M & A Manager

  • Permanent
  • London

M & A Manager

Location: London

Salary: £90K basic with up to 60% bonus


This is a really exciting opportunity to join this fast growth Consulting Practice in M&A for UK & EMEA.

You will be advising and supporting a variety of challenging Technology M&A projects for top-tier clients, including leading Private Equity firms, Family offices, Corporates and strategic investors.

This role sits within the global Technology M&A team to work across a mix needed for M&A including:

  • Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Integration
  • Separation – Carve Out etc.

Service offerings include M&A Strategy & Execution, and M&A Commercial & Technology Due Diligence which is aimed at Larger Companies where technology is key to their strategy and growth etc.

You will be part of a highly skilled and driven team working on both local and international engagements, applying your business processes & management, using your technical know-how across the M&A transaction lifecycle; including pre-deal technology needs & commercial due diligence, portfolio review and corporate carve-outs & integrations.

Primary tasks will include:

  • Leading and supporting clients through technology assignments arising from acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs and other transactions
  • Supporting Directors and Senior Managers on sell-side and buy-side M&A assignments
  • Prepare, plan and deliver M&A technology engagements including pre-deal (e.g., IT due diligence, carve-out planning), post-deal (e.g., integration planning, synergy tracking, post-merger integration) and value creation (e.g., rapid cost reduction)
  • Delivering and/or reviewing high quality transaction reports and other M&A documentation including technology due diligence and Transitional Service Agreements
  • Lead blended delivery project teams from across the commercial and technology practices for key corporate and PE clients, in an Engagement Manager capacity
  • Act as a role model for and support the development of junior Consultants, coupled with training responsibilities
  • Work closely with the European teams across a wide variety of industries
  • Develop sales prospects
  • Delivery of pitches and presentations to senior clients, organize and participate in client meetings
  • Assist in developing and executing firmwide M&A strategy

Ideal Profile:

  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience, including at least 4 years at a management consulting firm, private equity and/or a tech company in M&A
  • MBA, Master’s or bachelor’s degree with an outstanding academic record from leading universities
  • Strong IT candidates with relevant industry experience will be considered too (e.g., IT Project Director, IT Director, Technical Architect, Lead Developer)
  • Prior Transactions experience will be an advantage but not required. This includes technology due diligence, carve-out or integrations (including Blueprint, TSAs,
  • Experience with Day 1-100 Plan, SPAs, CIMs, Project Charters etc), understanding of the deal lifecycle and the role of technology within it
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions
  • Programme management experience and successful track record of delivery of projects
  • Planning and/or execution experience of technology integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data
  • Broad knowledge and hands-on experience in at least two of the following:
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Applications Development (SDLC)
  • IT Service Delivery/Infrastructure/Telecom/Cloud
  • IT Strategy, Governance, Costing, Operating Model and Organisation Structure
  • IT Systems/API Integration
  • IT/Digital Maturity Assessments
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Automation (RPA)
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Modelling
  • IT Project Management
  • Strong team leadership skills, particularly teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, coupled with the ability to lead and develop juniors
  • Experience of delivering high-quality reports and presentations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English (European languages will be an added advantage)
  • Candidates must have the right to work in the UK

For further information contact me now: pauline@hi-calibre.co.uk

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