Overview

Salary: Competitive

Shift hours: Full Time

This role offers a unique and hugely exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, active and experienced M&A deal team, to work on a variety of M&A transactions and make a meaningful difference to the successful execution of Compass’s growth strategy.  
Over the past twelve months, the team has led a number of M&A transactions including the high-profile acquisitions of Hoffman Menu, CH&CO, Glanmore Foods and Regency Purchasing Group whilst also divesting non-core assets.  The Executive Committee has made M&A a major focus area for growth, and therefore the M&A team is key in driving the continued success of Compass Group. 

Key Responsibilities

The role will encompass the full range of responsibilities to assist with all elements of executing M&A transactions, including:
  • Supporting the day-to-day management of M&A transactions
  • Creating and reviewing financial models
  • Preparing valuation analysis for existing and potential acquisition opportunities
  • Assisting with building investment cases and preparing investment papers
  • Assisting with drafting and reviewing transaction documents
  • Assisting with managing due diligence processes
  • Partnering with local business units and corporate functions, and working closely with legal, accounting and tax experts
  • Managing advisers and liaising with counterparties on transactions
  • Preparing ad hoc analysis and reports as required

Requirements

  • A strong desire to be part of the M&A team and play a key role in driving the growth strategy of Compass
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; chartered accountancy, CFA or equivalent qualification an advantage
  • 2-4 years of professional experience ideally in a numerate role
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, with ideally some financial modeling experience and a strong appetite to develop skills in this area
  • Solid understanding of financial statements
  • Rigorous analysis and attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple projects, a high volume of work, multiple stakeholders and conflicting priorities to deliver to deadlines
  • A desire to learn, and a hard-working but fun approach to work

Reference: compass/TP/1894520/160092

Location: Chertsey

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