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Senior Director (m/f/d) - Private Equity - Carve-outs & Integrations - Germany

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Location: Hamburg, Germany
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2024

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About Alvarez & Marsal (A&M): 
Companies, investors, and government entities worldwide rely on Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for exceptional leadership and tangible results. Established in 1983, A&M is a global professional services firm that specializes in advisory, business performance improvement, and turnaround management services. 
With over 9,000 professionals spanning 6 continents and operating in more than 80 locations, we excel in delivering transformative solutions to corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms, and government agencies grappling with complex challenges. 
Our senior leaders leverage A&M's rich heritage in restructuring to empower companies to make decisive actions, foster growth, and accelerate outcomes. Characterized by our lean expert teams, non-hierarchical approach, and international focus, A&M is dedicated to delivering excellence. 
About the Role:  
Senior Director (m/f/d) - Carve-Out and Merger Integration - Germany 
As a Senior Director within A&M's Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, you will spearhead operational M&A initiatives for leading private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Your responsibilities will include: 
  • Providing leadership throughout the transaction lifecycle, including pre-deal due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiation support. Assess carve-out complexities, develop transition service agreements (TSAs), and facilitate legal, tax and financial due diligence processes.
  • Managing project timelines, resources, and deliverables to ensure successful execution of carve-out and integration initiatives. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address challenges and drive results
  • Developing strategic plans that maximize value in carve-out and integration scenarios. Collaborate with client teams to define clear objectives, prioritize initiatives, and align strategic goals with financial targets.
  • Driving in-depth diagnostic analyses to uncover opportunities for value creation during carve-out and post-merger integration initiatives. Utilize analytical frameworks and qualitative insights to identify areas of operational improvement and cost optimization
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, serving as a trusted advisor and strategic partner throughout the engagement lifecycle. Provide ongoing support and guidance to address client needs and concerns.
Qualifications: To excel in this role, you should possess: 
  • A Master's degree from an accredited university.
  • Extensive experience in delivering carve-out and post-merger integration services within private equity-backed environments.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading complex transformational projects, from pre-deal due diligence to post-acquisition integration.
  • Deep understanding of the carve-out and post-merger integration lifecycle, including relevant networks and best practices.
  • Proficiency in operational KPIs, Balanced Scorecards, and performance measurement frameworks specific to carve-outs and integrations.
  • Leadership skills in guiding cross-functional teams and managing stakeholder relationships throughout the process.
  • Expertise in project management methodologies and tools tailored for carve-outs and integration projects.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, with a focus on driving tangible results and value creation.
  • Fluent communication skills in both written and verbal English/German.
Join A&M's Success Story: If you are seeking to thrive in a dynamic environment and contribute to A&M's continued success, we encourage you to apply and be part of our team. 

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