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Associate – Investment Banking Practice

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Associates in the Investment Banking group at Stout perform engagements involving middle-market mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and special situations. Associates will gain exposure to a variety of industries, including: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, Metals & Mining, Plastics & Packaging, Real Estate, and Technology, Media, & Telecommunications.

Associates at Stout have the opportunity to gain client exposure and improve their technical skills while working under Stout professionals.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for coordination and production of various investment banking projects and tasks, including:

  • Detailed financial modeling, valuation, and analysis
  • Pitchbooks and other presentations
  • Company and industry analysis
  • Buyers lists
  • Confidential memoranda’s and management presentations
  • Deal execution tasks
  • Overall project management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Must have deal execution experience and be proficient in the following:

  • All standard investment banking valuation methodologies
  • Detailed financial modeling, including ability to create fully integrated income statement, balance sheet and cash flow model
  • Various steps in the sell-side execution process
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to train and mentor analysts
  • The following characteristics are critical for an investment banking associate:
  • Strong time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong acumen
  • Sense of urgency
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Education and/or Training:

  • 4-year degree required, with an emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferable
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in investment banking, private equity, or corporate M&A required

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

Stout is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of valid job requirements, qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $200,000.00 - $300,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
Chicago, IL 60290, US