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Manager - M&A - South

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG is the leading mid market M&A advisor in UK, Europe and Globally. Everything we do is aimed at adding value for our clients whether they are buying, selling or re-financing their business, through objective, unbiased advice supported by:
- genuine integrity and independence
- local and global execution capability
- deep sector knowledge
- connectivity with the financial markets

Opportunities exist to join KPMG’s Southern M&A team supporting and leading deal origination and execution across sectors. The role is based out of our Reading office and would encompass opportunities across the region.
The role will allow the successful candidate to work on a broad range of domestic and international transactions for corporate, private equity and owner managed clients.
The scope of the role will include both execution of transactions as well as origination of new opportunities.

Roles & Responsibilities
- Manage M&A projects (with support from Director/ Partner) including being the day to day point of contact for clients.
- Actively managing client interfaces taking 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 carried out by team members.
- Set, monitor and control M&A project budgets, billing and other reporting requirements.
- Build and develop strong relationships in the market.
- Take responsibility for agreed areas of origination and business development.

Attributes, Qualifications & Skills
- Experience within M&A advisory with proven execution ability.
- Strong academic background.
- Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills.
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions.
- Comfortable discussing financially related commercial issues.
- Ability to work on a range of projects simultaneously to demanding timetables.
- Highly motivated, ambitious self-starter willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers, but also a team player.
- Experience of working in and managing small teams.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Commitment to high quality standards & detail oriented.
- Personal drive to deliver results.

Sector specific experience not a requirement but may be beneficial.

Experience & Background
Have a sound knowledge of M&A through investment banking, advisory firms, private equity, M&A Boutique or corporate business development.


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