Investment Banking Analyst for by GAO

Please read before applying, non-complicance will render application void and reflects poorly on you: by GAO is looking for EXCEPTIONAL Year 2 or 3 interns for full-time summer or LOA internship positions.

Highlight of the Role:

If you are interested in Investment Banking you should prepare yourself for the ride. Either you know what it entails or you are unprepared.

Job Scope:

  • Supporting the origination and execution of Investment Banking (IB) transactions – M&A, ECM and DCM (eg. fund-raising exercise for listed/ private companies, merger and acquisitions)
  • Extensive company / industry research and analysis
  • Preparation of pitch books and transaction documentation (Information Memorandums, Management Presentations, etc.)
  • In-depth financial modelling, valuation and credit analysis - DCF, LBO, NAV, trading and transaction comparable
  • Assisting transaction process coordination and managing the Data Room and information flow process.
  • Doing Valuations, Market Comps & even more Valuations.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work long hours and to complete projects by deadlines regardless of circumstance.
  • Mutli-disciplinary market knowledge about various industries or the ability to get relevant information as needed.
  • Ability to search and scrape for information from various sources.
  • Strong modelling skills and ability to make accurate relevant assumptions.
  • Meticulous, basic sense of aesthetics. E.g., excel, powerpoint layouts.
  • Being neat, organized, diligent with an eye for detail is crucial.
  • Good writing skills and ability to produce complete work in a timely fashion.
  • Self-Driven individuals willing to work in an unstructured environment.


  • Multi-lingual skills and ability to speak and write in other dialects or languages with a particular emphasis on Mandarin and Bahasa.


  • 2nd or 3rd year students in a recognized University Undergraduate Programme.
  • A minimum of 10 weeks commitment to the internship role. Students that are able to commit for a longer period (e.g., 12 weeks) will be looked upon more favorably.

How to apply:

  • Please indicate the Job Title as the Header of the email.
  • Please attach a PDF copy of your resume.
  • Please attach an unofficial school transcript.
  • Please send your cover letter and indicate your start date availability.
  • Please attach a valuation model that you have done as a personal project or you have done in school as a solo assignment (but not groupwork).
  • If you were referred or recommended by a previous GAO Alum, please indicate in your email as well.


  • Writing samples (either in English or Mandarin) to demonstrate the Intern’s ability to communicate investment ideas, such as equity research reports or stock picks.
  • Powerpoint decks or samples (either in English or Mandarin) to demonstrate the Intern’s basic ability to layout information to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively.

Suggested preparation:

  • Visit and sign up for an account and login to be able to peruse the articles and gain a better understanding of the portal.
  • Knowing the basics on Investment Banking Terminology by reading up on common terms on Investopedia


Further notes:

  • Criteria and selections for the posting is at the sole discretion of the employer and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact your career advisor for any assistance.