• Associate Director Debt Advisory Amsterdam
  • Nielen Schuman in Amsterdam, , Netherlands
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Nielen Schuman is a leading independent corporate finance advisory boutique in the Benelux. Established in 2002, our firm has extensive experience in providing corporate finance advisory and execution services to a broad range of medium to large sized business owners, corporations, institutions, management teams and investors. Our suite of services encompasses mergers & acquisitions, strategic advisory, capital raising, capital restructuring, and related advisory services. We are the market leading debt advisory firm in the Benelux, having been awarded with the Debt Advisor of the year award for 13 consecutive years.

At Nielen Schuman, we offer truly independent advice, with only the interests of our clients at heart. Whether advising on the sale of a company, a capital raising, or capital restructuring alternatives, our advice is tailored to the complexity of the matter, meets the highest quality standards and comprises the latest market insights. Our unique approach has produced... strong and lasting client relationships based on trust and cooperation and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, whereby we offer innovative solutions and execution excellence in complex situations.

The team at Nielen Schuman consists of high performers with a down to earth and entrepreneurial mindset. We value creative thinking and intellectual diversity and the boldness to challenge existing beliefs. We offer a broad exposure to corporate finance services and industries in a high paced international deal flow environment, working alongside talented and driven professionals with diverse backgrounds. We foster a collegial environment based on mutual respect and empowerment and nurture individual professional and personal growth at all career stages. Through our internal coaching program, recurring internal and external trainings and a personal development budget, we encourage career development based on personal development needs.

Associate Director Debt Advisory

Nielen Schuman is seeking to add an Associate Director Debt Advisory to our growing team in Amsterdam. An Associate Director Debt Advisory at Nielen Schuman is an experienced professional, who is ambitious, has an entrepreneurial mindset and is intrinsically motivated by being part of and contributing to building a leading Benelux corporate finance advisory franchise.

At Nielen Schuman, you will be a driving force in our debt advisory deal teams. We offer you the opportunity to immediately integrate into the team and lead the day-to-day deal execution. We work in effective and highly collaborative deal teams with limited hierarchy in which you will work closely with our senior dealmakers and clients’ executives and guide and coach junior team members. You have a pivotal role in all phases of deal sourcing and transaction execution; from deal origination, capital structuring, due diligence coordination and negotiation to closing. As such you will have a leading role in day to day deal execution, interaction with clients and lenders, contributing to tactical decisions, creation and negotiation of term sheets and overseeing juniors in their financial analyses, company and market analyses. You will be provided with the support to master the deal sourcing process and the opportunity to enhance your project management and team management skills. You will be given substantial responsibility and experience a steep learning curve in your role as Associate Director Debt Advisory at Nielen Schuman.

Your Responsibilities

Supporting our clients in arranging acquisition funding, refinancings, recapitalisations transactions and restructuring processes

Reviewing financing alternatives, developing financing structures and advising on the optimal funding solution

Reviewing of client presentations and pitches and participating in business development of het debt advisory practice

Day-to-day project coordination and interacting with counterparts at clients, potential lenders and other professional advisors

Preparing term sheets, leading negotiations with lenders, reviewing SFAs and coordinating the transaction closing

Mentoring associates and working collaboratively with your peers to further develop the pool of talented junior and medior team members

Building and maintaining an external network and relationships with prospective clients, lenders, market participants and professional advisors

Driving and implementing initiatives aimed at building a leading Benelux corporate finance advisory franchise

What will make you successful in this role

A Master’s degree

5-9 years of experience in financial advisory, corporate finance or investment banking, preferably in leveraged finance, structured finance or debt advisory

Native Dutch and strong command of written and verbal English

Excellent analytical, project management, team management and interpersonal skills

An entrepreneurial mindset, collaborative mentality, and drive to succeed

A strong command of financing structures, LMA, accounting principles and Excel modelling

What we offer our future colleagues

A non-hierarchical environment based on openness and mutual respect

A high level of responsibility within a framework of personal development and support

An entrepreneurial environment with a shared ambition to further grow the firm

The opportunity to work alongside the best professionals on a broad range of corporate finance services in a high international deal flow environment with exposure to first class debt advisory

The opportunity to develop into one of the highest skilled debt advisors in the Benelux

A highly competitive salary and bonus eligibility

Amsterdam Netherlands


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