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CFO, Retail

We’ve been retained to identify a CFO to work with the founding executive management – a business partner of the CEO, taking the business to the next phase. This is a key strategic role in the overall management of the business, reporting directly into the CEO. The CFO has primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities of this rapidly growing private company. This will include direct responsibility for compliance and best in class accounting, financial operations, budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, and reporting. The CFO will navigate between detail and strategy, bring passion to the role, think and add value across the business.

Requirement:
• Previously worked as a CFO with approximately 15yrs experience in progressively more senior financial leadership roles.
• A Chartered Accountant with experience in blue-chip organisations
• Previous experience in a high scale growth retail businesses
• Corporate Development exposure
• Operated at a board level but is still very hands-on and in the detail
• Change management and project management skills – proven ability in upgrading and streamlining finance, operations, processes and systems.
• A strong team player and leader
• The highest level of integrity, honesty and dependability
• Strong reporting and presentation skills – presenting internally (inc. Board) and externally.
• Previous pre-IPO/IPO and trade sale experience.

Contact

Adam Taylor-Campbell

02 9235 9404

CFO, Retail
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In House M&A Analyst

Iconic, Australian listed business in the Consumer / Retail sector is seeking an Analyst to join their Group M&A team.

Working with a highly experienced senior team, you will work across all aspects of M&A activity for the group including acquisitions, divestments and broader corporate finance initiatives such as joint ventures and capital management. Working at the Group level you will work across the full portfolio and will help to identify opportunities for the business and prepare Board papers and detailed financial and commercial analysis for the team.

To be successful you will likely have gained 2-4 years experience in transactional M&A gained from either an investment bank, leading independent corporate advisory firm or top tier CA firm. You will have proven execution capability on deal processes, will have strong financial modelling and valuation skills and will be looking for an opportunity to work on behalf of a business in an M&A deal environment and broaden your commercial experience. A confident communicator, you will be comfortable building and maintaining relationships across all levels of an organisation as well as being able to manage external advisor relationships. Applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

To apply for this opportunity or to gain further information please contact Ali Roger.

Contact

Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

In House M&A Analyst
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Senior Corporate Development / In House M&A Manager

Iconic, Australian listed business is seeking a Corporate Development Manager to work as part of their group M&A and business development function. You will be expected to work closely and effectively with the senior executive team on the development of growth strategies and to identify and analyse potential acquisition or divestment targets for the group, as well as broader corporate finance initiatives such as joint ventures and capital management. Working as part of a small, highly capable and credible team, you will assist in leading deal execution, commercial negotiation and the preparation and presentation of Board papers and approvals.

Successful applicants will likely have 7-9 years transactional M&A experience gained from either an investment bank, leading independent corporate advisory firm or the M&A team of a big 4 CA firm or listed Corporate business. You will have a proven ability to lead and execute M&A transactions and will be comfortable building and maintaining relationships with all levels of a business and the external adviser network. You will enjoy working in a deal environment but will be looking to do this on behalf of a business where you will see the ongoing commercial impact of M&A activity, and in a role that will provide a greater degree of work life balance.

To apply for this role or for a confidential discussion please contact Ali Roger below.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

Contact

Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

Senior Corporate Development / In House M&A Manager
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General Manager, Corporate Development – M&A, Strategic Investments, Joint Ventures and Alliances

  • Major consumer/retail brand
  • Genuinely Impactful role
  • Strategic growth agenda

Undoubtedly one of Australia’s iconic corporations, our client is respected for many things, including its innovation track record and obsession for customer service.

This is a newly created role that will see you play an instrumental part in helping senior management both craft and deliver the Group’s ongoing growth strategy. This could be in the form of direct acquisitions, strategic investments and/or alliances as well as Joint Venture agreements.

Specific duties will entail:

• Build and nurture a pipeline of growth avenues as listed above
• Critically assess opportunities & present recommendations to Senior Management and/or the Board
• Lead commercial due diligence & negotiation activities to bring these opportunities to fruition
• The capacity to appropriately shape agreements to ensure internal & external stakeholder alignment

Candidates are likely to have a minimum of 10 years commercial experience including having gained initial exposure to M&A or Strategy Consulting, then moving into an in-house Corporate Development/Ventures team or an investing role with a well-established, reputable Private Equity or Venture Capital fund. In addition, you will have exceptional networking, interpersonal and relationship management skills and be someone who is both creative and driven but who can also listen and engage.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this role.

If curious to learn more, please contact Jon Michel.

Contact

Jon Michel

02 9235 9410

General Manager, Corporate Development, M&A, Strategic Investments, Joint Ventures & Alliances
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Corporate Finance Manager – Blue Chip Energy Corporate

  • Privatised and growing blue chip energy corporate.
  • AD/Director (Corporate Finance) equivalent level

Our client is a large recently privatised electricity grid owner. This is an exciting time for the business with the new global fund manager owners focused on growth. The corporate finance function reviews all investment or value creating decisions and the impact on the business, translating that to the senior leadership team and shareholders.

Reporting to the Head of Finance and Investor Relations, the responsibilities will be as follows:
• Maintain / update the Corporate Valuation Model at the company and business unit level explaining and providing scenario analysis on value changes and key drivers;
• Conduct financial / feasibility analysis, producing investment papers for the board for large capital investments;
• Investor Relations – liaising with security holders on a regular basis related to company valuation, distributions and ad hoc analysis;
• Regulatory Analysis – Review and give views related to financial models provided by the Australian Energy Regulator;
• Ad hoc analysis as requested: credit ratings models, refinance modelling, various other investment decision analysis within the company.

This will suit someone who has corporate finance/investment banking analysis skills. You will have a minimum of 10 years of experience, likely from a corporate finance/deals modelling background, investment banking, infrastructure funds or potentially as an infrastructure focused equities analyst.

Candidates must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

For a confidential discussion contact Mischa Bennett below:

Contact

Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Corporate Finance Manager – Blue Chip Energy Corporate
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Strategy Analyst – Corporate Growth

  • $8bn+ market cap logistics business
  • Investment analysis for organic growth

My client is a Private Equity owned market leading logistics business with an appetite to grow, and make existing pursuits more profitable. This business was carved out of an existing business and now has a newly created corporate structure. There is a highly engaged and refreshed approach to the strategy of the business, with an exciting mandate to make an impact.
The Investment Analysis function acts as the investment filter to all important organic (CAPEX expenditure) and inorganic (M&A opportunities) decisions. There is a need for an Investment Analyst to assist this analysis.

Reporting to the Head of Investment, the role will assist the analysis of all organic growth initiatives through CAPEX investment case analysis with a focus on the metrics (IRR, Debt ratios etc.) of the opportunity and its impact on the whole business. The role is also overseeing the investment pipeline to make sure all milestones including IRR, Cash flow, Timeline, are being achieved and understanding any changes, and their impact on the business. The Analyst will also assist the Valuation Manager from time to time to maintain the overall corporate model.

The successful candidate will have 2-5 years’ experience likely coming from a corporate finance background (Transaction Services, Valuations, Financial Modelling). Candidates may also have equities analysis experience or have CAPEX analysis experience within a corporate.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

For further information, please contact Mischa Bennett below.

Contact

Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Strategy Analyst – Corporate Growth
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