Group M&A Director

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London, United Kingdom
£150k - £180k
13 Jul 2022
12 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Reporting directly to the Group Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate will provide thought and commercial leadership to M&A strategy and activity, supporting the Board of Directors on transformational deals and working with the Group Management Board on tactical acquisition opportunities.

Core Responsibilities

• Building and leading group M&A team; identifying and developing the talent within it
• Lead the ongoing development of the group's M&A strategy, ensuring alignment with wider strategic objectives
• Ensure effective acquisition opportunity evaluation and assessment criteria are deployed and observed, using financial, industry and market information to inform analysis of acquisition targets
• Lead the building of commercially robust business cases for acquisition projects; driving deal structures, pro-forma financials and synergies assessments
• Ongoing briefing to the Board of Directors on acquisition activity - including any business case approval gateways and presentations
• Lead the transaction process, including due diligence activity and deal documentation; with the support of appropriate third party advisors

Background and experience
• 5-8 years M&A experience either as external advisor or in-house subject matter expert
• Strong knowledge of M&A activity and the ability to apply that knowledge in diverse situations
• Excellent educational background, with post-graduate qualifications (e.g. qualified accountant, Certificate in Investment Management, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to own an M&A deal from inception to conclusion
• Strong execution experience
• Experience of international M&A activity
• Proven ability to influence strategic thinking and direction
• A track record of successful line management and talent development

Personal Attributes
• Excellent communication skills; able to clearly and concisely articulate relevant information
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships across functions and geographies
• Comfortable working with executive management and investors
• Organized and proactive; able to work independently and as part of a team
• Highly numerate and with an eye for detail
• Ambitious and keen to grow responsibilities within an organization
• Able to motivate and inspire others in the achievement of business goals

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