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Head of Debt Advisory

The organisation

For an established independent corporate finance advisory boutique, located in Amsterdam, we are looking for a Head of Debt Advisory. Despite the fact that this boutique has worked on several (re)financing and restructuring projects in the past 10 years, the focus has been more on the M&A business. To establish a market leading position in the Dutch/European Debt Advisory Markets, they are looking for a new team member who will set up the Debt Advisory business.

Key responsibilities and tasks

The Head of Debt Advisory will be responsible for:

  • Setting up and execution of a business plan for all Debt Advisory activities;
  • Taking the lead on the marketing and execution of Debt Advisory mandates;
  • Overall process lead and day-to-day interaction with juniors and seniors internally, as well as clients externally;
  • Undertaking and/or supervising capital structure analyses and other financial modelling;
  • Conducting new business presentations and developing ideas for new business at relevant client level;
  • Manage the debt advisory team which is expected to gradually expand;
  • Engaging in product and technical development of junior members of the team on a continuing basis;
  • Contributing to the development of the team, the business and the firm in general.

Ideal Candidate

  • University Degree (Master’s)
  • 8+ years of debt advisory / capital structuring / leveraged finance / corporate lending / restructuring experience;
  • First class experience required of financial modelling and analysis, valuation techniques, presentation preparation and due diligence;
  • Proven ability to comfortably interact and develop good working relationships with business clients and management;
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, maturity, good judgment and an ability to work with, and establish trust and credibility with at all inside and outside professionals;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in presentations; expressing complex financial strategies in an organized and articulate manner;
  • Ability to delegate effectively and pay attention to detail while maintaining a high level of productivity.


  • Entrepreneurial and pro-active mind set;
  • Commercially oriented;
  • Result-oriented with a focus on details;
  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills;
  • Effective communicator;
  • Extensive and relevant network and strong product (debt) knowledge.


  • Opportunity to become part of an established and expanding independent advisory boutique in The Netherlands;
  • Truly independent with a relationship driven (as opposed to transaction driven) approach;
  • Strong ambition to become a key player in the Dutch/European Debt Advisory market with a pivotal role for Head of Debt Advisory;
  • Extensive network of Corporates, PE houses, Family-owned Businesses and entrepreneurs that can be leveraged on to further roll-out the Debt Advisory services;
  • Highly experienced team of seniors supported by a pool of talented and passionate juniors;
  • Entrepreneurial, no-nonsense and professional environment with ample room for own responsibility and initiative;
  • Competitive salary package.

Should you be interested in this position, please upload your resume together with a short motivation via Please refer to the position “Head of Debt Advisory, reference number 935934″ in the subjectline.

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Tim Slotema
Tim Slotema