Careers in Strategy and Transactions

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

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

What is Strategy and Transactions?

How organisations 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 organisations 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.

      What you can do in Strategy and Transactions

      Our Strategy and Transactions professionals work with the world's largest organisations, fastest growing companies and private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex deals in the global market.

      • Corporate Finance

        EYs Corporate Finance team supplies services across a range of industry sectors and is structured in three different areas:

        • Financing - Helping clients access debt capital markets on the best possible terms, investment grade and structured finance markets, covering new capital raising, refinancing, amendments and options assessment.
        • Infrastructure – Working with both Government and corporate businesses, advising across the full variety of Infrastructure.
        • M&A - Advising entrepreneurs, management teams, private equity firms, corporates and PLCs to achieve their strategic objectives through acquisitions, disposals and fund raisings.

        We support and empower our people to develop their personal goals as well as professional ambitions. Join us and you’ll be part of a team that fosters a culture of inclusion and wellbeing.

        If you have a passion for developing a career in corporate finance as well as strong analytical skills, then joining our team could be the perfect opportunity for you.

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      • Transaction Strategy

        EY’s Transaction Strategy team helps corporate and private equity clients address their most important and complex business issues, particularly focusing on making a success of transactions and generating profitable growth.

        Our project work combines fast-paced investment decisions with strategic problem solving. We offer an exciting mix of clients and a friendly, rewarding and entrepreneurial work environment which provides you with an experience that lasts a lifetime.

        The nature of the work is high-profile, varied and demands strong skills in the areas of organisation, analytics, communications, teamwork and leadership. If you have these skills and are willing to take responsibility in developing them further, there is no limit to how far you can go.

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      • Transaction Strategy and Execution

        EY’s high-performing Transaction Strategy and Execution team is fast-growing. Our expansion means we’re looking for the brightest minds in our industry to join us, experience the whole transactions life cycle, and help us reach our ambitious goals for the future.

        With a diverse team of industry experts speaking 33 different languages, we take a team approach to deliver pre-deal advice, post-deal success and operational restructuring turnaround with our diverse portfolio of clients around the world.

        Whether you’re currently in industry, M&A Consulting, strategy, or a boutique consultancy, you can thrive in a fast-paced, international and inclusive environment which constantly changes, empowering you to grow and succeed - and make a lasting impact on the future of the world’s leading organisations.

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      • Transactions Diligence

        Our Transactions Diligence team helps our clients to meet their strategic goals, whether they are acquiring, divesting or raising finance. The work is fast-paced, high profile and high pressure.

        Our diverse team of due diligence experts works with a range of clients, from UK entrepreneur led businesses to the largest global enterprises. You will have the opportunity to work with both corporate and private equity clients, across various industry sectors. The complex nature of our projects means you'll often be working with other EY colleagues around the world, from varied backgrounds and disciplines.

        We have Transactions Diligence opportunities throughout the UK, and through our supportive culture, we'll encourage you to develop and progress your career to realise your potential.

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      • Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy

        EY Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy provides leadership in difficult and complex situations to rapidly solve, execute and ultimately transform the outcome for our clients and the organisations we work with.

        Whether our clients are companies, government organisations, investors, or financial stakeholders, seeking to build resilience in their business, we work closely alongside them to deliver the financial and organisational outcomes that enable them to adapt and succeed.

        Within our Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy team, you will work across many different sectors, honing your skills through situational experience. You will be challenged to learn and develop in a multifaceted way, while being supported by your leaders, managers and peers. Your commercial mind, intuition and drive will enable you to transform businesses and progress your career.

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      • Valuation & Business Modelling

        Valuation and Business Modelling is a national team of specialists, who help decision-makers assess and plan the efficient allocation of resources in organisations.

        We're a multi-disciplinary team, incorporating Business, Capital Equipment and Real Estate Valuations, Business Modelling, Analytics and Operational Research, and Economic Advisory. Our clients include leading global companies across a spectrum of industries, with each discipline working closely together to solve the complex challenges our clients face.  

        We've grown significantly in recent years and have ambitious plans to sustain this growth, which means we can provide you with fantastic learning and development opportunities.

        As no two projects are the same, you'll need a high level of adaptability, flexibility and innovation in order to thrive here.

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      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. 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.

      Corporate Finance Woman of the Year

      EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year

      If you’re currently studying and keen to learn more about a future career in corporate finance, then this competition could provide you with an experience that will last a lifetime.

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      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.

      Driving deals through digital

      We help clients work through what their organisation 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.

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