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Job Description
An Associate position at Lexington offers the opportunity to work in the Firm’s mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring practices or in the private placement group. And, our business model encourages professionals to assume as much responsibility as their experience and talent warrant. We look to trust our professionals with an appropriate level of responsibility as a catalyst to accelerating their careers and knowledge development. 

Unique Exposure
Despite the Firm’s continuing growth, Lexington remains much smaller than many other investment banking firms.  This offers many benefits to Lexington’s professionals relative to other larger firms, including direct exposure to the Firm’s group of highly experienced partners and client base.  We believe this is a unique development opportunity that offers a particularly challenging and interesting professional experience.

Targeting Excellence
Lexington looks to employ the brightest and most capable professionals who can perform effectively in a team-orientated environment and have the potential to progress further within Lexington. The Firm encourages Associates to assume as much responsibility as they are able in order to optimize their professional development while also contributing to the continued growth of the Firm.

Candidate Qualities
Given the challenging nature of the Firm’s work and the high standards our clients and colleagues expect, Lexington looks to recruit individuals who can strive in an entrepreneurial environment and demonstrate the highest-level of integrity in all activities. We seek candidates with an outstanding analytical mind, excellent commercial understanding, strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, commitment and the ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced intellectual environment.

Responsibilities
The Associate will be exposed to the full life-cycle of a transaction from initial evaluation through closing documentation. Associates are key members of an investment banking team and are typically involved with many aspects of the day-to-day management of multiple projects. Associates will interface regularly with professionals at all levels within the firm, as well as directly with clients and investors and make recommendations and presentations to senior management. Associates play an integral role in transactions from start to finish. In particular, the Associate will be directly involved in the financing execution process:
  • Develop strategies and databases of leads and targets for multiple client transactions
  • Create, manage, and effectively explain complex financial models for revenue and income forecasts, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, and quarterly projections for client engagements
  • Produce descriptive memoranda such as the drafting of Private Placement Memorandums 
  • Prepare pitch books for prospect meetings and assemble client or prospect presentations
  • Develop exhibits that analyze comparative financial performance
  • Assist with collection and review of due diligence materials (including all financial and legal)
  • Research and analyze in-depth industry, company and market trends
  • Organize and conduct extensive, detailed financial and valuation analysis

Associate level candidates would be expected to have 2 to 4 years of experience as an Senior Analyst and/or Associate-level position within investment banking and an undergraduate or advanced degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics. Licenses, Certifications and CFA program a definite plus. Experience working with tools such as FactSet, Cap IQ, Reuters Knowledge, Mergerstat and/or Bloomberg a plus.

It is important that the person hired for this position have some degree of innate salesmanship ability and familiarity with capital markets; be highly proficient in financial modeling; strong working knowledge of accounting, finance and business valuation fundamentals. Strong business writing skills and attention to detail required for success. Our career development policies favor in-house talent.

At Lexington, we focus on not just assembling a group of outstanding investment bankers, but also on assembling a group of individuals who exhibit outstanding personal qualities as well. We are particularly careful that each person believes in the core principles of our organization.

Our flat management structure fosters open communication and the flow of ideas across all levels of our business. Our team-based culture allows us to act quickly in response to client needs, offering solutions that address both problems and opportunities in imaginative – and often unprecedented ways. Our culture unites us - not only internally - but with our clients.