M&A Managing Partner Poland

Job description

Marktlink is looking for a Managing Partner to open new offices in Poland. Marktlink is an international M&A organization and market leader in the mid-market in Western Europe. Marktlink has the ambition to gain a market leading position in Europe within a few years.

With a team of 120 employees, 7 offices in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium we focus on transactions with a deal value of between €2.5 and €300 million. In 2019, Marktlink advised on 80 transactions with a total value of almost €1 billion. Marktlink is growing rapidly, in 2020 we advised on 100 transactions. Marktlink has the ambition to grow to 275 employees internationally within 3-5 years, with additional offices in Belgium, Germany, Poland, the Nordics and the United Kingdom. Marktlink distinguishes itself in the M&A market for its energetic, no-nonsense and above all entrepreneurial approach; the Marktlink DNA is getting deals done! Are you interested in helping Marktlink to expand internationally?

What makes this opportunity interesting?

  • It's an extraordinary combination of the ‘Best of both worlds’:
    • A unique journey into entrepreneurship. The opportunity to launch and run a dynamic M&A business within a well secured environment;
    • A firmly positioned business with a international track record and network;
  • We offer a large existing network of European clients who also want to become active in Poland and we are part of the international M&A network (GGI/GCG);
  • We have been here before. We know the market for 25 years, we have proven success and an impressive track record;
  • Solid support:
    • We are in this together! You will receive direct support from deal teams in the Netherlands, and will be supported by our backoffice teams (finance, marketing, IT, HR and recruitment);
    • We offer a blueprint in setting and scaling up new successful offices;
    • We know the importance of networking and lead generation. Therefore a substantial marketing budget will be made available from the start;
  • You will become shareholder in the UK office with a market-rate management fee. After a few years, an opportunity will be offered to convert shares into Marktlink Holding shares.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop, launch and run a dynamic M&A business from scratch;
  • Acquire and complete M&A transactions in the mid-market in Poland;
  • Draw up and implement an ambitious business plan for the English market in cooperation with the other Marktlink partners and colleagues;
  • Devise and carry out commercial and marketing activities to put Marktlink on the map in Poland;
  • Put together a close and winning team, initially of three to four team members, and in the mid to long term growing to at least 25 team members;
  • New Business Development:
    • proactive prospecting with existing clients in other countries, who want to develop activities in Poland;
    • proactive prospecting with potential clients in Poland;
    • proactive prospecting with Polish clients intending to make acquisitions in other countries in which Marktlink is active;
    • Participate in internal projects and initiatives aimed to develop Marktlink as a whole.

Job requirements

  • Demonstrable successes in dealmaking in the British mid-market and acquiring new Corporate Finance business in Poland;
  • An active business network with trusted relationships;
  • Native-level Polish and professional-level English language skills are essential;
  • At least 10 years’ experience within Corporate Finance Advisory ( f.e. at a big 4 consultancy organization, bank, corporate finance firm or investment bank);
  • Strong focus on high-quality service provision and assignment performance;
  • Technically strong, generating trust through expertise;
  • Outgoing personality, strong communicator, commercially energetic, driven ‘entrepreneur’;
  • An excellent CV in terms of professional qualifications and career path;
  • High IQ and EQ; analytically sharp, numerically excellent and strong strategic insight.