Corporate Development Manager (M&A)

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Singapore Posted on Fri, 26 November 2021 00:52:05 GMT Competitive Salary Permanent Full Time Source: Danone

The Corporate Development division reports to the CFO of Danone Group. Following the refocus of Danone in 2007 on health with the acquisition of Numico, the market leader of baby food and medical nutrition, and the sale of the biscuit business, Danone's product portfolio has continued to evolve, both in terms of geographical expansion and sectors.

We are split into 2 regional teams. First one, based in Paris, is covering Europe, America and Africa and consists of the Global Head of Corporate Development, 2 project directors and 4 project managers. Second one, based in Singapore, is covering Asia Pacific and Middle-East and consists of a Director and 2 project managers. The Corporate Development team is responsible for a large number of transactions, (on average, around 35 projects are ongoing at the same time, ranging from start-ups, Joint-Venture formations, acquisitions and disposals) of which around 10 is completed on a yearly basis.
  • Lead multiple M&A projects for the group, with a high degree of autonomy for the small and medium sized transactions, and working closely with the Director of the Asia Pacific and Middle-East zone on large transactions;
  • Analyze and execute the M&A transactions in cooperation with the relevant business divisions under the supervision of the Director of the Asia Pacific and Middle-East zone
  • Project management from the initial phase to the closing of the transaction
  • Report project development on a regular basis to the Director of the Asia Pacific and Middle-East zone
  • Present project analysis and transaction structure to the Director of the Asia Pacific and Middle-East zone, the Head of the Corporate Development or the Group CFO
  • Identify external growth opportunities for the Group
  • Understand the industry with in-depth analysis with regards to Asia Pacific and Middle-East region
  • Lead the transaction process from origination to closing
  • Organize and coordinate the due diligence process
  • Coordinating with technical experts both internally and externally (bankers, audit firms, legal departments, HR etc.)
  • Structure the projects from a legal and tax point of view
  • In charge of valuation and modeling of the project in coordination with the business units
  • Participating / leading negotiations with the targets and partners
  • Development of integration plans
  • Close cooperation with the business units to ensure operational success
  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, economics, business or management from top tier schools
  • 6 to 8 years of solid M&A deal working experiences in Asia Pacific and/or Middle-East with proven track record
  • Full investment cycle experience preferred
  • Operational finance experience preferred
  • Overseas working experiences or multinational corporation working experiences
  • Fluency in English and fluency in an Asian language will be a plus
Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its three businesses Essential Dairy & Plant Based Products, Specialised Nutrition and Waters. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. This gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.

A healthy body needs healthy food. And healthy food needs a healthy planet. This is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.

For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside!

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