Internship Acquisition Finance
Working in the fast paced world of Acquisition Finance; enabling private equity (financial sponsors) to invest in growth opportunities, fostering innovation and growth in the economy. In the meantime you are enjoying a steep learning curve, working in a stimulating environment, with talented and ambitious colleagues. You can make this your reality! You can make a difference by working on the portfolio of existing clients and by providing support in the origination and execution of new deals. Are you ready for this internship from March 2021!?
Making a difference
You can actively contribute to the team by:
Providing support in managing our client portfolio by helping to analyze client’s performance, to handle client requests, and to write (annual) reviews including financial analysis and risk modelling;
Assisting in the execution of transactions by performing analyses (financial, commercial, risk, structure and other), financial modelling, contributing to well-founded credit applications, taking care of operational activities, and cooperating with other departments (M&A, Loan Syndications, Food & Agribusiness Research, Senior Relationship Managers etc.);
Assisting in management and expansion of client relationships. You can do this e.g. by contributing to the content of presentations used for pitching or by creating ideas (alone or together in teams) that make a difference for our clients.
With each other
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Our Acquisition Finance & Sponsor Coverage franchise comprises of 65 professionals, across 4 jurisdictions - Utrecht, London, New York, and Antwerp. The Acquisition Finance team brings talented people together to structure, execute and manage event driven financing in close cooperation with Sponsor Coverage and other departments including Loan Syndications and risk management. Acquisition Finance is a leading arranger across the entire spectrum of the global leveraged finance market following Rabobank’s Banking for the Netherlands and Banking for Food strategy. We mostly act as lead arranger on transactions but sometimes also participate in transactions led by other banks. Our customers are financial sponsors, who acquire a controlling interest in a target company, by using capital raised via funds under their management. Transactions are generally structured on the basis of the cash-flow generating capability of the target. Funding can take the form of senior, mezzanine or other subordinated debt instruments. With you as an intern, the Acquisition Finance Utrecht team consists of c. 25 diverse colleagues in a variety of roles, including:
Leon van den Broek, Analyst and former intern: ‘’The internship was a great and rewarding experience where I truly learned what it means to be an Acquisition Finance banker. From day 1, I was assigned real responsibilities and experienced working in a close-knit team of highly energized and motivated professionals. As my knowledge and understanding of the business grew throughout the internship, my responsibilities grew similarly ensuring that my learning curve remained steep. I could even join a client meeting with other lenders, company’s management and the financial sponsor team present, which shows you are being valued as an integral member of the team. Now I work as an Analyst in the team and enjoy understanding different companies in terms of past, current and future performance.’’
Nadine Huuskes, Associate: “Working with the largest PE firms in the world means we always need to be faster and better than others. This challenge is what makes AF&SC a highly energetic and dynamic environment. Our ‘AF&SC culture’ enables to strongly develop yourself, enabling you to quickly grow your responsibilities within our team, but at the same time also leaving room for more than enough fun. For me, starting in Acquisition Finance after the traineeship was an excellent choice!”
We are looking for best in class WO Master students, who are native in Dutch or aim to reside and work (longer-term) in the Netherlands. In addition, we require that you remain enrolled at university during the internship and are available to work full-time for at least 3 months.
Customer focus, collaboration, development oriented, judgement/analytical skills, quality driven and result driven are essential for this internship. In addition, it's important that you recognize yourself in the checklist below:
Affinity with Acquisition Finance and Private Equity;
Achieved above-average academic grades in combination with relevant extra-curricular activities;
Fluent in written and spoken English;
Self-starting, strong ambition and work ethic;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Currently living in the Netherlands and enrolled in university (WO) during the entire internship.
Growing a better world together
You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for 7.1 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:
“We want to share our knowledge about sustainable financial solutions. For example, we offer a discount to corporate clients with a sustainable hallmark.”
“By sponsoring Kunstbende and Lowlands, we show how important we believe culture is to society.”
Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you to achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. Upon successful completion of the internship, you could be considered for a permanent role as an Analyst within our team.
Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as Acquisition Finance intern from March 2021 and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to receive your application for this vacancy in Utrecht. Good to know:
Apply via the button “Apply now” and send us your resume, motivation letter and grades list. Please also mention when you would like to start with the internship.
If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Michiel Groot via +31 612749018. Simone Lasseur, Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via +31 682483969.
If you pass our first selection round, we will invite you for an online assessment. After passing the online assessment, we will invite you for interviews;
We offer a competitive internship allowance;
The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank;
Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!