EY Director, Corporate Finance (Transport ) TAS, UK&I in London, United Kingdom

Director, Corporate Finance (Transport ) TAS, UK&I

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # LON00DGS

Post Date Feb 14, 2018

EY is a global leader in the provision of assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. As the most globally‐integrated professional services organisation, EY has 230,000 people operating across 29 regions which are grouped under 4 geographic areas: Americas; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA); Asia-Pacific and Japan. This structure enables us to deliver a unified approach, to execute our strategy and to deliver exceptional client service wherever in the world our clients do business.

This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity for EY as a firm and for those who work in the organisation. Following the appointment of Mark Weinberger as Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013, EY has undergone a wide-ranging strategic review. As a result, we’ve committed ourselves to a purpose – building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. We have also committed ourselves to a number of ambitious objectives as part of our Vision 2020 strategic plan:

  • By 2020, we will be a US$50 billion distinctive professional services organisation

  • We will have the best brand

  • We will be the most favoured employer

  • We will be #1 or #2 in market share in all of our chosen services

  • We will have leading growth and competitive earnings sufficient to attract and inspire world-class talent

  • We will have positive and strong relationships with our stakeholders

Transaction Advisory Services (TAS)

In excess of 8,700 professionals deliver EY’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) offering globally. This includes: Corporate Finance Strategy, Corporate Finance, Operational Transaction Support, Restructuring, Transaction Support and Valuation & Business Modelling.

Growth of TAS is a key enabler of the firm’s Vision 2020 ambitions. The Global TAS leadership is now implementing 5 big bets to triple its revenue to $7bn in FY20:

  • Build Transactions Strategy and Operations capability to advise our clients on their most critical investment decisions

  • Grow Divestiture Advisory Services in our largest accounts

  • Integrate our service offerings to meet client needs and differentiate versus competition

  • Strengthen our Middle Market teams to grow faster than the market

  • Go to market through sectors, leveraging expertise across the Global network

Behind this, there are enabling initiatives to expand capability, grow capacity, reward teaming and sharpen global account focus.

Corporate Finance – Infrastructure

Our Corporate Finance team advises entrepreneurs, management teams, private equity firms, corporates and PLCs to achieve their strategic capital objectives through acquisitions, disposals and fund raisings.

Areas of work include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Management of buy-outs / buy-ins

  • Capital raising

  • Strategic, commercial and financial restructuring

Within Corporate Finance, the Infrastructure Sector comprises is 90 professionals, making it one of the largest teams in the UK. The Infrastructure team covers a range of clients in the key infrastructure sub-sectors including Transport and Logistics, Power and Utilities, Renewables and General Infrastructure, with client mix ranging from Infrastructure Investors, Corporates, and Government.

The UK team is based largely in London, with regional coverage in Scotland, Manchester and Bristol. The team works closely with other EY Infrastructure Sector Teams globally – with UK being one of the key centers of excellence in the Global Sector coverage for EY.

We pride ourselves on our strength and breadth of relationships, focus on quality and global reach. Our deep understanding of the changing capital agenda has delivered outstanding results and recognition. This success stems from the calibre of our people, whose breadth of technical expertise and industry sector knowledge is exceptional.

Director Requirement – Transport

The Infrastructure & Transport team has seen enormous growth and this appointment is looking to both support this opportunity and also continue to build upon the broader push into Infrastructure Corporate Finance. The individual will work alongside the senior Infrastructure team of Partners and Directors, with a focus on Transport.

Credentials / Profile Sought

  • Experience operating at Director-level in a client facing role in a comparable Corporate Finance / M&A function, focused on Transport and non-Energy Infrastructure.

  • Track record of developing and managing relationships across a mixture of Infrastructure Investors, including Contractors, Transport and Infrastructure Corporates and Infrastructure Investors.

  • Track record of originating and managing execution of a wide variety of Infrastructure Corporate Finance Transactions, including M&A, Finance Raising, Project Finance etc, ideally with a focus on Transport.

  • Self-awareness to seek feedback on performance and drive own development.


  • Lead multi-disciplinary execution teams with a focus on delivering excellent client service to ensure a high proportion of repeat and follow-on business. Provide commercial, deal relevant transaction advice.

  • Develop and manage Partner/Director/Principal level client relationships in the local regional market, to drive business-winning opportunities across TAS to help drive our wider growth ambitions

  • Proactively develop relationships and position EY on transactions through marketing of EY deal insights and ideas to focus accounts. Develop deal ideas and sector insights with the broader TAS team

  • Drive innovation to ensure provision of market leading, relevant and highly-targeted solutions and content-rich thought leadership to clients

  • Play a key role in all aspects of Practice development including; internal and external recruitment at more junior levels, developing coaching and managing team members to elevate performance levels across the team, client account management, solutions and capability enhancement, and driving a culture of operational excellence and quality in client service

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.