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Head of M&A
£100 - £120k plus bonus
London or Midlands
Ref: NH7810

The Opportunity

A recently PE backed Business Services company requires their first M&A hire, to build the M&A function, and to take the lead on the buy and build strategy.  With significant equity available for acquisitions, this is expected to be a hands on deals focussed role, with the added responsibility of building out the function to support future growth.

The Role

  • Embed all M&A processes, blueprints, and systems.
  • Work with the PE backers and advisors to drive origination.
  • Critically evaluate all targets to assess for strategic fit.
  • Take the lead on vendor negotiations.
  • Oversight of all DD workstreams - largely outsourced.
  • Deal structuring and execution.
  • 100 day planning and value creation activities.
  • Completion accounting.
  • Liaising with integration teams to resolve escalated issues & to provide senior management on integration milestones.
  • The provision of regular data and insight to the PE backers.

The Requirements

  • Experience gained transacting in the mid-market.
  • Proven ability to manage the entire deal cycle.
  • Prior business / professional services deals experience a distinct advantage.
  • Proven ability to drive value creation.
  • First class communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to drive best practice and improve M&A processes, controls, workflows, etc.
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