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Head Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Reference PE002227/MT
Location Gauteng, Centurion
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client, a market leader, is currently looking to employ Head Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) based in Centurion.

Purpose  :
Build and lead the Mergers & Acquisition activities of a multibillion dollar high growth business, targeting 1GW of renewable asset and/or business acquisitions over five years plus the acquisition of energy and digital service businesses.

A wonderful career opportunity awaits you.

  • Relevant B degree (HONS) – Essential/Minimum.
  • Relevant M degree – Recommended/Desirable.
  • MBA - Recommended/Desirable.
  • CFA level III - Recommended/Desirable.
  • CA - Recommended/Desirable.
  • Exceptional M and A track record at a senior level (Partner, MD, Director or similar) with leading international private equity houses, investment banks or blue-chip organizations focused on the power industry, with exposure to renewable energy assets, businesses and services.
  • Demonstrable track record of transacting across Africa (and preferably other international markets) and assessing and entering new renewable energy markets is more important.
  • Strong acquisition or investment experience of/in renewable energy assets or businesses is a must, with a preference for M and A experience of the service side of the energy value.
Responsibilities and expectations but not limited to:
  • Collaborate closely with other Energy Business divisions including the Asset Management, Legal, Health, Safety and Environmental, Utility Projects, Services, Digitization and Distributed Generation functions to ensure alignment and cross-fertilization.
  • Pull-in wider Group skill sets to assist in Value Addition and reviews.
  • Engage the knowledge and networks of the Business and broader Group.
  • Engage with external partners for potential collaborative opportunities.
  • Continue to develop and expand relationships throughout the industry (and service sectors) and governmental sectors.
  • Articulate a compelling vision with demonstrable results in cross team engagement and consultation.
  • Encourage a culture of clear, concise, and direct communication.
  • Present and represent the Merger and Acquisition division, strategy, and investments internally and to the Investment Committee, Board and Shareholders.
  • Represent the Group externally.
  • Energy will be a digital native business.
  • Work with Energy and the broader Group’s digital divisions to ensure that processes and reporting are digitized and optimized from the outset, utilizing best in class M and A and asset management software that dovetails into the Energy Business’s platforms and reporting systems.
  • Define and refine the M and A process applying industry best practices and standards.
  • Lead the M and A process from market and sector assessment to target identification, due diligence, negotiation, target closing and funding and post-acquisition integration.
  • Implement a policy of strict capital gating of the M and A cycle to reduce risk in pursuing acquisitions.
  • Maintain a high-performance level and success rate of M and A activities.
  • Plan and manage performance, skills development, employment equity, talent, and culture of team in order to improve innovation, achieve efficiencies and expand competencies.
  • Ensure clear communication of individual, divisional and Business targets and objectives and drive performance towards their fulfilment.
  • Perform thorough bottom up and top-down analyses of markets and strategies in order to defensibly define target markets, technologies and technology clusters and identify individual opportunities.
  • Introduce digital processes to enhance and optimize deal sourcing and screening.
  • Ensure modelling of targets utilizes traditional and stochastic modelling, where relevant and dependent on drivers and risks.
  • Maintain and ensure a healthy environment, safe operations practices.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) policies procedures in line with set standards.
  • Alongside the Managing Director and senior Energy Leadership develop and implement near, medium and long-term M & A strategies, initially focused on South Africa and Africa but to include international markets and opportunities that complement the strategy or are synergistic with the Group’s activities.
  • Evolve the strategic focus as the Business grows.
  • Expectation is that the initial focus will be on expanding the asset base by acquiring generating assets and businesses, but this will be supplemented by adjacent energy, and ultimately digital, service company acquisitions.
  • Maintain awareness of industry, sector, geographical and legislative and regulative developments and trends through network, industry resources, conferences, and travel.
  • Ensure knowledge and learnings are disseminated with the team and throughout the Business.
  • Develop and improve the knowledge and activities of the M and A department, keeping up with industry best practices.
  • Create a continuous improvement mindset in every aspect of the business and from a personal perspective.
  • Assimilate, through experience, travel, network, and learning, and implement best practice and new industry trends.
  • Grow the M and A team appropriately as the Business develops and evolves with best-in-class candidates.
  • Initially, parts of the M and A process may need to be outsourced.
  • Define a Value Addition plan from early on in each M and A process, identifying specific qualitative and quantitative value optimization strategies.
  • Build and evolve an Integration Plan over the course of each M and A process and oversee the execution of the Integration post-acquisition.
Please note should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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