Nielen Schuman is a leading independent corporate finance advisory boutique in the Benelux. Established in 2002, our firm has extensive experience in providing corporate finance advisory and execution services to a broad range of medium to large sized business owners, corporations, institutions, management teams and investors. Our suite of services encompasses mergers & acquisitions, strategic advisory, capital raising, capital restructuring, and related advisory services.

At Nielen Schuman, we offer truly independent advice, with only the interests of our clients at heart. Whether advising on the sale of a company, a capital raising, or capital restructuring alternatives, our advice is tailored to the complexity of the matter, meets the highest quality standards and comprises the latest market insights. Our unique approach has produced strong and lasting client relationships based on trust and cooperation and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, whereby we offer innovative solutions and execution excellence in complex situations.

The team at Nielen Schuman consists of high performers with a down to earth and entrepreneurial mindset. We value creative thinking and intellectual diversity and the boldness to challenge existing beliefs. We offer a broad exposure to corporate finance services and industries in a high paced international deal flow environment, working alongside talented and driven professionals with diverse backgrounds. We foster a collegial environment based on mutual respect and empowerment and nurture individual, professional and personal growth at all career stages. Through our internal coaching program, recurring internal and external trainings and a personal development budget, we encourage career development based on personal development needs.

Associate Director M&A

Nielen Schuman is seeking to add an Associate Director M&A to our growing team in Amsterdam. An Associate Director M&A at Nielen Schuman is an experienced professional, who is ambitious, has an entrepreneurial mindset and is intrinsically motivated by being part of and contributing to building a leading Benelux corporate finance advisory franchise.

At Nielen Schuman, you will be a driving force in our deal teams. We offer you the opportunity to immediately integrate into the team and lead the day-to-day deal execution. We work in effective and highly collaborative deal teams with limited hierarchy in which you will work closely with our senior dealmakers and clients’ executives and guide and coach junior team members. You have a pivotal role in all phases of deal sourcing and transaction execution; from deal origination, valuation, structuring, due diligence coordination and negotiation to closing. As such you will have a leading role in day-to-day deal execution, structuring advice to our clients, interaction with clients and prospective buyers, contributing to tactical decisions and assisting in negotiations. You will be provided with the support to master the deal sourcing process and the opportunity to expand your network and enhance your project management and team management skills. You will be given substantial responsibility and experience a steep learning curve in your role as Associate Director M&A at Nielen Schuman.

Your Responsibilities

  • Supporting our clients in a wide range of sell side, buy side, strategic, public-to-private, capital raising and related situations
  • day-to-day project coordination and interacting with counterparts at clients, potential buyers and other professional advisors
  • Overseeing the production of business and market analyses, including complex financial and valuation models and reports and potential bidder analyses
  • Managing the preparation of client presentations, teasers, information memoranda, management presentations and other process related documents
  • Coordinating project deliverables, the due diligence process, information requests and maintaining project timelines
  • Preparing for and participating in origination meetings, strategic dialogues, tactical decisions and negotiations
  • Mentoring associates and working collaboratively with your peers to further develop the pool of talented junior and medior team members
  • Building and maintaining an external network and relationships with prospective clients, market participants and professional advisors
  • Driving and implementing initiatives aimed at building a leading Benelux corporate finance advisory franchise

What will make you successful in this role

  • A Master’s degree
  • 5-9 years of experience in corporate finance or investment banking, preferably in M&A, industry team or execution team
  • Native Dutch and strong command of written and verbal English
  • Excellent analytical, project management, team management and interpersonal skills
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, collaborative mentality, and drive to succeed
  • A strong command of valuation methodologies, accounting principles and Excel modelling

What we offer our future colleagues

  • A non-hierarchical environment based on openness and mutual respect
  • A high level of responsibility within a framework of personal development and support
  • An entrepreneurial environment with a shared ambition to further grow the firm
  • The opportunity to work alongside the best professionals in a high international deal flow environment with exposure to first class debt advisory
  • The ability to work on a wide variety of assignments across various disciplines of our advisory service, thereby accelerating your development as senior corporate finance professional
  • A highly competitive salary and bonus eligibility

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