Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London



William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.


Our M&A advisory practice offers comprehensive financial advisory services and expert guidance. We serve buyers and sellers by providing in-depth financial and strategic analysis, identifying transaction partners, developing creative deal structures, and negotiating complex transaction terms.


We are offering talented students and recent graduates an exciting opportunity to work in the demanding field of Investment Banking (Mergers & Acquisitions) throughout the year. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right applicant to become an integral part of our team, gaining a better understanding of what working in an international investment bank entails and getting to know William Blair as a potential future employer. Working alongside William Blair professionals, this role includes:

Identifying potential M&A and financing situations.

Preparing in-depth valuations and other financial analyses.

Preparing client documentation for winning business.

Assisting deal teams in live transactions.

We are looking to hire candidates that are available for a 12 week internship in 2020 - there are 4 intakes throughout the year

We will be launching the first stage of the recruitment process in the Summer 2019


Our people are our most valuable asset and we have high expectations of our applicants. The requirements for this role include:

Exceptional academic credentials, with a degree qualification (completed or on-going) from a top tier institution.

Strong analytical and communication skills.

Ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail.

High level of motivation and ability to work in a team.

Good proficiency with MS-Office, particularly PowerPoint and Excel.

Fluency in English.

Additional European language skills preferable but not a pre-requisite.

Practical experience in Mergers & Acquisitions or related investment banking experience beneficial but not a pre- requisite.

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