Amit, London, Public and Third Sector Audit


London, Public and Third Sector Audit

On my university placement year, I gained lots of experience, working with entrepreneurial businesses and helping to project manage a major awards ceremony.

As part of our Corporate Finance Advisory team, I made a big contribution to live transactions across the business lifecycle. I supported disposals, acquisitions and management buy-outs ranging in value from £5 million to £100 million. It was challenging and hard work, but really rewarding.

I enjoyed lots of responsibility, helping to value businesses, assess financial capabilities and look at the strategic fit between firms and rationales for potential buyers. I also worked on crossborder deals from Norwegian fishing to Chinese fleet hire businesses.

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The real highlight was helping to manage the 2015 British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Awards for the Midlands region. I got to meet leaders at some of the UK’s most dynamic and ambitiously growing firms. While the winners were judged on the information I collated and produced.

Entrepreneurship is really encouraged here. During my placement, I was able to strengthen the relationship between our firm and my university through its professional mentoring scheme.

I loved my placement so much that I’ve now joined the rotational advisory programme in our London office. This will give me a great insight into different areas of advisory, including consultancy, deals and insolvency. It will help me become a well-rounded adviser and enable me to play my part in shaping a vibrant economy and achieving our vision of becoming the go-to firm for unlocking sustainable growth.

I’ve met inspirational people who are true leaders in their fields and made a real impact on UK businesses. Our culture is unique. You’re listened to. You have a voice. You’re given freedom. And we also have lots of fun.