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Business Restructuring Services (M&A advisory) Senior Manager

Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Closes: 18 Dec 2020
Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -868713793

Job description

About us

Our Business Restructuring Services (BRS) practice is the largest restructuring practice in the UK operating from 23 offices. We offer restructuring situational skills with functional expertise (Restructuring Mergers and Acquisitions, debt advisory, business planning, cost reduction, cash and change management) and industry experience to our clients, helping them develop sustainable solutions.

About the team

A career in our Restructuring Mergers and Acquisitions (RMA) team, within Deals BRS services, will provide you the opportunity to deliver innovative deal solutions to our clients, providing advice and support, from initiation through to deal completion. In short, we're a part of helping some of the world's leading companies across industries originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals where there is financial stress or distress. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring they preserve value for their company.

Our team offers strategic advice to investors and companies undertaking a sale process or considering investment opportunities. As part of our team, you'll help our clients by providing client specific commercial insight, market and competitor overviews, and investment/divestment advice and modelling in the context for financial stress and potential insolvency.

Who we are looking for

PwC Restructuring is seeking a Senior Manager to be part of its ever growing national RMA team based in Leeds or the North East. The team has a strong national reputation and focuses on corporate and private equity clients, with extensive credentials in domestic and cross-border M&A. The team is particularly focussed on selling private companies to strategic acquirers and turnaround financial investors, as well as undertaking selective acquisition work.

The team addresses the mid-market, which is the most active transaction size segment, being deals valued typically between £20m to £500m. Our regional deals business is a priority for the UK firm and RMA is also a key priority for our Restructuring business as we foresee the COVID-19 recovery period being a transaction led recovery. In joining the team you will be expected to play a key role in supporting our growth plans, with strong career progression opportunities. The role provides an exceptional candidate the opportunity to work with a high performing team as part of the leading national and international restructuring business, with deep sector expertise and unique access to global corporates.

About the role

Working as a Senior Manager within the team, the role will involve the following
  • Review (sometimes in a short space of time) of businesses for long term viability, valuation and assessing capital structure options
  • Prepare a business for sale, helping shareholders and management to understand how best to present the business, prepare sales documentation and execute a transaction
  • Managing and monitoring the cash flows of businesses
  • Leadership and management of projects from start to finish covering all transaction stages, from information production, modelling, due diligence, funding and transaction process through to completion
  • Overseeing the work of project teams, coordination of day-to-day work streams and coaching junior staff
  • Developing internal and external relationships / networks to assist in the winning of RMA advisory work
  • Supporting directors and partners in running projects, marketing and developing the business
  • Acting as the key point of contact for clients
  • Participating in key proposals and presentations


We would expect interested applicants to be able to demonstrate the following attributes
  • Significant experience of working in M&A advisory, gained within a boutique restructuring or corporate finance firm, leading investment bank or other restructuring or corporate finance environment (such as within corporate development in industry or within restructuring or corporate finance in a major accounting firm).
  • Completion of multiple mid-market M&A transactions on which the applicant could be referenced personally.
  • Strong financial modelling capability and experience.
  • Accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA etc) preferred.
  • CFA or JIEB helpful not essential.
  • Experience coaching and developing a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong commercial and business acumen.
  • Desire to develop and train junior members of the team.
  • Flexibility in working location.
  • Ability to support marketing and business development, demonstrating a proactive approach to the marketplace.
  • Proven project and time management skills.
  • Good financial modelling skills.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised working environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written English.
  • Confidence and professionalism to sell to and work with senior level client personnel.

With an increasingly agile workforce, we're also open to flexible working requirements where appropriate and have many successful arrangements currently in place

This role can be based in Leeds or Newcastle


Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.
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