Vice President, M&A

United Arab Emirates

Job type



Full Time



Functional expertise

Business Development


United Arab Emirates


Vice President, M&A

26 Apr



WeConnect Energy is currently recruiting for a Vice President, M&A for an Energy company based in the UAE. This will be a full-time staff position based on Expatriate terms. 


The jobholder is responsible to lead the strategy and implementation of the Mergers & Acquisitions to enable short term and long term strategies to support the company’s objectives in line with Owners’ directives. 


This role includes; Leading the development and implementation of the Mergers & Acquisitions, identifying and valuing the investment opportunities, while presenting and reporting the M&A proposals to the leadership, and leading the M&A transactions with the functional heads towards successful integration, and fostering the business relations towards support the M&A cycle. 




Job Specific Accountabilities 


M&A Strategy & Planning 

• Devise the M&A strategies based on current company’s portfolio, markets and subsidiaries, and in line with the company’s long-term strategy. 

• Develop, maintain, and continuously improve the M&A policies, practices, tools and processes to maintain a robust M&A execution model. 

• Oversee, plan, and direct all aspects of the Company’s resources to achieve the targeted growth through mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. 

• Partner with business leaders to identify and develop actionable transactions that fit the business strategy in line with the overall growth strategies. 

• Ensure consistency and progress in the execution of the strategic plans while ensuring properly addressing the inputs and considerations from the Owners and Leadership. 


M&A Screening 

• Screen market, industry, technology, and economic trends to identify and recommend M&A opportunities to unlock new business value. 

• Evaluate emerging and new technologies, processes and market trends including the examination of long term techno-economic impact to incorporate the best strategy in various plans. 

• Explore various options for development and operation of new joint-ventures in order to select the best option and follow up the plan and implementation of the approved options. 

• Lead and conduct detailed financial analysis, including financial modelling, development of long-term forecasts; valuation of the potential business opportunities. 

• Evaluate and develop opportunities aimed at future partnership & collaboration in the target areas in line with downstream strategy. 

• Manage shortlisted deal opportunities through the various stages of the deal cycle with the aim of successful culmination in the form of formal agreements. 


M&A Assessment 

• Identify, analyze, and determine feasibility of possible mergers and evaluates their potential impact on the Company’s growth and profitability. 

• Lead the valuation, working capital, and other transaction-related financial matters in line with the selected market and industry inputs. 

• Conduct necessary due diligence & market analysis to identify areas of opportunity and recommend deals that will add value to the company as per the company’s strategies. 

• Lead the due diligence process with cross-functional teams (including Finance, commercial, operations, human resources, information technology, legal, etc.) to complete efficient and effective due diligence of targets. 

• Develop techno-economic feasibility studies of shortlisted projects to deliver growth of economic value from operations and resources. M&A Awarding & Preparation.

• Recommend and present the potential partners for strategic investments, in line with the Investment’s recommendations, to the company leadership for the decision making. 

• Present and share the analysis of the high-level business impacts and risks for the upcoming M&A Actions to ensure readiness by all respective functional heads and respective process owners in the company; i.e. involving the Legal Department, ensuring all the regulatory aspects of a transaction have been considered.

• Build up the communication channels and the desired business relations with the owners and representatives of the potential M&A, and participate in the negotiations. 

• Ensure preparation of concise, accurate due diligence reports and lead development of plans to mitigate identified risks. While aligning the Marketing Communications’ strategies and plans with the Global Communications. 

• Prepare the communications and reports to the Leadership and Board, the investment proposals and recommendations. 

• Project managing transactions, driving the agenda, understanding key business drivers identifying key issues and risks.

• Engage and work constructively with internal & external parties and stakeholders to achieve alignment throughout the deal process. 


Acquisition Process 

• Manage the entirety of the investment process including origination, valuations, structuring, risks, due diligence, negotiation and business case assessment.

• Lead the transaction process from A to Z, including operational due diligence, synergy review, and “dayone” readiness assistance. 

• Develop and executing transaction strategies and advice the board on evaluating strategic alternatives and securing deal value, while managing cross-functional teams through the transaction process. 

• Maintain a balance between time & resource management in the context of the best approach for successful deal finalization. 

• Lead and drive all aspects of M&A transactions while working closely with cross-functional teams to organize and execute transactions.

• Lead transaction execution across the entire deal life cycle, and partner with business leaders and cross-functional teams for the successful execution of M&A projects.

• Support the post-merger integration activities and work closely with the post-acquisition team to ensure effective post-acquisition plan management and day-to-day activities. 

• Responsible for portfolio management and post investment tracking, and the integration of new acquisitions and carving out key drivers. 


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