The role of the Associate Director, Corporate Development is to identify, develop, manage and close a set of MA deals fitting the business strategy and needs for a specific geographical and functional area of responsibility.
Coordination of MA pipeline:
o Market analysis, identification and liaising with potential future Eurofins partners;
o Prepare and manage the confidentiality agreements and gather and analyse preliminary data such as audited account, shareholding and leadership details;
o Evaluate targets based on their business and financial condition and outlook and recommend deal structure;
o 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;
o Coordinate the due diligence and coordinate the activities of other external advisors (e.g. legal counsel, auditors) as required by the company;
o Assist negotiations and related strategy, attend meetings and give comments on sale and purchase documentation until signing/closing as required by the company;
o Validate the acquisition contracts, representations and warranties, ;
o Coordinate the closing of the deal, including financial settlements.
o Perform excellent peer reviews and support, in relation to the workload, similar activities in other lines of business/countries.
Integration of the acquired companies
o Assist in setting up reporting and quality of communication between the new Eurofins partners and the general management of Eurofins;
o Support a potential legal reorganisation of some companies, fiscal and financial optimisation;
o Follow-up any post-closing obligation resulting from the acquisition (earn-outs );
o Prepare shareholder resolutions and follow-up annual account and post-closing performance.
Education / Professional Experience
Master degree in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering from a top university; MBA is considered a plus;
High potential, next generation finance leader;
Min 5-10 years in Audit (big 4) / Consulting, M&A (industry or boutique), Investment Banking or Private Equity;
Previous exposure and solid understanding of the M&A process (NDA, LOI, DD, SPA, PMI .);
Excellent interpersonal, communication & team leadership skills;
Outstanding technical / conceptual understanding of finance & valuations ;
Fluency in English Korean;
Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel, Powerpoint).
Strong analytical and conceptual skills, good strategic thinking and business acumen;
High energy level, drive and a passion to succeed; eager to learn and to grow;
Strong interpersonal skills, including listening and very good communication skills (verbal and written);
Self-starter, ownership and natural leadership & drive to get things done;
Pragmatic and "roll up sleeves" mentality, can do attitude, Result driven, strong work ethics;
Courage and self-confidence to take initiatives; autonomy;
Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds;
Thinking big picture, yet understanding details;
Cordial but firm, non-emotional;
Comfortable to work in a very dynamic, fast growing environment and an entrepreneurial, de-central organizations.
Potential to lead people (actual experience is a nice to have but not a must).