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Long-Term Internship July 2021 - Merchant Banking - London

London - Merchant Banking

Region: EMEA
Country: United Kingdom
Division: Merchant Banking
Programme: Long Term Internship
Duration: 6 months

Programme Description

This London based 6 month internship is an exciting opportunity to intern with Rothschild & Co's flagship corporate private equity fund, Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI). FAPI manages over €1.4 billion through two dedicated funds focused on investing in mid-cap companies in Western Europe.

Our team is based in London, Paris and Luxembourg and is comprised of 20 investment professionals originating from 8 countries across Europe.


  • Researching the industries in which our potential targets for investments operate, using all sources of information
  • Identifying and evaluating investment opportunities
  • Preparing financial models and investment committee memos
  • Developing and maintaining standard or bespoke financial models
  • Assisting with deal execution processes and monitoring of existing portfolio companies
  • Developing and communicating a point of view on where/how value is created and the most actionable opportunities which meet the Fund’s risk-adjusted return criteria
  • Supporting the team in co-ordinating the due diligence and transaction processes both internally and with other advisers
  • Developing relationship skills through exposure to senior bankers and investment committee members

Skills required

  • Teamwork: ability to build effective relationships between individuals, teams, lines of business and across geographical/cultural boundaries
  • Communication: ability to communicate clearly, persuade and influence
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to be proactive, preserve, overcome setbacks and deliver results
  • Ability to work independently and take a high level of responsibility
  • Understanding of the fundamental principles and the application of corporate finance
  • Enthusiasm for developing these skills and applying these skills creatively
  • Ability to build long term, professional relationships with management teams and advisors that add value
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


  • Outstanding academic track record (2:1 or above; obtained or expected)
  • Previous experience at either a leading investment bank (M&A, Leveraged Finance, ECM), private  equity firm, or top tier strategy consulting firm.

Merchant Banking - Long Term Internship - July 2021 - London