Who are we?
Quayle Munro is an independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. We specialise in providing high quality, relationship-based advice, across a broad range of verticals to clients whose businesses are underpinned by data and analytics, content, software, and services. We have an extensive track record of working with domestic and international clients and of delivering creative, effective and successful outcomes based on our deep understanding of our clients, their business models, and the markets in which they operate.
The industry verticals in which our clients operate include:
- Education, Training & Academic
- Energy & Commodities
- Financial Services
- Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
- Information Technology
- Legal & Regulatory
- Marketing & Communications
- Retail & Consumer
- Travel, Transport & Logistics.
We work across the spectrum of our clients’ life cycles – from businesses experiencing high growth to established market leaders. We also work extensively with private equity firms, entrepreneurs and publicly listed companies.
Our experience encompasses all areas of mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing ongoing strategic advice to ensure that owners and managers are best placed to grow and realise value from their businesses. We have a proven track record of selling companies to strategic buyers and specialist private equity firms, and consistently outperform our clients’ expectations through a combination of our sector expertise, our execution skills and our strong understanding of, and extensive network of contacts with, purchasers globally.
In the past five years, 70% of our transactions have been cross-border.
Our experienced transaction teams, led and managed by senior individuals, take the time to understand our clients’ businesses and markets in detail and provide strategic insight and hands-on leadership throughout deal processes. Our independence and relationship-based approach enables us to provide objective, conflict-free advice, and to ensure that our interests are aligned directly with those of our clients.
On a selective basis, we also provide growth capital from our own balance sheet to businesses whose focus shares our core expertise of data and analytics, content, software, and services. This reflects our commitment to providing value-added support to our clients and helping them to achieve their long-term objectives.
Why are we hiring?
Quayle Munro has grown to a team of over 40 corporate finance advisers and is looking to add highly motivated and intelligent Analysts to their team to provide support for all aspects of transaction origination and execution.
Analysts will be required to be intimately involved in all areas of our business, and own several key work-streams within a typical transaction. This will include:
- Prepare and participate in Quayle Munro deal pitches;
- Create and analyse company financial projections;
- Build and use complex financial models, completing valuation and analytical exercises;
- Prepare company marketing and transaction materials;
- Conduct company and industry due diligence; and
- Liaise with clients throughout the transaction lifecycle
What are we looking for?
We are seeking talented and driven individuals capable of working as part of wider transaction teams but also willing and able to take the initiative and operate independently.
The programme is open to students in their final year of university or who have already graduated and gained some industry experience. We welcome both Bachelor's and Master's students with:
- Undergraduate degree with a minimum 2:1 pass grade from a highly regarded university;
- Some knowledge of or exposure to the financial services industry, either via relevant internships, academic coursework, or demonstrable industry knowledge;
- Excellent analytical skills;
- Proficient use of Excel and PowerPoint;
- Excellent written and spoken English language skills;
- Accuracy and attention to detail;
- Ability to operate independently;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Pro-active and performance-driven;
- Team worker.
You will undergo a two week formal training programme designed by a leading City financial training provider to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in your investment banking career.
Meet some of our Analysts
Zoe Barb – Analyst
“From the start, as an Analyst at QM, you are staffed on live deals as part of small deal teams, affording you significant responsibility and ownership of roles. In addition, you are exposed to high levels of client interaction, for example, within six months of starting on the QM Graduate Programme I travelled to Stockholm and the Netherlands for client meetings.
My typical day-to-day workstreams include financial and customer analysis, preparing marketing and transaction materials, running a due diligence process between prospective buyers and clients, as well as overseeing general project administration. In my first year I was involved in three sell-side transactions from pitch to signing. This enabled me to quickly understand what is required at each step of a transaction, develop core technical and process skills and further enhance my soft skills.”
Zoe joined Quayle Munro in 2016 after completing an internship at Vermilion Partners in Beijing.
Zoe graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies with BSc International Management for China.
Callum Pirie – Analyst
“As part of Quayle Munro, you are given the opportunity to grow in your role as part of a small team, which offers you a high level of responsibility from the start. On one of my first projects, I was given the responsibility of drafting both the pitch materials and the corporate presentation that is delivered by management to prospective buyers. This was in addition to being in charge of the administration related to the process. This high level of responsibility in my first sell-side deal meant I was fully involved in the process as a whole, and gave me the opportunity to understand what is required when working on a transaction from start to finish. The education I gained from that experience was invaluable going forward.”
Callum joined Quayle Munro in 2015 as a member of the Financial Services Team. He was previously at Aberdeen Asset Management as part of their Financial Reporting team.
Callum graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013, with a degree in History from Hertford College.