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Managing Director - Corporate Finance M&A – Financial Services

Date: Aug 26, 2021

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.

Job Description
An opportunity has arisen for a Director to join KPMG’s Financial Services M&A team. The successful candidate will work on the origination and execution of lead advisory mandates across a range of subsectors within the wider FS space. Clients will include banks, insurance companies, fund managers, private equity firms and owner-managed businesses. This is an ideal opportunity for the candidate 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 strategic advisory mandates.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Deal origination: Leading the charge on developing deal flow, using a network of relevant and high-level contacts to help originate both buy and sell-side mandates for the team;
• Ensuring rigorous and efficient execution delivery: remaining fully engaged throughout a process
• Business development: Play a key role in furthering KPMG’s strength in the FS sector while supporting other areas of the business with go to market and business development best practice / strategies;
• Manage internal relationships: further leverage off KPMG’s reach and brand outside of M&A deal advisory. The reach and strength of senior relationships across the sector is a powerful tool to be harnessed;
• Team development: Develop, coach and motivate an experienced team. While the successful individual(s) will have an external / origination focus, they will not be successful without further developing a more delivery focused team;
• Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including intermediaries and other advisors;
• The successful individual will be central to all key decision making and will play a vital role in the continued development and success of the FS team and wider M&A advisory business

Attributes, Qualifications & Skills
• A deep understanding of the Financial Services sector
• Strong academic & technical background (ACA, CFA, MBA or equivalent)
• Significant experience within M&A advisory and Financial Services in an investment bank, Big 4, private equity team, M&A Boutique or corporate development role
• A proven and demonstrable track record of materially contributing to the successful generation of competitive sell and buy-side mandates in the FS M&A advisory space. There is no appetite to add a delivery focused Director to the team – this individual will be required to develop opportunities from the start
• A loyal and diverse network of high-level contacts across the Financial Services sector
• Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills and demonstrated experience of financial modelling
• Significant transactional experience with a demonstrable record of deal execution across all phases of the transaction cycle from origination to completion
• Excellent communication skills with the authority and credibility to gain respect both internally and externally with people at all levels
• Proven track record in building, motivating and empowering teams. Experience of managing and developing teams of high calibre people
• Personal drive to deliver results and ambition to make an impact in a growing sector team
• 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

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