Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Ref#: 22265

Function: Legal

Location: US, CA, San Mateo

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

Reporting to the Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, the Director, M&A will work on the evaluation and execution of public and private company mergers and acquisitions to generate inorganic growth for OpenText. Working with cross-functional teams, the Director, M&A will develop transaction rationale and business plans. This individual is also expected to manage M&A deal flow by maintaining a pipeline, proactively contacting targets, evaluating deals sent to OpenText, and building relationships with investment bankers and founder/principals of potential targets to keep OpenText top-of-mind in the marketplace. The Director, M&A will play a highly visible role in all of OpenText’s Corporate Development activities and provide general transaction and analytic support to the Vice President, including the creation of compelling presentation materials for senior management and board purposes.

You are great at:

• Defining M&A strategies and articulating acquisition business cases
• Developing compelling PowerPoint presentations, writing effective prose and oral communication
• Developing and maintaining Excel workbooks and financial models to facilitate the evaluation of opportunities
• Leading diligence activities, asking the right questions and drawing sound conclusions, quickly
• Developing and maintaining excellent cross functional relationships and being responsible for a high degree of cross functional satisfaction with the engagement process and work products
• Being responsible for fostering an open and inclusive work environment

What it takes:

• A minimum of 7-8 years of hands-on deal experience gained within one or more of the following contexts: corporate development, investment banking, transaction advisory services within the big four accounting firms, private equity, or venture capital, preferably in software/technology/information services or a related industry. You should have an anonymized list of prior transactions to walk through at the interview
• Demonstrable experience in leading or playing a key role in deal processes from concept to completion, including the ability to negotiate and execute entire transactions or elements of a value enhancing transaction
• Being a self-starter, strong project manager and having the ability to conceptualize initiatives from the 60,000 foot level, but plan execution down to detailed deliverables
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills and proficiency in building business cases that include DCF and LBO modeling and other valuation techniques. Comfort with leveraging Capital IQ, Factset, 451 or similar data sources for M&A professionals
• Highly proficient in using PowerPoint and proven ability to develop compelling presentations, writing effective prose and being articulate in delivering the same to audiences of varying seniority to gain organizational commitment and alignment; ability to balance listening and advocacy to achieve decisions that are well supported
• Strong work ethic, with an effective combination of business acumen, sound decision-making, and a bias for action; ability to act in a decisive, urgent and committed way to achieve results; remain focused on deliverables and leverage resources to reach goals
• Effective at building strong and collaborative internal and external relationships and professional networks
• Four year college degree with CFA or CPA and/or MBA
• Ability to travel in North America and Internationally, and work long hours as circumstances demand.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA), Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act

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