Your role
As an intern, you will be actively involved in the M&A and/or ECM teams, based at Rabobank's headquarters in Utrecht, the Netherlands. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, both in the context of transaction origination and deal execution. Main tasks include:

  • Assist in the preparation of client presentations, pitches and reports
  • Perform in-depth analysis on companies (including their investment case, strategy, markets, products and competitors) and the wider market (market trends and dynamics, investor perspectives)
  • Support financial analyses and company valuations using various methodologies
  • Assist the team in the general execution process, e.g. in the preparation of information memoranda and management presentations

Your profile
For internship positions, we are looking for best in class team members that are in the process to obtain, or have obtained, an academic degree (MSc or equivalent), preferably in Finance, Business, Economics, Econometrics, Engineering or Math. Internship positions are open to students both in the bachelor and in the master phase of their studies. The ECM (part of the) internship is only accesible to Dutch speaking students.

Most important competencies include:

  • Distinctive academic results combined with extra-curricular successes
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English is prerequisite and fluency in at least one other European language (including Dutch) is preferred
  • Solid work ethic and motivation level
  • Strong team player
  • Registered at University during internship

Our organisation
The Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Equity Capital Markets (ECM) teams are part of the investment banking activities of Rabobank, and offer a challenging, young, dynamic and international working environment. Rabobank has a leading market position in Dutch M&A and ECM and globally in Food & Agri M&A, advising public companies, large privately-owned companies, financial sponsors and governmental organisations on various types of strategically important transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions
Rabobank’s M&A team belongs to Rabobank Corporate Finance Advisory (“CFA”), advising corporates and financial sponsors with a focus on the Dutch market and Food & Agri sector globally. With offices in 35 countries and CFA hubs in Utrecht, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore and dedicated M&A teams in Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, Sydney and Mumbai, CFA offers full support to its clients in (cross-border) M&A transactions and independent and product neutral capital structuring advisory.

Focus of the M&A team is advising corporates and financial sponsors on domestic or cross-border transactions. The team targets transactions with an enterprise value between EUR 100 million and EUR 1 billion or transactions of strategic importance to Rabobank’s core clients. The team is instrumental in bank’s efforts to be a leading M&A player in the Netherlands and globally in the Food & Agri sector, capable of advising on and leading key M&A transactions for medium-sized and large corporates and financial sponsors. Rabobank M&A has consistently ranked #1 in the Food & Agri sector* globally as well as in the Netherlands** by M&A transaction volume in recent years.

The European M&A team has offices in Utrecht, Frankfurt, Madrid and Paris. The composition of the Utrecht team includes the Head of M&A Europe, 7 Managing Directors, 7 (Executive) Directors and an execution pool of 30 junior professionals.

Equity Capital Markets
Our ECM team is specialised in originating and executing equity capital markets transactions. The ECM-related products and services include initial public offerings, secondary offerings (e.g. rights issues, accelerated book-build offerings), convertible bond offerings, block trades and equity advisory. ECM has a continuous strategic dialogue with the majority of companies listed on Dutch stock exchanges as well as with potential listing candidates, results in a strong transaction flow in the Dutch market. Furthermore, the ECM team is working on equity capital markets transactions for Rabobank's international Food & Agri clients worldwide. The team consists of 12 dedicated ECM bankers, who work in close cooperation with Equity Research and Equity Sales and Trading when executing a transaction.

We offer

  • The opportunity to work in a highly dynamic and international working environment at one of the leading financial institutions
  • Obtain relevant working experience by actively supporting both origination and execution of transactions
  • The opportunity to do an internship in the Mergers & Acquisitions or Equity Capital Markets teams, or a combined internship across these departments (please indicate any preference in your cover letter)
  • A competitive internship allowance
  • 3-4 month full-time internship

Additional information
If you have any questions, please contact Coen Hilvering (Campus Recruiter), telephone number +31 30 21 66818. Please include the title of the internship ('Internship Rabobank M&A and ECM') and the reference number ('SAB16CH009').

You can apply by clicking on "solliciteren". Applications should include your CV, cover letter and transcripts of university and pre-university grades, which can be submitted via "Online Solliciteren". Also include the time span in which you are available for the internship.

Please be advised to apply well in advance due to potential limited availability.

Please note that applications without grades transcripts will not be processed.

* Source: Dealogic, ranking from Q1 2010 until Q3 2014 including deals under the Rabobank-Rothschild cooperation.
** Source:; by number of deals