Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Horizon Recruitment has partnered with a rapidly growing leader in the financial services industry to recruit a talented Mergers & Acquisitions Manager. This unique role represents an opportunity to work either fully remote or hybrid (1 – 2 office days/week).


You will play an instrumental role in executing our client growth strategy and leading start-to-finish deal execution on buy-side transactions including financial and business due diligence, target valuation and financial modeling, and preparation of transaction documentation. The Mergers & Acquisitions Manager will be a key team member of our clients active and high performing corporate development team. Reporting to the Director Mergers & Acquisitions, we are looking for an organized and highly analytical individual who is looking to expand their knowledge and can assist our client’s national strategic expansion.


With a rich history of 40 + years our client has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting local communities. Our client boasts a national network of 200 locations and over 2,000 employees, the company continues to expand across Canada.



  • Performing financial valuations of potential acquisition targets, including in-depth financial analysis of quality of earnings, normalization adjustments, and estimation of synergies
  • Preparing expressions of interest / letters of intent
  • Performing buy-side transaction due diligence
  • Creating and managing the digital “data books” of the acquisition target and leveraging them to build sound analyses and valuable insights
  • Managing digital data rooms to ensure efficient flow of documents and communication (both internally and externally)
  • Building strong relationships with the vendor throughout the transaction
  • Reviewing and assistance on drafting of definitive purchase agreements
  • Collaborating with a cross-functional internal due diligence and post-merger integration team and deal sponsors
  • Interacting and assisting external advisors including legal and accounting firms on transactions
  • Preparing M&A and finance-related presentations for Senior Management and the Board
  • Supporting in deal sourcing and business development activities
  • Assisting in other ad hoc financial analysis and modelling for various initiatives as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business, with focus on finance or accounting
  • CPA designation (CFA, CBV designations are an asset)
  • 4+ years of direct experience in an M&A transaction environment (e.g. private equity, Big 4 Financial Advisory, investment banking, corporate finance, corporate development), 7+ years overall of professional experience
  • Advanced Excel and data analysis skills
  • Proficient at PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks; able to adapt quickly to changing needs, responsibilities, and tasks
  • Ability to problem solve and think outside the box
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity
  • Ability to succeed and flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.