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Investment Banker, Media/Sport/Entertainment, Senior associate / Junior VP



12d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You must have 5+ years in Corporate Finance, specializing in Media/Sport/Entertainment banking. Strong financial modeling, M&A experience, team management skills, and fluency in a European language are preferred. Excellent communication, analytical, and project management abilities are essential.
  • You will lead execution of media/sport/entertainment deals, oversee financial analysis, liaise with client teams, generate transaction ideas, and collaborate with various teams for diverse transaction types.


  • Essential:
  • A proven background and a minimum of 5 years of successful expereince in Corporate Finance from either a bank/ boutique advisory firm or the Corporate Finance, Modelling and Valuation, Transaction Services groups of a large accounting firm
  • Previous experience and focus in Media / Digital Media, Consumer Internet, Sport & Entertainment banking group
  • Excellent financial modelling experience (e.g. operating models, merger models, LBO)
  • Experience in buy-side and sell-side M&A
  • Project management: ability to manage teams to deliver to client needs
  • Strong communications skills: ability to interact confidently with banking professionals and clients
  • Outstanding analytical skills, including ability to perform data analysis
  • Team work: experience of working in a project based environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong academic record
  • Desirable:
  • Fluency in a European language
  • Nomura competencies
  • Culture & Conduct:
  • Contributes to desired culture
  • Aware of different values / styles
  • Maintains own and holds others to high standards of behavior
  • Seeks to develop
  • Aware of impact of own strengths / weaknesses
  • Learns from experience
  • Client-Centricity & Business Acumen:
  • Demonstrates understanding of current market
  • Anticipates client needs
  • Pays attention to detail, synthesizes accurately
  • Sees problems, recommends solutions
  • Strategy & Innovation:
  • Articulates own contributions to divisional and firm-wide strategy
  • Embraces and balances new / differing ways of thinking / working
  • Makes decisions appropriate to their role, knows when and how to escalate
  • Knows when / how to compromise
  • Responds positively to changing needs and circumstances
  • Is able to change direction quickly
  • Leadership & Collaboration:
  • Proactively participates in own and others' performance year
  • Assists in recruiting and on boarding new team members
  • Gives credit to others for positive contributions
  • Builds collaborative and productive working relationships
  • Provides on-the-job training to colleagues
  • Provides and listens to constructive, timely and specific feedback to resolve conflict
  • Communication & Connectivity:
  • Adjusts communication style to suit topic / audience
  • Balances listening / talking
  • Communicates ideas and issues clearly and with consideration
  • Questions to understand others’ views
  • Is a proven and credible resource
  • Builds internal network
  • Willingly works with others to share information
  • Execution & Delivery:
  • Maintains positive commitment to results
  • Takes on challenging assignments
  • Executes priority actions on-time
  • Keeps stakeholders updated, manages expectations
  • Persists when confronted with resistance
  • Seeks, listens to and accepts feedback


  • Typical work includes (i) taking a lead role in execution, including leading and overseeing financial analysis, modelling and valuation, financial due diligence, process management and client deal team interaction as well as (ii) client and sector coverage, including generating transaction ideas and providing deep sector insight both internally and externally
  • Required to co-ordinate and work with all other product, geography and industry teams, including: M&A, Leverage Finance, Debt Capital Markets and Equity Advisory
  • Opportunity to work on a range of transaction types, including sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, leveraged buyouts, equity advisory mandates, for a broad range of public, private or governmental clients
  • Broad engagement across teams / groups, for example: M&A, Leverage Financed, Financial Sponsors, DCM, Equity Advisory, Structured and Risk solutions (e.g. IR, FX swaps)


What kind of experience is required for the Investment Banker, Media/Sport/Entertainment, Senior associate / Junior VP role?

A minimum of 5 years of successful experience in Corporate Finance from either a bank/boutique advisory firm or the Corporate Finance, Modelling and Valuation, Transaction Services groups of a large accounting firm is required for this role.

What skills are essential for this role?

Essential skills include excellent financial modeling experience, experience in buy-side and sell-side M&A, project management abilities, strong communication skills, outstanding analytical skills, and a strong academic record.

What sectors does this role focus on?

This role focuses on sectors such as Media/Digital Media, Consumer Internet, Sport & Entertainment within the banking group.

What competencies are valued by Nomura for this role?

Nomura values competencies in Culture & Conduct, Client-Centricity & Business Acumen, Strategy & Innovation, Leadership & Collaboration, Communication & Connectivity, and Execution & Delivery for this role.

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Mission & Purpose

Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.