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M&A Contractor - Financial Services Technology

Amsterdam - General Management

M&A Contractor - Financial Services Technology

We are seeking a highly experienced and results-driven Corporate Development Manager with a deep understanding of the fintech and financial services technology market to lead the discovery work in uncovering potential M&A opportunities. In this role, you will collaborate closely with our CEO and executive leadership team to validate specific hypotheses and assess potential M&A targets. Your primary responsibility will be to identify prospect companies in our target markets, manage the initial conversations and once a real M&A opportunity arises: program manage the overall deal process all the way to closure.

What you'll do

1. Hypothesis Validation: Work closely with our CEO and executive leadership team to understand the specific hypotheses and strategic goals set for M&A opportunities.
2. Market Analysis: Conduct thorough market research and analysis to identify potential target companies that align with our strategic objectives.
3. Identification of Prospects: Use your industry expertise and network to identify potential M&A targets, including startups, emerging players, and established companies.
4. Outreach and Engagement: Initiate contact with potential target companies, engaging in initial conversations to assess their alignment with our strategic goals and the feasibility of an M&A.
5. Initial Due Diligence: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to conduct preliminary due diligence on identified targets, including financial analysis, market fit, product fit and cultural alignment.
6. Report and Recommendation: Prepare reports outlining the findings, opportunities, and risks associated with potential M&A targets. Provide clear recommendations to the CEO and the executive team for decision-making.
7. Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders in target companies and represent Backbase professionally.
8. Confidentiality: Ensure the utmost confidentiality throughout the M&A discovery process.

Who you are

● Industry Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in the fintech or financial services technology industry, with a proven track record in mergers and acquisitions.
● Strategic Thinker: Demonstrated ability to think strategically and align M&A activities with overall business objectives.
● Network: Extensive industry contacts and a strong network of potential target companies and key decision-makers.
● Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and financial modeling skills to evaluate potential opportunities.
● Communication: Exceptional communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas and concepts effectively.
● Project Management: Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
● Confidentiality: Demonstrated commitment to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
● Degree: Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or a related field (MBA preferred).


Our Perks

Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.


Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.


Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.


Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

Training budget

Specific budget for your personal development.


You can wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

High spec equipment

We provide all employees with high-spec Macs and tech set up.

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