IBD, Classic, M&A Activism and Shareholder Advisory, New York, Vice President

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Investment Banking
Investment Banking Division
Business Unit
M&A Group
Employment Type



Our division works on some of the most complex financial challenges and transactions in the market today. Whether advising on a merger, providing financial solutions for an acquisition, or structuring an initial public offering, we handle projects that help clients at major milestones. We work with corporations, pension funds, financial sponsors, and governments and are team of strong analytical thinkers, who have a passion for producing out-of-the-box ideas.


Activism Vice President

Job Summary & Responsibilities
The Activism Defense team is looking for a Vice President with relevant experience to join the team.
The Activism Defense team, which is a part of the M&A Group in the Investment Banking Division, advises corporate clients with respect to shareholder activism, hostile activity and related transactions.
In this role, the banker will be required to provide advice to internal teams and external clients regarding preparing for hostile activity, activism, corporate governance and shareholder related issues. The banker also will work on live raid defense and proxy fight defense situations; help clients prepare for potential hostile activity; drive external and internal marketing and targeting initiatives; develop thought pieces on various topics; and work with client teams on execution of transactions.  The banker will be expected to lead and manage multiple projects, be a principal point of interaction with clients, take an active role in developing and training the junior bankers in the team, and help grow the business.
Background/strong familiarity with capital markets, M&A and M&A-related shareholder and legal areas, and strong oral and written communication skills will be important. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with a strong base of investment banking knowledge and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, they should be comfortable working on a broad variety of projects at any given time.

• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6+ years’ investment banking experience or MBA with 4+ years’ experience.

• Outstanding academic record
• Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Background or experience in contested M&A, raid defense or shareholder-focused areas



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