"The opportunities you are given are endless. I have done so many new things since I’ve joined."
The best analogy for what we do in Transaction Services is to think of the process of buying a house. First, the estate agent takes you to view lots of properties to help you find one that suits what you’re looking for – this is what our Corporate Advisory team do as they find business opportunities for our clients.
Then, once you have found a house that you like (or in our case, a business) you get a surveyor to assess the property and evaluate whether it’s structurally sound and is worth the money you are planning to pay for it. This is essentially what we do in Transaction Services. We perform research and analysis (known as due diligence) on companies to help our clients decide on an appropriate price for the business they want to buy and make them aware of any important considerations.
My favourite project so far was working on the acquisition of a company that organises music festivals. I’d actually been to one of the festivals and loved it, so it was fascinating finding out how it’s all managed behind the scenes.
I’m really keen to do more projects in the healthcare sector as I know I enjoy the pharmaceutical side of things. Deloitte are supporting me in this. We have so many different projects going on here that you’ll always be able to find something that really interests you personally.
I love the variety of work, and projects tend to be one to two months long so you get to build up knowledge across lots of different industries really quickly. I also really appreciate how empowered we are to approach tasks in the way we think is best, and I know my work is genuinely valued by my team.