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Associate Director – Health & Life Sciences - M&A

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: London, 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 in.

KPMG'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.

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:

• 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.

Job Description
We are recruiting experienced M&A Advisors. The role will allow the successful candidate 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
• Relevant sector experience
• 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
• 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, accountancy firm, private equity team, M&A Boutique or corporate business development role
• Significant transactional experience with a demonstrable track record of leading deal execution across all phases of the transaction cycle from origination to completion
• Leading the preparation of high quality pitch materials and proposals including sector mapping, market analysis, target client positioning, valuation analysis, potential buyer research,
• Leading the preparation of high quality information memoranda and management presentations
• Strong financial modelling skills including LBO, DCF, ROCE & EPS analysis
• Managing the due diligence process including co-ordinating all stakeholders and other advisors including, for example, legal, financial and tax
• Have a good knowledge of M&A transactions, financing structures and closing mechanics
• Strong ability to interpret data and present analysis 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 Health & Life Sciences 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

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