64542

Competitive

London

PERMANENT

Corporate Finance (M&A) Associate Director – Top 10 firm

AJ Chambers is working with a leading Top 10 Professional Service firm who are searching for a Corporate Finance (M&A) Associate Director.

About the role and the team

This  client has a clear strategy for further developing its Corporate Finance service offering and team, with a view to raising its profile and with aspirations for becoming one of, if not the pre-eminent Corporate Finance service providers to owner-managed businesses. This is reflected in the growth of the team over recent years.

This role includes:
– Leading on a variety of transactions and initiatives
– Participate in Business Development initiatives

Typically, transactions tend to be £5m to £100m and the role will entail working directly with Partners/Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing and executing on M&A related transactions end-to-end with limited support from M&A Partner
  • Help formulating bid strategy, and assisting on RFP/process deliverables and transaction negotiation work through to completion
  • Coordinating and driving the execution for M&A related transactions, via existing internal M&A team, internal cross[1]functional teams, and external advisors
  • With support from junior resources, you will be the day-to-day transaction lead for the entire execution process: business plan formulation, valuations, coordinating relationships with clients, partners and advisors
  • Overseeing the preparation and presentation of transactions for approval at Partner level.
  • Conducting market assessments, industry trends and long-term business planning • Developing the individuals in the existing internal junior M&A team
  • Work alongside the department to assist with the further development and execution of the CF growth strategy.
  • Build non-CF relationships within the firm, particularly the M&A tax team, making a contribution to firmwide initiatives.
  • Utilise and further develop their network of contacts to develop deal flow, source market intelligence, and originate both buy and sell-side mandates for the team

 

What is required?

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Several years’ experience in corporate finance and M&A in an investment bank, boutique, consulting firm, Top 20 accounting firm (The successful candidate is likely to be ACA qualified)
  • Strong technical knowledge of M&A needs
  • Experience in developing and reviewing work financial models, valuations, training, mentoring and pitch presentations.
  • Strong commercial acumen, analytical, technical M&A, presentation, and communication skills
  • Strong communication skills, resilience and integrity along with knowledge of the industry and a strategic mind
  • Thorough and diligent, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent attention to detail and outstanding analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrable experience in performing complex financial modelling and valuation analysis
  • Autonomy to lead and run a deal from beginning to end, with excellent and exceptional execution experience
  • Cultural awareness of working in a fast[1]moving professional services, investment banking or consulting environment
  • Solid business development skills, a keen eye for opportunities, good intuition

 

What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave plus three days off at Christmas
  • Option to buy/sell additional days
  • Hybrid Working
  • Life cover
  • Critical Illness cover
  • Income protection
  • Pension Scheme
  • Wellbeing support, including generous absence pay, access to Digicare+ and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Weddings & birth vouchers
  • Loyalty awards
  • Employee & client referral awards
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Salary reviews twice a year
  • Community volunteer scheme
  • Fundraising matching
  • Perkbox
  • Eye Tests
  • Cycle to work

 

If you are interested in this role, please apply with your CV or contact Stuart Redgwell at AJ Chambers for more information.

 

 

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