Corporate Development Director

PE Backed Technology

Ref: MR51683

£Six Figure Basic + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is a very successful private equity backed group that has pioneered reward based experiences and relationships that drive sales, productivity, loyalty and growth. The company’s programs, platforms, and technology combine innovative branded value content and business services to reach and engage connected consumers through unique global networks.

They really understand today’s crowded marketplace. The company began in the very heart of the retail industry where brands have long competed on crowded shelves for customer attention and affection. Early in the new millennium, the company invented a whole new way for brands and retailers to motivate consumers and has continued to expand into B2B, B2C, digital settings and international markets. Today, the group is a multinational corporation with subsidiaries and partners throughout the world including commercial operations in over 25 countries. With innovation at its core, the company continues to develop new ways businesses can engage in and maximise rewarding relationships with their customers and employees.


The Corporate Development Director will be responsible for building and implementing a cohesive acquisition and investment strategy that will support and drive the company’s growth and expansion in EMEA.  You will work closely with the company’s senior leadership team to drive effective M&A execution and align stakeholders around a common strategic blueprint for growth. You will serve as a trusted advisor to the EMEA leadership team on topics related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments and other critical transactions. You will also lead their relationships in EMEA with founders, CEOs, and the investment community and position the group to have exceptional visibility into the technology, talent and market traction of emerging and established companies that could become eventual acquisition targets. In addition, you will be responsible for managing an evergreen pipeline of potential deals, working closely with EMEA business leadership to prioritise targets, diligence products and teams, facilitate negotiations, close deals and ensure successful integration.


The successful candidate will be a seasoned and strategic corporate development executive with a significant deal leadership track record. You will bring experience leading cross-functional matrixed deal teams and have a proven track record of end-to-end success on deal management, including identification, evaluation, deal negotiation, and integration. First class communication skills are essential as you will be leading conversations with potential target companies, intelligently assessing the company and its management, and leading due diligence. You will be able to demonstrate strong financial acumen and creative, data-driven investment analysis capabilities and the ability to present the leadership team and Board of Directors with a firm, objective and independent point of view.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, quoting reference MR51683.

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

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