Position Description

Campus Recruiting - Investment Banking Analyst - Technology - Minneapolis
Location MN - Minneapolis (Headquarters)
Business Area Investment Banking
Employment Type Full Time
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Piper Jaffray Investment Banking Analyst Opportunity – Healthcare Medical Technology (Minneapolis)


About Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray is a leading, international middle-market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle market corporations, private equity groups, public entities and institutional investors. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the firm has additional investment banking offices in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco. Piper Jaffray investment banking specializes in a variety of financial transactions and focuses on the needs of growth companies in the agriculture, clean technology and renewables, consumer, diversified industrials, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, and technology. Piper Jaffray is one of the premier investment banks focused solely on the middle market.


This opportunity is anticipated to be with our Technology group in Minneapolis.


The Analyst Program

The investment banking analyst program is a rigorous program for exceptionally qualified individuals. Our analysts work closely with senior bankers to make a real impact on our clients’ businesses through involvement in all facets of investment banking activities including equity and debt offerings, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and strategic advisory work. On a day-to-day basis our analysts:


  • Create financial models
  • Conduct financial valuations
  • Create and maintain industry-specific business development books
  • Conduct industry- and company-specific research
  • Interact with clients and senior bankers


Our environment is collaborative, demanding, fast-paced and entrepreneurial. Our clients are extraordinarily dynamic and our people have what it takes to excel.


Top analysts are invited to stay on for a third year. Direct promotion to the Associate level is available for strong performers without an MBA.


Analyst Training & Development

Our analyst program begins in June with training at our headquarters in Minneapolis. New analysts attend from offices around the world. Training is designed to give analysts a broad understanding of our firm and its capabilities, as well as a strong technical foundation. Technical topics covered include accounting, valuation, financial modeling and general computer skills. Trainees also attend overview sessions on the following:


  • Initial Public Offering (IPO) process
  • Merger & Acquisition process
  • Private Capital process
  • Alternative Investments
  • Corporate & Venture Services
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • High-Yield & Structured Products
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Convertibles
  • Equities
  • Restructuring


Social and team-building activities take place throughout training to help new employees begin their careers with strong relationships among their peers.


What We Look For

Piper Jaffray seeks dedicated and motivated individuals possessing demonstrated academic achievement (generally, a GPA above 3.3) as well as leadership, organizational and teamwork skills. The ability to create innovative solutions, articulate complex ideas and adapt to a rapidly changing environment is essential. Analysts must be able to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects. The most successful analysts have a demonstrated track record of success. Familiarity with finance, accounting, and financial modeling is strongly encouraged.   


Piper Jaffray is an equal opportunity employer.


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