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Manager - Integration & Separation M&A - Finaancial Services

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Assistant Manager, Finance in M&A - Integration & Separation

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Manager - Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services

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Associate Director, Strategy, Deal Advisory - TMT

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Service Line: Deal Advisory Central

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Manager – Integration & Separation M&A

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

Our Transaction Services (TS) team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and corporate businesses in their transactions, through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, and Integration and Separation.

The OVC team is a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its capability in the Operational due Diligence and Private Equity Value Creation space and is embarking on a significant expansion plan for FY19 growing by over 40 people.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role


- Identifying value in deals through operational improvement, assisting with client and target workshops, final deliverables and the presentation of results.
- Flexibility in being part of different projects in a deal environment, including:
- Operational Due Diligence;
- Standalone cost assessments;
- Operational improvement reviews; and,
- Rapid opportunity diligence analyses.
- Working full time on engagements to identify and solve problems, coach and review work from junior staff, and support and report to senior team members.
- Converting an engagement from start to finish will also include setting scopes, budgets, staffing resources and generating information/data requests. As such, a good level of PowerPoint and Excel knowledge is necessary.
- Helping with proposal development and other new business development activities and where possible, growing your personal network with dealmakers across Corporate and Private Equity clients.

The Person


- Strong experience in a consulting related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm; ideally within a deals environment
- Experience in at least one of the following consulting areas:
- Transaction and business due diligence;
- Operational and performance improvement;
- Strategic growth; or,
- Other relevant strategy experience.
- Bachelor's degree qualification or equivalent
- Professional qualification welcome.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how business model decisions impact operating model design/execution across operations, technology, risk governance, and organisational design.
- Comfort with ambiguity and fluid consulting situations.
- Open to travel as required.

Manager - Integration & Separation M&A - Finaancial Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team



KPMG's Integration Financial Services Advisory Team works with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal Integration and Separation issues related to M&A or similar transactions. There are key proposition areas:


- Synergy evaluation – understanding the potential benefits and costs of a transaction.
- Pre-completion planning – developing high level plans for the first 100 days by workstream, setting up programme governance and developing Day 1 plans to take control.
- First 100 days and long term implementation – fully mobilised integration team with a prioritised set of opportunities and realisation of quick wins.
- Second wave integration – a refocused, re-energised integration process to capture the originally envisaged benefits of the deal.
- Demerger and Separation – understanding the separation options and giving assistance to deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 with value preserved and business continuity ensured.


We work closely alongside our colleagues within KPMG's Transaction Services who conduct financial, commercial and operational due diligence, providing an integrated and value-adding service to our clients to help make their transactions successful.


We work regularly on 'front page headline' deals for a client base comprising a wide range of publicly listed corporates, private companies, private equity houses and public sector organisations.


The Role


- Providing day to day support to project office activities, and lead PMO activities on small to medium sized engagements.
- Lead analytics on synergy and separation type projects and be responsible for first draft of significant sections, if not all, synergy commentary reports.
- Lead the support to a number of workstreams on integration / separation projects, supporting client workstream leads to fulfil their workstream objectives.
- Ownership and maintenance of financial models on an engagement and on larger engagements oversee the work of more junior staff.
- Contribution of content for sections of reports/deliverables on separation and integration projects.
When you are not working on a project, you will provide support to senior colleagues in preparation of proposal materials.

You will need to be willing to travel as we mainly work from client sites and have a global portfolio of clients. The length of a project can be anywhere from one week to one year, although a typical project will last a few weeks and we would aim to give you as diverse an experience as possible.

The Person


- Experience working within a Financial Services Deals/M&A environment ideally within the Integration & Separation space.
- Project/programme management experience ideally from working on complex/large scale projects.
- Financial awareness
- Presentation (oral and written)
- Good client relationship skills
- Analysis and problem solving
- Report writing
- Strong team player - we pride ourselves on the way we work with and support each other.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate personal impact, flexibility, drive and commitment.
- A desire to broaden your current skillset and an embrace the opportunity to work at client sites with a relatively high level of autonomy.
- You should be comfortable working in the high pressured yet often ambiguous and flexible conditions that characterise

Assistant Manager, Finance in M&A - Integration & Separation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG's Integration Advisory Team works with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and postdeal
Integration and Separation issues related to M&A or similar transactions. There are five
key proposition areas:
• Synergy evaluation – understanding the potential benefits and costs of a transaction.
• Pre-completion planning – developing high level plans for the first 100 days by work
stream, setting up programme governance and developing Day 1 plans to take control.
• First 100 days and long term implementation – fully mobilised integration team with a
prioritised set of opportunities and realisation of quick wins.
• Second wave integration – a refocused, re-energised integration process to capture the
originally envisaged benefits of the deal.
• Demerger and Separation – understanding the separation options and giving
assistance to deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 with value
preserved and business continuity ensured.
We work closely alongside our colleagues within KPMG's Transaction Services who conduct
financial, commercial and operational due diligence, providing an integrated and valueadding
service to our clients to help make their transactions successful
We work regularly on 'front page headline' deals for a client base comprising a wide range of
publicly listed corporates, private companies, private equity houses and public sector
organisations.

The Role

You will gain exposure to a wide range of integration and separation projects. Your role on a
project will include:
• Providing day to day support to project office activities.
• Supporting workstream leads to fulfil their workstream objectives.
• Ownership and maintenance of financial models on an engagement.
• Contribution of content for sections of reports/deliverables.
• When you are not working on a project, you will provide support to senior colleagues
in preparation of proposal materials.
You will need to be willing to travel as we mainly work from client sites and have a global
portfolio of clients. The length of a project can be anywhere from one week to one year,
although a typical project will last a few weeks and we would aim to give you as diverse an
experience as possible.

The Person

You will likely have a background in Transaction Services, Management Consulting, or
Audit, with demonstrable exposure to project management.
Skills:
• Financial awareness
• Presentation (oral and written).
• Good client relationship skills.
• Analysis and problem solving.
• Report writing.
• Individuals should be comfortable working in the high pressured yet often ambiguous and flexible conditions that characterise transactions.
• You will be looking to broaden your current skill set and will embrace the opportunity to work at client sites with a relatively high level of autonomy
• You will be a collaborative team player. We pride ourselves on the way we work with and support each other.
• You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate personal impact, flexibility, drive and dedication.

Manager - Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

The FS OVC team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and Financial Services businesses in their transactions through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, integration and separation, and joint venture advice. The team sits within the wider OVC team, a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its capability in the Financial Services Operational due Diligence and Private Equity Value Creation space and is embarking on a significant expansion plan for FY19.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role

- Lead OVC projects from start to finish in a deal environment, including:
- Pre-deal
- Carve-outs and standalone costs bases
- Buy-side and sell-side cost optimisation and value creation
- Cost models and scenario analysis
-�Business plan support and synergy assessments
- In-deal
- TSA commercials and options analysis
- Target Operating Model (‘TOM’) design
- Cost base and operational scalability assessments
- Post-deal
- Cost reduction/synergy execution support
- Operational scaling to support business model growth strategy
- Pre IPO/disposal value creation through operations and cost optimisation

- Lead the creation of value-added insights, which tie to the client’s strategic and business growth ambitions, including identifying the underlying value drivers and challenging their investment thesis.
- Act as the day-to-day, full-time project manager to help ensure successful problem formulation, hypotheses generation, comprehensive analysis in testing hypotheses, and problem resolution.
- Ensure quality of output, co-ordinate and prepare the content for client delivery, including review with client and/or other advisors.
- Provide oversight of skilled KPMG work teams throughout the project lifecycle and serve as the primary team interface with various levels of executives and team members.
- Maintain responsibility for risk management on engagements and liaise with the client lead/KPMG partners.
- Understand the broader Advisory service capabilities and offerings, for example, Management Consulting and Restructuring, and leverage their specialist insights to ensure our clients get the best level of advice and support.
- When you are not working on a project, you will take a lead role in business development and will lead the preparation, development, and delivery of proposals.
- Support the professional development of the FS OVC team.

The Person


- Strong experience in an Advisory related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm ideally within a deals environment. A banking in-house cost reduction or transformation programme specialist.
- Experience in at least one of the following Advisory areas: Transaction Services, Operational and Corporate Performance Improvement, Restructuring and Turnaround, Strategic Growth, or other significant strategy experience.
- Demonstrate an interest for and deep knowledge of financial services.
- Bachelor's degree qualification.
- ACA or equivalent qualification preferable.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how operating model decisions impact value.
- Excellent knowledge of Excel and the ability to analyse data at deal speed to provide robust and insightful client deliverables.
- Ability to adapt and work in a high-paced, exciting deal environment.
- Desire to travel internationally.
- Fluency in a European language (not essential)

Associate Director, Strategy, Deal Advisory - TMT

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Deal Advisory Central

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG’s Technology, Media, Sport and Telecoms (TMT) Practice are looking for an Associate Director to join the Strategy & Deal Advisory team, in London.

The team advises TMT focused Private Equity funds and Corporates throughout their investment cycle, helping to shape strategic investment decisions and value creation programmes based on Buyouts, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Strategic Partnerships, Digital Innovation, Operational Improvement, and International Expansion.

The team blends together strategic and financial skills to enable and support both organic and inorganic value enhancement initiatives. Key service offerings include Growth strategy, M&A strategy/origination, Commercial due diligence, Financial business planning, Portfolio strategy, 100-Day Planning and Enterprise-wide transformation.

The team works closely with and brings to bear other functional capabilities inside KPMG Deal Advisory and the wider firm, including Transaction Services, Integration & Separation, Data & Analytics, Pricing, Customer Experience and the IOT competence centre.

This role is ideal for a bright, high energy and intellectually curious individual that thrives in fast paced client engagements and wants to develop into a strategist with an investor mindset.

Roles and responsibilities

To be an effective Associate Director within Strategy & Deal Advisory, applicants will be expected to:

•Support the design of complex engagements and take responsibility for leading day to day delivery
•Translate the client brief into manageable work streams
•Lead hypothesis generation, complex storyboarding and shape the overall problem solving approach to develop insights and recommendations
•Coordinate and inspire other members of the team, providing coaching, direction and constructive feedback
•Ensure quality control and consulting best-practices adoption (analytical accuracy, best-in-class data insights, infographics, reports and written/verbal delivery)
•Interact with the senior client team credibly and effectively
•Support client development activity including thought leadership, pitches preparation and proposals writing
•Actively develop own knowledge and expertise in chosen proposition(s) and sub sector(s) of choice Identify, design and lead critical and complex practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
•Build and maintain a strong internal network across the global TMT practice
•Understand risk and ensure the Firm’s risk management frameworks are adhered to

Qualifications and Skills

To succeed in this demanding role an applicant will need to demonstrate the following:

• A first class degree from a leading institution (MBA a strong plus)
• Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
• Detailed knowledge of preferably one or more of the TMT sectors with the ability to talk credibly to C-level clients on the key issues, technological changes, competitive dynamics and strategic considerations facing the industry
• Structured thinking skills combined with creativity (‘both brains’ thinking)
• Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
• Ability to evaluate complex scenarios and produce insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
• Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills
• Other language skills would be a strong bonus

Experience & Background

Applicants will need to display the following:

• Significant experience of working for a strategy house or corporate strategy/development team of a highly acquisitive TMT company
• Detailed understanding of the commercial and financial value drivers within one or more of the TMT sectors
• Considerable experience of managing complex projects in at least one among the technology, media, entertainment, SaaS / business information or telecommunications sectors
• Experience of managing or supporting high value business development activities with senior stakeholders
• Demonstrable ability to build and commercialise relationships with senior executives in corporate or private equity environments

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