KippsDeSanto Associate - Capital Markets Advisory

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Jul 11, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

KippsDeSanto Associate - Capital Markets Advisory

KippsDeSanto & Co. ("KDC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Capital One, is seeking to hire an Investment Banking Associate to support its mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") advisory practice within the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Technology sectors. KDC is focused on providing comprehensive transaction advisory services - primarily M&A, private financing, and strategic advisory - to middle market defense and technology companies.

Our Associates perform critical functions throughout the entire transaction process, from helping to prepare clients for market, engaging with potential buyers, and facilitating due diligence to ultimately closing the deal. The position offers substantial opportunities to gain financial and technical expertise, professional development, and upward mobility, while taking on a substantial amount of responsibility in transaction execution, client management, and new business development.

General responsibilities include:
  • Preparing, analyzing, and explaining historical and projected financial information
  • Managing and assisting in the preparation of financial models and business valuations
  • Conducting industry and company-specific business due diligence
  • Creating client marketing presentations, memoranda, and deliverables
  • Attending client meetings
  • Drafting and collaborating on pitch presentations
  • Developing an understanding of the underlying trends that affect the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Technology industries
  • Coordinating and managing the creation of industry research publications
  • Assisting in the development and continued cultivation of client, prospective client, and professional advisor relationships
  • Assisting in the management and mentoring of Analyst team members

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 3 years of investment banking, private equity, or transaction advisory experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business, or economics
  • Financial modeling experience, to include DCF and LBO
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Knowledge of general accounting and finance principles
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a passion for excellence
  • A working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software programs

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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