M&A Associate

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: 15 february, 2024
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Your goal

Who is ready for the next step as Mergers and Acquisitions dealmaker in the SME-market? You!

You already have a few years’ experience as an M&A professional and the ambition to become an independent dealmaker within the next three years. This entrepreneurial drive is part of Marktlink’s DNA. At Marktlink, you will not just be a link in the chain, but doing business independently from day one. You will be responsible for a significant part of the transaction process and involved from A to Z. You have sufficient financial skills, but also a commercial mindset and a genuine interest in entrepreneurs; the clients of Marktlink.

Your responsibilities

As an M&A Associate you can broadly expect the following:
  • Business development
  • Preparing valuations and bid books
  • Meeting potential buyers and sellers
  • Approaching new buyers and sellers
  • Expanding and maintaining the (Marktlink) network
  • Preparing financing applications and solving financing issues
  • Providing broad support to the partner and manager during the projects

Your profile

You have sufficient financial skills, a commercial, open mindset, and a genuine interest in entrepreneurs. 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:

  • Master’s degree in Finance
  • Demonstrable M&A advisory experience from a Corporate Finance/M&A Advisory in Germany
  • A track record in deal-closing (entire life cycle experience) and an active business network with trusted relationships in (southern) Germany
  • 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 Germany is mandatory
  • A strong academic track record. Additional qualifications like an CFA, ACCA are a plus.

Why us?

  • The opportunity to be part of establishing Marktlink Munich;
  • A competitive salary and Marktlink bonus;
  • Unlimited holidays. (Work Hard. Play Hard. We offer a unique combination of freedom and responsibility)
  • Pension plan;
  • HP tablet/laptop and iPhone;
  • Lots of responsibility from day one, flexible working hours, and amazing colleagues;
  • Focus on career growth, continued education, and inspiring learning programs;
  • Great events with the entire group, like the Marktlink Xmas gala, Dutch Grand Prix, etc.
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.