Over the last few months we have taken on more corporate finance vacancies than we have at this time of year since the crash! Most clients that we are talking to are very bullish about the deal flow; with more deals starting to be completed, and more quickly, meaning that the deal teams need to be strengthened. This has particularly been true of the M&A boutiques that we work with.
We are now also taking on more junior roles with the mid-cap broking houses, into their corporate finance teams. This is particularly good news for the newly qualified ACA’s that have been struggling to make a City move for the last few years. We are just now completing one mandate and have a couple more just starting up!
The third area that we are seeing interesting opportunities start to build up again is in the international firms looking to build up their UK presence on the promise of an upturn.
This is certainly making for a great way to end the year, and we are very confident that 2014 is going to be a great year of growth across the space.