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Description of the Business Line or Department

Société Générale CIB is a leading European investment bank. With nearly 117,000 employees in 66 countries, Société Générale CIB is present in the main financial markets with extensive European coverage and representative offices in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Summary Of The Key Purposes Of The Role

TMT Finance is positioned in the Investment Banking Division and is responsible for structuring debt financings (i.e. leveraged buyouts, infrastructure financing and acquisition financing) for private equity, infrastructure sponsors and leveraged corporates active in the Telecom, Media and Technology sectors. The team won TMT Financing Bank of the Year in EMEA in 2023, reflecting the bank’s lead positions on the most significant TMT deals across the region.

Summary Of Responsibilities

As a trainee in the team, you will be responsible for:
•... Marketing / Origination
• Preparation of financing pitches and marketing materials for private equity, infrastructure sponsors and corporates
• Mapping of future opportunities
• Execution / Structuring
• Analysis of companies and projects (business, market, strategy, financials, investment merits, risks) for the credit committee memo. Preparation of materials for syndication including the information memorandum and management presentation
• Preparation of the financial model, on the basis of which the financing structure is defined (amount, facility type, tenor, margins, etc). This involves LBO modelling, infrastructure project modelling, financial statement analysis, and development of financial projections
• Collaboration with a range of internal departments of the bank, including capital markets (DCM, ECM, Loan Syndication), M&A, and derivatives teams
• Interacting with external parties, such as private equity and infrastructure clients, advisors, lawyers, accountants, rating agencies and consultants
• Assist in closing transactions by utilising the banks internal systems and working with various middle and back office functions
• Portfolio management
• Assist the team with managing the portfolio of borrowers and clients
• Other
• Ensuring the team consistently meets excellent standards with respect to operational management, communications and governance


Profile required

• Interest in LBO, infrastructure and acquisition financings
• Accounting and corporate finance knowledge
• Interest in the TMT sector
• Financial modelling skills
• Excellent analytical skills
• PowerPoint skills
• Ability to work quickly and accurately
• Ability to work under time pressure
• Ability to communicate articulately
• Work effectively within a team
• Client focused
• Fluency in English

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination
London UK


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