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Internship Corporate Finance Debt Advisory

  • Amsterdam
  • Fulltime
  • Master
  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Detail oriented

Your job

Kempen & Co Debt Advisory operates as an integral part of Corporate Finance and works closely with all five sector teams within Corporate Finance: Real Estate, Infrastructure, Tech & Fintech, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Corporate Advisory. As trusted advisor, Kempen & Co Corporate Finance has the proven ability to engineer and execute financing solutions and M&A transactions that are essential for growth and success. We offer access to financing in the public, private and alternative capital markets through the issuance of debt, equity, or hybrid securities.

Our independence is key to our client proposition. Kempen & Co Corporate Finance’s neutrality comes from the fact that we do not finance businesses ourselves, guaranteeing that our advice is independent, objective and always in the client’s best interest. Our dedicated team of financial professionals handles large, complex engagements and all aspects of capital-raising to help maximize the clients’ financial strength and flexibility over the long term.

Kempen & Co Debt Advisory is a growing team, advising clients on the origination, structuring, and execution of debt financings. As a Debt Advisory intern you will work closely with specialists from all of our five sector teams on preparing pitches to win new mandates and the execution of ongoing projects and transactions. Our close cooperation with the sector teams offers broad exposure to Kempen & Co’s wider activities. During the three-month internship period, you will operate as a fully-fledged team member and you will be actively involved in (strategy) discussions. Typical tasks of an intern include, amongst others:

  • Collecting and analyzing company and market information;
  • Preparing presentations for clients and/or other advisors;
  • Performing detailed financial analyses.

Would you like to work with entrepreneurial, ambitious colleagues on preparing and executing transactions for customers throughout Europe? Then this is a position for you!

Your experience

We are looking for candidates with affinity with financial markets and preparing (financial) analyses. You have excellent analytical capabilities, excellent communication skills and you are a real team player. You have commercial insight, are proactive, see opportunities and dare to take the initiative. You prefer project-based work, are not afraid of deadlines and are willing to take chances. Are you result-oriented and driven, do you think you fit in our organization and do you want to take the challenge?

Check your profile:

  • Master phase or master’s degree, preferably near or recent graduates with an economic, financial or technical background;
  • Proven affinity with the financial world;
  • Demonstrable (e.g., through prior internships) interest in debt instruments and capital structure is a strong plus;
  • Strong team player willing to go the extra mile;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Above average grades;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Fluent in English (Dutch is not a requirement)

Currently, we have open spots per October/November 2021.

Our company

Kempen & Co is an international investment bank, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We are part of Van Lanschot Kempen and employ around 450 people in our offices in Amsterdam, New York, London, Antwerp and Paris. We are specialised in Corporate Finance, Securities (equities brokerage) and Asset Management. Kempen & Co represents professionalism, entrepreneurship and drive.

Kempen & Co Corporate Finance, including its Debt Advisory team, focuses on five core sectors; Real Estate, Infrastructure, Tech & Fintech, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Corporate Advisory. Through our focus on specific sectors across Kempen & Co, we have developed deep inter-departmental understanding and expertise, run efficient execution processes and we can ensure that our clients get access to the right investors. Our clients choose Kempen & Co for our independent advice and our dedication to achieve results that exceed their expectations. During 2020, we executed 38 transactions with an aggregated disclosed value of more than €22 billion. On average we execute over 35 transactions per year.

Embedded in our culture is to work in a sustainable and future-oriented way, where inclusion and diversity are essential. A highly inclusive and diverse workforce helps to drive business performance and innovation, workforce agility and resilience, as well as positive social and environmental impact. It is our ambition for the inflow of each department to be more diverse than the outflow. For example, if an employee leaves or more headcount becomes available, we aim to increase diversity by hiring someone who brings something new to the team. Whether that’s gender, age, nationality, background or anything else.

We offer

We offer you an entrepreneurial position in an international, dynamic and challenging environment, where you immediately get your own responsibilities and client exposure. You will gain experience in a wide range of transactions, both in a private, as well as listed environment. We offer you training on the job as well as tailored programs. Kempen offers excellent primary and secondary working conditions with an attractive remuneration package, a professional work environment and outlook to obtaining an Analyst position in case of strong performance during the internship.


Enthusiastic? Use the button 'apply now'. Do you have questions or do you want to have more information? Please contact Sophie Koopman at s.koopman@vanlanschotkempen.com.

Please upload your cv and cover letter in English, and include your bachelor and master grade list in your application. An assessment can be part of the recruitment process.


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