Mergers and Acquisitions Director

Technology

Ref: AS51863

Type
Permanent
Location
Remote / Flexible
Salary/rate
c. £120,000 - £150,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is a privately owned incubator for successful enterprise software companies, their employees, and customers. It’s on a mission to acquire, build and grow great enterprise software businesses all over the world that have dominant positions in niche vertical markets. Today the company operates 14 operating businesses and over 350 employees throughout the US and Canada. It focuses on a buy and hold for life strategy for growing software companies that serve specialised vertical markets.

Description

This is a new opportunity to be a key contributor in a rapidly growing software consolidator. You will be the first dedicated UK team member as they seek to grow their presence in the UK and Europe. As a front-line leader on the M&A team, you will meet with business owners to evaluate alignment with the company’s acquisition criteria and to determine prospective company valuations. While reporting to the Head of M&A, you will lead multiple acquisitions per year from start, through due diligence, to closing, with the support of the company’s executive team and advisors. You will also be responsible for key operational improvements post-acquisition. The company is committed to the career development of its team members and as such, your leadership role in numerous acquisitions will allow for further growth opportunities as an operating executive at one of their portfolio companies, if of interest.

Skills

The successful candidate will have 5-10 years in corporate development and M&A, preferably working with technology companies. Other relevant experience will be considered, such as operating as a leader within a growing software company, experience with recurring revenue business models at a top-tier consulting firm, or those with an investment banking background. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to quickly evaluate key risks and opportunities in a business, as well as negotiating and executing acquisitions with business owners/executives. A qualification such as CA/CPA/MBA/CFA would be considered an asset.

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To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, quoting reference AS51863.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. If you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in private equity, media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.

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