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M&A Associate (in-house / fully flexible)

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Daniel Mesrie

Private Equity & Corporate Finance

M&A Associate (in-house / fully flexible)

Our US headquartered client is a global consolidator looking to acquire, build and grow businesses that have dominant positions in global niche vertical markets.   They are backed by a world class group of technology operators and focused on a long term buy and hold strategy or profitable, scalable businesses that serve specialised vertical markets.

With over 27 operating companies, over 800 global employees and with operations in 7 countries, our client is looking to expand further across UK and Europe, following successful growth in North America and Australasia.

Role Profile: 

This is an exciting opportunity to become a key contributor of a lean, high-energy, high-volume M&A team. The core activities will resemble that of a technology-focused corporate development team or private equity firm.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting into the Group’s M&A Director, the candidate will play a pivotal role in evaluating and transacting acquisitions across the UK & Europe
  • Engage in conversations with business owners, advisors, and bankers with the highest level of professionalism and integrity
  • Prepare and analyse financial and non-financial information, valuation and operational models
  • Lead several key transactional workstreams, including conducting detailed financial, sales, marketing, and operational diligence; drafting investment memoranda for board approval; and assisting in the scoping and implementation of the integration strategy
  • Assisting in several key diligence processes and gaining exposure to internal / external legal counsel, and working across technology, HR, and tax diligence
  • Assist in the finance, operations, and integration of newly acquired businesses


The Person:

  • Strong academic record, preferably with an ACA / ACCA background
  • Minimum of 3 years working at a top-tier accounting, M&A boutique, or investment banking firm – preferably including direct experience in either M&A or Transaction Services
  • Track-record of working on several M&A transactions (buy and sell-side), with preference to experience in the lower mid-market
  • Knowledge of technical M&A specific areas – including locked box & completion accounts, normalized working capital
  • Expertise in building financial models, and proficiency in preparing thoughtfully structured analysis
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with the ability to converse with senior executives
  • Ambitious career goals with the ability to work flexible hours to grow within a fast-growing organization
  • A strong understanding of technology and a passion for the software industry


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