Nordea – Leveraged Finance internship

Nordea – Leveraged Finance internship

Nordea Investment Banking – Leveraged Finance internships, spring 2021, 10 or 20 weeks in Stockholm

A Nordic leader, the Nordea Leveraged Finance unit focuses exclusively on servicing the bank’s private equity clients. As part of Nordea Investment Banking, our team of 40 professionals across the Nordics is responsible for delivering first-class debt services and solutions in a broad set of situations, including leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, dividend recapitalisations and refinancing’s. In close collaboration with relevant units in Investment Banking, Leveraged Finance is responsible for all parts of the private equity related debt value chain including pitching, structuring, execution and ultimately the distribution of debt instruments across financial markets. We are fully committed to a product-agnostic approach and our capabilities span a wide spectrum of debt solutions including bank loan financings, distributed loans and high yield bonds.

The offer

Following an intense week of training that will equip you with the technical toolbox and soft skills needed for you to contribute, you will as a Leveraged Finance intern join a team of highly dedicated and experienced industry professionals. Supported by senior colleagues, you will from day one be expected to actively contribute to solving complex financing situations for our clients. You will assume ownership and responsibility for various key processes including the preparation of pitch material, financial modelling as well as aggregating and analysing quantitative and qualitative data.

You will also assume responsibility for supporting the team in various internal situations learning first-hand the decision-making process of an investment bank.

On any given day, your work could range from fundamental credit analysis and financial modelling of a potential buy-out target to assisting in creating sales pitch materials for a potential high yield bond refinancing or monitoring our leveraged finance credit portfolio.

The Internship lasts approximately 10 or 20 weeks (we recommend 20 weeks in order to maximise the steep learning curve), is full-time and based in Stockholm.

Who are you

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

The candidates for the Leveraged Finance Internship are expected to possess a combination of strong track record, whether academically or other relevant experiences, a can-do attitude, as well as a genuine interest in finance.

Our organizational structure is uniquely flat, and our team culture supports people eager to learn and take on new challenges. A successful candidate is expected to be goal oriented, to take own initiatives and to have the ability to work independently on multiple challenging engagements while having a high degree of quality-consciousness.

Strong communication and presentation skills as well as solid knowledge of various computer tools (e.g. Microsoft Office) are considered vital.

Your background:

  • At least 2 years of university studies with a strong academic track record
  • Positive mindset and an enthusiastic approach to work
  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight deadlines
  • A genuine interest in the financial markets
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Fluency in English, both speaking and writing (preferably also in another Nordic language)

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.

Please submit your application including cover letter, CV and grades on at latest 27 September 2020.

For more information about the position, please contact Jelena Nesic at  or Erik Kaukas at