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Associate - FIG M&A

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Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: Jun 28, 2024

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Job Title: Associate  - FIG M&A Consultant

Company: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: Paris

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $3+ billion in revenues, c.9,000 staff and over 82 offices world-wide.  We offer a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

 At A&M, we believe in the power of diverse teaming to solve complex problems, create value and drive change for our clients. We are a global market leader, and we are differentiated as a firm by our professionals’ unique, varied backgrounds that allow us to serve our clients across the globe with both a practical and innovative approach.

A&M FSI works with leading Financial Services Institutions across Europe and our expertise revolves around four core areas: FIG M&A, Performance Improvement, Loan Portfolio Advisory, Bank Restructuring and Regulatory Advisory. We work with clients across the financial services space and focus on banks, private equity investors, regulatory authorities, insurers, wealth and asset managers and other specialised Financial Services firms.

Position Overview: As a FIG M&A Associate Consultant at Alvarez and Marsal, you will be an integral part of our Financial Institutions Group, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. You will work closely with senior team members to deliver comprehensive advisory services to clients within the financial services sector. This role offers an exciting opportunity to engage in challenging projects, gain exposure to diverse transactions, and contribute to the success of our clients' strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Transaction Execution: Collaborate with senior team members to execute mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions within the financial services industry. Financial Analysis: Conduct in-depth financial analysis, including financial modeling, valuation analysis, and due diligence, to support transaction processes and decision-making. Market Research: Conduct market research and industry analysis to identify potential opportunities and risks, and provide insights to clients on market trends and competitive landscapes. Deal Structuring: Assist in deal structuring, negotiation, and drafting of transaction documents, ensuring alignment with clients' strategic objectives and regulatory requirements. Client Interaction: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, serving as a trusted advisor and providing proactive support throughout the transaction lifecycle. Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including legal, tax, and operational specialists, to deliver integrated solutions and optimize outcomes for clients. Project Management: Support project management activities, including managing timelines, milestones, and deliverables, to ensure timely and successful execution of transactions. Industry Thought Leadership: Stay abreast of industry developments, regulatory changes, and emerging trends within the financial services sector, and contribute to the development of thought leadership materials and market insights.


  • Graduated from a Tier 1 Business School, Engineer School, or another highly rated Institution
  • At least 2/3 + years experience in investment banking, management consulting, or corporate finance, focusing on FIG or financial services M&A.
  • Strong financial modeling and valuation skills, with proficiency in Excel and financial analysis tools.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to interpret complex financial data.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact confidently with clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Commitment to excellence, with a proactive mindset and a drive to deliver high-quality results.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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