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Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst 80-100%

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
  • 23 Nov 17
Your Role

Group Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) is responsible for the execution of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestures on a global basis. The team manages the entire M&A process, which includes the idea generation and identification, project evaluation, due diligence and negotiating phase. We manage M&A projects in close collaboration with the business and Group functions including Senior Management. M&A projects have high impact on the respective country, regions or even the Group and therefore offers an exciting fast-paced working environment and a steep learning curve.

As an M&A Analyst your main responsibilities will involve :
  • Support the development of business cases for diverse acquisitions/divestments under the guidance of a project manager
  • Contribute defined modules towards complex analytical tasks in appraising the value of General Insurance and Life insurance companies
  • Close collaboration with Strategy, Innovation & Business Development with a focus on InsureTech
  • Maintain the financial models and manages related processes at the interface with segmental business experts (e.g. actuaries)
  • Conduct analysis (due diligence) and evaluation of business cases at the direction of project managers to support the project manager with the provision of technical information
  • Prepare presentations and other project documentation for Mergers & Acquisitions transactions under the supervision and guidance of the project manager to facilitate an informed decision making process at the relevant committees

Your Skills and Experience

As an M&A Analyst your skills and qualifications will ideally include :
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and up to two years of work experience (incl. internships) in related field
  • Strong desire to acquire relevant knowledge
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and conscious of deadlines
  • Able to apply Corporate Finance knowhow with a commercial mindset
  • FIG experience a plus
  • Showing enthusiasm and having positive attitude
  • Confidence to speak in front of senior stakeholders
  • Experience in putting together presentations and reports
  • Been involved in former transaction processes (due diligence)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in English, any other language a strong advantage

Additional Information

Primary work location is Zurich. The travel requirement is up to 15% . If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Christina Wichmann is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".

You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site .

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Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand. Our 54,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.

You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site.

Zurich Virtual Tour

Enter the fascinating World of Zurich! Learn more about our company and meet some of our employees personally in the Zurich Virtual Tour.

Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 170 countries to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee, you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents either via our employees or through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.