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Head of M&A

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Daniel Mesrie

Private Equity & Corporate Finance

Head of M&A

Our retained client is a market leader in its field, acquisition-focused business of scale with current EBITDA c£50m. Operating from several locations across the UK, the business has been in growth mode for many years and its acquisition strategy is a key part of its strategic growth plan. 

A talented Head of M&A is now required to play a central role in delivering the Group’s ongoing expansion.

The Role

Reporting to the CFO, the role’s purpose is to manage and deliver the business’s acquisitions strategy.

Key areas of responsibility encompass:-

  • Pre-acquisition: Build a solid acquisition target pipeline through research and origination work;  Develop detailed financial models and valuation scenarios;
  • Transaction Execution: Lead cross-functional teams through all stages of the M&A cycle including valuation, constructing deal structures, due diligence, negotiations and completion;
  • Post acquisition: Establish an acquisition protocol which clearly documents pre and post-acquisition process and procedure; Operational integration;
  • Communication, Reporting and Planning: Manage all cross-divisional strategic communications related to M&A projects, including executive briefings; Ensure regular reporting and updates on M&A activity to the Executive Leadership Team.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:-

  • An experienced, commercially astute, entrepreneurial M&A professional currently either working in a relevant role in industry or in practice, leading a Lead Advisory or Transaction Services team;
  • A driven, passionate leader, with strong personal integrity;
  • First class communicator with the ability to adapt communications to the audience and simplify complex matters;
  • Well organised, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Comprehensive understanding of valuation methodologies and experience in performing sophisticated financial and valuation analysis.

This is an exceptional career opportunity for an M&A professional to play a vital role in delivering the ongoing scaling up of one of the North West’s leading businesses.

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