M&A Partner Berlin

Full time

Marktlink is a committed international M&A specialist with an independent, discrete, and no-nonsense approach. Together with our labels Marktlink Exit-Ready and Marktlink Transaction Services we support entrepreneurs by preparing their business for sale and guide them throughout the entire sales or acquisition process. Our label Marktlink Capital offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest in strong private equity and venture capital funds.

Since our start in 1996, entrepreneurs have been our driving force. With a profound market knowledge and a personal approach, we advised many transactions and in doing so we influenced the lives of many.

Published on: 12 june, 2024
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Your goal

You will focus on building up a network, managing the deal team of passionate deal makers, and together, advise and guide our mid-market clients through the entire buy-side or sell-side process. Marktlink has no specific industry focus. We cover almost all industries, which means you can bring your own network or start building it up based on your preference. Additionally, we are seeking a candidate who not only loves closing deals but is also passionate about entrepreneurship and enjoys working with entrepreneurs. Furthermore, your long-term goal is to build a team of 25 plus dealmakers within 5 years.
As M&A Partner at Marktlink, you will be responsible for the entire transaction process from A to Z for various industries and entrepreneurs. For over 25 years, we have been working with a unique approach so you're definitely in for a treat. On a daily basis, you will perform company and market analyses, prepare valuations and bid books, meet potential buyers and sellers, and expand and maintain your network. Our ideal candidate has at least 7 years of experience at an M&A boutique. Next to having a solid financial foundation, analytical skills, and a commercial mindset are key to success. In this role, you will become responsible for delivering high-quality M&A advice and building a strong team of dealmakers, guiding them to excel in their roles and contribute to the success of our firm. Excited? Then don't hesitate to apply!

Your responsibilities

  • Put together a close-knit, winning team, initially three to four members. In the medium to long term, teams can grow up to at least 25 team members or at least a leading position in your market.
  • Develop, launch, and run a dynamic M&A office.
  • 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.

Your profile

  • An active network with trusted relationships and demonstrable successes in dealmaking and acquiring mid-market M&A engagements business in Berlin.
  • An extensive track record in dealmaking in Berlin.
  • Native-level German and professional-level English language skills are essential.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in Corporate Finance Advisory (Big 4, M&A Boutique, Corporate Finance firm).
  • Strong focus on high-quality service provision.
  • Technically strong, generating trust through expertise.
  • Outgoing personality, strong communicator, commercially energetic, intrinsically curious, driven ‘entrepreneur’.
  • An excellent CV in terms of professional qualifications and career path.
  • High IQ and EQ; analytically sharp, excellent numeracy skills, and strong strategic insight.
Joining our company will give you the opportunity to shape your M&A future and establish Marktlink as an M&A market leader in Berlin. We are eager to get to know you!

Why us?

  • 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 company and brand with an international M&A track record and network.
  • Almost 10 international Managing Partners have preceded you and our presence in new countries has proven successful. The plan is to grow to more than 25 international offices, covering all European countries.
  • We offer an updated in-house database and direct (online and offline) sales assistance 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 our establishment in 1996, we have built an impressive track record of over 28 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 (business support, finance, marketing, IT, HR and recruitment).
    • Knowledge sharing. Whether it's market insights, best practices, leads, or simply bouncing ideas off one another, we all benefit from the extensive knowledge that Marktlink and its local offices have accumulated over the years.
    • 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.
    • The lead generating department in the group will actively help you in finding new mandates.
    • We have built an inhouse software tool that combines the best (deal) database, CRM, ERP and matching tools.
Our hiring process
Step 1

Let's connect

Once you've applied, expect our response within five working days.

Step 2

Let’s meet

Discover how you and Marktlink align. Let's chat, be it over a phone call or in person.

Step 3

Let's dive deep

In search of top talent, we evaluate your skills and qualities through a presentation and Talent Motivation Analysis (TMA) to ensure a perfect match.

Step 4

Let's start

After acing the final interview, prepare for the official offer. Exciting times ahead – let's celebrate with some champagne!

Frequently asked questions

Which documents should I include in my application?

Please provide us with your most recent CV, updated motivation and if you really want to shine a video!

Are there any special requirements for working at Marktlink?

For M&A Professionals a finished masters degree in Finance is mandatory. For all the other positions please take a look at the requirements per job.

Does Marktlink offer a relocation package?

Regrettably, we currently do not offer any relocation packages.

Does Marktlink provide IND sponsorship for positions?

Unfortunately, at the moment, Marktlink does not provide IND sponsorship for positions. However, we are actively working on this matter and aim to offer sponsorship opportunities in the near future.