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Manager - FS - M&A

Date: Nov 20, 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-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
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Manager to join the FS Corporate Finance team at KPMG. The successful candidate will work on the origination and execution of lead advisory mandates in the mid-market across a range of sub-sectors within the wider FS space. Clients will include corporates, 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 fund-raising mandates.

The Role
• Actively managing client relationships, taking responsibility for day-to-day project management and delivery of M&A transactions. This will include assuming responsibility for managing all phases of the transaction lifecycle, reporting directly to senior team members
• Leading and managing the delivery of marketing documentation, as well as pitch materials and client proposals
• Specifying, producing and evaluating a range of financial models
• Directing and managing junior colleagues, analysts and support staff on M&A transactions
• Coaching and contributing to the development of junior team members
• Proactively assisting business development efforts, including pitching for new work
• Building and maintaining client relationships with both corporates and private equity

Experience & Background
• Financial services experience is a pre-requisite
• Must have relevant corporate finance experience in an investment bank, Big 4, private equity or corporate business development role
• Significant transactional experience with a demonstrable track record of deal execution across all phases of the deal lifecycle from origination through to completion
• Strong academic background
• Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Personal drive and integrity to deliver results within tight deadlines
• Personable team player with the ability to create confidence and trust with both colleagues and clients
• Commitment to high quality standards and a detail-oriented approach


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