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Associate Director - Debt Capital Markets

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Assistant Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Associate Director, Debt Advisory

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Associate Director, Debt Advisory - Leverage Finance

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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Associate Director - Debt Capital Markets

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Deal Advisory Central

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


Associate Director – Debt Capital Markets


Location – London
Start date for applications - 15/05/2019
End date for applications - 12/06/2019
Salary – Competitive salary + negotiable benefits


Job Summary


We are hiring an Associate Director (VP to Director IBD equivalent) in the Financial Services / FIG Deal Advisory team in London, focused primarily in the UK but with selected clients globally in conjunction with the KPMG network.

We are a client-facing debt capital markets (DCM) team, helping Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies and Private Equity clients optimize their debt structures and regulatory capital. Our expertise covers senior debt, structured lending and securitisation, leveraged finance, Additional Tier 1, Tier 2 and senior bail-inable securities. We provide independent advisory services, strategic/funding option reviews, and specialist private transaction execution services to our clients.

As these businesses grow and mature they need additional and strategic financing assistance, making this a dynamic space in which to be working and a place that you can make a tangible difference to our clients. We also advise debut issuers such as Challenger banks and work alongside our M&A, transaction services, strategy and tax teams on complex engagements. Many of our execution mandates present an opportunity to act end-to-end, engaging with buyside investors including asset managers and private equity companies.


Role/Responsibility:



Your work will include project management of execution mandates, where you will act end-to-end, engaging with buyside investors including asset managers and private equity companies, alongside advising origination clients.. To achieve this, you will lead the production of pitches, transaction plans and timetables, investor lists and company/deal presentation packs, guiding and managing junior staff to assist you.


The right candidate will have the opportunity to engage directly with clients, taking significant responsibility in managing transactions and deal origination. Many of our clients are non-bank lenders, disrupting the traditional bank lending market with innovative and rapidly growing businesses.


Skills and Experience Required:



- A University degree, 2:1 or equivalent. CFA, ACA or other technical qualifications
- Understanding of the debt and leverage finance markets, including structuring lending transactions and debt staples.
- Strong numerical and modelling skills and an understanding of financial statements.
- A track record in the FIG and/or Insurance sector; a solid understanding of asset finance, cash flow lending and private equity deal structures.
- Ability to undertake an in-depth financial analysis of a client's funding and capital structure, identifying risks and opportunities.
- Able to prepare and help present tailored financing strategies to our internal and external clients.
- Experience in execution of financing on either the buy or sell side, including pricing and documentation.
- Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external clients.
- Experience in managing, training and developing junior team members.
- Strong risk & compliance ethics and compliant with conduct, reputational and regulatory standards.

Assistant Manager, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) is widely recognised as the leading independent strategic advisor in the infrastructure sector. We are a single UK national team of over 170 professionals, with locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester. Our work spans transport, power, utilities and social infrastructure in the UK and internationally.

IAG’s Infrastructure Strategy business provides market-leading advice to both public and private sector clients on the financial and economic impacts of transport, housing and other strategic local infrastructure. We have advised on the country’s largest and most high-profile infrastructure projects, including HS2, Crossrail 2, the Northern Line Extension to Battersea and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

We are expanding and are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to join our team and play an integral role in the continued growth of our business.

Description of the role:

• Designing innovative funding and financing strategies to support the case for investment in transport and other infrastructure
• Building financial models that quantify various funding and financing scenarios under a range of different cost, revenue, risk and macroeconomic assumptions
• Dealing with large data sets in MS Excel, for instance when assessing the impact of potential new regional tax-raising powers to pay for new infrastructure
• Working with senior colleagues, and contributing to the team
• Keeping abreast of policy developments in order to continue to broaden and deepen sector knowledge
• Contributing to business development and the origination of new ideas and propositions for our clients

Leadership & Management:

You will join an established team of around 10 individuals with market-leading experience. We welcome applicants who are new to infrastructure and keen to learn - but a general enthusism for (transport) infrastructure and government policy drivers is highly desirable.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:

The role is client-facing, and you should expect to find yourself providing advice to clients from the outset. You will be required to work with senior colleagues and contribute towards team capability-building and business development

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:

We are seeking applicants with around 3-4 years professional experience. The role will report to an Associate Director. Ideal condidates will be highly motivated, with the ability to undertaken work of the highest quality - a lateral thinker, with the ability to problem solve from first principles.

Experience:

Essential

• Strong track record of professional experience, predominantly in finance and/or accounting
• Experience of building or using financial modelling tools in MS Excel
• Confident with quantitative analysis
• First-rate analytical skills in developing compelling business cases for investment in infrastructure
• Ability to communicate complex concepts and analysis to clients in plain English

Desirable

• Experience working with public sector bodies
• Experience working in real estate or development
• Prior knowledge of how major public sector (transport) infrastructure projects are delivered in the UK
• Interest in local and central government policy drivers

Expertise/ Technical role requirements:

• Building or using financial modelling tools in MS Excel
• Quantitative analysis using large datasets
• BA/BSc in numerical degree
• Qualified accountant (or equivalent) preferred

Skills:

• First-rate analytical skills in developing compelling business cases to support investment in infrastructure
• Ability to communicate complex concepts and and analysis to clients in plain English
• Be a lateral thinker, with the ability to problem solve from first principles and work relatively independently

Associate Director, Debt Advisory

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



We are an experienced, market-leading independent debt advisory team focused on delivering the best financing outcomes for clients – whether its refinancing existing debt, funding a growth strategy, raising capital to support M&A, or dealing with financial stress. The team is currently advising a range of listed and private companies on their financing strategies, high profile debt finance transactions and managing their financing stakeholders.

In particular, the team has a long track record of advising companies undergoing significant strategic or structural change and/or managing through periods of financial stress which may be impacting their financing position.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Debt Advisory team is seeking an Associate Director based in London to support its growing national business.This role will primarily be focused on advising companies undergoing strategic or structural change, or experiencing periods of stress, resulting in pressure on their financing arrangements and/or liquidity. You will be expected to work across a broad range of debt products and markets often involving complex, multi-stakeholder situations and operating in parallel with other corporate transactions or restructuring activity.

The successful candidate will be expected to build and take ownership of client relationships through business and client development responsibilities and to lead engagements on a day to day basis. You will manage engagement teams (upwards, downwards and with colleagues from other specialist disciplines) and will also be responsible for internal people development.

Responsibilities:

You will be expected to demonstrate the following:

• Seizes Business Opportunities: Develops and grows new and existing business for Debt Advisory (and KPMG as appropriate) by taking responsibility for agreed business areas , working effectively with relevant colleagues from other KPMG service lines, building new client relationships and organising, leading and contributing to proposals and marketing events
• Strong strategic awareness, stakeholder management and problem solving capabilities: Able to evaluate complex situations and multi-stakeholder objectives to develop and execute financing strategies capable of delivering value for our clients and their stakeholders
• Demonstrates Curiosity and Innovation: Understands client issues/requirements and designs/implements solutions, consulting appropriately across the team
• Drives Collaboration and Inclusion: Acts as a role model for the team, actively managing and motivating others by demonstrating appropriate behaviour and sharing experiences and knowledge
• Strives for Continual Improvement: Identifies areas for development and appropriate opportunities and courses to improve in these areas
• Delivers Quality: Enhances KPMG’s reputation in the market by delivering high quality work across multiple engagements, showing high attention to detail and managing risk at all times
• Exercises Professional Judgement: Shows excellent levels of commercial judgment and consults widely on engagement and other matters as appropriate
• Makes an Impact: Has a visible presence within KPMG and the external market

Examples


• Leads multiple engagements, “owning” client relationships and managing effectively external and internal stakeholders, demonstrating technical excellence and sound commercial judgment
• Takes responsibility for business development initiatives
• Generates income through existing and new relationships and identifies opportunities to cross sell

Qualifications and Skills

• Demonstrable team player skills
• Strongly rated self-starter who demonstrates initiative, confidence and solid influencing skills
• Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills and the ability to translate quantitative analysis to qualitative advice
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work, potentially within tight timescales
• Exceptional people skills and proven ability to mentor and develop more junior colleagues

Experience and Background

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

• Ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike
• Able to deal with complexity and ambiguity well and solution focused
• Proven understanding and experience of the UK debt markets with strong relevant experience in banking or lending; ‘special situations’ or distressed debt investment; debt restructuring, ‘work out’ or distressed debt management; and/or, debt advisory . This should include experience in managing financing stakeholders and delivering financing solutions as part of wider corporate, fundraising or restructuring activity
• Consistent track record of building and maintaining lasting internal and external relationships
• Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis

Associate Director, Debt Advisory - Leverage Finance

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



The Debt Advisory team is seeking an Associate Director based in London to support its growing national business. The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to work across a broad range of debt products and markets but will join a dedicated team focussed on Private Equity and Leverage Finance. This team is currently advising a range mid market PE Houses and their portfolio companies.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to build and take ownership of client relationships through business and client development responsibilities and to lead engagements on a day to day basis. You will manage engagement teams (both upwards and downwards) and will also be responsible for internal people development.

Responsibilities:


You will be expected to demonstrate the following:
• Seizes Business Opportunities: Develops and grows new and existing business for Debt Advisory (and KPMG as appropriate) by taking responsibility for an agreed sector(s), geography (ies) or product(s), building new client relationships and organising, leading and contributing to proposals and marketing events
• Demonstrates Curiosity and Innovation: Understands client issues/requirements and designs/implements solutions, consulting appropriately across the team
• Drives Collaboration and Inclusion: Acts as a role model for the team, actively managing and motivating others by demonstrating appropriate behaviour and sharing experiences and knowledge
• Strives for Continual Improvement: Identifies areas for development and appropriate opportunities and courses to improve in these areas
• Delivers Quality: Enhances KPMG’s reputation in the market by delivering high quality work across multiple engagements, showing high attention to detail and managing risk at all times
• Exercises Professional Judgement: Shows excellent levels of commercial judgment and consults widely on engagement and other matters as appropriate
• Makes an Impact: Has a visible presence within KPMG and the external market

Examples

• Leads multiple engagements, “owning” client relationships and managing effectively external and internal stakeholders, demonstrating technical excellence and sound commercial judgment
• Takes responsibility for business development initiatives
• Generates income through existing and new relationships and identifies opportunities to cross sell

Qualifications and Skills

• Demonstrable team player skills
• Self-starter who demonstrates initiative, confidence and solid influencing skills
• Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills and the ability to translate quantitative analysis to qualitative advice
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Project management skills and demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work
• Exceptional people skills and proven ability to mentor and develop more junior colleagues

Experience and Background

• Ability to create confidence and trust with colleagues and clients alike
• Able to deal with complexity and ambiguity well and solution focussed
• Proven understanding and experience of the UK debt markets with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience – leverage finance experience will be an advantage
• Consistent record of building and maintaining lasting internal and external relationships
• Excellent attention to detail with an ability to deliver high quality presentations and analysis


Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


The Team


Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. Within this structure, the Private Equity Transaction Services Team (PE TS) team comprises c.60 professionals focused on both mid-market and LBO houses, working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.
Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the private equity market we are continuing to expand the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Managers in order support the growth of our PE TS business.

The Role

Perform financial analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts, analysing historical performance trends, identifying key drivers of performance as well as identifying potential issues which could either lead to a price adjustment for our client or an integration issue post-acquisition.

Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. You will for example be expected to prepare and work with a project data book.
Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client. This advice will be provided throughout a transaction and take the form of both oral and written advice. You will advise clients about the transaction process, SPA completion mechanics as well as providing general commentary of the findings of our work.
Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. You will be expected to coach team members who are have either not yet fully attained accounting qualification or have less transaction experience than you.
Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects by being part of the transaction fieldwork team, being a day to day point of contact for senior client contacts for matters relating to our work.
Your role involves working in a team environment. You may be part of a larger team on complex assignments and you may be asked to lead work certain work streams on less complex engagements.
Build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Identify and manage risks, including front end client and transaction acceptance procedures and ensure the Firm's reporting frameworks are implemented throughout a transaction process.
Skill and Qualifications


Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Extensive experience in client facing project management
Proven experience of building commercial relationships with Private Equity clients for the benefit of your existing employer.
Experience in the development of PE-TS propositions and asset opportunities with Private Equity clients.
Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
Excellent written and oral communication
Location: London
Opening date: 04 July 2019
Closing date: 01 August 2019
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


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