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Associate Director - M&A - Reading

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work

KPMG Corporate Finance

KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry-leading reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our UK and global client base, as well as an envied track record in closing successful deals. Together, our firm's Corporate Financiers have advised on or arranged critical and sensitive equity and debt transactions for some of the world's largest corporations, financial institutions and governments.

KPMG is the leading mid-market M&A adviser in the UK, Europe and globally. Revenue growth means we are in the market for recruiting top talent, who are keen to contribute to the ongoing success of the business.

The Team

A number of opportunities have arisen for an experienced Associate Director to join KPMG’s M&A team supporting and leading deal origination and execution across a range of sectors (FS, Healthcare, Real Estate, Consumer, Industrial, TMT or Business Services).

The role will allow the successful candidate to work on a broad range of domestic and international transactions for corporate, private equity and owner managed clients.

The scope of the role will include both execution of transactions as well as origination of new opportunities.

This is an ideal opportunity for the candidate to join a growing and ambitious team working on a broad range of UK and cross-border transactions including sell-side, buy-side and fundraising mandates.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

- Lead projects (with support from Director/ Partner) including being one of the senior points of contact with clients on M&A projects

- Actively managing client interfaces, taking responsibility for the day to day project management and delivery of M&A transactions. This will include assuming responsibility for managing all phases of the transaction cycle and deal execution

- Leading and managing the delivery of transaction documentation including pitch materials and client proposals

- Taking responsibility for agreed areas of origination and business initiatives to generate and develop new opportunities for winning new work

- Building and maintaining fee income generating relationships with both corporate and financial institutions, including the identification of secondary income opportunities for the firm

- Directing and managing colleagues, support staff and other external advisors on M&A transactions

- Coaching and contributing to the development of junior team members

Key Attributes, Qualifications & Skills

- Strong academic background (ACA, CFA, MBA or equivalent)

- Significant experience within M&A advisory / Corporate Finance in an investment bank, Big 4, private equity team, M&A boutique or corporate development role

- Proven execution ability and developing origination skills

- Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills required

- Experience of financial modelling and complex financial analysis desired

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Personal drive to deliver results and ambition to make an impact

- Commitment to high quality standards, attention to detail and motivation to deliver results within tight deadlines

- Personable team player and approach, possessing the ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike

- M&A experience and strong transactional experience with a demonstrable record of deal execution across all phases of the transaction cycle from origination to completion

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