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Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist

up to £75k + Benefits

About Waterstons

We’re on a mission to help our customers build a better business. We have offices in the UK and Australia as well as a team of people who work across the globe to provide unique business solutions, service and support that directly adds value to our client’s business.

About the Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist role

We’re thinking ahead. The Mergers & Acquisitions team have delivered a good deal of interesting and value-creating work into Waterstons. We need to keep this momentum going. The role requires a sound understanding of the merger and acquisition deal process and a wide grasp of technology. We are looking for a market-facing role, with strong and credible communication. Client Director skills with business leaders, beyond IT, are essential. Part of your responsibility will be to nurture and develop existing relationships with influential companies, private equity and corporate finance contacts, spinning new opportunities from this network. And part will be about finding new partners and new opportunities. You must be able to explain clearly how Waterstons’ portfolio of skills could be used to address the clients’ and prospects’ issues – which means that you will need the business understanding to assess those needs and the rounded technology overview to address them.
Alongside the front office/business development work, you will also lead teams on the delivery of IT due diligence projects, completing reports for investors that will include assessments on business systems, infrastructure/cloud, integration and security. You will lead and contribute to a range of post-deal programmes, from complex carve-outs to system integrations. There’s no room for parochialism – M&A projects typically win work for teams right across Waterstons. Leadership skills are important. From the start, this role includes leading complex programmes of work; in due course it may involve taking on a team leadership role. In addition, the ability and desire to mentor and support colleagues in their development, both within the M&A team and wider organisation, are fundamental requirements of this role.

Personal Profile for the Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate substantial understanding of merger and acquisition deal structures, enabling them to act as a credible and trusted adviser to principals, investors and corporate finance professionals. A strong and rounded grasp of technology – coupled with the ability to communicate effectively with technology professionals internally and externally – and a desire to further your personal knowledge base are essential. You will welcome the focus on business development, because the role is more ‘front office’ than ‘back office’. You will bring your own list of contacts and ideas to the role.

How will Waterstons reward you?

We offer careers, not jobs and it’s up to you where your career with Waterstons might take you. All employees are given a career development platform with L&D opportunities as well as pension contributions, market leading benefits & flexible option packages. At Waterstons we look for the right person, not just specific backgrounds. You will have a passion for technology, a creative problem-solving skill set and a desire to grow with us. We recruit people who are committed to our values-based approach and want to develop and prosper in a people first organisation.

This role will be Remote / Flexible on location. Currently we’re utilising technology to work remotely and continue our great work

Waterstons are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to drive forward diversity and inclusion & determined to speak up against discrimination. Waterstons will make any reason adjustments if you have a disability or special needs.

*We are ISO accredited and are committed to ensuring and developing our quality standards and measures. This is an important part of what we do to ensure we are continually raising standards.

We're Different

Speak to our people anywhere in the world and you will get a feel for our culture; the buzz of people who are doing work they’re passionate about and choosing their path. There’s no corporate mould to fit and hierarchy doesn’t get in the way. Everybody contributes and has the chance to get involved. We’re always looking for people to join us who are excited by unfamiliar challenges and enjoy collaborating with others. Our culture and values are fundamental to us and they inform and influence everything we do. Our people are empowered to make their own decisions and we’ll support where you need it. We’re growing and you’ll find interesting people who measure success by what gets accomplished, not how many hours are worked. Your wellbeing is important to us and we believe family comes first. At Waterstons, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We have a working group who are helping to raise the profile of equality, diversity and inclusion both internally and externally and we encourage applications from everyone. We’re community minded and work with local and national charities and initiatives to support and give back. We’re not perfect though and are always looking to see how we can develop our approach. That’s why we’ve been awarded Gold Investors in People for a fourth consecutive time.

The Perks

As well as offering a competitive salary, we also have an attractive benefits package including: * A healthy work life balance with flexible and agile working being the norm
* Unlimited holiday allowance * Flexible working hours * Private medical Insurance * Technical development opportunities and sponsored training * Enhanced family policies * If you ever need it; company sick pay and life assurance * Supported wellbeing with regular initiatives * Employee assistance programm * Company profit share scheme and purchase of shares available * Flexible benefits such as a dental scheme, eye care support, season ticket loan and cycle to work

Our Recruitment Process

We want to support all candidates to shine. Please tell us what you need to make this possible. We'll do all we can to make any adjustments that work for you. Once you’ve applied, we'll be in touch to let you know whether we would like to progress your application. Initially, we'll usually arrange a telephone conversation which will help us both assess if we’re a good fit for each other. From there we'll arrange an interview which will cover both personal skills and professional abilities. We want to make sure you have a great experience with us, no matter the outcome, so are keen to hear what you think of us too.

Reference Number- 10/2021

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