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Associate Director - Corporate Finance - Diversified Industries

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139330BR
Job TitleAssociate Director - Corporate Finance - Diversified Industries
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineCorporate Finance
Service Line InformationYou can help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, buy-outs, major projects, initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate deals, debt structuring and issuance, and complex re-financings, distressed M&A and with business and company valuations and fairness opinions.

Globally, KPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our global footprint and negotiation prowess, 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 OverviewKPMG 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 in.

Job DescriptionKPMG's Corporate Finance practice has an industry reputation for delivering forward thinking and objective advice for our mid-market and global footprint and negotiation prowess, 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 advisor 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.


Sector:


Our Industrial’s M&A group provides corporate finance services and in-depth transaction expertise to a wide range of industries with in depth knowledge of aerospace and defence, automotive, flow control, precision engineering, and building products. Across all these segments the team is increasingly focussing on the digitisation and automation of industrial processes. The team has long-standing relationships within UK mid-market private equity, in particular, and retains strong international relationships across the industrial sector; cross-border transactions are a common part of our work. We are a growing team with strong deal flow across a broad and exciting range of sub-sectors.

We are looking for highly motivated and proactive individuals. We value technical and interpersonal skills however above all look for people who are keen to learn, and have the right judgement, aptitude and attitude to deal with uncertainty and manage fast moving deal situations.

The Team


The business has significant growth ambitions, through continued deep sector expertise and delivering the highest quality deal execution. The KPMG M&A business, spanning the spectrum of strategic, regulatory and deal advisory service lines; having built:

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Senior and trusted client relationships across mid-market and global companies, new strategic entrants, financial investors and leading entrepreneurs.

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An enviable set of market credentials across each of KPMG’s major service lines.

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A diverse skill set and deep sector expertise spanning across all sectors.

Job Description

We are recruiting experienced M&A Advisors to work in a number of different sectors within our London team. The role will allow the successful candidates to work on a broad range of domestic and international transactions for corporate, financial institutions, private equity and owner managed clients. The scope of the role will include both execution of transactions as well as helping with the origination of new opportunities.

You can help clients through acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, buy-outs, major projects, initial public offerings (IPOs), real estate deals, debt structuring and issuance, and complex re-financings, distressed M&A and with business and company valuations and fairness opinions.

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
Directing and managing colleagues, wider support staff and other external advisers
Supervising and reviewing financial analysis complex modelling carried out by team members
Build and develop strong relationships in the market
Take responsibility for agreed areas of origination and business development
Set, monitor and control M&A project budgets, billing and other reporting requirements.
Attributes, Qualifications & Skills


Strong academic background (ACA, CFA, MBA or equivalent)
Significant experience within M&A advisory
Proven execution ability and developing origination skills
Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Personal drive to deliver results and ambition to make an impact in a growing sector
Demonstrated experience of Financial modelling including LBO & DCF analysis
Commitment to high quality standards, attention to detail and motivation to deliver results within tight deadlines
Personable approach, possessing the ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike
Sector specific 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
Experience & Background

Must have relevant corporate finance experience in an investment bank, big 4, private equity team, M&A Boutique or corporate business development role
Have a good knowledge of financing structures, particularly, debt project finance, equity infrastructure finance including high leverage and other types of project based financing;
Have a knowledge and experience of advising and executing projects to a financial close for private sector clients (including M&A and refinancing);
Have a knowledge and experience of advising public sector clients with particular experience of undertaking option appraisals, value for money analysis and business case development;
Have good business case writing, Excel and Power-point skills;
Be skilled in financial modelling, financial analysis, in addition to having an understanding of financial accounting;
Strong ability to interpret and present outputs from financial models to support the provision of commercial advice;
Relish the opportunity for interaction and dialogue with companies, investors, regulators and other stakeholders, and with a host of functions across KPMG;
Be an independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions, helping us to remain at the cutting edge of thinking in the sector;
Have experience of working in and managing people in teams;
Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables;

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.



Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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