M&A Associate

East London
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
The Financial Advisory division advises clients on acquisitions, disposals, valuation and capital raising. The practice is supported through a matrix structure by a number of regional teams focused on specific geographies, specialist industry teams with deep sector expertise and functional specialist teams covering areas such as valuations, quoted lead advisory and fund placement. Clients include management teams, private equity funds and corporate clients undertaking M&A activity.


- Working with clients across London on a range of transactions such as disposals, mergers and acquisitions
- Day to day management of transactions, including preparation of information memoranda, management presentations, valuation analysis, buyer profiling, market research, financial analysis, and taking responsibility for management of information and client communications
- Industry research for both deal origination and transaction analysis
- Financial modelling, including DCF and LBO analysis
- Management of junior team members


- An ACA qualification
- Excellent numeracy skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to absorb and analyse large amounts of data quickly
- Client focus, with ability to build rapport and establish effective working relationships
- Logical and methodical approach to problem solving
- Project management and organisational skills
- Ability to undertake detailed financial/commercial analysis for inclusion in client reports
- The self-confidence/appetite to be involved in business development activities
- Ability to develop, coach and motivate junior members of the team
- Strong commercial acumen/market awareness
- 2:1 degree from a top university, with strong A-Level results (or equivalent)

Previous experience in CF advisory would be desirable but not essential. A background in audit in a top 10 practice is viable as long as candidates can evoke the above qualities.