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Student opportunities in Financial Advisory

If you think both analytically and creatively, this is where you need to be. We’re more involved in our client’s affairs than ever before, providing advice and services far beyond pure financial diligence. There are so many different aspects to be involved in – mergers and acquisitions, financial crime investigations, real estate, debt advisory, investments or business modelling – you’ll gain exposure to a huge variety of projects and a diverse portfolio of clients. It’s all about finding the cleverest solutions to the most complex problems.

Why work in Financial Advisory?

Creative problem solving. Constant change. Innovative thinking. If you thrive on intellectual challenges you’ll fit right in. We do all kinds of work for every type of client; so the opportunities to learn, develop and discover what inspires you most are endless.

We aim to offer the best professional services in the market. Which means we need driven, curious people, like you, who are able to think creatively and stay at the forefront of the marketplace. We’re creating lasting impact for our clients; you’ll be part of a team that’s delivering world-class solutions.

You will have client contact from the very start of your career. The area of Financial Advisory you join will determine the type of day-to-day work you do, but all our people use a combination of skills in serving their clients. You’ll gain deep insights into your clients’ industries, getting under the skin of their daily operations and helping them solve some of the most challenging problems they are ever likely to face. 

Explore your Options:

Advisory - Business Modelling & Analytics

Introduction

Our market leading Advisory Corporate Finance function operates in both public and private markets, and is made up of several teams, from Business Modelling to Mergers & Acquisitions. Whatever your interest there is an opportunity for you to learn and grow.

What we do

Our Business Modelling Group is a market-leading, dedicated centre of excellence which draws upon the full service capability of the firm, making use of technical modelling and analytical toolkits to provide innovative, analytical support to help our clients make better decisions and achieve their goals. We gain an in-depth understanding of our clients’ key business drivers and objectives, helping to identify, simulate and test their business options, enabling a deeper and more informed view of the potential risks and returns involved. Business Modelling is a specialist skill which is combined with financial expertise and industry sector knowledge.

Some of our impactful projects include:

Tactical Information Management Environment or ‘TIME’ is one of our recent exciting innovations. A web-based financial information management and calculation tool that provides real time interactive outputs that can run scenarios on demand, it’s accessible anywhere and at any time. This platform is more robust than Excel, has powerful workflow management capability, and can be deployed in a fraction of the time.

Another taster of what we do is the development of DICE. Using technology to reduce the time to calculate big data, our Distributed Intelligent Calculation Engine is a process that takes a large set of data, splits it into lots of smaller tasks, and executes calculations on multiple virtual computers. The remodelled solution means we can generate almost instant forecasts and gain new insights through interactive data visualisations.

Your career

You’ll learn the tools and methodologies you need, as well as gain the practical experience to help our clients make their most testing decisions. From day one, you'll begin CIMA training, and will get stuck into real work; building relationships with senior clients from some of the world’s most prolific companies.

Your skills and knowledge will develop quickly as you’re immersed in a range of work from the assessment of strategic options for clients focusing on growing their businesses, the investment appraisal of potential acquisition targets, to supporting clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions, as well as analysing companies to inform valuations.

Advisory - Government & Infrastructure

Introduction

Our market leading Advisory Corporate Finance function operates in both public and private markets, and is made up of several teams, from Business Modelling to Mergers & Acquisitions. Whatever your interest there is an opportunity for you to learn and grow.

What we do

Our Government and Infrastructure team provides specialist finance raising and commercial contract negotiation advice to private and public sector clients. We operate across the infrastructure, energy and public services sectors.

Our service areas include:

  • Major infrastructure and capital programmes
  • Government led reorganisations and restructurings
  • Public procurement
  • Project and Public Private Partnership (PPP) financing
  • Privatisations and outsourcings

Your career

You’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the largest and most important public sector investment projects in the UK, which have a tangible impact on the economy. Recent examples of projects we’ve been involved with include large rail industry projects, working with nuclear power plants and government vehicle maintenance.

Working across our teams you’ll develop the skills that enable you to advise on the procurement, negotiation and (when sought by government) re-negotiation of major contracts between the public and private sector, particularly where these involve detailed incentive payment arrangements. As well as that, you’ll work with and learn from professionals who have significant experience of advising government and its corporate entities on structural options, ownership reviews and sales and privatisations of government assets.

Advisory - Mergers & Acquisitions

Introduction

Our market leading Advisory Corporate Finance function operates in both public and private markets, and is made up of several teams, from Business Modelling to Mergers & Acquisitions. Whatever your interest there is an opportunity for you to learn and grow.

What we do

We support clients by advising them on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, including buying and selling businesses and assets and raising funds. From niche start-ups to some of the most recognised brands in the world, we advise private and public companies, private equity houses and their investee companies and financial institutions.

We’re often supporting businesses and owners in making important strategic decisions, realising value for them and their stakeholders. It can be a highly emotive time for them and our support helps guide them through the challenges they face. Our advice has a real impact on the growth and future success of the companies, and markets we operate in. The areas M&A support clients with include:

  • Helping clients to buy businesses: helping them to grow, access new markets and assets, and to better source finance
  • Helping clients to sell businesses: helping stakeholders realise value and achieve maximum returns and prioritise areas for growth of their wider business
  • Helping clients to raise funds from private and public equity
  • Provide specialist support for in-house M&A teams

Your career

You’ll gain experience across all sectors before potentially choosing to specialise in one. This could include Consumer, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure, Financial Institutions, or Industrials. From day one you’ll be building relationships with senior members of both the Deloitte teams and your client’s team – so you’ll quickly build networks and develop your skills.

You might find yourself supporting clients on buy side transactions from the initial point of accessing potential acquisition targets, to the drafting of offer letters and negotiation of final contracts at completion. Or if you’re working on sell side transactions you could be preparing a business for either a full sale or the sale of a particular subsidiary or division. You might even see the results of your hard work in the press.

Advisory - Sports Business Group

What we do

The Sports Business Group at Deloitte is an established and unique team dedicated to work in the global sports business. We deliver the highest level of client service and the best advice in financial and business disciplines across the whole geographical and sporting spectrum. We work exclusively on sports assignments, bringing unparalleled commercial, financial, regulatory, taxation and general business knowledge from major sports to service the needs of our clients.

Our clients include professional clubs, international and national governing bodies, competition organisers, sports rights agencies and investors into sport. We have worked alongside clients for over 25 years, in more than 40 countries, and in over 30 different sports. This extensive experience combine with our suite of research, publications and thought leadership has established our reputation as the authoritative voice within the sports business industry.

We work with our clients on a wide variety of their most important issues and opportunities, which are generally in five main areas:

  • Improving strategy and governance
  • Optimising revenues
  • Unlocking digital revenue
  • Making informed investment decisions
  • Ensuring financial integrity

In addition to working with clients, our spokespeople regularly provide interviews, articles and briefings, on a broad and high profile range of sports topics, to both national and international media outlets.

Your career

As an analyst in the Sports Business Group you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the largest and most prestigious sporting organisations in the world. You’ll work alongside experienced sports business consultants, and specialists from other areas of Deloitte, across a range of projects, helping our clients address their biggest issues and seize their opportunities. Over time you’ll build your industry specific knowledge and your network within the wider sports industry, allowing you to begin to focus on a smaller number of specific market segments or service offerings. You’ll also have a key role in preparing the Annual Review of Football Finance and the Deloitte Football Money League, Deloitte’s two most read publications globally.

Digital Financial Advisory - Software development

Who we are

Are you naturally curious about the world and aspire to make things better? Our Digital Financial Advisory is. We make use of the deep heritage of Deloitte and the amazing Intellectual Property (IP) within the firm to challenge the old and influence what is yet to happen. Digital Financial Advisory’s ethos is unequivocally rooted in our shared passion for innovation… with a purpose.

We are more than an accountancy or consultancy firm. We build products, designing technology assets that solve our clients’ most complex challenges in a swift and radical way through the agility of a start-up, within the ecosystem of a $35bn global business.

Right across our business, behind our products, platforms and partnerships are teams of brilliant entrepreneurs and innovators, bringing it all to life. With diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of our values, our people represent an eclectic set of skills and cultures, empowering all within Digital Financial Advisory and our stakeholders to come together, think critically and make bold decisions.

What we do

Increasingly, clients are looking for innovative solutions to provide better insight and efficiency than existing industry standard software. Our team (based in St. Albans) builds software platforms to bridge this gap, by leveraging cloud services and cutting-edge technology and applying it to the Financial Advisory domain.

We work closely with colleagues across Financial Advisory, to distil innovative ideas into software based products. Our developers build these products, following an Agile development methodology. These products and solutions include advanced analytics, data visualisation, business process management and automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Among other projects, we’ve developed a technology solution to help streamline and scale Know Your Customer operations; we’ve designed and prototyped an investigations platform; we’ve built a photo recognition system for an executive summit; we’ve created the prototype for moving an in-house e-discovery solution to the AWS Cloud; and we’ve built a system for aggregating data from public data sources.

As well as Financial Advisory, we’re part of the firm-wide Products and Solutions group, which means there’s exciting potential to get involved in projects in other service lines.

Your career

If creative problem solving is your thing, then this is for you. Every project you’ll work on will be unique and have different challenges. It’ll be up to you and your team members to ensure that you build innovative products that are first to solve some of our clients’ most complex problems, using Cloud technology to ensure these products scale to our global demands.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of software development from writing code to testing to deployment. It’s not just software languages that you’ll learn, we’ll train you in technologies such as Amazon Web Services, graph databases and visualisation. We’ll also train you in the best delivery practices from start to finish.

Mergers and Acquisitions - Financial Institutions Group

Our Mergers & Acquisitions – Financial Institutions Group (M&A FIG) team comprises industry leading M&A advisers, led by a senior team with significant experience across the full spectrum of the financial services sector. Working alongside market recognised experts, you will have the opportunity to support in the delivery of industry leading M&A advice, deal execution and first class client service to financial institutions and investors in the sector. The M&A FIG team is delivering a truly unique and highly valued offering to the M&A market and remains a priority sector for the firm.

What we do

The M&A FIG team cover clients across the UK and Europe, advising them on highly strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), i.e. buying and selling businesses and assets, equity capital market and debt advisory and restructuring and transaction structuring. From niche start-ups to some of the largest financial institutions in the world, we advise senior management teams of banks, insurance companies, asset managers, speciality finance and private equity houses.

We are often supporting businesses and owners in making important strategic decisions, realising value for them and their stakeholders. It can be a highly emotive time for them and our support helps guide them through the challenges they face. Our advice has a real impact on the growth and future success of the companies, and markets we operate in. The areas M&A support clients with include:

  • Helping clients to buy businesses: helping them to grow, access new markets and assets, and to better source finance
  • Helping clients to sell businesses: helping stakeholders realise value and achieve maximum returns and prioritise areas for growth of their wider business
  • Helping clients to raise funds from private and public equity
  • Strategic shareholder advisory
  • Restructuring and transaction structuring

Your career

You’ll gain experience across all FIG sub-sectors before potentially choosing to specialise in one. From day one you’ll be building relationships with senior members of both the Deloitte teams and your client’s team – so you’ll quickly build networks and develop your skills.

You might find yourself supporting clients on buy-side transactions from the initial point of accessing potential acquisition targets, to the drafting of offer letters and negotiation of final contracts at completion. Or if you’re working on sell-side transactions you could be preparing a business for either a full sale or the sale of a particular subsidiary or division. You might even see the results of your hard work in the press.

Forensic – Data Management

Introduction

As part of the world’s leading provider of Forensic and Dispute Advisory services, our teams are constantly sought out by high profile organisations who need to perform extensive, complex and often urgent investigations into their business operations and data. We also provide proactive advice for clients to reduce the risk of future problems. With more than 4,000 dedicated practitioners in over 30 countries, you’ll learn from some of the top professionals in the industry.

We use state-of-the-art technology and play a vital role in a wide variety of investigations, disputes and advisory engagements. One of the most exciting aspects of our work is that no two projects are the same so there are always new challenges to be faced.

Opportunities exist in two areas in our Forensic practice: Financial Crime and Data Management. Whichever one you join, you’ll be using your skills to combat fraud, bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, international sanctions and intellectual property disputes.

What we do

We use cutting-edge technologies, such as advanced digital forensic tools, our in-house developed software innovations and artificial intelligence (AI), to help our clients in a time of crisis or to support them in meeting regulatory requirements.

The Data Management team processes, analyses and produces a variety of data types in response to regulator requests, litigation procedures or investigations. We support corporates and their legal teams throughout the document review process, helping the lawyers to shape the review strategy and leveraging advancements in technology, such as machine learning and robotics, to gain efficiencies, increase quality and reduce costs.

Our Digital Forensics experts investigate data breaches, intellectual property theft, network intrusions and software piracy. They can even recover deleted items, which could contain the smoking gun to a case!

The Monitoring and Surveillance software solutions and services we provide help organisations mitigate regulatory risk by monitoring and analysing employee communications - from sources such as chat, email and phone conversations - to identify potential compliance issues for further investigation.

We also implement Contract Management solutions. This involves leveraging our Artificial Intelligence expertise and sophisticated algorithms to automate a number of contract related tasks such as the creation and negotiation of contracts, identifying concepts and clauses, spotting issues and trends, and comparing contracts. The result? Hidden risks can be easily identified. This helps our clients negotiate business deals quicker as well as manage their contract portfolios better.

Your career

Every day is different. One week you may be in Europe analysing voice and WhatsApp messages from a CEO’s mobile phone, the next you may be writing code to apply redactions to highly confidential documents, defining legal workflows in preparation for automating the management of vendor contracts or helping a client get their business back to normal after falling victim to a global hacking attempt.

When you join us you’ll start a two year training program that will equip you with the skills you need for an exciting career. To be successful you’ll need a passion for technology and an inquisitive mind.

You’ll be working on highly sensitive projects from day one, learning from our experts and using a variety of software products and technologies in Electronic Discovery, Digital Forensics, Monitoring and Surveillance or Contract Management.

Forensic - Financial Crime

Introduction

As part of the world’s leading provider of Forensic and Dispute Advisory services, our teams are constantly sought out by high profile organisations who need to perform extensive, complex and often urgent investigations into their business operations and data. We also provide proactive advice for clients to reduce the risk of future problems. With more than 4,000 dedicated practitioners in over 30 countries, you’ll learn from some of the top professionals in the industry.

We use state-of-the-art technology and play a vital role in a wide variety of investigations, disputes and advisory engagements. One of the most exciting aspects of our work is that no two projects are the same so there are always new challenges to be faced.

Opportunities exist in two areas in our Forensic practice: Financial Crime and Data Management. Whichever one you join, you’ll be using your skills to combat fraud, bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, international sanctions and intellectual property disputes.

What we do

In short, financial crime is a hot topic and it is a key priority for regulators, authorities and governments globally. In recent years, regulators have started to impose tougher penalties for breaches of regulations, involving fines in the millions to billions. Organised crime groups, money launderers, terrorists and fraudsters are increasingly using sophisticated international networks and financial systems to move or store funds and assets or commit fraud.

Financial institutions are particularly vulnerable due to the nature of their businesses and the volume of transactions and client relationships they manage. Deloitte provides a unique financial crime solution to complement our clients’ existing capabilities, combining investigative skills, economic crime knowledge, and technical expertise with cutting-edge technology, advanced data analytics, and artificial intelligence capabilities, tailored to our clients’ most complex financial crime issues. Our work also involves enabling clients to sustainably enhance how they manage financial crime risks and to navigate key operational challenges.

Your career

We have a structured two-year Associate Development Programme with a technical grounding in financial crime, managing change within an organisation, and technology and data analytics for certain roles. Through the programme you’ll learn all the fundamental capabilities you need for your role and for progression within the firm through professional qualifications, our in-house training curriculum, and on-the-job learning.

From day one you’ll work alongside specialists drawn from a wide range of professional and technical backgrounds to help our clients address their greatest commercial, legal and regulatory challenges. The nature of our business means you’ll have the opportunity to travel, both across the UK and further afield.

You’ll learn from our teams of experts across the below areas, developing skills and gaining experience from these capabilities before eventually specialising in your area of choice:

Legislative & Regulatory Advisory and Infrastructure & Operations:

This is our specialist Financial Crime advisory team, consisting of two key skillset groups:

  • Our Legislative & Regulatory Advisory experts who help clients evaluate and enhance their financial crime risk management framework, providing bespoke subject matter expertise and execution capabilities to provide concrete and actionable advice to our clients; and
  • Our Infrastructure & Operations experts who help translate key financial crime requirements into effective business designs by assessing companies’ business models in relation to regulatory changes and their strategic objectives. Their work also involves reviewing the effectiveness of controls, process improvements, and implementation of organisational design.

Through the Associate Development Programme you will work across both teams and will gain key skills required for both Legislative & Regulatory Advisory and Infrastructure & Operations propositions. This pathway also includes studying for a professional qualification through the International Compliance Association’s Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.

Technology Advisory & Data Analytics:

This team are technology and data analytics experts who employ investigative analysis, financial crime technology, machine learning techniques, and big data tools, enabling clients to find pioneering ways to transform their data and develop solutions to help them investigate, monitor, and prevent issues occurring. This pathway includes gaining necessary knowledge in Financial Crime Prevention, but has a greater focus on technology and data orientated training.

Digital Financial Advisory - Software development

Who we are

Are you naturally curious about the world and aspire to make things better? Our Digital Financial Advisory is. We make use of the deep heritage of Deloitte and the amazing Intellectual Property (IP) within the firm to challenge the old and influence what is yet to happen. Digital Financial Advisory’s ethos is unequivocally rooted in our shared passion for innovation… with a purpose.

We are more than an accountancy or consultancy firm. We build products, designing technology assets that solve our clients’ most complex challenges in a swift and radical way through the agility of a start-up, within the ecosystem of a $35bn global business.

Right across our business, behind our products, platforms and partnerships are teams of brilliant entrepreneurs and innovators, bringing it all to life. With diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of our values, our people represent an eclectic set of skills and cultures, empowering all within Digital Financial Advisory and our stakeholders to come together, think critically and make bold decisions.

What we do

Increasingly, clients are looking for innovative solutions to provide better insight and efficiency than existing industry standard software. Our team (based in St. Albans) builds software platforms to bridge this gap, by leveraging cloud services and cutting-edge technology and applying it to the Financial Advisory domain.

We work closely with colleagues across Financial Advisory, to distil innovative ideas into software based products. Our developers build these products, following an Agile development methodology. These products and solutions include advanced analytics, data visualisation, business process management and automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Among other projects, we’ve developed a technology solution to help streamline and scale Know Your Customer operations; we’ve designed and prototyped an investigations platform; we’ve built a photo recognition system for an executive summit; we’ve created the prototype for moving an in-house e-discovery solution to the AWS Cloud; and we’ve built a system for aggregating data from public data sources.

As well as Financial Advisory, we’re part of the firm-wide Products and Solutions group, which means there’s exciting potential to get involved in projects in other service lines.

Your career

If creative problem solving is your thing, then this is for you. Every project you’ll work on will be unique and have different challenges. It’ll be up to you and your team members to ensure that you build innovative products that are first to solve some of our clients’ most complex problems, using Cloud technology to ensure these products scale to our global demands.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of software development from writing code to testing to deployment. It’s not just software languages that you’ll learn, we’ll train you in technologies such as Amazon Web Services, graph databases and visualisation. We’ll also train you in the best delivery practices from start to finish.

Real Estate - Consulting

Introduction

Our Occupiers & Capital Projects (O&CP) team undertakes complex, high profile projects for a diverse set of clients, particularly in the Government & Public Services and Financial Services industries.

The team blends finance, property, technology and capital projects skills seamlessly to advise organisations which are responsible for creating, managing and improving the performance of real estate and infrastructure. In doing so we draw on Deloitte’s wider consulting and financial advisory capabilities to devise robust and fully holistic solutions to the challenges these clients face – for example, we have brought together real estate market knowledge, strategic consultancy skills and ‘big data’ analytics to develop a completely new approach to housing provision in the military.

Our group’s unique combination of professional expertise and ability to effectively leverage the wider Deloitte firm sets us apart from our competitors in what we can offer to real estate and infrastructure clients.

Our work typically involves organisational change and other transformation projects involving infrastructure and real estate assets. Construction cost and programme assurance is also a key focus and an area where we provide ‘end to end’ support, helping optimise the value delivered through capital expenditure.

What we do

This team advises property owners, corporate occupiers, government, investors, lenders and leaders of major capital projects on their complex property and infrastructure-related business issues.

Our property, finance and construction professionals combine deep technical property knowledge with financial and business advisory expertise to deliver insightful solutions for the world’s largest organisations.

Our work could result in physical real estate transformation – for example shaping large, complex portfolios, or advising on major HQ developments, or organisation real estate transformation – for example changing the way the organisation manages space, budgets or interacts with the wider business or its suppliers.

We often work on large scale projects in teams from across the Deloitte business. As a result you'll develop strong networks and have the opportunity to work effectively in diverse teams, with an inclusive culture and recognition for everyone’s contribution.

Your career

We offer first class training opportunities across all of our Real Asset Advisory programmes. Join our O&CP Graduate programme, and you’ll study towards the CIMA professional qualification. As we often work on large scale projects in teams from across the Deloitte business, you’ll develop strong networks and have the opportunity to work effectively in diverse teams, with an inclusive culture and recognition for everyone’s contribution.

Real Estate – Development & Assurance

Introduction

Our Development & Assurance colleagues help drive value creation for real assets clients by leveraging development, planning, valuation and capital markets expertise.

Development & Assurance is an integrated group of more than 125 professionally qualified and highly experienced real estate and infrastructure asset experts based in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. We are involved in a broad range of complex projects, both in the UK and abroad, at all points of the property life cycle from site assembly, acquisitions, planning, development, and asset management through to advising on transactions and site disposals.

We have an enviable track record of providing strategic real estate advice to investors, developers, landowners, corporates, public bodies and occupiers advising on some of the UK’s largest and most complex projects. We offer tailored real estate advice to our clients by leveraging our expertise in development, planning, valuation and capital markets.

We offer an integrated service offering beyond that of traditional surveying firms, combining ‘Big Four’ financial capabilities with technical real estate knowledge.

What we do

Development & Assurance is an integrated group of more than 125 professionally qualified and highly experienced real estate and infrastructure experts based in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. We are actively involved with a broad range of complex projects at all points of the property cycle from site assembly, acquisitions, planning, development, and asset management through to advising on transactions and disposals. We have an enviable track record of providing strategic real estate advice to investors, developers, landowners, corporates, public bodies and occupiers advising on some of the UK’s largest and most complex projects.

Our people focus in five key competency areas – planning, development, compulsory purchase, business rates and real asset valuation and assurance. Our combination of ‘Big Four’ expertise and in-depth technical and consulting skills means we are uniquely placed to advise clients.

Our combined team of RICS and RTPI qualified professionals have worked for an array of public and private sector real assets clients across the UK - including major transport bodies and landed estates. We understand the property market dynamics, politics and 'key players' and we appreciate the importance working efficiently and effectively alongside Deloitte colleagues and larger, multi-firm project teams.

Your career

We offer first class training opportunities across all of our Real Assets Advisory programmes. Join our Graduate programme within Development & Assurance and you’ll have access to a number of learning resources, including the structured RICS or RTPI APC pathway and appropriate training programmes. With that in mind, we will give you access to a diverse range of challenging projects to put you in the best position to learn and develop. You’ll also benefit from the wider business perspectives being part of what Deloitte offers – including opportunities to learn from colleagues from across the whole of Deloitte. You will have the opportunity to work effectively in diverse teams, with an inclusive culture and recognition for everyone’s contribution.

Transaction Services - Post Merger Integration

Introduction

The Transaction Services team provides due diligence on Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) transactions, which means you’ll be helping clients, who are planning to buy, sell or take-over businesses, to assess the deal.

The services we offer are vital in helping organisations assess the accuracy of financial information, identify and quantify potential risks and secure better deal value. Additionally, third parties such as lenders often rely on our work to gain assurance over their M&A financing decisions.

For example, we recently helped Sainsbury’s acquisition of Home Retail Group, the owner of the Argos and Habitat Brands. We provided independent due diligence of Home Retail Group, alongside an objective review of the combined business. Our support culminated in the successful acquisition by Sainsbury’s of Argos for £1.4bn.

What we do

As a key team within Transaction Services, we help clients with the execution of a deal when they are planning to buy, sell or take-over businesses. These are often large global deals with high profile organisations. Made up of five teams: Integrations and Separations, Merger & Acquisition Operations, Value Creation Services, Merger & Acquisition Technology and Commercial Due Diligence. We provide everything from pre-deal due diligence in operations, technology and commercial & separation assist through to post-deal integrations and value creation services. Both due diligence and post deal advisory services across a range of areas including integrations, separations, operations, performance improvement and technology.

We work with a variety of clients from vendors and buyers to banks and private equity firms. Working in collaborative teams alongside external advisors such as lawyers, investment banks and diligence consultants. You will be exposed to many different stakeholders and have to build some strong relationships with our clients, but you will be supported by a team of highly skilled, motivated and fun people.

Your Career

You’ll work on some of the largest and most complex acquisitions and joint ventures in the UK. Gaining experience across all sorts of industries – from energy, healthcare and life sciences, to technology and media, and some of the most recognised consumer brands in the world – you’ll combine market-leading approaches with cutting-edge M&A technologies to deliver projects for high profile, often commercially sensitive deals.

Amongst the key clients you might find yourself working for are Asda, Aston Martin, Coca Cola, Deutsche Bank, Giraffe, Huawei, Jaguar Land Rover, Macquarie, Purple Bricks, Rolls Royce, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Trainline and Travis Perkins - just to name a few.

Transaction Services – Mergers & Acquisitions Technology

Introduction

The Transaction Services team provides due diligence on Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) transactions, which means you’ll be helping clients, who are planning to buy, sell or take-over businesses, to assess the deal.

The services we offer are vital in helping organisations assess the accuracy of financial information, identify and quantify potential risks and secure better deal value. Additionally, third parties such as lenders often rely on our work to gain assurance over their M&A financing decisions.

For example, we recently helped Sainsbury’s acquisition of Home Retail Group, the owner of the Argos and Habitat Brands. We provided independent due diligence of Home Retail Group, alongside an objective review of the combined business. Our support culminated in the successful acquisition by Sainsbury’s of Argos for £1.4bn.

What we do

Mergers and Acquisitions Technology is a specialist group within the Post Merger Integration practice. We help clients with the execution of a deal when they are planning to buy, sell or take-over businesses.

We advise clients on the technology-related aspects of the deal that impact value, be that an assessment of the enabling technology, products and platforms within the business, the cost base and operating model, or the practical aspects of designing and executing an IT systems and infrastructure carve-out or integration.

We work with a variety of clients from vendors and buyers to banks and private equity firms and work in collaborative teams alongside external advisors such as lawyers, investment banks and diligence consultants. You will be exposed to many different stakeholders and have to build some strong relationships with our clients, but you will be supported by a team of highly skilled, motivated and fun people.

Your Career

You’ll work on some of the largest and most complex acquisitions and joint ventures in the UK. Gaining experience across all sorts of industries – from energy, healthcare and life sciences, to technology and media, and some of the most recognised consumer brands in the world – you’ll combine market-leading approaches with cutting-edge M&A technologies to deliver projects for high profile, often commercially sensitive deals.

Amongst the key clients you might find yourself working for are Asda, Aston Martin, Coca Cola, Deutsche Bank, Giraffe, Huawei, Jaguar Land Rover, Macquarie, Purple Bricks, Rolls Royce, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Trainline and Travis Perkins - just to name a few.

Transaction Services – Analytics

Introduction

The Transaction Services team provides due diligence on Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) transactions, which means you’ll be helping clients, who are planning to buy, sell or take-over businesses, to assess the deal.

The services we offer are vital in helping organisations assess the accuracy of financial information, identify and quantify potential risks and secure better deal value. Additionally, third parties such as lenders often rely on our work to gain assurance over their M&A financing decisions.

For example, we recently helped Sainsbury’s acquisition of Home Retail Group, the owner of the Argos and Habitat Brands. We provided independent due diligence of Home Retail Group, alongside an objective review of the combined business. Our support culminated in the successful acquisition by Sainsbury’s of Argos for £1.4bn.

What we do

We use technology and analytical tools to generate insights from data to deliver value in the areas that really matter to our clients. You might find yourself working on projects where we’re analysing large data-sets and generating hypotheses for clients, advising them on potential acquisitions or developing innovative products and tools to meet new mergers and acquisitions requirements for clients.

Your career

From the start you’ll work directly with clients to help them deliver their business objectives including, but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions and other performance improvement objectives. We work across a number of sectors so the industry experience you gain will be broad and varied. In addition, with a global client base whose operations are spread across the world, travel will be a large part of your work.

We work in close collaboration with other Deloitte member firms across Europe, with projects staffed cross-country depending on our client’s needs and requirements, and our expertise. Our team has a diverse culture, with a large proportion of our people coming from all over the world, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa. So not only will you gain a vast array of knowledge, you’ll learn about our different customs and cultures too.

You’ll gain experience across our multiple teams so you’ll develop an in-depth insight into the whole deal life cycle covering all sorts of different aspects from pre- to post-deal. And you’ll do these through different lenses such as technology, commercials, operations, and financials.

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