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Mergers and Acquisitions, Advisory. Associate Director

Date:  21-Jun-2022

Sydney, NSW, AU

Department:  Financial Advisory

Job Requisition ID: 27828 

About the Team


Our M&A Advisory team works directly with shareholders, founders and C-suite executives throughout the entire M&A lifecycle to deliver advice on every aspect of a transaction, from initial valuation guidance, through financial and strategic analysis, to finding and negotiating with the right counterparties. We do this across a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, divestments, recapitalisations and capital raisings.


We execute some of Australia’s most interesting transactions across entrepreneur-backed and family-owned businesses, private equity, and corporate Australia. Within the broader team we are a group of TMT specialists.


What will your typical day look like?


You will work directly with market-leading M&A advisors to support with:

  • Deal execution for international and national corporations, emerging companies, private businesses and private equity firms, across a range of industries: healthcare, consumer business, technology, financial services, manufacturing, etc.
  • Oversee the structuring and delivery of deal and business development documents: strategy papers, information memoranda, management presentations, valuation analysis, purchaser co-ordination, client/bidder/stakeholder communications
  • Review of client’s financial reports: balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements
  • Identify any potential financial or transaction risks
  • Undertake market research and screening, including benchmarking analysis on operating metrics, historical and forecast growth rates and other financial metrics
  • Develop an appropriate range of comparable company financial ratios, including multiples, and transaction analysis
  • End-to-end project management of transactions including direct liaison with Boards/vendors/bidders and other stakeholders
  • Support or lead various marketing and thought leadership initiatives
  • Mentor and support the development of junior staff


Enough about us, let’s talk about you


You are someone, who:

  • Has excellent analytical and financial skills to support complex transactions
  • Has good knowledge of the M&A process
  • Has experience with technology-enabled businesses
  • Can structure, draft and manage the finalisation of pitch books and other business development work to win prospective mandates
  • Has a track record of leading project teams to deliver a successful outcome
  • Has advanced MS Office skills and experience with research tools (S&P Capital IQ, etc.)
  • Is collaborative and able to develop enthusiasm and commitment from team members and share knowledge
  • Is good at developing strong and durable client relationships as well as build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues
  • Ideally has an Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Finance, Business, Accounting or Engineering


Why Deloitte


At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Australia opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across Asia Pacific to gain experience and access projects beyond Australia’s borders. We value difference and embrace people with diverse backgrounds and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.


Next Steps


Sound exactly like the sort of role for you? Apply now!




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