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M&A Associate

Birmingham, England, United KingdomM&A

Job description

We are Marktlink. A committed international M&A specialist with an independent, discrete, and no-nonsense attitude. Since our start in 1996, entrepreneurs have been our driving force. Using in-depth market knowledge and a personal approach we have impacted the lives of many. We believe that the world of acquisitions and investments needs disruption. That’s why we need you.

Are you inspired to help entrepreneurs in the most crucial part of their career and working life? And do you want to help us maintain and expand our market leading position in Europe to shape the future of M&A? Do you want to help establish the foundations of Marktlink in the U.K.?

Then get ready for your next challenge! For our NEW office in Birmingham we are looking for an Assistant Manager!

As an Assistant Manager at Marktlink, you will be responsible for the entire process. From generating the initial lead, through to the first pitch and until the final closing. Marktlink has no specific industry focus, which means you can bring your own network or start building it up based on your preference. Dependent on your revenue you can become a Partner in just a few years!

What we offer

  • Opportunity to become a partner in 3-4 years
  • You will receive a competitive salary
  • Attractive, uncapped bonus based on group and revenue performance (>50% of salary)
  • Take a lead in establishing a new UK business
  • Joining a successful business with 27 years of heritage and market leading position in the BeNeLux.
  • Unlimited holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company car available
  • Continued focus on your career growth
  • An informal, open yet ambitious company culture

Job requirements


Ideally you bring 2+ years of M&A experience. Your M&A track record, financial experience, commercial mindset and genuine interest in entrepreneurs will make sure you succeed in dealmaking. You are sharp, accurate, result-oriented, think on your feet and like to get things done. Furthermore, we expect you to deliver the following experience and competencies:

  • Demonstrable M&A advisory experience from a Corporate Finance/M&A Advisory
  • A track record in deal-closing (entire life cycle experience) and an active business network with trusted relationships in the UK (MIDLANDS) 
  • You are a social and entrepreneurial person who has practical and strategic insight as well as tactical and commercial approach
  • You are analytically strong, punctual and target-driven
  • You are passionate about SMEs and you have a genuine interest in entrepreneurs
  • An eye for personal relationships and excellent communication skills are a must
  • You are driven to realise ambitious, yet achievable revenue targets
  • Fluency in English is mandatory
  • A strong academic track record. Additional qualifications like an CFA, ACCA are a plus.

Joining our company will give you the opportunity to shape your M&A future and establish Marktlink as an M&A market leader in the U.K. We are eager to get to know you!

About Marktlink

Marktlink has led the Dutch M&A market for years. We are growing rapidly and recently opened branches in Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. By 2025, Marktlink M&A will impact the M&A market from offices in ten European countries.

With a team of around 200 employees, we advised on over 150 transactions in 2022 with a total value of €1 billion. Marktlink distinguishes itself in the M&A market by its energetic, no-nonsense, and above all entrepreneurial approach; the Marktlink DNA is ‘getting deals done’!

Together with our labels Marktlink Exit Ready and Marktlink Capital we help successful entrepreneurs in the preparation and sales process and give them access to the strongest private equity funds in Europe and North America.

A pre employment screening can be part of the procedure. We don't offer sponsorships.



Let's connect

You have applied for the position that suits you. We will contact you within five working days.

Let's meet

How can you and Marktlink work together? Let's find out by starting the conversation. By phone or over a cup of coffee.

Let's dive deep

We want the best people, based on a care presentation and the Talent Motivation Analysis (TMA), we look at wheter you competences and talents fit into Marktlink.

Let's start

Have you ticked all the boxes and also succesfully passed the final interview? The official offer is headed your way. Together we will do great deals. Time for champagne!