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Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
The M&A Manager will be a key member of the Syngenta Global M&A team based in Basel, Switzerland. You will work closely with the M&A Project Leaders throughout the entire deal process. Responsibilities include researching and evaluating potential acquisition targets, supporting the execution of (cross border) transactions, developing solid business cases and financial models, and coordinating due diligence.
Identifying, screening and evaluating global M&A opportunities
Overall assessment of potential opportunities (e.g. attractiveness, strategic fit, portfolio review, valuation, due diligence, key issues having a material impact on price and structuring) with the proactive and timely involvement of all relevant company stakeholders and functions
Independently develop robust business cases and valuation models and assess the value creation potential of acquisition, divestiture, alliance proposals, while actively liaising with the business, R&D, production and finance teams
Actively manage Due Diligence processes
Draft presentations to update the Executive Team on the progress of transactions
Track valuation trends and fundamentals in the sector
Review outputs of more junior team members on larger transactions and actively coach more junior team members on the development of technical skills
Participate in initial planning of post-merger integration
Actively adhere to regulations, corporate governance/policies, support implementation of adequate checks and balances during deal execution process
Ensure knowledge sharing and transfer across the team and the firm
What are we looking for:
4-6 years professional experience in Investment Banking (Associate level I/II), preferably at a 1st tier investment bank
Master's degree. Professional qualification (e.g. CFA, CPA, ACA) or M&A boot camp training a plus
Strong financial analysis and valuation skills
High aptitude to learn quickly, assimilate to new teams and projects, and work well under pressure with appropriate attention to detail
Project management and interpersonal skills with ability to work on multiple projects and within diverse teams
Fluency in English. Excellent communication skills including the ability to present effectively
What we offer:
We offer a variety of financial and non-financial benefits including:
A competitive pension fund plan
Preferential conditions with insurance companies
On campus health and fitness services
Exclusive reduction offers for employees
We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment #bringingplantpotentialtolife
Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, certificates) – reference number 18022054.
Please be aware that the job title may differ from the position title.
International applications are welcome for example from Frankfurt and London.
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status