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Corporate Development Manager (Full-Time, Part-Time, Job-Share)

Close Brothers
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Base + Discretionary Bonus + Benefits
Closing date
Jul 14, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Close Brothers we look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don't tick every box. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are open to discuss flexible work options to help you balance your work and home life.

This is an exciting opportunity to join as a Manager within Group Corporate Development. the role will involve a combination of M&A and strategy across the Banking division, Asset Management and Winterflood Securities. This is a high profile role, working closely with members of the Group Executive Committee to support the delivery of our key strategic priority of maintaining disciplined growth throughout the economic cycle.

  • Full end to end deal oversight and advisory across acquisitions and disposals, including initial appraisal and valuation modelling, preparation of offer letters, managing due diligence, negotiating key transaction documents, impact on key financial metrics, preparing deal assessment papers for Board / ExCo approval
  • Opportunity to act as transaction lead on smaller deals
  • Maintaining strong relationships with our network of external advisers and DD providers to ensure we are aware of all impending deal processes
  • Help to coordinate the annual Group Board Strategy meeting. This may involve strategic analysis on key focus areas, strategic reviews of our diversified portfolio of businesses and collaborating with external management consultancies to address discrete strategic questions
  • Help the businesses in the group to deliver "disciplined growth" by ensuring new growth opportunities are well researched, critically appraised against our distinctive business model, and effectively executed. Can often evolve into an M&A process.
  • Contribute to thought leadership and insight on disruptive new trend

  • Proven M&A experience (either lead advisory, due diligence or another in-house Corp Dev role)
  • Advanced analytical skills and a questioning mind
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel modelling skills (including DCF valuation)
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Confidence and maturity to work alongside senior members of the Group

  • Financial services industry experience
  • Interest in FinTech and disruptive business models
  • Interest in Sustainability/ESG

We are an inclusive organisation and committed to ensuring our recruitment process is as accessible as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format or would like to discuss the recruitment process with us, please email us at or request a call back.


For roles offering hybrid working: At Close Brothers we support employees to balance their work life priorities and in this role you will be able to enjoy a mixture of hybrid working.

Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. At Close Brothers we provide financial support and advice to small businesses and individuals in the UK. Our purpose is to help the people and businesses of Britain thrive over the long term.

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