Associate Director Corporate Development - Brussels


Location : Brussels
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent

Description :

Robert Half is currently looking for a (m/f) Associate Director Corporate Development for one of its clients.

Our client is a leading, fast growing international Group with the HQ in Brussels.

As Associate Director Corporate Development, you will have following responsibilities:

Overall objective: Identify, develop, manage and close a set of M&A deals fitting the business strategy and needs for a specific geographical and functional area of responsibility and following internal guidelines.

Specific Assignments:

Prospection

Market analysis and identification (through lists of accreditations as well as market rumors and internal inputs) of potential acquisition targets;

  • Select targets together with business leaders based on strategic relevance and likelihood of success;
  • Co-ordinate (incl. appropriate documentation) information flow between the targets Business Units, Corporate via log-file and active project list ("short list");
  • Approach potential targets, check with owner compatibility of interest/objectives and sell them the company's concept.

2. Acquisitions

  • Prepare and manage the confidentiality agreements, gather and analyze preliminary data such as audited account, shareholding and leadership details;
  • Evaluate targets based on their business and financial condition and outlook and recommend deal structure;
  • Advise on the Transaction process and tactics, in particular interfacing with the potential targets, its shareholders or advisors and assist the business leaders in preparing negotiation documents required to progress a transaction towards completion including term sheets, heads of agreements, indicative offer letters or exclusivity agreements as required;
  • Coordinate the due diligence and coordinate the activities of other external advisors (e.g. legal counsel, auditors) as required by the company
  • Assist negotiations and related strategy, attend meetings and give comments on sale and purchase documentation until signing/closing as required by the company;
  • Validate the acquisition contracts, representations and warranties;
  • Create and manage attachments and exhibits for contract;
  • Coordinate the closing of the deal, including financial settlements;

3. Integration of the acquired companies

  • Assist in setting up reporting and quality of communication between the acquired companies and the general management;
  • Support a potential legal reorganization of some companies, fiscal and financial optimization;
  • Follow-up any post-closing obligation resulting from the acquisition (earn-outs…);
  • Prepare shareholder resolutions and follow-up annual account and post-closing performance.

4. Other Assignments

  • Support, in relation to the workload, similar activities in other lines of business/countries.

The requested qualifications for the Associate Director Corporate Development position include:

  • A top university degree (ideally major in Finance);
  • Further financial qualifications or business qualifications would be useful;
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of professional experience as a M&A transactional specialist/project manager (M&A boutique/consultant, M&A Advisor in Big 4 Companies, corporate internal M&A department, private equity);
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, other European languages are a plus;
  • Experienced user of MS-Office;
  • Project management skills, preferably in managing M&A projects and working in cross-company/cultural teams;
  • Numerate and Analytical;
  • Commercial acumen with good negotiation skills;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Interested in this new challenge? Apply today!

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