Assistant Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences - Flexible working, returners

London (Central), London (Greater)
15 Nov 2021
15 Dec 2021
Contract Type

Assistant Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Advisory Corporate Finance M&A, Financial Advisory

Your opportunity

Deloitte Advisory Corporate Finance provides corporates, private equity houses, owner-managers and other clients with a full suite of M&A services advising on acquisitions, divestments, buy-outs and capital raisings, a significant number of which are cross-border or international in nature. We are ranked as the #1 M&A advisor globally per Mergermarket (by volume in 2020).

Deloitte Advisory Corporate Finance is divided into regional, product and sector teams. The product teams cover M&A advisory, debt advisory, plc advisory, and valuations. The M&A practice is comprised of sector-dedicated teams covering Healthcare & Life Sciences, Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Industrials, Real Estate and TMT.

The Healthcare & Life Sciences (“HCLS”) M&A Lead Advisory team in London has enjoyed considerable success and remains one of the most active sector teams in our M&A practice. We have grown to 14 individuals and plan to continue growing to support our significant pipeline of dealflow.

The expertise of our team extends across the full range of sub-sectors in the HCLS industry, including: Healthcare Services, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Technology. We work with innovative companies that are making a real impact on the lives of patients and across society.

We are well respected in the industry and were recently awarded “Corporate Financier of the Year” in 2021 by HealthInvestor (5 of the last 6 years) and “Financial Advisor of the Year” in 2019 by LaingBuisson (3 of the last 5 years). Our team is part of the Global HCLS practice, which has been ranked by Mergermarket as the #1 Global HCLS M&A advisor (by volume) in 2020 and 2019, and we are the reference sector hub providing expertise into deals across UK and other European offices.

Our Global HCLS Corporate Finance team draws on experts from our global member firms to provide our clients with the highest quality professional advice and relevant M&A experience. Our global team includes over 12,200 practitioners dedicated to the HCLS industry in 99 countries and serves 93% of the Fortune Global 500® HCLS companies. The global HCLS M&A advisory practice advised on over 180 transactions over the last three years.

Your role

We are currently seeking an Assistant Director to join our growing and successful team. You will be working across the Healthcare and Life Science sectors on a range of buy-side and sell-side transactions. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading day-to-day transaction execution, including preparation of information memoranda, management presentations, exit papers, valuation analysis and taking responsibility for client communications;
  • Valuation and financial modelling, including Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Leverage Buyout (LBO) analysis;
  • Contributing to marketing and business development opportunities, including the preparation of pitch documents and attendance at pitches; and
  • Industry research for both deal origination and transaction analysis.

We are looking for someone who is motivated, driven and eager to learn. You need to have good communication skills as we deal with CEOs, Chairman, CFOs, MDs, and investment decision makers on a day-to-day basis.

The work is challenging but rewarding, with each transaction generating new scenarios where innovative solutions are required. We can be required to work longer hours to deliver to tight timetables, so being prepared to be flexible and roll your sleeves up is important.

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 suits you best.

You will be a permanent, full-time employee based in the Deloitte London office, however the role may also involve travel and will require the flexibility to meet peaks of work inherent in the cycle of a deal

You will need to work effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.

We specify full mobility for our financial advisory roles but we make arrangements respectfully. 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 professional experience

We are seeking candidates with the following previous experience and qualifications:

  • M&A lead advisory transaction experience;
  • Ability to lead sell-side and buy-side transactions from start to finish;
  • Experience/background/knowledge in the Healthcare, Medical Technology, Medical Device or Life Sciences sector is desirable (but not essential depending on other experience);
  • Strong academics, including ACA/CFA or equivalent (desirable but not essential depending on other experience);
  • Excellent numeracy skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to absorb and interpret large amounts of data quickly;
  • Strong financial modelling and Excel skills;
  • Client and team focus, with ability to work quickly and establish effective working relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Logical and meticulous approach to problem solving;
  • Strong project management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to undertake detailed financial and commercial analysis; and
  • The desire and ability to be involved in business development activities.

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

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, 

  • 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
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • 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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