Back to search results

Vice President-Investment Banking, M&A

Palo Alto, California;

Job Description:

Business Overview

We believe Bank of America Merrill Lynch can do more for our clients than any other financial services firm. We understand the challenges our clients face around the world, and we use the full resources of our company to help them achieve their goals. Our solutions span the complete range of advisory, capital raising, banking, treasury and liquidity, sales and trading, and research capabilities.

The M&A Group advises both corporate and financial clients on strategic transactions.  The Palo Alto M&A team originates and executes M&A transactions across the Technology sector and coordinates deal execution with industry groups and capital markets teams on a global basis.  Our Technology M&A group is a leader in the industry, advising on some of the most high profile transactions.

Job Description

Key tasks and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the execution and supporting the origination of M&A transactions including public and private sell-sides, buy-sides, etc
  • Overseeing the building and maintenance of complex financial/valuation models, including DCF, accretion/dilution, LBO, comparable trading and transaction analyses
  • Developing client relationships through deal execution and pitching, as appropriate
  • Analyzing companies and sectors and working directly with client management teams
  • Preparing pitch books, selling memoranda and management presentations
  • Developing client relationships through deal execution and pitching as well as communicating and interacting with internal coverage partners and product areas 
  • Managing several projects at once and working effectively as an individual and as a leader of a team, including managing associates and analysts
  • Participating in the recruitment, development and training of junior bankers (analysts, associates, summer analysts/associates, incoming classes)


  • Either (i) MBA degree with outstanding academic qualifications with 3+ years of experience Investment Banking Associate/Vice President with a focus on M&A at a top-tier firm or (ii) 7+ years of Investment Banking experience with a focus on M&A at a top-tier firm
  • Demonstrate a combination of strong quantitative/analytical skills and understanding of accounting and valuation
  • Track record of superior performance with an ability to manage deal teams
  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Assertiveness, initiative, strong work ethic, team focus
  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities
  • Mastery of software applications


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time


Talent Acquisition Contact:

Referral Bonus: