Reference Code:  90732

M&A Analyst

Richemont

Bellevue, GE, CH

Permanent
  
  

Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

Richemont is seeking an exceptionally motivated and talented individual to fill a position in the M&A Department. The candidate will report to the M&A Manager and will be exposed to a variety of activities that are considered strategic to the success of the business. This person will:

 

  • Assist the M&A team in executing key corporate development projects, including, among others, joint ventures, minority investments, acquisitions, mergers and disposals, as well as related post-merger integration processes
  • Support the M&A team in the review of potential investment opportunities: preparation of company profiles, assessment of business model and financials, valuation, and support in the preparation of investment memos to inform go/no-go decisions
  • Support the M&A manager in performing critical analysis of sellers’ business plans and prepare detailed buy-side  business plans (P&L, B/S, Cash Flows) when required
  • Perform valuation analysis with the relevant valuation methodologies (including DCF, trading and transaction comps, etc) depending on deal type and stage of target’s development
  • carry out analysis of projects return and payback period of investments
  • Support the M&A team with project management during due diligence processes and post-merger/acquisitions integrations
  • Monitor M&A transactions in the luxury goods space and maintain and update transaction and trading comparable multiples
  • Assist the M&A team as needed to ensure preparation for important meetings, attend relevant meetings, taking minutes and documenting key outcomes and next steps

 

Only candidates with great flexibility, including an ability and willingness to think strategically and act tactically will be successful in this role.

Candidates with the following skills should apply:

 

  • Sharp, curious, willing to learn and be challenged
  • Work ethic - Flexibility to work long-hours and week-ends if and when needed
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong analytical skills, including excel modelling
  • Solid valuation and business planning skills
  • Knowledge of financial statements and financial modelling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly discreet - absolute trust and confidentiality required

 

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3/4 years of experience in a similar in-house M&A role or in investment banks or M&A boutiques, one of the big 4 accounting firms in the “Corporate Finance/Valuation” practice or in private equity, with coverage of retail or consumer goods businesses. Exposure to the luxury goods sector considered as a plus
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PPT
  • Availability to travel short distances within Switzerland and occasionally abroad.

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