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Corporate Finance M&A - Assistant Director

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_190506WD

About the Team

The Financial Services Lead Advisory team combines deep industry knowledge and transaction experience to advise on all aspects of corporate finance M&A and, through the Portfolio Advisory Group, credit related transactions.

Our coverage model extends right across the global financial services landscape including banking and alternative lending, asset and wealth management, trust and fiduciary services, insurance, fintech, and all other businesses within the financial services ecosystem.

We offer a great platform for someone to learn further and develop through real transactional experience in a growing and ambitious team.

About the Role

We're recruiting for an Assistant Director to join our Financial Services Lead Advisory team. You'll be working with a highly motivated team of specialist corporate financiers to support our clients from deal origination to execution.

As an Assistant Director you'll be working across the broad Financial Services sector on the execution of buy side and sell side transactions. You'll play a key role in the day-to-day management of transactions including being responsible for delivery of information memoranda, management presentations, valuation analysis and taking responsibility for preparation of information and client communications

Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Day-to-day management of transactions which includes responsibility for primary contact for clients on a day-to-day basis on transactions
  • Valuation work including financial modelling such as DCF analysis
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior team members
  • Participation in client presentations and meetings
  • Financial modelling and analysis of transactions
  • Preparation and co-ordination of project deliverables
  • Project managing transactions and liaising with multiple parties
  • Business development activities including identification and targeting of potential opportunities, and developing a strong personal network of contacts.

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Excellent numeracy skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to absorb and analyse large amounts of data quickly
  • Ideally some experience in an M&A lead advisory role with expertise in managing deals
  • Ability to undertake detailed financial / commercial analysis for inclusion in client reports
  • Strong written skills with demonstrable experience of producing high quality, tailored documents
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in the broad financial services sector
  • Client focus, with the ability to work quickly and establish effective working relationships
  • Ability to work with a range of clients from entrepreneurs to funds to corporates
  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • The self-confidence/appetite to be involved in business development activities
  • Ability to develop, coach and motivate junior members of the team

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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