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Leverage Finance – Associate / Senior Associate

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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 - Others

Job title

Leverage Finance – Associate / Senior Associate

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Key Responsibilities

  • Originate, structure and execute U.S. and cross border financing transactions for Corporate and Sponsor clients within the leveraged (non-investment grade) & acquisition finance space.
  • Identify financing solutions for clients across debt capital markets including bank, institutional Term Loan B and secured and unsecured high yield bond markets.
  • Manage internal and external deal processes with respect to deal documentation, marketing materials, and credit and underwriting approvals.
  • Take ownership of preparation of marketing materials to sponsor and corporate clients and development and expansion of business.
  • Prepare capital structure analysis for new and existing clients and situations which could include analyzing comparable transactions, ratings analysis, and evaluating market data.
  • Liaise with other product areas as necessary including liability management, interest rate derivatives, as well as coverage, credit and legal as necessary on new and existing transactions and client relationship management.
  • Production of financial models, credit requests and financial analysis.
  • Negotiation and execution of term sheets, commitment documents and credit documents in liaison with internal and external legal counsel.
  • Oversee the preparation of pitch books and market updates for clients.
  • Monitor the existing client loan portfolio for credit quality / financial performance and potential new transaction and refinancing opportunities.
  • Client facing role on growing team.

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • BA/BS degree or masters degree
  • Accounting/finance/economics coursework

Level of minimal experience

3-5 years


  • 4+ years of relevant experience in banking preferably including some leverage/sponsor finance
  • Familiarity with banking and capital markets
  • Credit skills, financial modeling and legal documentation

Required skills

  • Good financial & accounting knowledge

  • Financial modelling

  • Good commercial sense

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Team player

  • Ability to react quickly and use own initiative

  • Ability to work with minimum daily supervision when required

  • Strong verbal and analytical skills