Mergermarket Ltd
Mergermarket’s research division is looking to hire an entry level Deal Researcher with strong foreign language skills to be based in London.

Mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector and provides proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy across the world. Part of the product consists of a historical database of global mergers & acquisitions (M&A) maintained on a daily basis by a team of analysts and deal researchers.

The Deal Researcher will focus on reaching out to advisory firms and their respective teams involved in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) within the EMEA region. The position allows to progress to other roles within Mergermarket, subject to the candidate’s individual skills and interests. The role could lead to a variety of paths depending on the opportunities, including client-facing or analytical roles as well as editorial related positions such as investigative journalism.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Desk based research involving contacting corporate and advisory companies, primarily via telephone and email, to find out who worked in an advisory capacity on a transaction;
  • Compiling detailed, accurate and presentable documentation of this information;
  • Working towards deadlines on a daily/weekly/monthly basis for information submitted to external publications;
  • Establishing new contacts within the advisory community to encourage cooperation with Mergermarket’s research department;
  • Using knowledge gained in an assigned sector or geography to contribute to reports produced by Mergermarket.
Skills required:
  • Fluency, including knowledge of business terminology, in English and at least one of the following languages: Nordic, Spanish and/or Arabic;
  • Educated to degree level in Business, Journalism or equivalent experience would be ideal but not essential;
  • Proven interest in financial and M&A markets;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Persistence;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Able to work towards deadlines;
  • Knowledge of research methodologies;
  • Ability to be flexible with holiday and working hours.
How to apply

To apply, email your CV and covering letter to: careers@mergermarket.com, quoting reference “MM Research MDR – September 14”. Or please click the "apply online" button

The Mergermarket Group is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximise the full potential of both existing and prospective employees.
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