M&A Managing Partners - Germany

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Marktlink is looking for M&A Managing Partners to open new offices throughout Europe. Marktlink is an international M&A advisory firm and market leader in the mid-market in Western Europe. Marktlink has the ambition to extend its market leading position in Europe within a few years.

In our opinion, successful entrepreneurs are being underserved when they enter the M&A market. There's a substantial demand for an established advisory firm in the European M&A market. Marktlink guides business owners through one of the most important journeys of their career, not only in delivering quality advice, but also in helping them to get their best M&A deal done. That’s exactly what we do: we shape the future of M&A!

With a team of 150 employees working for a total of nine offices in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, we focus on transactions with a deal value between €2.5 and €250 million. Marktlink has advised on 120 transactions in 2021 alone, with a total deal value of over €1 billion.

Marktlink is growing rapidly! We have the ambition to grow to the amount of 275 employees internationally within 3-5 years, setting up offices all over Europe. What distinguishes Marktlink in the M&A market is its energetic, no-nonsense and, above all, entrepreneurial approach; the Marktlink DNA means getting deals done! Are you interested in helping Marktlink expand internationally?

What makes this opportunity interesting?

  • We offer a unique journey into entrepreneurship and the opportunity to launch and run a dynamic M&A office that’s part of an established with an international M&A track record and network.
  • Four international Managing Partners have preceded youand our presence in new countries have proven successful.
  • We offer an updated in-house database with a large number of leads for the European market and an expansive network of European clients. Furthermore, we are part of the international M&A network (GGI/GCG).
  • Since establishment in 1996, we have an impressive track record of over 25 years of successes.
  • We offer solid support:
    • we are in this together! You will receive direct support from deal teams and our back office teams (finance, marketing, IT, HR and recruitment);
    • we provide a blueprint that helps you with setting up and scaling up a new successful office;
    • we know the importance of networking and lead generating. Therefore, a substantial marketing budget will be made available from the start.
  • You will become a shareholder country's Marktlink office with a market-rate management fee. After a few years, an opportunity will be offered to convert these shares into Marktlink Holding shares.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, launch and run a dynamic M&A office from scratch.
  • Acquire leads and complete M&A transactions (buy side and sell side) in your country’s mid-market.
  • Draw up and implement ambitious business plans for your country’s market in cooperation with the other Marktlink partners and colleagues.
  • Devise and carry out commercial and marketing activities to put Marktlink on the map in your country.
  • Put together a winning close-knit team, initially three to four members. In the medium to long term teams can grow up to at least 25 team members.
Job requirements
  • An active business network with trusted relationships and demonstrable successes in dealmaking and acquiring new meaningful M&A engagements business in Germany.
  • Native level German and professional-level English language skills are essential.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Corporate Finance Advisory (big 4, M&A boutique, corporate finance firm or investment bank).
  • Strong focus on high-quality service provision.
  • Technically strong, generating trust through expertise.
  • Outgoing personality, strong communicator, commercially energetic, driven ‘entrepreneur’.
  • An excellent CV in terms of professional qualifications and career path.
  • High IQ and EQ; analytically sharp, numerically excellent and strong strategic insight.

Job information

Firm: Marktlink

Location: Germany