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Interim CFO with Carve-Out and PE Experience, Hanover, Germany

9712 /25B

We are looking for an Interim CFO with carve-out and PE experience for an IT Services firm (SME). The company is currently part of a larger European group and is based near Hanover. It has recently attracted the interest of a well-known and successful Private Equity investor. The main task of the Interim CFO will be to lead the carve-out process of the parent company and to set-up a lean and efficient finance function. The mid-term focus will be on driving the ambitious buy-and-build strategy in a fragmented market to become a national niche champion. Furthermore, it will be key to professionalise sales and marketing. The position is based near Hanover, Germany.

Immediate availability is required. The role can turn into a permanent position.


  • Structuring and leading the carve-out process of the firm
  • Setting-up a lean finance function, including Accounting, Reporting / Controlling, Treasury, HR / Payroll and Legal
  • Implementing best-in-class management information systems and KPIs
  • Budget-planning and forecasting        
  • Coordination and preparation of financial statements
  • Reporting financial results to the management board, advisory board, lenders and shareholders
  • M&A (financial due diligence) and post-merger-integrations
  • Cash and liquidity management
  • Project management       
  • Main point of contact for the shareholder, banks, auditors and tax advisors


  • Significant relevant work experience and track record in a CFO role, gained in a SME
  • Carve-out and M&A experience is a requirement
  • Experience in working with private equity investors is needed
  • A background working in the IT and Communication sector is a plus
  • Hands-on approach, strong technical and analytical skills, accustomed to working independently
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Immediate availability is necessary

Private Equity, CFO Network, PE Backed Business

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