Investment Banking Associate - Industrials/Services

Stephens Inc. Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 months ago


Title: Associate

Group: Industrials / Business Services

Location: Atlanta


Founded in 1933, Stephens is an independent financial services firm with the freedom to focus on what matters most: building value for our clients. We are committed to establishing and maintaining long-term relationships based on integrity and trust, and delivering long-term results based on deep research and independent thinking.

Our Investment Banking group is a leading advisor to companies and their stakeholders in the development and implementation of comprehensive M&A strategies and balance sheet solutions. We have more than 225 bankers in 11 offices across the United States and Europe providing deep domain knowledge and sector expertise within select industry segments. With dedicated teams creating customized solutions to meet the unique needs of financial sponsors, public companies and family-owned businesses, we offer objective and unvarnished advice on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, sales, divestitures and other business combinations

  • Private placements and public underwritings of debt and equity

  • Recapitalizations, restructurings, bankruptcies and other special situation transactions

  • General corporate advisory


With bankers located in Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock, Frankfurt, and London, the Industrials group provides investment banking services for manufacturers, distributors and service providers across a variety of diversified end markets. Specialty niche focus areas, including Basic Materials & Construction Services, Specialty Distribution, Industrial Services, and Transportation & Logistics are each covered by a dedicated industry team.


Associates have a broad array of responsibilities that are executed alongside our veteran bankers, as well as, the senior management teams of our clients. These tasks include:

  • Playing key roles in the transaction execution process

  • Detailed financial statement modeling, extensive valuation and pricing analyses

  • Creating confidential memoranda, management presentations, marketing pitches and other presentations

  • Helping market and plan engagements

  • Coordinating and performing business due diligence

  • Performing industry research and comparable company analysis

  • Training and developing analyst level bankers

  • Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with current and prospective clients

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by management


  • 2-3 years of Investment Banking or similar experience

  • Experience advising industrial or business services companies is a plus, but not required.

  • Excellent analytical and modeling skills

  • High energy with strong interpersonal, accounting and finance skills

  • Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Commitment to working hard

  • Extraordinary focus on work quality and attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to learn quickly, with a particular focus on accounting rules and financial valuation methodologies

  • Strong client management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment

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