Deals, Corporate Finance - Manager - Dubai

PwC - Dubai


At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

PwC Middle East Overview

PwC is the largest professional services firm in the Middle East with over 4,200 employees offering unparalleled range of expert capabilities from Strategy through to Deals, Consulting, Tax and Assurance Services. PwC operates across 12 countries in the region and serves both public and private sector clients. Within PwC, our Deals line of service helps organizations execute successful deals and create value through strategy definition and due diligence for domestic and cross-border M&A, divestitures and spin-offs, capital markets transactions like IPOs and debt offerings, and bankruptcies and other business reorganizations.

Corporate Finance Overview

PwC Middle East Corporate Finance team provides independent financial advice and creative solutions to multinational and regional corporates, private businesses, institutional investors (including sovereign wealth funds and private equity houses) and governments seeking to buy or sell businesses or raise growth capital.
We offer our clients advice and support through all phases of the deal cycle from origination to completion. For sell-side work, this involves understanding the vendor’s strategy/objectives, defining an equity story, preparing marketing materials, leveraging PwC’s networks to identify and approach investors, managing the due diligence process and assisting with negotiations to drive transaction completion. For acquisition work, this would include the identification of appropriate targets, raising finance, seeking to resolve valuation inconsistencies between vendor and acquirer and making the deal happen


As a Manager, you will work as part of pristine team of M&A professionals with extensive deal origination and execution experience and track record, helping our clients source and complete transactions.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and Partners

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients, including building financial models, drafting marketing materials and conducting valuations

  • Support seniors in managing and delivering large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team

  • Train, coach, and supervise junior team members

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand

Who we are looking for:

As a result of the team’s current activity levels and future anticipated level of deal flow, we are now seeking to recruit two Managers to join our lead M&A team in the Middle East, with one role based in Riyadh and one based in Dubai.

This role would represent an exceptional opportunity to join one of the Middle East’s market leading corporate finance practices and assist in growing its regional footprint. It’s a chance to gain immediate exposure to lead advisory transaction activity within a strong team of experienced advisors at PwC.

The ideal individual will be able to demonstrate:

significant track record of between 4 to 6 years of relevant experience in other corporate finance, M&A boutiques or IB teams in ME region; and

strong academic track record, holding the CFA charter and/or MSc Finance from a prestigious university.

In addition, we would expect the individual to have strong communication, interpersonal and numerical skills. Candidates will be required to show a high degree of commercial awareness and a good working knowledge of the regional corporate landscape in the Middle East.

Further, we are interested in individuals that have a track record of deal closures in sectors that are witnessing a high degree of M&A activity and interest, including but not limited to healthcare, education, technology, financial services and consumer sectors.

PwC will provide you a wide range of career development opportunities, allied with an ongoing programme of support and training to enable you to meet your career aspirations.

About the role:

The individual would expect to be involved in the following types of work in the context of buy-side, sell-side or other types of M&A mandates:

  • Managing teams or people and acting as a coach and mentor to junior team members

  • Preparation of information memorandum, business plans, client presentations and pitch documents

  • Participation in client presentations and meetings

  • Detailed industry and company analysis

  • Financial modelling and analysis of transactions

  • Preparation and co-ordination of project deliverables

  • Project managing transactions and liaising with multiple parties

  • Regular networking at internal and external events

  • Business development activities including identification and targeting of potential opportunities, and developing a strong personal network of contacts

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