A Corporate Development Analyst to be a part of a small and high profile Corporate Development team of five. The team's objective is to provide full input to the development of the group's M&A strategy by identifying and assessing sector and/or geographic growth opportunities as well as specific target companies, and executing on transactions as required.
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.
The team works closely with senior management, in particular the CEO of Schroders, together with regular contact with the Group CFO and other senior managers. The team also manages strategic projects internally and is responsible for analysing hard to value, unquoted assets within client portfolios.
What you'll do
Focussed on M&A sourcing and execution, the role involves financial analysis and modelling as well as gathering competitor and market intelligence to deliver insightful analysis and briefings to inform senior management, including the Plc Board and the Group Management Committee. At the execution stage, the role involves supporting the team during deal evaluation, help in co-ordinating the internal and external parties involved in the transaction and ensuring the deals stay on course, driving the transaction through to completion.
M&A Sourcing and Analysis
• Conduct Financial Analysis by researching potential targets in given areas, providing background data and initial valuations to management • Produce comparisons of live acquisition opportunities to other businesses in the target sector / product to understand alternatives • Conduct "first reads" of teasers to establish whether to pursue a target and carry out initial business and valuation analysis to establish interest levels • Maintain and update trading and transaction multiple databases
Execution of M&A Activity
• Assist in the acquisition or disposal process including due diligence, co-ordinating and motivation of teams through to closure of deal • Drafting and finalising board papers, letters of interest and other transaction documentation • Post acquisition / disposal, work alongside change management to ensure planning occurs at correct points in cycle and assist where appropriate on post transaction integration and/or separation • Gather competitor and market intelligence on an ongoing basis, creating updates and insightful analysis for senior management when appropriate • Carry out high quality financial modelling in detail and distilling key messages for management • Work on internal projects on an ad hoc basis as required, including but not limited to strategic studies, possible disposal of businesses, drafting papers for the Head of Corporate Development
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
• Company valuation expertise • High level of EQ • Background in Investment Banking, Fund Management or Corporate Finance • Ability to work on own on complex financial models • Ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively • Ability to assimilate and distil information quickly • Project management skills • Highly developed interpersonal skills • Strong communication skills (verbally and with Power point and the written word) • Ability to write papers well • Strong focus on high quality at all times • Collegiate, willing approach to both complex and less complex tasks
We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.