Principle Specialist, Mergers & Acquisitions

Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA


Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations

Published on 2021-12-01T05:15:51.000000Z

At NTT we believe that by using innovative technology we can solve global challenges and create a world that is sustainable and secure. We are looking for curious people, from diverse backgrounds, that are keen to work in a fast-paced and agile environment.

At NTT we trust our employees to do the right thing, even when no one is watching, which is why we offer flexibility in the workplace. The majority of our roles are hybrid, meaning we encourage a balance of working from home and our local office. Ask our recruitment team if this is a hybrid role.

Want to be a part of our team?

The primary responsibility of this role is to support the Strategic Investments (M&A) team in its execution of transactions (mergers and acquisitions) as well as the general functions of the Corporate Finance / M&A team.

The Principle M&A Specialist will support the execution of buy and sell side transactions by completing the following:

Transaction execution support
Preparation of investment committee / shareholder / board approval documents
Managing shareholder approvals
Reviewing findings from due diligences and raising queries
Preparation of valuations
Review of legal agreements
End to end deal / project management
Training team members
Engaging extensively with other teams (strategy, finance, etc.)

Working at NTT

Key roles and responsibilities :

Assist in the execution of deals such as mergers and/or acquisitions. Create financial model analyses to support valuations using a number of different valuation methodologies. Produce and maintain a variety of documents and databases which relate to the strategic investments function. Conduct comparables analysis and market research to support internal financial analysis. Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge on financial instruments, market conditions and trends. Execute and manage all elements of the transaction process. Manage the advisors that have been appointed on the deals (if any). Manage input and deliverables from internal stakeholders (e.g. finance, tax, legal etc). Contribute towards marking up and reviewing of legal agreements. Compile the necessary investment committee and board documents. Stakeholder engagement (Internal) : Strategic Investments (M&A), Corporate Strategy & Planning, Finance, Regions, Investment Committee, Shareholder Stakeholder engagement (External): Investment Banks, Lawyers, due diligence providers, other advisors

Knowledge, skills and attributes:

Eager to contribute and to be a part of a high-performing team operating in a pressured environment Must be able to demonstrate working/practical knowledge and understanding of M&A principles Ability to effectively manage competing demands Strong analytical and data gathering skills Good business acumen Strong quantitative and analytical competency Good financial modelling skill High attention to detail Ability to multi-task Must be able to work under pressure Able to engage with and interact with C – suite executives Strong interpersonal skills Ability to present both internally and externally

Academic qualifications and certifications:

Relevant tertiary degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Law MBA, CA or CFA preferred

Required experience:

4+ years post-graduate experience in corporate finance, private equity or consulting Other areas of experience to be considered on a case-by-case basis Basic understanding of Accounting, Tax and Finance High degree of proficiency in MS Office products, specifically expert working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint Experience working with and presenting to senior executives Willingness to travel

What will make you a good fit for the role?

Standard career level descriptor for job level:

• Uses professional concepts and company objectives to solve complex issues in creative ways• Networks with others outside own area of expertise• Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results • May coordinate others’ activities• Typically requires significant related experience with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree

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