M&A Integration Senior Associate - Delivering Deal Value

28 Mar 2018
24 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About the team
Our Delivering Deal Value (DDV) team, within Consulting, assists both Corporate and Private Equity (PE) clients in a wide range of business critical operational and transformational challenges, driven by Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity. We advise our clients on deals with values ranging from GBP50 million to over GBP5 billion. DDV is now a core team of over 120 specialists across a number of key industry sectors.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate for our Mergers & Acquisition Integration team

This individual will ideally have:
  • Experience in working on a previous M&A integration/ business transformation project
  • Project Management and financial analysis experience
  • Exposure to M&A and an understanding of deals
  • Experience of organisational change and change management

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to work autonomously and operate on own initiative. They will be required to work across a number of industries on a variety of projects with colleagues at all levels.

Whilst primarily London based, our deal involvement is global in nature and candidates must be prepared to travel widely and frequently as and when required.

About the role
DDV focuses on providing support for potential/actual transactions and assists clients in all operational aspects of the transaction, pre and post completion. Our M&A Integration team specifically provides services in:
  • Integration strategy
  • Synergy development and review
  • Day 1 and 100 day planning
  • Target operating model design
  • Change management and culture integration
  • Integration Management Office

As part of the transaction process, the team develops a rapid understanding of the target/client business in order to quickly assimilate the key operational issues, synergies, risks and upsides around an integration. The M&A integration team mostly work on the buyside in close collaboration with clients in an advisory role but can also produce clear, written reports articulating our findings for any purchaser.

As well as consulting expertise, our team members have considerable industry experience in running businesses and implementing change. Due to continued success and increased demand for our services, DDV is seeking to enhance this team via select, high calibre appointments.
Skills and experience
The following skills are required for this role:

Essential skills:
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience in business 'change' projects
  • An ability to understand a business problem and 'read' a business/process
  • A demonstrated ability to operate on your own initiative

Desirable skills:
  • A comfort around financial analysis and understanding of value drivers
  • Knowledge of deals, which might include: mergers & acquisitions, synergy reviews and carve-outs
  • Degree, MBA or other relevant qualification
  • Comfort and ability on producing material for Steering Committee/ Board level meetings
  • Language skills (oral and written)
  • Experience in a multi-territory environment

Additional Information
  • Amount of time client based: 60%
  • Opportunity for job sharing: No
  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home: Yes
  • Opportunity for flexible working: No
  • Amount of time PwC office based 40%
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