Careers in Strategy and Transactions

Enter a fast-paced world of raising, investing, preserving, or optimizing capital. You’ll drive growth and value as a connected capital advisor.

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EY Strategy and Transactions helps foster growth and prosperity, creating economic and social value, and is building the next generation of talent around the globe.

Julie Hood

EY Global Deputy Vice Chair – Strategy and Transactions

Create a better business future in Strategy and Transactions

If you understand capital and how to make it work harder, then you’ll take a seat at the table of some of the world’s largest, fastest-growing businesses and most influential private equity firms.

Working in diverse, high-performing teams, you’ll enable companies to accelerate their growth by advising on connected capital solutions: Strategy, Corporate finance, Buy and integrate, Sell and separate, and Reshaping results. You can become a powerhouse of transactions’ knowledge and work across some of the most complex deals in the global market.

Drive both economic and social value to help deliver purpose over profit by helping clients to make better capital decisions. You won’t just see the impact, you’ll feel it too.

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What is Strategy and Transactions?

How organizations manage their capital today will define their competitive position tomorrow.

In a rapidly changing, increasingly digital and disrupted business environment, EY Strategy and Transactions teams support the flow of capital across borders, bringing new products to market, and helping organizations to reshape themselves for a better future. With global scale and connectivity, we can help clients navigate complexity and build a better working world, by fostering inclusive growth, prosperity and social value.

    Strategy and Transactions in practice

    To address clients’ toughest challenges, we bring together the right people, in the right locations – diverse thinkers working together to achieve team goals and provide highly integrated, connected solutions. 

    Across all disciplines and from every angle, we draw on our shared creativity, experience and different perspectives to bring out the best in each other’s ideas.

    We guide clients to make better, more informed decisions as they buy, sell, separate, integrate, reshape, restructure or rethink their business strategy. Strategy and Transactions teams bring together professionals across industries and geographies to evaluate clients’ capital agendas, helping us address their most complex issues in an integrated way.

    We advised a global healthcare company to sell a non-core company in order to invest in digital. We helped a North African country to become a world leader in solar energy, thanks to our financing services. We advised on the successful merger of two brewing giants in record time. We helped a telecom provider reshape their portfolio to fund future growth opportunities. We used analytics and business modelling to improve the efficiency of one of the busiest ports in the world. These are just a few examples of what EY experience can help accomplish.

    With your global business acumen and cultural intelligence, your agility and innovation, and your capacity to deal with ambiguity, you’ll have the chance to work on projects like these and help build a better working world.

    We help clients work more efficiently and effectively, and sustain their long-term health. The commercial and economic benefits of what we do are well understood. But the direct impact on communities and societal benefits of what we do are often less well-known.

    Steve Krouskos

    EY Global Vice Chair – Strategy and Transactions

    Driving deals through digital

    We help clients work through what their organization is today and what it could be tomorrow by embracing a digital transactions mindset. In Strategy and Transactions, you’ll be part of a team that leads digital change through four key areas:

    • Strategy and ecosystem – You’ll help clients identify new partners and M&A targets to support their digital growth.
    • Capital and portfolio review – You’ll advise clients on how to get their capital allocation balance right by continuously reviewing their business portfolio so they’re making the right investments and divestments.
    • Deal process – You’ll deploy a deep analysis of new types of diligence when evaluating a target. This might include undertaking cyber diligence or applying intellectual property analysis. 
    • Integration – You’ll work with companies to target multiple digital assets simultaneously, and guide their integration to help deliver maximum value quickly.

    Where will you focus in Strategy and Transactions?

    As an EY transaction professional, you’ll work with a diverse client portfolio consisting some of the world’s largest organisations, fastest-growing companies, and most influential private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex cross-border engagements in the market.

    • EY-Parthenon

      As part of our EY-Parthenon team, you’ll work with some of the leading companies in Australia and New Zealand to develop their investment strategies and evaluate potential transactions. Working with EY’s proprietary Capital Agenda framework, you’ll help clients determine the best way to raise, invest, optimize and preserve their capital.

    • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

      Today, more than ever, organisations must plan carefully for growth and analyse their capital agenda and related transactions in the context of their overall business strategy. As part of our M&A team you'll help identify the right transaction and capital strategy for clients.

    • Capital Debt Advisory

      As part of the EY Capital & Debt Advisory (CDA) team, you’ll work with some of the leading corporates, private equity firms and public agencies to achieve their strategic capital and funding objectives in today’s dynamic and fast-paced financial environment. Whether it’s exploring financing options, raising and refinancing debt, funding acquisitions, raising institutional equity or even financial risk hedging, you’ll learn the intimate financial workings of the capital markets across a variety of industries.

    • Infrastructure Advisory

      As an infrastructure advisory professional, you’ll work with public sector clients to procure infrastructure-related projects and help private sector clients structure and finance deals. You’ll evaluate different ways of delivering projects, develop financial models and negotiate funding to secure the most competitive terms. You'll learn about key infrastructure sectors, from energy to transport – enabling you to provide highly valued independent advice.

    • Restructuring

      Join our market-leading restructuring practice and you'll help local and global clients change their organisations throughout the whole economic cycle. You'll add to your technical knowledge with in-depth industry experience, building your understanding of the specific competitive challenges our clients face.

    • Operational Transaction Services

      In this business area you'll help clients drive operational value from their capital strategy. You'll learn how to develop the right plan for complex integrations, divestments and carve-outs – and how to implement it properly. You'll play a key role in an integrated approach that focuses on our clients' financial, tax and operational needs.

    • Real Estate Advisory Services

      In this dynamic and complex market you'll help clients develop and execute real estate transactions by providing objective and responsive advice. You'll offer a dedicated and committed service to assist clients in achieving the potential of their real estate assets, portfolios or companies

    • Transaction Diligence

      A transaction can be one of the most complex and risky business propositions our clients can undertake. You'll help them achieve the best possible outcome, from initial strategic assessment to implementation and post-integration. Your aim will be to improve their negotiating position and accelerate a smooth transaction with minimal disruption.

    • Transaction Tax

      Every transaction has tax implications. Working with a worldwide network of professional advisors you'll combine diverse cross-border transaction experience with local tax knowledge across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. This way you'll help clients make informed decisions and navigate the tax implications of every transaction.

    • Valuation, Modelling & Economics

      As a Valuation, Modelling & Economics professional you'll help clients evaluate and confirm their capital and growth strategies. You'll work with clients in areas such as understanding the specific value proposition for complex business holdings and investments, and identifying non-core assets for divesting.

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