Associate Director, Corporate Development, China

  • Attractive salary
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • 30 Jan 18 2018-01-30

A renowned European testing services MNC is looking for an Associate Director, Corporate Development to join their M&A team in Hong Kong!




Coordination of M&A pipeline:

  • Market analysis, identification and liaising with potential future Eurofins partners;
  • Prepare and manage the confidentiality agreements and gather and analyse preliminary data such as audited account, shareholding and leadership details;
  • Evaluate targets based on their business and financial condition and outlook and recommend deal structure;
  • Advise on the Transaction process and tactics, in particular interfacing with the potential targets, its shareholders or advisors and assist the business leaders in preparing negotiation documents required to progress a transaction towards completion including term sheets, heads of agreements, indicative offer letters or exclusivity agreements as required;
  • Coordinate the due diligence and coordinate the activities of other external advisors (e.g. legal counsel, auditors) as required by the company;
  • Assist negotiations and related strategy, attend meetings and give comments on sale and purchase documentation until signing/closing as required by the company;
  • Validate the acquisition contracts, representations and warranties, …;
  • Coordinate the closing of the deal, including financial settlements.
  • Perform excellent peer reviews and support, in relation to the workload, similar activities in other lines of business/countries.


Integration of the acquired companies:

  • Assist in setting up reporting and quality of communication between the new Eurofins partners and the general management of Eurofins;
  • Support a potential legal reorganisation of some companies, fiscal and financial optimisation;
  • Follow-up any post-closing obligation resulting from the acquisition (earn-outs…);
  • Prepare shareholder resolutions and follow-up annual account and post-closing performance.




Education / Professional Experience:

  • Fluency in English + Korean as there will be frequent liaison with Korean companies and counterparts
  • Master degree in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering from a top university; MBA is considered a plus;
  • High potential, ‘next generation’ finance leader;
  • Min 5-10 years in Audit (big 4) / Consulting, M&A (industry or boutique), Investment Banking or Private Equity;
  • Previous exposure and solid understanding of the M&A process (NDA, LOI, DD, SPA, PMI….);
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication & team leadership skills;
  • Outstanding technical / conceptual understanding of finance & valuations ;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel, Powerpoint)

Core Competencies:

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, good strategic thinking and business acumen;
  • High energy level, drive and a passion to succeed; eager to learn and to grow;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including listening and very good communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Self-starter, ownership and natural leadership & drive to get things done;
  • Pragmatic and "roll up sleeves" mentality, can do attitude, Result driven, strong work ethics;
  • Courage and self-confidence to take initiatives; autonomy;
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds;
  • Thinking big picture, yet understanding details;
  • Cordial but firm, non-emotional;
  • Comfortable to work in a very dynamic, fast growing environment and an entrepreneurial, de-central organizations.
  • Potential to lead people (actual experience is a nice to have but not a must).