Job Description

The M&A Advisory Services practice provides clients with unbiased strategic advice on transactions (such as leveraged buyouts, divestitures, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, etc.) as well as advice on strategic alternatives. This advice is provided by highly focused industry teams which leverage our global resources and expertise. Our industry teams understand the specific competitive environments in which our clients operate. We endeavor to create long-term relationships with our clients by focusing on our clients strategic objectives (both short- and long-term).
Job Purpose
  • Take responsibility for own workload, ensuring utilized fully and that all tasks are efficiently completed.
  • Monitor costs on assignments and ensure that any unexpected variances are identified and reported internally.
  • Understand how and why value is added to clients through the deal process.
  • Apply core technical and commercial skills to a variety of situations.
  • Model the financial implications of transactions.
  • Creative in the sourcing and use of information and able to make sensible assumptions where appropriate.
  • Absorb new technical information quickly, and quickly develop a deep understanding of the strategic rationale for transactions.
  • Research and analyses key value drivers at a market and business level.
  • Research thoroughly and present information clearly.
  • Prepare client reports advising on fund-raising, restructuring, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Prepare information memoranda upon the disposal of businesses and research target profiles on acquisitions.
  • Keep the team informed of progress, drawing issues to their attention and discussing conclusions with them.
  • Produce work to tight deadlines, often under pressure.
  • Sound commercial judgment and an ability to generate creative solutions to problems and ‘think on your feet’.
  • Develop negotiation skills.


  • ACA/MBA qualified or similar.
  • A high standard of spoken and written English is essential.
  • Excellent commercial exposure to high level clients and issues.
  • Leverage self confidence to ensure comfortable and relaxed in client situations.
  • Seek feedback on performance and drive own development.
  • Able to thrive under pressure and work effectively as a team.
  • Committed to working under pressure to tight deadlines. Long hours and weekend work are not uncommon.
  • Demonstrate strong numerical and financial skills and an understanding of financial statements.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
Who we are
The right transaction can enhance an organization’s growth, competitiveness and profitability. As a mergers and acquisitions professional at EY, you’ll assist leading organizations and entrepreneurial businesses to achieve their strategic objectives through business reviews, acquisitions, disposals, leveraged transactions, financings, takeovers and mergers. As a member of an integrated global network of talented advisors you’ll be working in a dynamic and diverse environment. Through both formal and on the job learning, we’ll help you develop the skills to become an effective trusted advisor, capable of providing objective and responsive advice to our clients across industries and geographies. We are committed to helping you achieve your potential both professionally and personally.

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