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Private Equity Backed Business - Associate Director

Pro Tax Recruitment
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Private Equity Backed Business - Associate Director

London with flexible working

This team focus on advising private equity backed companies, post deal. This firm is a market leading M&A Tax team who are extremely successful in the market. They refer all post acquisition work to the PE backed team, where they continue the relationship.

Why work for this team?- Dynamic, fast-paced but more work life balance than an M&A Tax team- collaborative, family feel- breadth of work that they get (which you don't get in a Big 4 as most teams are very specialist)- progression opportunities- can be as specialised as they want or as broad as they like. Have some people who focus just on PE backed businesses, some that focus on fintech clients for example- Working with some of the fasted growing businesses in the UK - they would be FTSE 100 if listed

Their clients range from smaller UK focussed businesses that have received their first round of investment to significant multinational household names. They advise all sectors, with a bias towards technology, media, retail, leisure and business services.

You might have experience in a transactions team or already be experienced in advising portfolio companies. Either way, you will be excited by the idea of providing value to our clients throughout their lifecycle, whether that be assisting with all the immediate post-acquisition actions, advising them on their growth phase with bolt-on acquisitions, refinancings, carve-outs and disposals and getting them ready for their next exit.

Successful candidates will join a national network of professionals advising portfolio companies, which works very closely alongside our market leading M&A tax practice. You will become part of a dynamic and successful team, and help the practice continue to grow the firm's presence in this large and important sector of the UK economy. Tax advice to private equity backed companies is a core area of focus and growth for this firm in the UK and globally. This means that you will have plenty of development opportunities as well as the chance to learn and work with the market leaders.

They are proud to offer flexible working arrangements which allow our people to choose the most suitable working arrangement that works for them. Whether this is working 4 days per week, taking the summer months off work, or more flexibility around your working pattern, they consider both formal and informal working arrangements that allow our people and our clients the best outcome.

Your role

You will have responsibility for providing technical advice across a wide range of projects for private equity portfolio companies, including:
  • Post-acquisition support and integration
  • Group reorganisations and simplifications
  • Transactions - bolt-on acquisitions (due diligence and structuring), carve-outs, disposals
  • Refinancings and cash realisations
  • Sell side support on a future exit event
  • Managing and coordinating input from tax specialists in VAT, employment taxes, management incentives and share schemes
  • Managing and coordinating input and advice from member firms for clients which have international operations
  • Overseeing tax reporting and compliance engagements for your clients.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast growing team. Contact me to discuss this further on or email


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