Head of M&A, Private Equity-Backed IT-Services Firm, Frankfurt, Germany Head of M&A, Private Equity-Backed IT-Services  …

PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 21 Jan 22
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 21 Jan 22
Competitive
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Head of M&A, Private Equity-Backed IT-Services Firm, Frankfurt, Germany
REFERENCE:
10572 /25B

Our client is a large, private equity-backed IT-services firm headquartered in Switzerland. The fast-growing firm is already well-established in its segment and plans to grow its presence in EMEA and APAC by half a billion in revenues through acquisitions in the next few years. They are now looking to hire a Head of M&A to source and execute a significant number of transactions world-wide. The position can be based anywhere in Europe; remote work is possible with regular travels to the HQ in Switzerland.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead the company's M&A activities identifying targets and building trustful relationships with owners and managers
  • Understand potential sellers' motivation and respond accordingly to prepare the negotiation process
  • You will work on all aspects of the deal life cycle - from target company research and approach to valuations, structuring and managing various due diligence workstreams, to negotiations and closing of the deal
  • You will lead the due diligence process with the support of external service providers (e.g. lawyers, consultants, bankers)
  • Responsible for the structuring, documentation and deal financing
  • Working closely with the board and management team, leading and executing a variety of transactions, i.e. buy-side, asset carve outs and leveraged buyouts
  • Actively drive the growth of the business and support the expansion internationally as the firm enters new markets
  • Communicate with the executive committee and the board and present relevant analyses
YOUR PROFILE:
  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance or related disciplines
  • Significant relevant work experience in M&A small / mid-cap environment or transaction services, ideally paired with buy-side industry experience in an LBO context
  • Experience in M&A transactions, valuation, due diligence, documentation and execution
  • Knowledge about the IT sector is a plus, yet not a requirement
  • International experience is compulsory, with an initial focus on EMEA
  • Experience of working in high growth environments
  • Ability to build strong, long-term business relationships is essential
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Structured, analytical with excellent strategic skills, able to work efficiently while keeping attention to details
  • Strong strategic outlook, business partner to the management team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Highly motivated, down-to-earth with a hands-on attitude and the ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing environment
  • Fluency in English is required


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