Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity Backed

Ref: DC52023

Type
Permanent
Location
Flexible Location (London Corporate Office)
Salary/rate
£150,000 + Bonus + Equity

Our client is the largest provider of services in its market sector, with reported revenues in excess of £500m and EBITDA in excess of £60m in 2021. With two supportive private equity investors, the business has attractive fundamentals for a leveraged “Buy and Build” strategy in what remains a highly fragmented market in the UK.

Description

The business now seeks an experienced finance professional to join the management team as Director, Mergers and Acquisitions. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working with the MBO executive team and operational management, you will play a leading role on all M&A activity. This will include leading the long term development, management and maintenance of a strong and deliverable M&A pipeline, building relationships with both principals and advisors and taking a leading role in the M&A process through valuation, negotiation, validation and execution.

Skills

The successful candidate will have substantial experience gained in M&A and related activities and will be currently working in either another blue chip corporate, a private equity fund or in advisory within an investment bank/corporate finance boutique or a leading accountancy firm. You should be entirely confident in sourcing, valuing, structuring and leading on a wide variety of transactions in a high growth sector. Prior multi-site sector experience would be advantageous, but is not essential. In addition, you will possess strong communication and presentation skills, understand the various commercial, financial and operational dynamics of the sector and be capable of working in a demanding and largely autonomous environment. Given the likely nature of the target acquisitions, it is very important that candidates possess the emotional intelligence and empathy required to work with entrepreneurial owner managers and can potentially take a long-term view in developing business relationships.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a completer finisher with strong project management/M&A skills to rapidly develop a career in this successful private equity backed company.

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To apply to this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively email your CV to David Craig: dcraig@walkerhamill.com quoting reference DC52023.

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. We are sorry, but 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 over 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 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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