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Deloitte Private Equity M&A Strategy & Diligence Manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The US M&A and Restructuring (M&A/R) Offering Portfolio advises our client's as they seek to change the nature of their business and competitive position in the market through inorganic means (acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, and joint ventures). By providing M&A and restructuring services from beginning to end, we bring a large scope of capabilities to the market with a focus on supporting the differentiated needs of private equity clients.

Work you'll do

As a Manager, you will manage and deliver small complex strategic engagements or parts of larger engagements that help our clients unlock value through inorganic growth and value creation. Managers are expected to contribute to the firm's growth and development in a variety of ways.

  • Partner with private equity clients as they evaluate their portfolio and engage in buy-side and sell-side inorganic opportunities.

  • Evaluate portfolio company operations to identify key business issues and deploy innovative value creation solutions.

  • Evaluate and validate analysis and develop recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement.

  • Manage development and quality review of client deliverables.

  • Identify opportunities to leverage analytical capabilities in client delivery.

  • Effectively manage the day-to-day relationships with team and client to ensure exceptional performance.

  • Participate in business development activities.

  • Support development of eminence and "point-of-view" publications.

The team

The Private Equity M&A Strategy and Diligence Team serves as strategic advisors to private equity firms as they find ways to enhance investor return through activities such as portfolio rationalization analysis, market scans, diligence on the buy and sell side, and refining portfolio company operations. The Strategy and Diligence practice is one of multiple practices within the M&A/R Portfolio that collectively bring together market leading capabilities across the M&A lifecycle.


  • A candidate must have M&A or M&A Service Delivery Experience in the following areas:

  • Setting engagement objectives and scope.

  • Framing issues and breaking it down into hypotheses to be solved.

  • Developing project work plans and coordinating activities between work streams.

  • Designing deliverable content that reflects a high standard of analysis.

  • Managing cross-functional teams to deliver engagements across all of phases of the M&A lifecycle including due-diligence, pre-close and post-merger integration.

  • Managing service excellence by identifying key client business issues, determining client needs by supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches, evaluating and validating analysis and developing recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement.

  • Managing day-to-day interactions with executive clients and sponsors.

  • Contributing to the development of proposals.

  • Performing role of counselor and coach; actively participate in staff recruitment and retention activities; provide leadership and support for delivery teams and staff in local offices.

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years in a strategy consulting practice and/or industry experience; alternatively an MBA with 4+ years relevant work experience is acceptable.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve.

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.


  • Existing role as an Engagement Manager or Manager equivalent.

  • Track record of advising large and/ or mid-market Private Equity (PE) clients through strategy and diligence (e.g., commercial, operational, carve-out etc.) as an Engagement Manager in a consultative setting. Ideal candidates would have spent at-least 25% of their time advising PE clients Experience at a top strategy consulting firm or private equity / M&A Strategy focused boutique consulting firm.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS PowerPoint).

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to apply practical experience with communications, culture, and change management.

  • Ability to perform analysis and synthesize data into useful insights.

  • Experience in financial analysis, business process reengineering and operational performance improvement analysis.

  • Experience with staff development and eagerness to mentor junior practitioners.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments.

  • An advanced degree (MBA, PHD, JD, MD, Masters) is preferred.



    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.