Senior Associate - Private Equity Performance Improvement

Park House, London
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Senior Associate - Private Equity Performance Improvement

Alvarez & Marsal


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c. 8000 staff and over 70 offices worldwide. We offer a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services.

We are an independent advisory firm, unrestricted by any conflict with audit mandates and we operate cross-border as one team.

Our Private Equity Performance Improvement team works with clients across Europe to:

  • Realign portfolio company performance through operational restructuring to directly improve the earnings and cashflow within the business
  • Carry out effective integrated due diligence (Operational, IT, Financial, Commercial and Tax) pre-transaction, and provide comprehensive post transaction services (Post Merger Integration, Carve Out, 100-day planning)
  • Deliver performance improvement via business transformation and/or cost reduction programmes
  • Design and implement Digital Transformation initiatives in Data Science and Analytics, Digital Workforce and Artificial Intelligence and Digitisation
  • Take interim management positions for example (and depending on experience) CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, Program Manager, Customer Experience initiatives etc.

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers who positively impact our clients and shape our industry. A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M.

A&M consistently attracts top performers from our competitor firms and due to exponential growth, we are currently recruiting a Senior Associate to join our Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) team in London .

As part of a select and highly skilled team, you will have the opportunity to;

  • Deliver high-impact pan-European projects, from pre-acquisition support to transformation, performance improvement, operational turnaround and exit
  • Review clients’ immediate and future issues and develop actionable options to improve performance & generate strategic advantage
  • Complete in-depth financial analysis including creating integrated financial models and cash flow projections
  • Research key information on company financials and business performance and synthesize data into high quality client reports and recommendations
  • Support business development activities including the creation of client pitches and proposals to win new mandates
  • Gain exposure to senior management in the UK and across Europe, gaining ‘on the job’ learning & development in addition to established formal training programmes


The successful candidate will be an execution-focused self-starter with entrepreneurial flair. They will be comfortable working independently as well as part of a high performing team. Previous experience or exposure gained in a Private Equity firm or a PE focused consulting firm such as a top tier strategy firm, a leading specialist advisory firm or ‘Big 4’ consultancy is advantageous.

Specifically, the successful candidate will have:

  • A strong academic track record from an accredited top-tier university in engineering, accounting, business, or a similar discipline
  • Previous experience within a leading strategy/operational Consulting house or experience from either within Private Equity, Corporate Finance or Operations is highly desirable
  • An action-oriented approach and well-developed analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and financial background combined with deep understanding of key business and operational drivers
  • Good financial modelling, writing, and presentation-building skills coupled with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Fluent business level English is essential as well as fluency in an additional European language of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, or Swedish

This is a fantastic opportunity within A&M and an opportunity to become an integral part of our successful ‘hands-on’ team. As a valued member of the A&M team, the successful candidate will work closely with our leadership team. They will benefit from constant exposure to senior management, and gain ‘on-the-job’ learning and development, leveraging our teams’ substantial experience. 

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here .

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values . Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: Park House, London