Origination Director, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance

  • Job Reference: R-00147421
  • Date Posted: 23 July 2022
  • Employer: NatWest Group
  • Website: https://jobs.natwestgroup.com/
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as an Origination Director, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance

  • This is a fantastic new opportunity for an Origination Director to take on a new career challenge at NatWest Bank Europe GmbH for our European Sponsor Leveraged Finance business 

  • Joining a market-leading Leveraged Finance business, you’ll contribute towards the delivery of our Leveraged & Acquisition franchise for our Sponsor clients in the European market

  • We’ll look to you as a primary driver for building and maintaining the business as a market-leading provider of financing and risk management solutions

  • We're going through an exciting time of development and growth, and we're looking for a talented and motivated individual to join us on this journey and help us shape the future of our business


What you'll do


In this high profile role, you’ll actively contribute to the development and growth of the business and to the development of the broader corporate franchise. You’ll be focused on originating, structuring and executing Leveraged Finance deals in the European market, working on transactions across a broad range of sectors and asset classes. 


You’ll maintain a portfolio of senior client relationships and positioning NatWest Bank Europe GmbH as the first point of call for external clients in relation to Leveraged Finance and Structured Finance capabilities.


You’ll also:

  • Lead the origination and execution of leveraged finance transactions for financial sponsors as well as key aspects of business and financial due diligence

  • Build and maintain relationships with our key Sponsor clients 

  • Provide leadership, support and guidance to other members of the team

  • Establish and maintain a detailed analytical and commercial understanding of client businesses in order to identify opportunities for broader product capabilities

  • Utilise your market knowledge and contacts to cultivate new client relationships in a timely and profitable manner

  • Develop and maintain a strong network of partnerships across the bank


The skills you'll need


You’ll need extensive knowledge of, and credibility with, the Western European Leveraged Finance market, as well as strong experience in external marketing, origination and strategic thinking. You’ll also need a track record of working with others to build business success. 


In addition, you’ll need a track record of originating an executing leveraged finance deals across Europe, and the natural ability and motivation to engage and build strong relationships with others, both internally and externally.


You’ll also need:

  • To speak, write and read fluently in English

  • Experience in credit underwriting, financial modelling and financial statement analysis, with strong accounting skills and knowledge

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • The ability to be detail-oriented with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • A practical understanding and application of risk management disciplines

  • The proven ability to deliver stretching financial targets


What else you need to know


CVs must be submitted in English.