BackerSkeie is a leading Executive Search company focused on the Nordic market. Our mission is to create significant and substantial value for our clients. Since our launch in 2004, we have become the natural first choice for executives and organisations who seek trustworthy partners. Our experience and expertise enable us to create significant added value for our clients by finding exceptional leaders. More than two-thirds of our assignments originate as referrals from existing clients. Each client and each role is unique. We work with global companies, family-owned companies and start-ups operating in a wide variety of industries. The common denominator is the fact that all of our clients are dedicated in their search to achieve a competitive advantage by hiring the best possible executives for their companies. The recruitment of executives is one of the most important decisions made in any organisation. The competition for the best candidates is fierce, and requires successful leaders and organisations to devote considerable focus and attention to the process. The rewards are great for those leaders and organisations that succeed in attracting and developing the best people. We assist client companies by providing top-tier service in Executive Search, Leadership Assessments & Advisory, and Board Assessments & Advisory.

For client: Head of M&A

Group Executive Management – International Growth – Strategy

The new Head of M&A will be a member of the Group Executive Management Team with special responsibility for driving all M&A activities and supporting strategy work in the group.

The main tasks will be:

  • Identify, maintain and develop a target list of interesting acquisition candidates
  • Build relationships and motivate current owners of companies to sell their business
  • Develop the business case and manage the decision processes
  • Responsible for all stages of the M&A transactions
  • Plan and prepare the post-merger implementation of acquired companies
  • Prepare business analysis of markets, competitors, technologies etc. as a base for M&A activities and strategic planning
  • Support the CEO in maintaining and developing strategic plans

The ideal candidate has thorough M&A experience from either Investment Banking, M&A- boutique, Transaction Advisory Services, Private Equity or an in-house M&A team. Additionally, the right candidate must be able to lead and drive transactions from A to Z, often without the use of external advisors. Given that many target companies are small and medium-sized, you should have extensive experience in building relationships and motivating company owners to sell their business, as well as solid finance skills including financial modelling and analysis.

This is a new position in the company, which allows you to form the role, as well as the execution of M&A processes. Target companies will mainly be located in Continental Europe and UK, and some travel will be required. The role is based out of the HQ in Oslo or at the regional hubs in Stockholm or Munich.

For any questions about the position, please contact our advisors Are K. Skeie (+47 950 66 183 / or Alexander Huun (+47 478 98 809 / at BackerSkeie AS.

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