Location Friedrichshafen
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 14677

We're partnering with Rolls Royce in their search for an experienced Director of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) to lead the preparation and execution of complex transactions across the whole transaction lifecycle. You will be key in driving the business' ambitious inorganic growth strategy forward.

A passion for industrials, combined with an existing M&A network and excellent M&A skills gained in multiple successfully executed transactions, will be key. In addition, you'll benefit from excellent communication skills to manage a broad set of stakeholders, including senior management and the board.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead preparation and execution of complex transactions, covering the whole transaction cycle (Origination and Target Screening, Valuation, Due Diligence, Negotiation, Business Plan development and preparation of PMI)

  • Manage continuous update of M&A radar and action-list (Long list, short list), also supported through own external M&A network

  • Support initial target approach and interaction, positioning RRPS as the ideal partner for growth

  • Oversee opportunity screening, guide and challenge project leads with expert knowledge and support

  • Lead project management of complex transactions including day-to-day management of large cross-functional teams and external advisors

  • Manage project leads of small- and mid-sized transactions through guidance and challenging

  • Lead transaction negotiations together w. BU sponsor

  • Drive the development of internal M&A knowledge hub, develop curriculum and content; educate own team in detail and businesses on core aspects

  • Coordinate and manage internal M&A process incl. stakeholder management and preparation of internal decision boards (investment committees, board meetings)

Your Profile:

  • 8-10+ years of work experience within Investment Banking, M&A Advisory, Private Equity or Corporate M&A, with a strong track record of successfully closed transactions

  • Knowledge of complex Industrial markets, ideally in most of the sectors we are serving

  • Additional knowledge of growth markets within Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power Solutions is a huge plus

  • Experience in management and development of multiple large cross-functional teams

  • Excellent technical knowledge/skills in financial modelling with the ability to educate and teach others (e.g., business model and synergy assessment, accounting principles, valuation, SPA)

  • Experience in initial target approach and development of a strong relationship with target management

  • Strong network within M&A community and/or Industrials

  • Excellent academic background, solid technical understanding beneficial

  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex topics in a concise manner to a wide range of audiences, incl. board-level - both to German and English native speakers

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a high sense of responsibility and the willingness to take initiative in a dynamic environment

This is a great opportunity for an experienced M&A professional willing to take over responsibility, with great communication skills on an international level and an entrepreneurial mindset. Please apply directly or contact Emily Goetsch at Emily.Goetsch@acre.com with any questions.