Principle Specialist, Mergers & Acquisitions
NTT
Johannesburg, South Africa
5d ago

At NTT we believe that by using innovative technology we can solve global challenges and create a world that is sustainable and secure.

We are looking for curious people, from diverse backgrounds, that are keen to work in a fast-paced and agile environment.

At NTT we trust our employees to do the right thing, even when no one is watching, which is why we offer flexibility in the workplace.

The majority of our roles are hybrid, meaning we encourage a balance of working from home and our local office. Ask our recruitment team if this is a hybrid role.

Want to be a part of our team?

The primary responsibility of this role is to support the Strategic Investments (M&A) team in its execution of transactions (mergers and acquisitions) as well as the general functions of the Corporate Finance / M&A team.

The Principle M&A Specialist will support the execution of buy and sell side transactions by completing the following :

Transaction execution support

Preparation of investment committee / shareholder / board approval documents

Managing shareholder approvals

Reviewing findings from due diligences and raising queries

Preparation of valuations

Review of legal agreements

End to end deal / project management

Training team members

Engaging extensively with other teams (strategy, finance, etc.)

Working at NTT

Key roles and responsibilities :

  • Assist in the execution of deals such as mergers and / or acquisitions.
  • Create financial model analyses to support valuations using a number of different valuation methodologies.
  • Produce and maintain a variety of documents and databases which relate to the strategic investments function. Conduct comparables analysis and market research to support internal financial analysis.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge on financial instruments, market conditions and trends.
  • Execute and manage all elements of the transaction process.
  • Manage the advisors that have been appointed on the deals (if any).
  • Manage input and deliverables from internal stakeholders (e.g. finance, tax, legal etc).
  • Contribute towards marking up and reviewing of legal agreements.
  • Compile the necessary investment committee and board documents.
  • Stakeholder engagement (Internal) : Strategic Investments (M&A), Corporate Strategy & Planning, Finance, Regions, Investment Committee, Shareholder
  • Stakeholder engagement (External) : Investment Banks, Lawyers, due diligence providers, other advisors
  • Knowledge, skills and attributes :

  • Eager to contribute and to be a part of a high-performing team operating in a pressured environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate working / practical knowledge and understanding of M&A principles
  • Ability to effectively manage competing demands
  • Strong analytical and data gathering skills
  • Good business acumen
  • Strong quantitative and analytical competency
  • Good financial modelling skill
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Able to engage with and interact with C suite executives
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present both internally and externally
  • Academic qualifications and certifications :

  • Relevant tertiary degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Law
  • MBA, CA or CFA preferred
  • Required experience :

  • 4+ years post-graduate experience in corporate finance, private equity or consulting
  • Other areas of experience to be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Basic understanding of Accounting, Tax and Finance
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office products, specifically expert working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with and presenting to senior executives
  • Willingness to travel
  • What will make you a good fit for the role?

    Standard career level descriptor for job level :

  • Uses professional concepts and company objectives to solve complex issues in creative ways
  • Networks with others outside own area of expertise
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods , techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results
  • May coordinate others’ activities
  • Typically requires significant related experience with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
  • Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with us. Apply today.

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    NTT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to providing an environment free of unfair discrimination and harassment.

    We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, veteran status, or other protected category.

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