Leveraged Finance VP

Date: 24 Feb 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are recruiting for a Leveraged Finance VP for our International Acquisition Finance Department.


Profile Summary

  • IAFD is a leading participant in the European leveraged loan market, with a strong reputation, broad access to new deal flow and a substantial balance sheet dedicated to the asset class.

  • The Asset Management team executes Acquisition Finance transactions as a participant / investor for Private Equity and Corporate clients. The team also proactively manages IAFD’s loan portfolio mainly consisting of leveraged loans across a variety of sectors. As well as managing over c.$5bn of loans on the balance sheet the team also manages 9 funds with over $2.5bn of AUM on behalf of third party investors through their fast growing managed account platform (Stratum).


The ideal candidate for this role is a self-motivated, highly numerate individual with a customer centric mindset. A solid foundation in credit skills and proficient at financial modelling and sensitivity analysis are also essential.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively manage own portfolio of LBO deals including Agency roles as required. Identify any underperforming assets early and provide recommendations on strategy to senior management.

  • Liaise with clients, credit and other syndicate banks.

  • Provide day-to-day control and support for new investments in LBO and Corporate Cross-Over deals.

  • Assist in all aspects of the deal process: including financial modelling, credit & legal analysis, and presentations to relevant committees and deal administration.

  • Develop/strengthen relationships with key portfolio clients.

  • Work closely with middle and back office(s) to ensure accurate and timely booking and ongoing management of loan facilities. As well as other compliance processes.

  • Provide credit and operational support to Stratum vehicles (Managed Account Platform).

  • Provide general support to other team members where required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • 4-6 years of relevant experience in the European Leveraged Finance market or similar credit related area.

  • Demonstrates strong communication and presentational skills.

  • Highly numerical and capable of building and using cash flow model

  • Credit skills with exposure to a wide range of business sectors across all relevant European jurisdictions

  • CFA  qualification is recommended


Job Skills:

  • Technical understanding of the market

  • Strong communication, motivation and flexibility

  • Ability to remain calm and balanced under pressure

  • Sound and effective judgement

  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions

  • Capacity to multi-task



At Mizuho, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.


At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and equality, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities


If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – recruitment@mhcb.co.uk and we will be happy to help





Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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