Financial Advisory Officer at FBNQuest Merchant Bank

FBNQuest is the unified brand name for the Merchant Banking and Asset Management businesses of FBN Holdings Plc, one of the strongest and most dependable financial service groups in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Advisory Officer

Location: Lagos
Department: Financial Advisory

Job Objectives

  • The candidate shall be responsible for supporting the Team Lead in executing mergers and acquisitions and restructuring transactions.
  • The candidate is expected to possess core financial analysis and financial modelling skills as well as a keen understanding of transaction structuring.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collate and analyze relevant financial and non-financial information from clients and various sources to support a potential or ongoing transaction.
  • Identify and determine feasibility of possible mergers and acquisitions, privatisation projects and contribute to negotiations.
  • Prepare and/or analyze business plans and articulate clients’ business objectives for the purpose of presenting in the context of buy-side or sell-side discussions with counter-parties
  • Prepare advanced financial models in the context of M&As, leveraged buy-outs, restructurings, recapitalisations and independent valuation opinions.
  • Conduct detailed financial and commercial due diligence to support M&As, restructurings and recapitalisation transactions
  • Conduct detailed and complex valuation exercises to support M&As, restructurings and recapitalisations
  • Manage individual work streams within the context of large multi-faceted transaction
  • Prepare confidential information memorandums, management / investor presentations, technical bids, post-acquisition plans and other presentations as applicable
  • Manage/coordinate virtual and physical data room due diligence exercises in conjunction with other members of the team and working closely with external advisers
  • Keep abreast of new regulations or policies that may affect various industries and consistently monitor local and international economies
  • Build and maintain client base, keeping current client plans up to date and engaging new clients on ongoing basis
  • Prepare, analyze and explain financial information of a given company and related companies within the respective industry
  • Conduct relevant industry research and update database accordingly
  • Participate in the management and development of the department by carrying out marketing and proposal efforts
  • Manage and supervise financial advisory analysts in the execution of the above responsibilities

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum of a First Degree (Second Class Upper)
  • Master’s Degree and / or Professional Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CFA) will be an added advantage.


  • 3 to 5 years of core investment banking and financial advisory experience in a leading investment bank
  • Experience with an international investment bank will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Oil & Gas and/or Power sector will be an advantage

Key Competency Requirements:

  • Advanced financial modeling skills
  • Advanced business writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Strong research and learning skills
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting, taxation and applied Corporate Finance techniques
  • Good appreciation of major industry and regulatory trends and challenges
  • Entrepreneurial skills, creativity and people management skills
  • Strong analytical abilities, self-confidence, persistence, initiative and persuasiveness
  • Quality of work: financial models, management presentations and information memorandums among others
  • Timeliness in meeting client requests/turnaround time.

Application Closing Date
15th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: with the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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