Assistant Director, Private Equity Transaction Services, Financial Advisory
Deloitte
London, London, GB
2h ago

This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's growing Private Equity Transaction Services team in London.

European Private Equity deal activity is forecasted to reach new highs, totalling €480bn in 2021. As such, private equity is a priority investment area for our firm with a significant growth opportunity and exciting prospects.

You will be working on high profile acquisitions, disposals and carve outs for prominent private equity houses across a range of geographies and have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects within a highly commercial environment.

Our core services include buy and sell-side financial due diligence and our key sectors of focus include Consumer, Industrials, TMT, Business Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences and THL.

You will have the chance early on to specialise in the sector you are most interested in.

Typically, we work within a wider deal team which accesses our firm's vast range of specialist expertise including operations, post-merger integration, value creation, technology, environmental, social and governance ( ESG ), sale and purchase agreement negotiation, treasury and pensions.

We foster a culture and working environment where our people treat each other with respect, courtesy and fairness. We want our team to feel that they can be themselves and thrive at work, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion across all levels.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients.

If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of two years or more.

If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

Our team provides high profile private equity clients with dedicated support for a transaction or potential transaction.

You will have the chance to working closely with the deal team on the investigation of the target to ensure significant value items, risks and other matters have been identified and considered.

You will be advising and assisting our clients in making an informed decision regarding the transaction.

Responsibilities :

  • Lead on high quality client engagements within planned timescales
  • Building and maintaining distinctive relationships with our private equity clients
  • Project managing multiple work streams (e.g. tax, operations and pensions)
  • Leading on identifying and developing innovative approaches to add value (e.g. analytics)
  • Lead or co-lead pitches and proposals for engagements.
  • Develop and maintain long-term client relationships.
  • Build and maintain relationships with other areas of the Firm.
  • Engender a respectful and inclusive working environment.
  • Leading and developing service offerings and evolving propositions to drive practice growth
  • Leading training and developing team members in role.
  • Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
  • Develop an excellent working knowledge of the European private equity market
  • Review internal risk and quality management procedures.
  • In the context of client engagements, responsibilities include :

  • Developing an understanding of the target business model and drivers
  • Interpretation and analysis of financial and commercial information and delivering to our private equity clients in a clear, concise and palatable way both in writing and verbally.
  • Reviewing historical and forecast trading performance, cash flows and working capital and balance sheets.
  • Reporting of potential key issues for our client including identification of risk or equity price impacts.
  • In conjunction with our SPA team, reviewing sale and purchase agreements and correlating with our due diligence findings
  • Your work, your choice

    At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients.

    Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

    Location : London

    Suggested work pattern : Permanent full-time

    Your work, your choice

    At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients.

    Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

    Location : London

    Suggested work pattern : Permanent full-time

    Your professional experience

    Essential :

  • An ACA qualification or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience within financial due diligence and transaction services
  • High level report writing and reviewing skills, with an appropriate focus on attention to detail, conciseness and risk management
  • Exceptional academic background or equivalent experience
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience of operating with senior level stakeholders
  • Experience in leading business development, from opportunity identification to conversion into sales
  • Experience in building and managing client relationships
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Great presentation skills
  • Full travel mobility
  • Desirable :

  • Experience of private equity and M&A transactions
  • Fluency in a major European foreign language would be an advantage
  • Strong excel skills - quick and accurate manipulation of data
  • Strong commercial acumen and market awareness
  • Strong client focus - be focussed on high quality service
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