Director M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our organisation

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning 190 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long- term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors.

The Group Strategy and M&A department falls under the CEO Office and advises the Executive Committee on the definition and monitoring of the group strategy. In addition it operates as the centralised expert team responsible for the execution of M&A opportunities for the group.

To strengthen the team, we are looking for a Director M&A.

Your function

  • Identifying and Advising on M&A opportunities

As a matter expert, you proactively identify and evaluate potential acquisition and divestiture files or opportunities for JV’s, alliances, spin offs,… across the group in order to advise the Management Committee on opportunities that fit Ageas’ strategy.

  •  M&A file Project Management

You develop, implement and manage the reporting process to map, track and monitor the progress of the M&A projects, prioritize such projects, initiate corrective actions when required and evaluate finalised projects and results, in co-operation with the involved departments within Ageas group. You act as a strategic project manager on identified M&A files, setting up and leading a multi-disciplinary team of internal specialists (due diligence, legal,..) and leading negotiations with external parties (investor bankers, M&A candidate,…) in order to ensure effective roll out and follow up of the M&A file from start to closure, within deadlines and legal/regulatory requirements.

  •  M&A file Expert Advice

This includes company valuation exercises and assessment of potential deal structuring/financing, as well as participation in legal documentation processes.

You act as the M&A expert on identified M&A files and as a business partner for project team members to ensure effective deal structuring, negotiation and closing, aligned with Ageas group M&A process procedures and guidelines.

  •  M&A file follow up

You ensure appropriate follow up on M&A file issues after closure, working closely with operational management in the operating companies, in order to minimize the number of management escalations after closure.

Your profile

  • You hold a university degree, preferably in economics, finance, law or business administration;

  • You have 10-15 years experience in corporate finance / financial industry;

  • You have a good knowledge of the international insurance market, including a well-developed understanding of the dynamics of the financial services industry and of Ageas;

  • You demonstrate a sound track-record of executed transactions, and experience in the management of M&A and/or Business development projects;

  • You have experience in Financials, Corporate Finance and M&A processes;

  • You are able to convince and fill people with enthusiasm to work together and share expertise;

  • You possess Project Management skills & have experience in leading a project team;

  • You have strong communication, organisation and negotiation skills;

  • You have international experience;

  • You speak/write English fluently - good working knowledge of French and/or Dutch, Portuguese or other languages relevant for Ageas operating entities is a plus;

  • You are willing to travel when necessary

Our offer

  • The possibility of (maximum 50%) home working;

  • A dynamic, multicultural working environment;

  • An interesting and extensive salary package (including meal vouchers, eco vouchers, hospitalization, disability and group insurance, additional child benefit, mobile allowance and intervention in the internet reimbursement, ...);

  • A company car with fuel card;

  • The possibility to optimize part of your salary package through a flexible income plan;

  • A corporate culture where you are encouraged to share your views and opinions;

  • A flat organizational structure with close collaboration and communication with management and cross departments;

  • An extensive range of learning & development opportunities through our online learning platform;

  • The opportunity to further develop yourself and to be part of a great team at a Top employer in Belgium. Find out more about it here.

Interested ?

Please apply online. We are looking forward to talking to you !