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BMO Harris Bank

Associate, Buy-side Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Advisory (R220002537_Chicago)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Chicago, Illinois, United States


111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

Job Family Group:

Commercial Sales & Service


The BMO Harris Corporate Advisory team advises commercial banking clients and prospects on buy-side M&A and other corporate finance engagements. The team is comprised of former investment banking, private equity, management consulting, corporate development, and commercial banking professionals and is looking to hire a new Associate.

The Associate will be responsible for providing advanced financial modeling and deal execution support for buy-side M&A and other corporate finance advisory opportunities. The Associate will also develop customized analytics and presentations to support the execution of assignments within the commercial bank.

Job Description:

Financial Modeling and Analysis

  • Design and manage valuation models including DCF, LBO, comparable companies analysis, precedent transactions analysis, and merger models for live and contemplated M&A transactions.
  • Build free cash flow model for purposes of evaluating new credit opportunities and capital structure alternatives.
  • Work with team to recommend appropriate capital structure and market-based financing terms in corporate finance situations.

Client Support

  • Support ongoing advisory relationships with clients and update existing financial models and presentation materials as needed.
  • Build new presentation materials for buy-side M&A and other corporate finance advisory engagements.
  • Participate in presentation of BMO materials, both internally and externally to clients and prospects.

Job Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in finance, economics, accounting or direct work experience in a related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, commercial banking, or similar field
  • Knowledge of capital markets and investment banking products (including, but not limited to mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, capital structure, valuation techniques, and private equity markets).

Desired Skills:

  • Highly proficient in quantitative analytics, financial modeling, and valuation analysis.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Expertise in computer applications including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills within a demanding team environment and in interactions directly with clients.
  • Excellent capability to operate independently and proactively service multiple clients.

We’re here to help

At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.