Culture

Elevating investment banking isn’t only about our clients. Though we know our approach makes for a better client experience, it’s also about making sure Fort Capital fosters an environment in which our team can thrive, personally and professionally. In our business, the hours can be long; we spend a lot of time here, and together. So we go to great lengths to ensure that it feels like a comfortable, kind and even fun place to be. Everyone talks about our offices, which feel a bit like  a coworking space, a bit like a newsroom, a bit like the kitchen in a high-end home (the kind with beer and wine on tap). What it doesn’t feel like is a bank, or a boiler room. It’s a place people gather, not because they have to but because they want to. Which is exactly what we had in mind.

Partnership Opportunities

Fort Capital was founded by investment bankers who did their time at the big banks, and knew there had to be a better way. So they created it. If our Brand Story resonates with you—if you too are looking for something, and somewhere, better for the next phase of your investment banking career—you might be a good fit at Fort. We’re always looking for experienced experts with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our ranks as partners. Reach out to our leadership team.

Current Openings

If Fort Capital sounds like the kind of place you belong, please get in touch. You can apply for one of the postings below, or reach out to us at our Vancouver, Calgary, or Toronto office.

Opportunity:                     Investment Banking Associate

Location:                           Toronto, ON

Application Deadline:      Midnight, December 5th, 2021

Overview

Fort Capital Partners is seeking a highly motivated candidate to join its team as an Investment Banking Associate. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced investment bankers and highly regarded institutional investment managers, who have spent the majority of their careers at large investment banks and financial institutions, in a unique, entrepreneurial environment. You will enjoy a dynamic and challenging workplace in which you will be tasked with creating client presentations, building financial models, and providing guidance to Analysts while executing a broad range of transactions, including M&A, financing, and capital markets advisory mandates. The ideal candidate will have the ability to execute on assignments with minimal oversight.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Building financial models, valuation analyses, merger models, corporate finance solutions and any additional financial analyses
  • Preparation of client proposals, and pitch books / marketing documents (teaser, CIM etc.)
  • Assisting with client development (coordinate data with clients, assist in presentation of new ideas to clients)
  • Managing deal processes and providing guidance to Analysts
  • Collecting and analyzing industry research and trends
  • Tracking business development

 

Requirements

  • Bachelors level University degree with outstanding academic achievement
  • 3+ years of investment banking experience is strongly preferred
  • Previous M&A advisory and corporate/business development experience will also be considered
  • Outstanding analytical and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Motivated, self-starter with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and ability to learn quickly
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines

 

Favourable But Not Required

  • CFA, CPA, or CBV Designations

 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to careers.toronto@fortcapital.ca, with “Fort Capital Investment Banking Associate” in the subject line of the email. Only full applications will be considered and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Fort Capital Partners is an independent, partner-owned investment bank that works with public and private companies in Canada. The firm draws from the collective capital markets experience of its team to provide its clients with proven, accessible and independent investment banking advice and transaction execution.

Creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do. At Fort Capital Partners, we are striving to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees.

Summer Student & Co-op Analyst Application

If you are looking for a Summer Investment Banking Analyst position, we begin our recruiting cycle in the Fall for the following Spring work term. We expect candidates to be in a commerce program and often in their third year, returning to school in the Fall to complete their studies. Fall recruiting deadline is October 15th.

Co-op Investment Banking Analyst positions are available for both Fall (September to December) and Winter (January to April) terms in our Vancouver office. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, and will be evaluated on or around May 31st for Fall and Oct 15th for Winter.