Daily life in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

EY - Careers
  • Share

What would my day be like in M&A? 

As part of this team, you'll:

  • Use your research and analytical skills to spot market trends and opportunities and source deals
  • Prepare presentation materials to pitch ideas to clients
  • Build understanding and communicate the outputs of a variety of business valuation methods
  • Research and compile benchmarking data on a range of transactions and company valuations
  • Analyse the funding market and assist in developing funding strategies
  • Prepare reports and financial analysis during the execution of a deal
  • Coordinate with other advisors to the transaction
  • Support clients in important negotiations with other parties
  • Run an efficient process for buy-side or sell-side transactions

What skills would I acquire in my first few years? 

You'll acquire skills and knowledge, including:

  • Research and analysis techniques
  • How to interpret financial statements
  • Commercial understanding of how businesses are valued
  • Communication and teamworking skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Deep industry/sector knowledge, for example in Pharmaceuticals or Telecommunications

What opportunities would M&A open up? 

You could:

  • Work closely with the senior management teams as they develop and drive their businesses forward, taking decisions that will shape their industry
  • Focus on a particular industry and develop your reputation as a key advisor in that sector
  • Work in another one of our offices worldwide
  • Use your transaction experience and technical skills to develop your career in this area and lead transaction teams
  • Develop the skills to become an advisor in a related sector like corporate restructuring or debt advisory
  • Take a client secondment to develop your commercial skills and deepen the client relationship

Project Finance and Infrastructure

Working in this award-winning team, you'll focus on Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects. You'll learn about key infrastructure sectors, from energy to transport – enabling you to provide highly valued independent advice.

Want to know more about what it's like being part of our Project Finance and Infrastructure team? Then meet some of our people or learn about daily life and where your career could lead:

  • Lottie will tell you about the buzz she gets from seeing a business grow from a small venture to being listed on the stock market
  • Louise describes how her technical knowledge increases on a daily basis
  • Niz tells his story about becoming a trusted advisor
  • Raymond will go into what it's like working across different industries
  • Daily life in Project Finance and Infrastructure