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Manager – 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 Managers to work in our Health & Life Sciences M&A sector team in London. 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.

Roles and Responsibility
Alongside existing successful members of the team the successful candidate will be involved in supporting the team to:

• Actively managing client relationships, 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, reporting directly to senior team members.
• Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge.
• Leading and managing the delivery of marketing documentation as well as, pitch materials and client proposals
• Specifying, producing and evaluating financial models.
• Supervising 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 & maintaining client relationships with both corporate and financial institutions

Attributes, Qualifications & Skills
• Strong academic background
• Ability to identify critical & relevant data sources
• Commitment to high quality standards & a detail oriented approach
• Personal drive and integrity to deliver results within tight deadlines
• Personable team player with the ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike
• 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
• Appreciates the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables.

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 deal execution across all phases of the transaction cycle from origination to completion including
• Preparing high quality pitch materials and proposals including sector mapping, market analysis, target client positioning valuation analysis, potential buyer research
• Preparing information memoranda and management presentations
• Financial modelling including LBO, DCF, ROCE and EPS analysis
• Managing the due diligence process including co-ordinating all stakeholders and other advisors including, for example, legal, financial and tax

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