Careers2019-11-07T08:39:59+00:00

Careers

Working at DRP Capital

At DRP Capital, all our people share a commitment to achieving the highest possible standards. We live by our values in always putting clients first, dedicating our time and energy towards meeting their needs through a collaborative approach that is underpinned by expertise, integrity and hard work.

We are keen to recruit skilled, smart and driven individuals and in return offer a stimulating, friendly environment where your contribution will be rewarded with first-class training and work experience.

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Careers

Working at DRP Capital

At DRP Capital, all our people share a commitment to achieving the highest possible standards. We live by our values in always putting clients first, dedicating our time and energy towards meeting their needs through a collaborative approach that is underpinned by expertise, integrity and hard work.

We are keen to recruit skilled, smart and driven individuals and in return offer a stimulating, friendly environment where your contribution will be rewarded with first-class training and work experience.

VIEW OPENINGS

What our employees say

“Starting my finance career at DRP Capital was the right choice. I appreciate senior bankers’ heavy investments in mentoring me on both hard and soft skills. I also receive high quality training in other forms such as attending forums, seminars and speeches on M&A and the economy.”

“I am excited to have been deeply involved in various aspects of the projects, especially attending high level meetings. At DRP, junior bankers have a lot of exposure to our clients, who are successful leaders in their fields.”

“I enjoy working with teammates and clients from different cultural backgrounds and sometimes travelling overseas. It’s challenging and interesting at the same time.”

“I like the dynamic at DRP. There’s little hierarchy in the company and suggestions from me, a junior banker, can lead to changes. Without bureaucracy, we move fast and readily adopt creative solutions.”

“Working at DRP is a great pleasure for me. I appreciate that it has given me the opportunity to work in a pleasant, multicultural environment with very nice colleagues. The company offers an amazing cultural diversity that fosters career growth opportunities. I am proud to be part of DRP.”

What our employees say

“Starting my finance career at DRP Capital was the right choice. I appreciate senior bankers’ heavy investments in mentoring me on both hard and soft skills. I also receive high quality training in other forms such as attending forums, seminars and speeches on M&A and the economy.”

“I am excited to have been deeply involved in various aspects of the projects, especially attending high level meetings. At DRP, junior bankers have a lot of exposure to our clients, who are successful leaders in their fields.”

“I enjoy working with teammates and clients from different cultural backgrounds and sometimes travelling overseas. It’s challenging and interesting at the same time.”

“I like the dynamic at DRP. There’s little hierarchy in the company and suggestions from me, a junior banker, can lead to changes. Without bureaucracy, we move fast and readily adopt creative solutions.”

“Working at DRP is a great pleasure for me. I appreciate that it has given me the opportunity to work in a pleasant, multicultural environment with very nice colleagues. The company offers an amazing cultural diversity that fosters career growth opportunities. I am proud to be part of DRP.”

JOBSEEKER FAQS

DRP has answers to your job seeking questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our business and how we work.

What are some of the differences between a “boutique” investment bank like DRP and a “bulge bracket” global investment bank like where some DRP team members worked previously?2019-04-07T20:21:03+00:00

Boutique investment banks are smaller scale versions of global investment banks and are typically focused on a particular product or sector unlike bulge bracket banks that have many departments and groups carrying out different businesses. The business model of boutiques, especially sector-focused ones like DRP, allows them to develop deep expertise in their areas of specialty and close relationships with a core group of clients. In addition, M&A advisory boutiques like DRP are free from the conflicts of interest that affect larger banks, especially those that have principal investing divisions and are active in public equity financing and trading.

In the past 12 years, the market share of boutiques, especially those started by top bankers from bulge bracket firms, has increased worldwide as a growing number of clients have recognized the advantages that they offer.

What is the working style and culture like at DRP?2019-04-07T20:21:31+00:00

DRP is an international firm with a diverse team and a culture emphasizing teamwork and constant striving to learn and improve. We demand the highest level of professionalism and integrity from our team members, but are also informal and encourage open communication. We work hard and are passionate about our work, but we also have rich lives outside of work and support our team members to enjoy the same.

As a small firm, DRP is not as complex an organization with as many internal rules and divisions as a larger company, which we think makes it a friendlier and more dynamic place to work. It also means that our employees need to be self-starters who can work independently and are comfortable taking on a variety of tasks in a fast-paced and somewhat less structured work environment.

What kind of training and exposure will I get as a junior employee of DRP and how does it compare to larger investment banks?2019-04-07T20:21:42+00:00

DRP provides the same type of M&A advisory services to the same types of clients as the top global investment banks, so the work you will do and the skills you will learn at DRP will essentially be the same as working on an M&A team at a bulge bracket bank. Compared to a larger firm, you will have more opportunities to work directly with senior bankers and clients. We will provide you with proprietary training materials on key investment banking topics such as valuation analysis and samples from previous deals to reference, but you will learn the most by working together closely with teammates representing leading global and Chinese clients on complex M&A transactions.

Can I work at DRP if I was not a business or finance major and it is my first finance industry job?2019-04-07T20:22:18+00:00

Yes, certainly. However, we seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in M&A investment banking, so you should be prepared to explain your interest and why you think you are well suited for the job. For some positions, we require basic coursework in finance or previous M&A work experience. Please refer to the specific job details.

What kind of internship programs does DRP offer?2019-04-07T20:22:34+00:00

We regularly hire interns in our Shanghai office in the Fall and Spring. Interns are treated as part of the team and given most of the same work as a full-time analyst. We typically only hire interns who we are considering for full-time employment at the end of their internship or upon their graduation. The internship is a time for you and DRP Capital to get to know each other better. If you perform well and are interested in working full-time at DRP, we hope to be able to offer you a full-time position on completion of your internship.

We generally do not hire summer interns, but we will be considering new internship programs in the future. Please refer to our job listings or contact us.

What is the typical day like working as an analyst at DRP?2019-04-07T20:22:49+00:00

You will come to the office at 9am when we start our regular working hours. You will have a mixture of urgent short-term tasks and long-term responsibilities. The majority of your work will be on active M&A engagements, while some of your work will be related to business development. You will work on all stages of M&A projects and the work will differ depending on the project type and stage. For example, when we are representing a buyer in the initial stage of an M&A project, you may be asked to research and contact target companies. When an M&A deal is in the early stage of deal negotiation, you will work with the team to carry out valuation analysis and to develop a recommended transaction structure. In the later stage of negotiations, you will help to manage the timetable, liaising with various parties and reviewing the closing legal documents.

Analysts are expected to take ownership of their assignments and to work hard. You will need to keep in touch with your supervisor and teammates outside regular working hours and be available to work late as needed. Investment banking is a demanding and fast-paced industry that is not for everyone. However, we at DRP manage to strike a good work-life balance and think that you can too.

Who will I report to as an analyst working at DRP?2019-04-07T20:23:12+00:00

You will receive guidance and instructions directly from one or more senior bankers. You may also be asked by other colleagues for assistance. We have a relatively flat organizational structure, and all of our team members work together as partners. Every team member should respect the views and ideas of their colleagues, especially those with the most experience. Final decisions will be made by the project and team leaders.

What position levels do you have and how can I advance my career with DRP?2019-04-07T20:23:22+00:00

Our position titles from junior to senior are: Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate, Vice President, Director, Managing Director. We have some guidelines on how many years we expect employees to work at each level, especially for analysts and associates, but we also make exceptions and promote employees when they have demonstrated readiness for the next level. Although we consider lateral hires at mid and senior levels to fill staffing needs, we prefer to promote internally. We hope that all of our interns and analysts will stay at DRP and develop their career by working their way up within our organization. Those who have left DRP have also found that the training and experience they received was very beneficial for their future career development.

JOBSEEKER FAQS

DRP has answers to your job seeking questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our business and how we work.

What are some of the differences between a “boutique” investment bank like DRP and a “bulge bracket” global investment bank like where some DRP team members worked previously?2019-04-07T20:21:03+00:00

Boutique investment banks are smaller scale versions of global investment banks and are typically focused on a particular product or sector unlike bulge bracket banks that have many departments and groups carrying out different businesses. The business model of boutiques, especially sector-focused ones like DRP, allows them to develop deep expertise in their areas of specialty and close relationships with a core group of clients. In addition, M&A advisory boutiques like DRP are free from the conflicts of interest that affect larger banks, especially those that have principal investing divisions and are active in public equity financing and trading.

In the past 12 years, the market share of boutiques, especially those started by top bankers from bulge bracket firms, has increased worldwide as a growing number of clients have recognized the advantages that they offer.

What is the working style and culture like at DRP?2019-04-07T20:21:31+00:00

DRP is an international firm with a diverse team and a culture emphasizing teamwork and constant striving to learn and improve. We demand the highest level of professionalism and integrity from our team members, but are also informal and encourage open communication. We work hard and are passionate about our work, but we also have rich lives outside of work and support our team members to enjoy the same.

As a small firm, DRP is not as complex an organization with as many internal rules and divisions as a larger company, which we think makes it a friendlier and more dynamic place to work. It also means that our employees need to be self-starters who can work independently and are comfortable taking on a variety of tasks in a fast-paced and somewhat less structured work environment.

What kind of training and exposure will I get as a junior employee of DRP and how does it compare to larger investment banks?2019-04-07T20:21:42+00:00

DRP provides the same type of M&A advisory services to the same types of clients as the top global investment banks, so the work you will do and the skills you will learn at DRP will essentially be the same as working on an M&A team at a bulge bracket bank. Compared to a larger firm, you will have more opportunities to work directly with senior bankers and clients. We will provide you with proprietary training materials on key investment banking topics such as valuation analysis and samples from previous deals to reference, but you will learn the most by working together closely with teammates representing leading global and Chinese clients on complex M&A transactions.

Can I work at DRP if I was not a business or finance major and it is my first finance industry job?2019-04-07T20:22:18+00:00

Yes, certainly. However, we seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in M&A investment banking, so you should be prepared to explain your interest and why you think you are well suited for the job. For some positions, we require basic coursework in finance or previous M&A work experience. Please refer to the specific job details.

What kind of internship programs does DRP offer?2019-04-07T20:22:34+00:00

We regularly hire interns in our Shanghai office in the Fall and Spring. Interns are treated as part of the team and given most of the same work as a full-time analyst. We typically only hire interns who we are considering for full-time employment at the end of their internship or upon their graduation. The internship is a time for you and DRP Capital to get to know each other better. If you perform well and are interested in working full-time at DRP, we hope to be able to offer you a full-time position on completion of your internship.

We generally do not hire summer interns, but we will be considering new internship programs in the future. Please refer to our job listings or contact us.

What is the typical day like working as an analyst at DRP?2019-04-07T20:22:49+00:00

You will come to the office at 9am when we start our regular working hours. You will have a mixture of urgent short-term tasks and long-term responsibilities. The majority of your work will be on active M&A engagements, while some of your work will be related to business development. You will work on all stages of M&A projects and the work will differ depending on the project type and stage. For example, when we are representing a buyer in the initial stage of an M&A project, you may be asked to research and contact target companies. When an M&A deal is in the early stage of deal negotiation, you will work with the team to carry out valuation analysis and to develop a recommended transaction structure. In the later stage of negotiations, you will help to manage the timetable, liaising with various parties and reviewing the closing legal documents.

Analysts are expected to take ownership of their assignments and to work hard. You will need to keep in touch with your supervisor and teammates outside regular working hours and be available to work late as needed. Investment banking is a demanding and fast-paced industry that is not for everyone. However, we at DRP manage to strike a good work-life balance and think that you can too.

Who will I report to as an analyst working at DRP?2019-04-07T20:23:12+00:00

You will receive guidance and instructions directly from one or more senior bankers. You may also be asked by other colleagues for assistance. We have a relatively flat organizational structure, and all of our team members work together as partners. Every team member should respect the views and ideas of their colleagues, especially those with the most experience. Final decisions will be made by the project and team leaders.

What position levels do you have and how can I advance my career with DRP?2019-04-07T20:23:22+00:00

Our position titles from junior to senior are: Analyst, Associate, Senior Associate, Vice President, Director, Managing Director. We have some guidelines on how many years we expect employees to work at each level, especially for analysts and associates, but we also make exceptions and promote employees when they have demonstrated readiness for the next level. Although we consider lateral hires at mid and senior levels to fill staffing needs, we prefer to promote internally. We hope that all of our interns and analysts will stay at DRP and develop their career by working their way up within our organization. Those who have left DRP have also found that the training and experience they received was very beneficial for their future career development.

Current Openings

Korea-focused internship or junior banker position at DRP’s Shanghai office

DRP Capital is seeking an intern or junior banker (analyst or associate level) for its Shanghai office to assist on the development and execution of Korean M&A projects and other M&A and growth financing projects. DRP provides an excellent opportunity for motivated candidates to work closely with experienced investment bankers and to gain hands-on experience across sectors focusing on cross-border M&A.

Requirements:

  • For intern and analyst candidates – successfully completed relevant coursework in finance with a strong interest in an investment banking career
  • For associate candidates – same as above + at least 3 years of M&A experience
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Fluency in Korean and proficiency in English and Mandarin
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with CapIQ and other online research tools a plus

Work description:

  • Company and industry research
  • Supporting the team on various aspects of cross-border M&A assignments and business development in Korea and China

Fall 2019 internship at DRP’s Shanghai office

DRP Capital is seeking an intern-analyst for its Shanghai office. Outstanding candidates will be considered for full-time offers on completion of their internship or graduation from school. DRP provides an excellent opportunity to work closely with experienced investment bankers and to gain hands-on experience across sectors focusing on cross-border M&A.

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate or graduate coursework in finance. Final year or recently graduated graduate students preferred
  • Strong interest in an investment banking career and previous internship or work experience in M&A or related fields
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with CapIQ and other online research tools a plus

Work description:

  • Company and industry research
  • Supporting the team on various aspects of cross-border M&A and growth financing assignments and business development

Current Openings

Korea-focused internship or junior banker position at DRP’s Shanghai office

DRP Capital is seeking an intern or junior banker (analyst or associate level) for its Shanghai office to assist on the development and execution of Korean M&A projects and other M&A and growth financing projects. DRP provides an excellent opportunity for motivated candidates to work closely with experienced investment bankers and to gain hands-on experience across sectors focusing on cross-border M&A.

Requirements:

  • For intern and analyst candidates – successfully completed relevant coursework in finance with a strong interest in an investment banking career
  • For associate candidates – same as above + at least 3 years of M&A experience
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Fluency in Korean and proficiency in English and Mandarin
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with CapIQ and other online research tools a plus

Work description:

  • Company and industry research
  • Supporting the team on various aspects of cross-border M&A assignments and business development in Korea and China

Fall 2019 internship at DRP’s Shanghai office

DRP Capital is seeking an intern-analyst for its Shanghai office. Outstanding candidates will be considered for full-time offers on completion of their internship or graduation from school. DRP provides an excellent opportunity to work closely with experienced investment bankers and to gain hands-on experience across sectors focusing on cross-border M&A.

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate or graduate coursework in finance. Final year or recently graduated graduate students preferred
  • Strong interest in an investment banking career and previous internship or work experience in M&A or related fields
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with CapIQ and other online research tools a plus

Work description:

  • Company and industry research
  • Supporting the team on various aspects of cross-border M&A and growth financing assignments and business development

Current Openings

Korea-focused internship or junior banker position at DRP’s Shanghai office

DRP Capital is seeking an intern or junior banker (analyst or associate level) for its Shanghai office to assist on the development and execution of Korean M&A projects and other M&A and growth financing projects. DRP provides an excellent opportunity for motivated candidates to work closely with experienced investment bankers and to gain hands-on experience across sectors focusing on cross-border M&A.

Requirements:

  • For intern and analyst candidates – successfully completed relevant coursework in finance with a strong interest in an investment banking career
  • For associate candidates – same as above + at least 3 years of M&A experience
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Fluency in Korean and proficiency in English and Mandarin
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with CapIQ and other online research tools a plus

Work description:

  • Company and industry research
  • Supporting the team on various aspects of cross-border M&A assignments and business development in Korea and China

Fall 2019 internship at DRP’s Shanghai office

DRP Capital is seeking an intern-analyst for its Shanghai office. Outstanding candidates will be considered for full-time offers on completion of their internship or graduation from school. DRP provides an excellent opportunity to work closely with experienced investment bankers and to gain hands-on experience across sectors focusing on cross-border M&A.

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed relevant undergraduate or graduate coursework in finance. Final year or recently graduated graduate students preferred
  • Strong interest in an investment banking career and previous internship or work experience in M&A or related fields
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with CapIQ and other online research tools a plus

Work description:

  • Company and industry research
  • Supporting the team on various aspects of cross-border M&A and growth financing assignments and business development

Enquiries

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to recruiting@drpcapital.com and include the name of the opening you would like to apply for in the subject of your email.

Enquiries

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to recruiting@drpcapital.com and include the name of the opening you would like to apply for in the subject of your email.