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M&A Analyst, Expanding Financial Services Firm backed by Private Equity Investor, Cologne, Germany

9702 /26B

Our client is a financial services business that is going through a strong growth phase and has brought on board a prominent private equity firm to support them. The firm provides advisory services and tailored insurance and risk solutions to companies looking to insure their material assets, machinery or management teams. The business is now well established and very profitable but remains very entrepreneurial and is now looking to expand through a significant number of add-on acquisitions across the German-speaking region. To support this exciting growth path the firm has recently received significant fresh investment from a prominent global private equity investor and is now looking to hire an M&A Analyst to work alongside the M&A Manager on all aspects of the add-on acquisitions and integration. The position will be based in Cologne, Germany.


  • Work closely with the management team and the private equity investor on add-on transactions across the German-speaking region
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of the deal life cycle – from target company research and approach, to valuations, structuring and managing various due diligence workstreams, to negotiation and closing of the deal
  • You will also be involved with in-depth post-merger integration, providing you not only with strong deal exposure but also with highly relevant operational experience
  • Furthermore, there will be other projects, such as digitalisation and improvement of internal processes


  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance or related disciplines
  • Previous transaction experience gained in an M&A internship in an investment bank, M&A boutique, strategy consultancy or Big 4 accounting firm
  • Detailed knowledge of the financial services or insurance market is not required but helpful
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Excellent MS Office skills, in particular MS Excel
  • The firm are looking for a driven, hands-on team player with strong communication skills
  • Native German and fluent English are required

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