Research Analyst

EvolutionCBS is a business advisory company based in Theale near Reading, Berkshire. Our services include Business Exits, Business Growth Mentoring and Buy-side Acquisitions for a wide variety of clients.

Due to rapid company growth, we are seeking an experienced Research Analyst to join our team.

Research is a vital element in the bespoke solutions EvolutionCBS creates for our clients. In this varied role, you’ll be responsible for identifying and qualifying a range of acquirers for clients across a variety of industry sectors.


Reporting to the Research Director, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Creating compelling, reasoned research strategies and identifying financially capable potential buyers/investors for our client’s business
  • Utilising a wide range of data resources, market intelligence, and our EvolutionCBS QA Database to create comprehensive Research Lists with a mix of buyer motives
  • Producing detailed research reports and presenting your findings to our clients – outlining your research rationale
  • Delivering ad-hoc market insights, commercial intelligence, valuations and pitch books to support the sales and marketing teams and internal stakeholders across EvolutionCBS.

The role is ideally suited to individuals with exceptional attention to detail and first-class desk research skills combined with an innate understanding of business drivers and corporate strategy.

Key Attributes & Required Skills

  • Proven research experience and analytical skills
  • Strong business acumen with an entrepreneurial edge
  • Ability to use a range of IT platforms and packages
  • Ability to quickly amass information, interpret data & understand complex markets
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills – able to cope with conflicting demands, varied workload and to prioritise tasks
  • A creative approach to problem solving
  • Diligent, analytical and ability to work across multiple industry sectors
  • Excellent customer-facing and presentational skills
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (desirable)
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Understanding of company financial information
  • Experience/knowledge of the Mergers & Acquisitions or Financial Services markets


In return you will receive a competitive salary, option to participate in the company pension scheme, death in service benefits, 23 days paid holiday plus bank holidays, free car parking and excellent career development prospects.

If you think you’re the right person for this role and are looking for an opportunity to be part of an exciting, motivated team please send your CV, with covering letter, to Amanda Gale at


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