Data Research Analyst – M&A – 7469

ION Analytics, Full-time, Hong Kong
This role has been filled
Mergermarket’s research division is looking to hire a full time analyst with strong language skills to be based in Hong Kong.
Mergermarket is a global provider of in-depth analysis and forward-looking information on corporate strategy and M&A / ECM activity for investment banks, private equity firms, advisors and corporate clients.
The position offers unique opportunities to get full exposure to Equity Capital Market activities in overall Asia. The role will primarily involve researching, evaluating and pricing mergers and acquisitions as well as producing in-depth sector and country reports.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Performing desktop research on real-time Equity Capital markets transactions
  • Interpreting financial data and other financial information in relation to M&A transactions
  • Quality checking the historical database to ensure it reflects and provides a consistent high standard of data and analysis
  • Analyzing specific transactions to determine whether or not they meet the database inclusion criteria
  • Cleaning and updating the database to ensure that deal records, company records and individual profiles are accurate and comprehensive
  • Tracking and updating a specific universe of private equity firms in terms of their activity.

Following qualifications are expected for an ideal candidate:

  • Fluency, including knowledge of business terminology, in English and Chinese;
  • A Business, Finance, Economics degree or equivalent preferred but not essential;
  • Detail-oriented, diligent and with a genuine interest in M&A/Corporate Finance
  • Understanding of financial statements;
  • Good computer skills (especially Excel);  Other programming language such as python is a plus.
  • Highly numerate;
  • Knowledge of research methodologies.
To apply, please email your CV and covering letter quoting reference “MMResAnalyst63” to Your covering letter should outline your interest in the role and why you feel you are suited to it. 

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