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Start dates:
London Sept 2014
Birmingham Dec 2014


As a trainee in the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) department, you will join the research team that supports the national M&A advisory team.  You will receive training and gain deep experience in the core skills of M&A through working in an established team on both internal and client facing projects.  Reporting to the National Research Manager, you will have exposure from Day 1 to senior M&A professionals and you will be expected to contribute fully in a small but highly successful team.
Trainees will undertake supported study to achieve the Corporate Finance Qualification (CFQ) over 3 years, offered by the ICAEW.  Progression to the main M&A deal team is expected but dependent on reaching an appropriate level of experience and professional development.

Business Area Overview

The primary responsibilities of the corporate finance trainee role include:

  • Detailed company research reports to support various client facing and internal projects;
  • Undertaking company valuations including researching comparable listed company and transaction multiples and in depth financial analysis;
  • Building detailed financial models using Microsoft Excel;
  • Preparing high quality pitch books and assisting on wider business development activities;

Attending client meetings and undertaking other ad-hoc projects and assignments as required.


2:1 degree in any discipline
280 UCAS Points or equivalent, excluding General Studies
Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English

  • Area of Specialism: Other
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London & Birmingham
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