(Senior) Associate M&A

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(Senior) Associate M&A

Join our team of motivated and ambitious colleagues, be directly involved in national and international M&A transactions, and benefit from our excellent bonus system. Oaklins is an experienced mid-market M&A advisor with offices in more than 40 locations employing more than 850 people worldwide. We offer great opportunities to operate and advance alongside accomplished dealmakers and entrepreneurs.

Full-time · Amsterdam, Zuidas

About the role

Due to our continuous growth, we are currently looking for people to join the small-cap and mid-cap M&A teams in our Amsterdam office. With Oaklins' international focus, you will be working across different sectors in cross-border deal teams. We are looking for people that are motivated, eager to learn, and are passionate about M&A transactions.

If it's time for your next move, get in touch with us.

What you'll do

As a key member of our team, you will have an opportunity to add value through:

  • Your high level of responsibility in executing complex (international) M&A transactions
  • Engaging with interesting clients from all sectors and depending on your experience, be the primary point of contact for our clients
  • Developing detailed financial models and valuation analyses
  • Being in charge of overseeing and conducting daily meetings, reviews, metrics, and clear documentation of follow-ups with businesses
  • The opportunity to become a project leader, where you will be in charge of the overall activities of the deal team
  • Training and mentoring analysts but also have the opportunity to develop yourself by attending both internal and external training programmes
  • Working with ambitious and motivated colleagues in deal teams that consist of three to five persons

Who you are

  • Master’s degree in Business Economics or related program, excellent academic background
  • At least three years of relevant M&A and/or Corporate Finance experience working for an investment bank, Big Four audit firm or reputable boutique
  • Excellent Dutch and English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong technical skills (e.g. financial analysis and modelling)
  • Confident and approachable
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding work ethic
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Proficiency in MS office

The perks

  • Extensive lunch (and good coffee)
  • A high level of responsibility and autonomy
  • Working in close-knit deal teams of enthusiastic and ambitious colleagues
  • A bonus for achieving great results
  • A fast growing company with interesting clients
  • Cross-border deals
  • Professional and personal development guidance (Oaklins Academy)
  • Global exchange program
  • Attend inspirational and fun events with the team, as well as trips abroad
  • Sports with colleagues
  • Friday afternoon drinks (vrijmibo's)
  • Biweekly chair massages at the office
  • Office library

Our interview process

Contact us

If you would like to know more about the role, contact one of our Senior Associates or get in touch with Valerie Kuijt (HR) via e-mail v.kuijt@nl.oaklins.com.

Apply for the position

At Oaklins Netherlands we welcome everyone to apply. We place great value on equal treatment and believe we can only reach our full potential through diversity, combining a diverse set of skills and perspectives. We are excited to meet and learn all about you. Are you up for the challenge? Please submit your full application documentation. 

"A more diverse workforce in M&A can bring a variety of perspectives, experiences and approaches to problem-solving, which leads to better and more creative solutions.”

Joanna Stone Herman, Partner, Oaklins, New York

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