Squarefield ‘Experience’ Internship
Squarefield is the leading corporate finance advisor exclusively committed to clients in the Food & Agri sector. Our expertise spans the entire value chain from inputs to consumer end-products.
Our extensive knowledge of the Food & Agri sector allows us to deliver outstanding independent advice to our clients. Our ambition is to grow alongside our clients through long-term and trusted relationships, as well as commitment to an open, strategic dialogue. Services we deliver range from assisting with the planning and scoping of corporate strategy right through to the execution of M&A transactions and debt structuring.
Our DNA and values
▪ Passion, fun and energy
▪ Open-minded, honest and personal communication
▪ Respect and trust
▪ Personal development
▪ “Practice what you preach”
▪ “We are in this together”
Food & Agri focus guarantees a high deal volume
Global macro trends present significant challenges in the years to come. Never before have we been faced with such major drivers of change, that are ultimately shaping our future. With a growing world population, changing climate and increased demand for Western-style diets, the Food & Agri sectors in particular face some clear challenges; in short, it has to do more with less. There is an increased focus on efficiency and sustainability throughout the entire value chain. In addition, changing consumer preferences such as increased health awareness and a shift towards convenience products fuel demand for innovations. The Netherlands form a spill in this sector with c. 5,300 companies active in food production. We rank 2nd highest with respect to receiving private R&D investment in Food & Agri in Europe and host 12 of the world’s largest Food & Agri companies who have major production or R&D sites in the Netherlands, including Cargill, Heinz, Monsanto, Unilever, Mead Johnson, ConAgra, Mars to name a few. Undoubtedly, these forces are leading to an eruption of new business models, emergence of smaller niche players, consolidation, and thus, M&A activity. Combined with a continued strong focus of private equity on the sector, this guarantees high deal volumes in the near future.
What is in it for you?
At Squarefield, we are proud of our market leading position and having completed 28 transactions since 2016. This high deal volume is expected to continue. We have longstanding relationships with both strategic players and private equity investors. Being an intern at Squarefield gives you the opportunity to get a sense of all aspects corporate finance has to offer. Due to our flat organisational structure and small deal teams you will get a great amount of exposure and responsibility and gain hands-on corporate finance experience.
▪ Working towards or already completed Master’s degree in (business) economics or finance. Other degrees will be considered if candidates can demonstrate experience in, or affinity with, corporate finance or financial analysis;
▪ Outstanding academic track record with strong analytical, commercial and social skills. Previous internship/work experience is an advantage, as well as extra-curricular experience;
▪ Strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Dutch (additional languages are an advantage);
▪ Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word);
▪ Available full-time for a 4-6 month period.
We work from the perspective of offering qualifying interns a permanent position with the firm. If you believe that you qualify for this challenging, rewarding role, please get in contact with us and apply for an internship at Squarefield
Are you interested in this vacancy and do you meet all the requirements? You can apply by sending your cover letter, CV and grades of your education.
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