Senior Transactor at Rand Merchant Bank – Acken Jobs


Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Senior Transactor

Reference: RMBN / CS / 04 / 21
Location: Lagos
Department: Investment Banking Division

About The Role

  • RMB is a market leader in Investment Banking and our biggest asset is our people.
  • We believe there is no end to what we can achieve for our clients, our shareholders and ourselves if we have the right people.
  • We seek the best – smart, hardworking, self-motivated committed people with positive attitudes and passion for their work and the success of RMB.
  • This position presents the opportunity to gain a holistic view of the Corporate Finance Department within the Investment Banking Division (“IBD”) with a geographic focus on West Africa.
  • This role will provide an opportunity to work across a range of product areas including general corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions (“M&A”) and equity capital markets (“ECM”).
  • Our people come from many different backgrounds which add richness to our talent pool. We offer an entrepreneurial environment where our people think and act like owners. We empower people, hold them accountable and reward exceptional performance.

The successful candidate will fulfill the role of a Senior level transactor in the Corporate Finance Department, which includes:

  • Work with the Head of Corporate Finance and broader team in setting the strategy for the business
  • Leading, managing and providing support in the execution of financial advisory/ corporate finance mandates as well as equity capital markets transactions;
  • Proactively originate CFD ideas by engaging with clients and evolving such ideas to signed and executable mandates;
  • Being able to add value to the implementation of transactions through an understanding of valuation, and relevant regulatory authority rules and regulations;
  • Have a good understanding of the evolving regulatory landscape and how this impact potential transactions in Nigeria; and
  • Being able to add value to transactions for the benefit of RMB and/or the client through knowledge of the Nigerian market subject, innovation and lateral thinking.
  • Manage the client relationship and support the negotiable process during the transaction.
  • Overseeing the implementation of transaction to a successful close;
  • Drive the execution of mandates in line with RMB standards;
  • Coordinate with the SA and other regional teams on an ongoing basis to drive CFD origination and execution;

Qualifications and Experience

  • Suitable business qualification and an MBA from an accredited institution/ CFA would be preferred;
  • Postgraduate Degree with more than 6 years relevant experience in Finance
  • Relevant M&A, advisory and ECM experience in the Nigerian market;
  • Must have an understanding of the theories and practices of company valuations;
  • A strong track record of achievement in previous work experience;
  • Good level of social and inter-personal skills, professional, passionate, ambitious and able to demonstrate a high level of integrity;
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, willing to work hard and able to think and act well under pressure; and
  • Candidate must be willing to learn with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Candidate must demonstrate previous experience in sourcing deals and negotiating their successful conclusion;
  • Ability to think laterally, innovate and add value for RMB and client;
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and spoken;

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the “Job Reference” as the subject of the email

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