Santander’s Banking and Corporate Finance team in Amsterdam is looking for a recent graduate with relevant internship experience
Internship, Amsterdam-based, SCIB Banking & Corporate Finance, Netherlands & Belgium
The role of an intern in Banking & Corporate Finance at Santander is both versatile and unique. You will be based in Amsterdam, a newly established Santander branch in Europe. Your core activities are twofold. One part is focused on building core Corporate Finance skills to be able to pitch and execute strategic mandates. The other part is focused on building Client Relationship Management skills to build, sustain, and monetize global relationships with clients. Both elements are further explained below.
Corporate Finance – actively support in origination and execution of mandates:
An important part of the role is to assist in day-to-day execution of Corporate Finance and M&A mandates. You will, for instance, perform company valuations using various valuation methods such as discounted cash flow, leveraged buyout, merger models, comparables, etc. You will also analyze companies’ business profiles and financial statements and assist in the preparation of marketing presentations for both origination (pitchbooks) and execution (information memorandum, management presentations, etc.).
Client Relationship Management – assisting Bankers in their global coverage responsibilities for large clients:
At Santander we follow a focused and relationship driven model with a target portfolio of Corporates, Sponsors and Financial Institutions. As an intern you will support Junior and Senior Bankers in originating and executing Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions mandates. In doing so you will participate in various client interactions. Importantly, you will drive product specialists and relationship partners globally to provide high quality services to clients across key geographies covered by Santander. In order to grow and thrive, the successful candidate must demonstrate intellectual curiosity and interest in delivering a wide scope of solutions ranging from M&A advisory, to ECM, DCM, Syndicated Loans, Acquisition Finance, Structured Finance, Working Capital Solutions, FX, etc.
Santander’s value proposition:
You will become part of a truly entrepreneurial, international and multicultural working environment. Santander offers an opportunity to join a globally leading Corporate and Investment Bank with a competitive and ambitious team. You will be working within a diverse European team of Analysts and Associates. As an intern you will work alongside experienced Junior and Senior Bankers, gaining excellent exposure, experience and inclusion in the whole process of winning and closing deals across different products and services. Additionally, you will receive training and mentoring by seasoned Bankers to develop broad, world-class investment banking and relationship management skills. Santander will help you to grow your career in a large, diverse and global organization in a challenging and dynamic business environment. Santander will help you grow your core Banking & Corporate Finance skills, extend your knowledge across all banking products and grant you an opportunity to experience to be part of a rapidly growing team with ambitious growth targets.
Requirements for the role:
- Relevant internship(s) (preferably in Investment Banking)
- Advanced undergraduates or graduates from top-tier business/engineering schools, with top tier results
Skills & Knowledge
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills
- Solid technical and financial modelling capabilities
- Proven ability to meet deadlines while paying attention to details
- Entrepreneurial mindset, pro-active and autonomous
- Team player who can interact effectively with all levels of hierarchy and product teams
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
- Languages: Fluent in Dutch and English. French and/or Spanish are a plus
- Availability: For a minimum of 4 months
About Santander Corporate and Investment Banking in the Netherlands:
Santander is one of Europe´s largest banks by balance sheet (>€1.5tn assets, A/A2 rated) and also one of the global Top 10 banks by assets and market cap. Santander CIB (SCIB) is pursuing a growth strategy in Europe. Having demonstrated several years of strong growth in various European regions SCIB is now focusing on increasing its footprint with Corporate, Sponsor and FIG clients in the Benelux.
SCIB Key Business
- Corporate Finance (ECM and M&A)
- Global Debt Finance (DCM, Project Finance, Securitisation, Principal Finance, LBO)
- Transaction Banking (Trade Finance, Cash Management, Liquidity solutions)
- Markets (Fixed Income, Credit and FX)
Niels Ackerman is the Head of SCIB and Banking and Corporate Finance for the Benelux as of October 2020. Niels has held various leadership roles in Investment Banking at, amongst others, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, and UBS, across Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Markets, and Corporate Banking. Under Niels’ leadership SCIB is building a leading, profitable and sustainable client business in the Benelux across SCIB´s key businesses. The ambition for SCIB in the Benelux is to become one of the leading foreign banking providers of strategic and treasury products and services to a focused client perimeter.
The team has a strong focus on ESG Corporate Finance and Financing solutions, supported by Santander’s commitment to net zero and to mobilize EUR 220bn of assets for energy transition by 2030.
The Benelux team has already grown from 1px to 15px in 2022. The team currently consist of 5 senior bankers, 3 juniors, 2 interns and support staff.