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Manager - M&A - North

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Location: North
Sectors: FS, Healthcare, Real Estate, Consumer, Industrial, TMT and Business Services

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 experienced Managers to join the M&A team at KPMG. The successful candidates will work on the origination and execution of lead advisory mandates in the mid-market and specialise within FS, Healthcare, Real Estate, Consumer, Industrial, TMT or Business Services space. Clients will include corporates, private equity firms and owner-managed businesses. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates to join a growing and ambitious team as a sector specialist working on a broad range of UK and cross-border transactions, including sell-side, buy-side and fund-raising mandates.

The business has significant growth ambitions, through continued deep sector expertise and delivering the highest quality deal execution.

• Senior and trusted client relationships across mid-market and global companies, new strategic entrants, financial investors and leading entrepreneurs
• An enviable set of market credentials across each of KPMG’s major service lines
• A diverse skill set and deep sector expertise spanning across all sectors


Roles and Responsibilities
• Manage M&A projects (with support from and reporting into Associate Director/ Director / Partner) including being the day to day point of contact for clients.
• Actively managing client interfaces taking responsibility for managing all phases of the transaction cycle and deal execution.
• Leading and managing the delivery of marketing documentation, as well as pitch materials and client proposals
• Directing and managing junior colleagues, analysts and support staff on M&A transactions, including reviewing their work
• Coaching and contributing to the development of junior team members
• Set, monitor and control M&A project budgets, billing and other reporting requirements
• Taking responsibility for, and proactively assisting business development efforts, including pitching for new work

Experience & Background
• Must have relevant corporate finance experience in an investment bank, Big 4 or mid-tier or private equity firm.
• Significant transactional experience with a demonstrable track record of deal execution across all phases of the deal lifecycle from origination through to completion, particularly sell side transactions
• Ideally experience of working on transactions involving private equity.
• Strong project management skills
• Ability to work on a range of projects simultaneously to demanding timetables.
• Personal drive and integrity to deliver results within tight deadlines
• Commitment to high quality standards and a detail-oriented approach
• Independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions
• Comfortable discussing financially related commercial issues.
• Financial modelling including LBO & DCF analysis
• Strong academic background
• Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Personable team player with the ability to create confidence and trust with both colleagues and clients
• Able to build and develop strong relationships with clients and multipliers in the market


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