Associate #VUAMA20

Lazard Freres & Co. LLC   Chicago, IL   Full-time
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Associate, Midwest Advisory Group for Lazard Freres & Co. LLC in Chicago, IL. Lead investment banking analysts in the Midwest Advisory group on the prep of financial analysis & modeling & client discussion materials, checking analyses & outputs & providing feedback, as well as guidance on approach. Managing relationships with internal product specialists (i.e. Corporate Preparedness, Restructuring & Capital Market Advisory teams) to discuss inputs on analysis assumptions as well as deliverables.

Requires Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Economics, & 3 years of experience in financial & strategic advisory. Must include 3 years of experience in each of the following: developing recommendations for clients within 1 or 2 Midwest Advisory sectors (i.e., automotive, building materials, packaging, general industrials & agriculture); analyzing the competitive landscape to predict potential consolidation threats & interloper risk & advising the CEO, CFO & Board of Directors on domestic & cross-border expansion / growth opportunities, incl asset acquisitions & other precautionary measures; analyzing historical & future financial returns of potential strategic projects & presenting quantitative & qualitative factors such as key financial metrics (i.e. revenue & profit growth among others) & competitive advantage to sr mgmt teams &/or clients. Such strategic projects should incl: strategic planning & benchmarking opportunities & assessment of potential targets in terms of strategic fit, size, actionability; creating Excel models to evaluate investment decisions based on various methods include: cost benefit & payback analysis, net present value & IRR, scenario based sensitivity analysis, internal rate of return analysis, cash-on-cash return analysis & pro-forma impact analysis; & conducting due diligence & supervising analysis on corporate transactions.

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Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

Chicago, IL