Investment Banker at Meristem Securities Limited

Job Summary

To ensure effective & efficient deal origination, structuring, execution and closure.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Company and Sector Analysis to create deal flows- deal origination.
  • Preparation of proposals to drive deal origination process
  • Business analysis/ financial modelling to develop innovative financing options and effective deal structuring
    • Use financial modelling to predict outcomes
    • Negotiating and structuring financial deals
    • Assess and predict financial risks and returns
  • Effective liaison with the Research Unit for technical analysis and deal recognition.
  • Unsolicited financial advisory: Identify companies and render advisory services to companies based on in-depth knowledge & understanding of industry developments.
  • Distribution network: Maintain an effective network of deal takers- PE firms, development banks, private investors, and institutional investors for effective distribution of mandates-originated and structured deals.
  • Effective and efficient follow up/ follow through on mandates originated to ensure adequate follow through and profitable/effective deal closure.
  • Relationship Management & Customer Service:
    • Client relationship management: maintain an effective flow of communication with existing and new clients
    • Maintain/ manage an adequate flow of information between client companies and potential investors throughout the deal negotiation stage to ensure the effective closure of ongoing transactions.
    • Ensure clients’ records and transactions are handled with utmost confidentiality before, during and after deal execution.
    • Ensure effective record-keeping of all details relating to transactions handled on behalf of clients for the statutory period or as dictated in the unit’s manual of operations whichever is longer.
  • Provide technical support to the business development desk to spot and secure target mandates
    • Contribute to competitive bids, proposals and formal presentations
  • Ensure cost efficiency and timeliness in the execution of mandates handled by the unit and provide summary reports on all mandates executed upon completion for review by the unit.
  • Ability to handle all aspects of transaction execution including transaction packaging, analysis and preparation of offer memorandum, valuation and pricing, project evaluations, liaison with transaction parties and regulators, etc.
  • Networking: Ensure effective networking across the industry value chain to aid effective deal origination, structuring and financing
  • Transaction tracking: Ensure adequate tracking of transactions across the industry for effective participation and traction.
  • Any other responsibility assigned by the Team Lead



  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Relevant Professional Qualifications (such as CFA, ACCS, CIS, AFM, etc.) will be an added advantage


  • 1-2 years experience in a Financial Advisory capacity with hands-on participation/experience in Financial Modelling, Deal packaging, and transaction structuring – (Analyst)
  • At least 2-3 years experience in the financial services sector out of which 1-2 years must have been spent in a Capital Markets Advisory capacity – (Senior Analyst)
  • At least 4-5 years experience in the financial services sector out of which 3 years must have been spent in a Capital Markets Advisory capacity – (Associate)



  • Good technical analytical skills
  • Strong finance modelling skills
  • Good project/business evaluation skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent initiative & problem-solving skills
  • Proactive and highly motivated; able to follow through
  • Excellent Team spirit
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Strong IT skills- strong proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong numeric skills
  • Multitasking capabilities


  • Leadership
    • Must possess good listening skills
    • Must be goal-orientated, responsible and skilled
    • Must possess excellent coordinating skills
    • Excellent Supervisory Skills
    • Ability to teach and impact others
  • Proactive decision-maker
    • Ability to forecast the market
    • Ability to pay attention to details
    •  Ability to question assumptions
    •  Ability to seek a richer set of alternatives
    •  Ability to proactively measure performance.
  • Self-starter
    • Must be an energetic person with unusual initiative
    • Must be resilient
    • Must be proactive and result-oriented
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work within stringent timelines
  • Sound ethics and integrity.
    • Must be discernibly honest and of consistently upright character
    • Must be ethical i.e. must follow the ideals and responsibilities of the investment banking industry as set out in the code of ethics guiding operations and operators in the industry.
    • Capacity to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information


How To Apply For The Job | Investment Banker at Meristem Securities Limited

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Closing Date: 18 December, 2022

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