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Posted on 12 Apr, 2024

M&A Lead

The Role

The M&A Leads’ role will be to originate and execute a pipeline of multiple transactions - from opportunity identification and evaluation, through to coordination of due diligence and documentation.

This role would particularly suit a candidate looking for their first "number one" M&A role within a highly entrepreneurial and high growth environment.

Desired Experience

The ideal candidate will be Top 10 ACA qualified with demonstrable experience in an M&A or Transaction Services deal team Candidate may have in house M&A experience from a corporate environment or experience working in an M&A boutique or PE fund Combines professionalism and gravitas with the EQ to interact credibly with owners and management teams of SMEs/ OMBs Experience of working on deals in the lower/ mid-market, often with founder-led/ owner- managed business Ability to manage a pipeline of multiple transaction opportunities Have great written and oral communications skills and be able to influence at all levels including C-suite and investors A self-starter who is able to work in a highly organised manner to prioritise projects and agendas

Key Elements of the Role

Work autonomously day-to-day on M&A projects, under the leadership of the group’s board Research and monitor the competitive landscape Conduct data analysis and research to identify potential acquisition opportunities Originate potential deals by contacting (or co-ordinating the work of third parties to contact) target companies Lead the execution of transactions from opportunity evaluation, through due diligence, deal negotiation, execution, and final integration Oversee rigorous internal due diligence processes on target companies, liaising with external advisors as appropriate Produce investment appraisal and approval process documentation for presentation to investment committee and executive leadership Support board directors in negotiating heads of terms with potential acquisitions Manage external relationships including advisors and other third parties


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James Done

James Done

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