Based in Brussels, the Director M&A (Europe) reports to the Group Director M&A who leads the department and manages the small team of M&A experts that are ensuring the role of the M&A department.
More specifically, you will take a leading role and/or contribute in the following M&A related processes:
As a matter expert, you proactively identify and evaluate potential acquisition and divestiture files or opportunities for JV’s, alliances, spin offs,… across the group in order to advise the Management Committee on opportunities that fit Ageas’ strategy.
You develop, implement and manage the reporting process to map, track and monitor the progress of the M&A projects, prioritize such projects, initiate corrective actions when required and evaluate finalised projects and results, in co-operation with the involved departments within Ageas group. You act as a strategic project manager on identified M&A files, setting up and leading a multi-disciplinary team of internal specialists (due diligence, legal,..) and leading negotiations with external parties (investor bankers, M&A candidate,…) in order to ensure effective roll out and follow up of the M&A file from start to closure, within deadlines and legal/regulatory requirements.
You act as the M&A expert on identified M&A files and as a business partner for project team members to ensure effective deal structuring, negotiation and closing, aligned with Ageas group M&A process procedures and guidelines.
This includes company valuation exercises and assessment of potential deal structuring/financing, as well as participation in legal documentation processes.
You ensure appropriate follow up on M&A file issues after closure, working closely with operational management in the operating companies, in order to minimize the number of management escalations after closure.