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LevFin - Director - High Yield Bond Origination - Milan

Selby Jennings Milan, Italy
Posted 11 days ago Flexible Job Permanent Negotiable
We have a current opportunity for a Leveraged Finance - Director - High Yield Bond Origination on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Milan. For further information about this position please apply.

Job Opportunity: Director - High Yield Bond Origination (Leveraged Finance)

Location: Milan, Italy

Our client is a leading Global Bank, who is looking to add a Director to their Acquisition and Structured Finance team in Milan. As a Director in the team, you will play a pivotal role in presenting the bank's debt capabilities to financial sponsors and identifying key financial sponsor-driven transactions in order to underwrite leveraged loans and originate High Yield Bonds.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deal Origination and Engagement:
    • Identify and develop transaction opportunities, working closely with Sponsor Coverage to engage interested sponsors.
    • Manage the pitching phase, including initial transaction analysis, defining financing views, and preparing marketing materials.
  • Transaction Management:
    • Lead the commercial discussions and negotiations with the syndication team.
    • Support and manage the deal team in preparing internal presentations, memos, and materials for approvals.
    • Maintain and manage relationships with financial sponsors, ensuring the bank is selected as the financing partner.
  • Credit and Risk Analysis:
    • Conduct in-depth analysis of new opportunities, focusing on credit and underwriting risks.
    • Manage the internal credit process and present transactions to committees.
    • Proactively monitor and review portfolio exposures.
  • Client and Team Development:
    • Foster a client-centric culture, providing top-tier service to both external and internal clients.
    • Facilitate cross-selling with other business lines (Investment Banking, Global Markets, Real Assets).
    • Train and develop junior team members, enhancing overall team performance.
  • Negotiation and Documentation:
    • Negotiate term sheets and legal documentation with financial sponsors and their legal counsel for syndicated leveraged loans and high yield bonds.
    • Coordinate transaction execution with various teams, including Financial Sponsors Coverage, Syndications, Risk Department, Legal, Compliance, and others.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in mid and large cap leveraged finance.
  • Strong credit background and financial sponsor client-facing experience.
  • Proven track record of originating and executing broadly syndicated LBO financings in Italy/Europe with international sponsors.
  • Experience in reviewing and negotiating term sheets and legal documentation for syndicated leveraged loans and high yield bonds.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Detail-oriented, organized, and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal, communication, and managerial skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with financial sponsors and all stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in Italian and English is a must.

If you are a driven professional with a passion for finance and a proven track record in leveraged finance, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Be part of a dynamic team in Milan, where you can leverage your skills and experience to drive impactful financial transactions.

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