Solicitor (6+ pqe), Corporate Finance


Solicitor (6+ pqe), Corporate Finance

Location: Crawley
Department: Corporate Finance
Start Date: ASAP

About the team:

Our expertise covers Mergers and Acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, business finance, corporate structuring and joint ventures.  We deal with around 30 transactions a year, with values ranging from £1m to £120m.  Our core range is between £5m and £30m enterprise value.  Whilst each client’s need is unique, the high levels of systems and processes we have developed combined with our experience ensure we can produce reliable results whilst containing costs. 


Our access to market is through directly approaching key target clients, developing trusted advisor status with our clients and by reciprocating work introductions with a number of key referrers.  Our focus on developing relationships within the banking sector also pays dividends, and we act for both banks and clients on lending and refinance matters. In the last few years we have done a number of deals where we have acted for private equity houses.


About the role:

The main focus of the role is to act as a lead fee earner on the team’s mid-sized transactions (£2m - £10m enterprise value). You will also act as the main assistant on the team’s larger transactions by supporting a Partner. This role will also require you to assist with the development of and supervision of the more junior team members. You will be required to adopt an open approach to assisting those more junior with queries on an ad-hoc basis.

  • A range of transactions to include general mergers, disposals and acquisitions; MBO’s; MBI’s; private equity, investments and bank funded acquisitions; joint ventures and investment agreements; advising banks on acquisition and structured finance as well as secured lending transactions and corporate structuring
  • Acting for a wide range of corporate clients such as large plc’s, private equity houses, banks and other financial institutions as well as for private individuals on investments and disposals
  • Managing a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach
  • Playing an active role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts
  • Developing strong links with other teams in the Firm to encourage the cross-referral of work
  • Organising your workload to ensure work is correctly prioritised

Do you have?

  • Ideally, at least 6 years post qualification experience of corporate finance work
  • Proven experience of working within a client focused environment; the ability to build and sustain relationships
  • Commercial awareness, offering technical excellence with a practical approach
  • Knowledge and experience of working within at least one of the following market sectors; Aviation; Travel, Insurance, Manufacturing or Financial Services would be advantageous
  • Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and Case Management Systems
  • A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards
  • The ability to be a strong team player
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Corporate Finance but with internal teams across the business
  • The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools
  • A clean driving licence / be a car owner to provide support to both the Crawley and Maidstone teams as required
  • The desire to market your work and introduce business development initiatives where possible

If you do have the above and you would like to share in our purpose and can strengthen the services we offer, we would really like to hear from you! To apply contact the In-House Recruitment Team either in writing to the address below or by email to


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