Corporate Finance M&A Director

Manchester, United Kingdom
06 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
A career in our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, within Deals Corporate Finance 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. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.

Our team offers strategic advice to investors and companies undertaking mergers and acquisitions or 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. Responsibilities
As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to
  • Proactively lead the practise by setting strategy, drive the development of new business in the market, and provide technical advice across disciplines
  • Building strong networks within the firm to spot and capitalise on opportunities to get involved in projects that others are leading across a number of different business units and sectors
  • Identifying and discussing key issues with our clients to identify potential opportunities
  • Responsibility for a majority of day to day client communications
  • Responsibility to shape and deliver various projects that exceed the expectations of our clients and our own assignment quality criteria
  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
  • Responsibility for management of engagement financials
  • Helping to grow and develop our team through hands on training and coaching
Who we are looking for

PwC corporate Finance is seeking a Director to join the Manchester office and be part of its ever growing Northern M&A team. The team has a strong local reputation and focusses 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 financial investors, as well as undertaking selective acquisition and public company advisory work.

The team addresses the mid-market, which is the most active transaction size segment, being deals valued typically between £20m to £500m and the PwC team competes with major accountancy firms, investment banks and advisory boutiques in the North.

Our regional deals business is a priority for the UK firm. 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 corporate finance business, with deep sector expertise and unique access to global corporates.

About the role
  • Developing internal and external relationships / networks to assist in the winning of M&A advisory work
  • Working as a Director within the team, the role will involve the following
Leadership and management of projects from start to finish covering all transaction stages, from information production, modelling, due diligence, funding and transaction legal process through to completion
Overseeing the work of project teams, co-ordination of day to day work-streams and coaching junior staff
Supporting partners in running projects, marketing and developing the business
Acting as the key point of contract 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 corporate finance firm, leading investment bank or other corporate finance environment (such as within corporate development in industry or within corporate finance in a major accounting firm);
  • Experience of M&A advisory experience post professional qualification (e.g. CFA, ACA, MBA) or following investment banking analyst/associate training programmes;
  • Strong financial modelling capability and experience
  • Agility to convert analysis into various outputs to present results in a clear and concise manner
  • Completion of multiple mid-market M&A transactions on which the applicant could be referenced personally
  • Ability to lead teams and manage people using highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Confidence and professionalism to sell to and work with senior level client personnel

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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