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Your opportunity Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory provides corporates, private equity houses and other clients with a full suite of M&A services advising on acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, buy-outs and licensing, a significant number of which are cross-border or international in nature.
This service line is divided into regional, sector and specialist product teams. The regional teams provide geographic coverage of key markets, with teams based in the Midlands, South West, North East, Yorkshire and Scotland. The sector teams comprise Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure and TMT. The product teams cover debt advisory, plc advisory, special situations and valuations.
The Midlands team is seeking to expand with the recruitment of a highly driven and motivated individual to support the significant pipeline of deal flow.
We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.
Your role The Birmingham Advisory Corporate Finance team provides specialist M&A advice focused on delivering the maximum value to our clients as they undertake acquisitions, disposals, buy-outs, and capital and debt raising.
Our diverse team of 15 advises shareholders, investors, and the management teams of companies predominantly across the wider Midlands area. Our team structure will enable you to work alongside senior members of the team and provide you with good exposure to the key decision makers at our clients.
Most transactions involve working with other Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory specialist sector teams and other Deloitte service lines such as Transaction Services, Debt Advisory and Tax. The transactions are a mix of sell-side, buy-side, debt raise and management advisory mandates across corporate, private equity and entrepreneurial business clients.
We are currently looking for an Assistant Director / Senior Manager to join our growing and successful team. You will be responsible for:
working on a range of buy-side and sell-side transactions
assisting with day to day management of transactions, which includes preparation of information memoranda, management presentations, valuation analysis and taking responsibility for preparation of information and client communications
researching the industry for both deal origination, transaction analysis and sector insight
financial modelling, including Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Leverage Buyout (LBO) analysis, and valuation work
contributing to marketing and business development opportunities
coaching and mentoring more junior team members
working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
We are looking for someone who is motivated, driven and eager to learn. You need to have good communication skills as we deal with CEOs, MDs, and investment decision makers on a day-to-day basis. The work is challenging but rewarding with transactions generating new scenarios where innovative solutions are required. We can be required to work longer hours to deliver to tight timetables, so being prepared to be flexible and roll your sleeves up is important.
Your work, your choice At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.
Location: You will be based in the Birmingham office, however the role may also involve travel and will require the flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal. We specify full mobility for our financial advisory roles but we make arrangements respectfully. Working from home days are available and flexible depending on clients, deadlines, and projects.
Suggested work pattern: Permanent full-time Your professional experience
Previous exposure to M&A / transactions.
Previous experience of a specific industry sector focus is helpful but not essential.
Strong academics, including ACA/CFA or equivalent (desirable but not essential depending on other experience).
Excellent numeracy skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to absorb and interpret large amounts of data quickly.
Client and team focus, with ability to work quickly and establish effective working relationships.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Excellent level of meeting and presentational skills.
Logical and meticulous approach to problem solving.
High level of project management and organisational skills.
Ability to undertake detailed financial/commercial exploration for inclusion in client reports.
Proven ability to coach and develop more junior team members.
Experience of business development activities, including targeting and pursuits, and a desire to be involved in pitching.
Your service line
Financial Advisory Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. This is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you'll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, huge clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism.
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