business School (HEC, ESSEC, ESCP-EAP, etc.), Engineering School (X, Centrale, etc.) or University with Finance specialization (Dauphine, Sciences Po) Undergraduate degree or higher

Required skills

Essential experience:

·        Basic knowledge of valuation and modelling techniques, as well as financial theory and accounting,

·        Knowledge of the Investment Banking sector and M&A


Desirable experience:

  ·        Prior work experience in an M&A or Corporate Finance team


Essential skills:

·        Good analytical and numerical skills

·        Good writing and communication skills

·        Attention to detail

·        Team spirit and energy

·        Self-starter, able to work autonomously and in a team

·        Strong communication – to always keep team members appraised of activities and to ask questions when unsure or in doubt

·        Quick learner, and willing to invest time to come up learning curve in a new environment


Desirable skills:
·        Understanding of CA-CIB’s broader product offering in the Infrastructure/Power sectors

·        Multi-cultural awareness


Technical skills required

Essential Skills & Knowledge:

·        Understanding of corporate finance and investment banking

·        Strong computer skills (Excel and Powerpoint in particular)


Desirable Skills & Knowledge:

•       Foreign language