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Are you a runner up in M&A? This role as Associate Director Deals | M&A might be your next destination.

Crossings People - Talent Advisory - Associate Director Deals | M&A


Our client is one of the world’s largest consultancy firms, now seeking to hire a highly skilled Associate Director to join its Corporate Finance department, focusing on Deals Advisory and M&A. This position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that drives significant value for clients through a comprehensive range of M&A activities. Our client is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, where innovative thinking and the development of its team members are at the forefront of its success. This permanent position is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and also offers opportunities for hybrid working.


About the role

  • Lead and manage the execution of M&A transactions across the end-to-end M&A value chain, including origination, deal structuring, negotiation, and closure;

  • Maintain and expand client relationships, demonstrating a deep understanding of their industry and strategic priorities;

  • Develop and implement M&A strategies for clients, ensuring alignment with their business objectives and market opportunities;

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide comprehensive advisory services to clients, including due diligence, financial modeling, HR and post-merger integration;

  • Oversee a team of highly skilled professionals, fostering a culture of learning and development, and ensuring high performance and engagement;

  • Contribute to and lead the department's growth by participating in business development activities and thought leadership.


About you

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or a related field;

  • A minimum of 5 to 12 years of relevant experience in M&A and M&A strategy, with a proven track record of successful deal execution;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the end-to-end M&A value chain, including understanding of due diligence, and experience in financial analysis, deal structuring, and negotiations;

  • Great relationship builder with outstanding influencing and partnering skills. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities;

  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing and developing high-performing teams within an M&A context;

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with fluency in Dutch (mandatory) and English (written and spoken);

  • A commitment to fostering diversity within the team and promoting an inclusive, innovative work environment.


Our clients’ offer

Our client provides a stimulating work environment where professionals can grow and succeed. Our offer includes:

  • A highly competitive salary and benefits package;

  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement;

  • A culture that values diversity, inclusion, and work-life balance;

  • Access to a global network of professionals and experts;

  • A supportive team that values collaboration and innovation.


The Application Process

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their CV, detailing your experience and suitability for the role. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. The selection process will emphasize diversity and the alignment of candidates’ values with our clients’ corporate culture. For more information you can also contact

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About Crossings People

Crossings People is at the forefront of talent advisory, distinguished by its profound expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Management, and Corporate Development. Our team is not only well-versed in these areas but is supported by highly trained research professionals specializing in the intricate facets of M&A, Corporate Development, and Investment management. Leveraging cutting-edge recruitment technologies and advanced applicant tracking systems, we embrace a data-driven approach that prioritizes process automation to efficiently navigate the talent landscape. Our deep-rooted understanding of niche talent challenges allows us to tap into an expansive global network of M&A and Investment professionals. Moreover, we house an interim community brimming with seasoned change-makers, all dedicated to delivering tangible, proven results for our clients.


*Note: The name of the company and specific departmental details have been omitted to maintain confidentiality throughout the recruitment process.


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