Role details

Associate Director of Mergers and Acquisitions

Horsham   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Associate director of mergers and acquisitions
  • Associate Director of Corporate Development

About Our Client

International Biopharma company

Job Description

  • Coordination of M&A pipeline:
    • Market analysis, identification and liaising with potential future partners;
    • Prepare and manage the confidentiality agreements and gather and analyse preliminary data such as audited account, shareholding and leadership details;
    • Advise on the Transaction process and tactics, in particular interfacing with the potential targets, its shareholders or advisors and assist the business leaders in preparing negotiation documents required to progress a transaction towards completion including term sheets, heads of agreements, indicative offer letters or exclusivity agreements as required;
    • Coordinate the due diligence and coordinate the activities of other external advisors (e.g. legal counsel, auditors) as required by the company;
    • Assist negotiations and related strategy, attend meetings and give comments on sale and purchase documentation until signing/closing as required by the company;
    • Validate the acquisition contracts, representations and warranties, …;
    • Coordinate the closing of the deal, including financial settlements.
    • Perform excellent peer reviews and support, in relation to the workload, similar activities in other lines of business/countries.
  • Integration of the acquired companies
    • Assist in setting up reporting and quality of communication between the new partners and the general management ;
    • Support a potential legal reorganisation of some companies, fiscal and financial optimisation;
    • Follow-up any post-closing obligation resulting from the acquisition (earn-outs…);
    • Prepare shareholder resolutions and follow-up annual account and post-closing performance

The Successful Applicant

  • Master degree in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering from a top university; MBA is considered a plus;
  • High potential, 'next generation' finance leader;
  • Min 5-10 years in Audit (big 4) / Consulting, M&A (industry or boutique), Investment Banking or Private Equity;
  • Previous exposure and solid understanding of the M&A process (NDA, LOI, DD, SPA, PMI….);
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication & team leadership skills;
  • Outstanding technical / conceptual understanding of finance & valuations ;
  • Fluency in English + minimum 1 other European language (preference French, German, Spanish); This is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel, Powerpoint).

What's on Offer

Growing culture

Competitive base plus bonus package

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