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Job Description

We are trusted investment banking advisors to business owners and senior executives of leading private equity firms and public and privately held companies around the world. Our advisory services include mergers and acquisitions, debt advisory, growth equity and restructuring for the mid-market. We also provide valuations and fairness opinions and joint ventures advisory services. As one tightly integrated team of more than 500 professionals across 15 countries, we offer an unobstructed perspective, backed by superb execution and a deep commitment to client success. With extensive industry knowledge and relationships, timely market intelligence and strategic insights, we forge deep, productive client relationships that endure for decades. Connect with us to learn more at www.lincolninternational.com.

Lincoln International is seeking Analysts to join our rapidly growing Valuations & Opinions Group in our Chicago office. Successful candidates have strong cognitive and interpersonal abilities, want to develop their professional and personal skills and are motivated by the prospect of building a leading valuations practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Analyst position within the Valuations & Opinions Group provides an excellent opportunity to become an expert in valuations. The Analyst serves as the analytical and organizational anchor for the Valuations & Opinions Group. Responsibilities at Lincoln International are often more entrepreneurial than at other firms providing self-motivated individuals with many opportunities to contribute to a dynamic and growing platform. Successful Analysts are assertive, motivated self-starters with the desire and potential to succeed in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

* Preparing, completing, and ensuring the accuracy of financial models and sophisticated valuation analyses
* Writing valuation reports and presentations
* Coordinating recurring valuation projects with team members across multiple geographies
* Interacting with clients and preparing deliverables
* Maintaining proprietary valuation databases
* Tracking the capital markets and analyzing any changes within the markets
* Preparing marketing materials for meetings with potential clients
* Supporting the senior members of the Valuations & Opinions Group


The Analyst position at Lincoln International is extremely challenging, offers an excellent learning experience and provides a solid foundation upon which an individual can build a future business career. Interested candidates should meet the following requirements:

* Excellent analytic foundation with advanced understanding of financial statements and various valuation methodologies (DCF, LBO, comparable company analysis, etc.)
* Proficiency at financial modeling with advanced Microsoft Excel skills
* Strong writing skills and experience with PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
* Effective organizational skills and the aptitude to manage people and work products
* Strong communication skills and experience interacting with teammates and clients
* One to three years of professional experience in valuations, corporate finance, fixed income or accounting
* Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics from top tier institution; strong academic record (both undergraduate and graduate)
* Active CPA and/or minimum of CFA Level I is preferred, but not required

Additional Information:

Lincoln International is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status.


Lincoln International is a multi-local, multi-industry, integrated organization. In 2008, we completed approximately 80 assignments and added three global offices, bringing our total number of locations to nine across North America, Europe and Asia. Multi-local: Each of Lincoln International's global offices is staffed with senior bankers from that country who have deep contacts and expertise in completing transactions in that region. We are balanced between Europe, Asia and North America with approximately 60 M&A professionals in Europe and Asia, and 70 M&A professionals in North America. Multi-industry: With approximately 130 M&A professionals, we have the resources to have deep industry expertise in multiple industries. Integrated: Lincoln International works as one global, integrated organization. By sharing employees, contacts and information resources across offices, we offer our clients a deep knowledge of the market dynamics and the ability to access key decision makers in the major global economies. Since 2006, 35% of our M&A transactions have been cross-border, which is a much higher percentage than the overall market. The ability to simultaneously operate locally and globally across a series of industries is based on our shared culture of commitment to excellence and integration.

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