Acquisition Finance Officer (Associate)
Rabobank - New York, NY

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Our Organization Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, real estate services, and renewable energy project finance. Founded over a century ago by Dutch farmers as a banking cooperative, Rabobank today is one of the largest banks in the world, with nearly $1 trillion in assets and operations in more than 45 countries, and ranks among the 10 safest banks in the world (per Global Finance “World’s 50 Safest Banks” April 2013). Through its tremendous financial strength and global network, Rabobank has the tremendous resources, broad international reach, and flexibility to deliver innovative, robust solutions and knowledgeable counsel wherever and whenever our clients require. Headquartered in The Netherlands, Rabobank Group was founded by Dutch farmers in the 1890s, as a collection of small cooperative banks to serve their rural communities. The cooperative model was designed to provide a fair and reliable source of credit to local customers, through a system of shared liabilities, pooled resources, and reservation of profits. Throughout the 20th century, Rabobank expanded its business scope and geographic presence, adding a broader range of banking and financial services to meet the needs of customers in the Netherlands and internationally, while maintaining its cooperative structure and principles. Internationally, Rabobank is the premier bank to the global food and agriculture industry, helping finance the growth and success of farmers, ranchers, and food, beverage, and agribusiness companies around the world. Rabobank’s agricultural knowledge is unparalleled and its bankers are experts in their fields, delivering a combination of local market insight, global perspective, and deep sector knowledge that is unmatched. In North America, Rabobank has 9 offices and provides wholesale banking products and services tailored to clients in the food and agribusiness and renewable energy sectors:
• Lending and Credit
• Trade and Commodity Finance
• Acquisition Finance
• Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Finance
• Global Client Solutions
• Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
• Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory
• Capital Markets
Your Function: Acquisition Finance is a Global specialized business which functions together with the Corporate Bank in North America. Candidate will work jointly with senior members of the team to develop and manage relationships with sponsors and coordinate with Relationship Managers, Credit and Debt Products group to deliver a competitive product to clients. Candidate is expect to learn all aspects of transaction management and relationship management to be able to function independently to contribute to the successful execution of new business. Assist senior members of AF in the efforts to build relationships with clients in the Financial Sponsor, Intermediaries and Lead Arranging Banks to increase Rabobank’s opportunities to participate in and lead Leveraged Finance loan transactions. Provide support in preparing marketing materials and relationship plans for sponsors; participate in the execution all aspects of loan transactions with clients and ongoing portfolio management of loans including credit applications, loan documentation and monitoring information. - Marketing – assist in th development of relationship plans for Financial Sponsors working collaboratively with M&A and Debt Products Group (DPG) - Analytical – learn to identify and analyze credit risks in transaction and participate in the Credit application process - Technical / Modelling – learn all aspects of underwriting, approving and closing a transaction including ability to model business, analyze risk issues and structure transaction and function independently to contribute to transaction analysis - Communication – participate in meetings and calls and develop ability clearly and effectively communicate questions, issues and decisions to all external and internal constituents - Cooperation – interact with SRBs, LPG Bankers, Credit, DPG and M&A to deliver solutions to clients which are risk-appropriate and profitable
Your Profile: BA/BS in Finance or comparable Bank Training program. MBA a plus or comparable professional experience. Candidate should be proficient in modelling skills and demonstrate strong analytical abilities. This person should have a strong desire to build their knowledge of banking laws and regulations. They should demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn Rabobank policies and procedures. Candidate should have a strong commitment to developing leveraged transaction experience including preparation of credit application and negotiation of documentation. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Candidate is expected to have very strong relationship skills to apply across all Key Relationships in a role consistent with their experience. Candidate will work collaboratively with other members of the team. This person will possess strong analytical and credit skills to facilitate discussions and to effectively represent Rabobank in the Acquisition Finance marketplace.
We Offer: As a cooperative bank, Rabobank builds long-term relationships with our customers and our employees. We are close financial “partners” to our clients, focused on serving their needs. Our culture is one of collaboration and teamwork, with strong commitment to fostering sustainable employee-bank relationships. Rabobank New York Branch offers a comprehensive benefits program that is among the finest in the industry featuring: Medical/Dental/Vision Plans; Defined Contribution (401k) Plan With Employer Match; Paid Vacation based on position and length of service; Life and Disability Insurance; Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plans; Transportation Reimbursement Incentive Plan; Educational Assistance Program. Also offering Portable Voluntary Benefits including Pet Insurance; Automobile and Homeowner’s Insurance; Cancer Protection Plan; Legal Insurance Plan; Optional Life and Disability Insurance.

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Rabobank Group has its roots deep in Dutch soil. Founded as a cooperative of Dutch agricultural banks in 1898, the company has some 140...