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M&A Associate (LEEDS)

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job specification: M&A Associate

We have a requirement for a D grade to work in the North Regional Team within M&A, based out of Leeds. 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 across a host of sub-sectors. The scope of the role will include both execution of transactions as well as helping with the origination of new opportunities across the Northern geographic area.

KPMG Corporate Finance & the opportunity

KPMG is the leading mid market M&A advisor in UK, Europe and Globally and is looking to recruit M&A Associates keen to contribute to the ongoing success of the business.

The Role

Taking responsibility for the delivery of discrete aspects of M&A transactions. This will include assuming responsibility for specific aspects of the transaction cycle and deal execution, reporting directly to senior team members and involve extensive client interaction and exposure to senior management, including at the CEO and CFO level.
Drafting transaction documentation including presentation materials and talk books for client proposals
Proactively assisting business development efforts including drafting pitch materials, providing market insights and performing comparable companies/transactions analyses
Undertaking complex financial analysis and modelling. Able to capture and accurately model a number of types of operational models and sector needs
Interaction with due diligence providers across the process including co-ordinating all stakeholders and other advisors including, for example, legal and tax

The Person

Strong academic background
Ability to identify critical & relevant data sources
Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Fluency in Excel, PowerPoint & Word
Commitment to high quality standards & detail oriented
Personal drive to deliver results within tight deadlines
Personable team player with the ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike

Experience & Background

ACA or equivalent qualification
M&A experience useful but not essential

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