Mergers and Acquisitions Manager

  • Full Time
  • Dubai
  • Posted 2 months ago

Grant Thornton - UAE

Our M&A and Transactions Advisory delivery model includes the entire transaction life-cycle enabling engagement opportunities throughout the lifetime of a deal. It includes originating and providing corporate finance advice as a lead financial advisor on M&A transactions, providing valuations services on a range of transactional matters, due diligence advice to help our clients identify risks associated with deals and offer solutions that can help to mitigate such risks, debt and hedging advisory including refinancing, fundraising and interest rates/forex hedging advice and act as an independent financial adviser on IPOs as well as on a range of other corporate transactions including, financial modelling, fundraising and infrastructure advisory.

Job Description:

The M&A Manager is responsible for supporting in all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing projects and services and developing and managing staff. The Manager works closely with all team members and plays a key role in client management, practice development and business development for an assigned group of clients.

A suitable person for the role will be energetic, enthusiastic and a progressive thinker with excellent interpersonal skills and confident in interacting with colleagues and clients at all levels. The Manager will be expected to have an entrepreneurial and flexible approach towards career development as the role will give the opportunity to expand into other areas of the team e.g. running M&A and fundraising processes in addition to undertaking complex valuation assignments. For a candidate who has the ability to be agile, this would be an exciting role to develop and fast track one’s career.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Strong in-depth technical and commercial knowledge of valuation concepts and direct involvement and experience of carrying out and managing valuations for different purposes (M&A transactions, financial reporting, disputes, fundraisings, deal structuring etc.)
Responsible for leading and managing a high-achieving collaborative team, performing market analysis and researching transactions, industries and financial information
Ability to quickly grasp key business drivers and specific valuation issues in the context of the situation and have a commercial mindset
Prepare or participate in preparing and reviewing complex financial models, and provide clear and concise reporting and commentary on findings with high quality deliverables
Sharing experience and knowledge, and developing other team members through the deal process
Understanding the processes involved in a valuation assignment including dealing with risk management processes and procedures
Ability to project manage effectively internally and externally to ensure effective communication with all relevant stakeholders
Plan for engagements including key issues, methodology and budget as well as the ability to work effectively in teams to tight deadlines where required
Help in client relationship management involving senior levels of management and shareholders
Development of internal and external networks; adopting a business development mindset; and maintaining and strengthening relationships with current and prospective clients of the firm

Experience and Qualifications:

5+ years relevant experience of commercial, client-facing valuation and transactional work with suitable professional qualifications e.g an accounting qualification (CA/CPA/ACA/CMA/ACCA), CFA, MBA, CBV, ASA etc.
Strong current knowledge of corporate finance. Broader transactional experience e.g. M&A/debt/fundraising/private equity/deal structuring would be useful but not essential
Demonstrates a proven thorough level of abilities and success, as both an individual contributor and team member identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings communicating a broad
range of the firm’s services; and, managing engagements, including preparing concise, accurate documents and maintaining project economics while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues
Strong English communication skills (business writing and speaking) and Excel skills
Strong analytical skills and commercial awareness
A flexible working style and interpersonal skills (lead teams, mentoring and developing staff, confident interacting with clients and management)
Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

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