Mergers and Acquisitions – Senior Manager Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Ernst & Young

Title: Mergers and Acquisitions – Senior Manager

Company: Ernst & Young

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Contract

Category: Management

Mergers and Acquisitions – Senior Manager

Our clients are increasingly looking to us to help them plan for growth and analyse all aspects of their overall strategy, which can include inorganic growth. When you join our experienced M&A team, you’ll be at the heart of that challenge, guiding clients through every stage of their transaction lifecycle, be it acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs, buy-ins, fundraising, initial public offerings, takeovers, mergers and strategic reviews.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced M&A Strategy & Transactions professional to join our high performing team. As a M&A Senior Manager, you will assist clients in assessing the strategic fit of a business by analyzing all aspects of a transaction, assessing the projected synergies, project managing the deal cycle, assisting in negotiations, and conducting financial modelling.

You will leverage off an extensive global network, empowering you to provide sector-focused advice on the sale process from strategic positioning to close, and help execute acquisitions, alliances and mergers. You may advise C-suite executives and boards on evaluating strategic alternatives in the context of transactions.

Key responsibilities

You will lead the execution of transactions across the client portfolio, preparing/reviewing client reports and key documentation for fund-raising, acquisitions and disposals. You will take an active role in business development activities including involvement in the preparation of pitch books and other marketing materials, and meeting with existing / target clients. You will also be responsible for the following:

Originate and deliver transaction ideas, identifying opportunities, opening and leveraging relationships

Project manage the transactions, driving the transaction timetable, ensuring quality on client deliverables, as well as managing counterparties and other advisers to ensure transaction milestones are met

Understanding the key business drivers as well as predicting, identifying, and managing key issues and risks through insights, factual conclusions and advice

Lead, develop and counsel junior colleagues, share knowledge, and take an active role in the growth and development of the whole team

Skills and attributes for success

Experience of corporate finance in an investment bank, professional services firm or boutique with a track record of working on both the buy-side and sell-side, as well as finance raising. The role would require strong numerical, financial and modelling skills based on a well-developed understanding of financial statements. You will have sound commercial judgment and an ability to generate creative solutions to problems.

As a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree ideally in a finance related topic or similar from a reputable University

At least 7 to 8 years’ experience in a M&A environment, including experience playing a key role in executing transactions

Proven ability to produce high quality and impactful professional documents for clients and internal use

Flexibility to travel (approx. 25 to 75%).

Ideally, you will also have

MBA or Master’s degree in finance (or related field) from a reputable University

Transactions experience in a client facing role within a professional services, investment bank or similar organisation(s)

GCC experience or working in one of the mature markets

Arabic language skills would be an asset


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