Manager, M&A Operations, Transaction Services, Financial Advisory, open to flexible working

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London (Greater)
25 Sep 2020
25 Oct 2020
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Your opportunity

This is your opportunity to join Deloitte's market-leading M&A Operations team and work on the largest, most complex and high profile deals in the UK and globally. You will utilise your experience of M&A operational due diligence and operational performance improvement and develop an impressive range of operational and commercial consulting skills that will multiply your career options. Benefiting from early client exposure and learning from some of the top practitioners in the field, you will be involved throughout the M&A deal lifecycle.

The fast-growing M&A Operations team focuses on the operational aspects throughout the transaction lifecycle, including pre-deal operational due diligence, synergy and carve-out assessments, divestments, pre-deal full potential assessments and 100 day plans. The team comprises of highly experienced practitioners with a background in operations management, transformation implementation and the operational elements of acquisitions and divestments, and is a core part of Deloitte's market-leading M&A Transaction Services group. Collectively we are a group of over 300 London-based professionals who provide M&A related expertise to corporate organisations, private equity houses and financial institutions. We are widely recognised as the most experienced, dedicated team in EMEA, supporting transactions across all industry sectors. We have worked on over 1,000 of the largest and most complex M&A transactions, divestments, joint venture creations and restructurings.

Our extensive experience, first hand insights and tried and tested methodologies give us a distinct advantage to serve a very diverse range of client needs. Our team of highly skilled business professionals with cross-border experience and diverse cultural backgrounds is looking for candidates motivated to work on the headline-grabbing transactions of tomorrow.

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

Your role

Your role will be to provide operational M&A expertise to corporate organisations, private equity houses and financial institutions across all sectors. You will deliver services ranging across carve-out assessments, performance improvement evaluations, operational due diligence, 100-day planning and synergy development and review assignments.
Our clients are the world’s leading companies and private equity firms. You will have the opportunity to work on market-leading M&A transactions at a UK, European and Global level, including significant interaction with Deloitte and other advisers teams from around the world.

The Manager will have responsibility for:

  • Providing corporate and private equity clients with both the buy and sell side transaction operational due diligence
  • Assisting corporate and private equity clients in understanding the true operational capability of potential acquisition targets as well as existing owned businesses
  • Working with corporate and private equity clients in the assessment and review of potential merger synergies, the impact and complexities of carve-outs on vendor and target organisations and the stand-alone performance improvement potential of buy-outs and corporate divestments
  • Working with colleagues from Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence), Financial Advisory, Consulting and the broader Deloitte network, to provide our clients with a holistic due diligence service with a coherent overview of the business operations, performance gaps and the potential for rapid improvement
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Support the development of key documents for a transaction e.g. red flag reports, due diligence reports and financial / operational databooks
  • Engage with colleagues and client senior management to support the completion of the engagement scope

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 with frequent domestic and international travel

Work pattern: Permanent full-time

Your professional experience


  • Exceptional academic background
  • Excellent financial analysis skills 
  • Strong problem solving, business diagnostic and analytical skills 
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral 
  • Experience of analysing and understanding financial statements
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Flexibility for international travel


  • Experience of working in the M&A / deal environment, specifically due diligence or operational performance improvement
  • Experience of operating with senior level stakeholders 
  • A good understanding of business operations
  • Strong commercial acumen and project management capability

Your service line: Financial Advisory 

Advising clients in the moments that define their business takes multiple layers of expertise. Much more than due-diligence, this is about diverse teams of specialists coming together, crossing service lines and international borders to tackle the many, complex issues involved in major transactions. And we have one of the broadest networks in the business. Here, you’ll find fascinating, career-building projects, market leading approaches, cutting-edge resources, huge clients and inspirational colleagues. As well as opportunities to develop a deep industry or product specialism. 

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

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  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
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  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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