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Mergers & Acquisitions Manager

Westland Insurance

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted November 17, 2022.

Westland Insurance Group Ltd is growing and has an exciting opportunity for a Mergers & Acquisitions Manager working in a hybrid model at our newly launched head office at the King George Hub in Surrey, BC.

Family-owned and backed by Blackstone Credit, Westland is one of Canada’s most active acquirors, having completed over 30 acquisitions over the last 12 months.

You will play an instrumental role in executing Westland’s inorganic growth strategy and leading start-to-finish deal execution on buy-side transactions including financial and business due diligence, target valuation and financial modeling, and preparation of transaction documentation.

The Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions will be a key team member of Westland’s active and high performing corporate development team.

What We Offer: A truly rapidly growing Canadian owned organization Family-owned and independent business with global scale and resources from partnership with Blackstone Credit Collaborative and inclusive culture Competitive salary and comprehensive medical and dental benefits Hybrid work model with modern, innovative head office (opened spring 2022) Diverse mix of staff and demonstrated work/life balance Career growth opportunities and continuing education programs The Opportunity: Reporting to the Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, we are looking for an organized and highly analytical individual who is looking to expand their knowledge and assist with: Performing financial valuations of potential acquisition targets, including in-depth financial analysis of quality of earnings, normalization adjustments, and estimation of synergies Preparing expressions of interest / letters of intent Performing buy-side transaction due diligence Creating and managing the digital “data books” of the acquisition target and leveraging them to build sound analyses and valuable insights Managing digital data rooms to ensure efficient flow of documents and communication (both internally and externally) Building strong relationships with the vendor throughout the transaction Reviewing and assistance on drafting of definitive purchase agreements Collaborating with a cross-functional internal due diligence and post-merger integration team and deal sponsors Interacting and assisting external advisors including legal and accounting firms on transactions Preparing M&A and finance-related presentations for Senior Management and the Board Supporting in deal sourcing and business development activities Assisting in other ad hoc financial analysis and modelling for various initiatives as assigned Here’s what you bring: Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business, with focus on finance or accounting CPA designation (CFA, CBV designations are an asset) 2 years of direct experience in an M&A transaction environment (e.g.

Big 4 Financial Advisory, investment banking, corporate finance, corporate development), 5 years overall of professional experience Advanced Excel and data analysis skills Proficient at PowerPoint and Microsoft Word Exceptional analytical and critical thinking abilities Excellent verbal and written communication skills Detail oriented with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks; able to adapt quickly to changing needs, responsibilities and tasks Ability to problem solve and think outside the box Ability to work independently and in a team environment Ability to navigate ambiguity Ability to succeed and flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth environment You belong here We strive to be much more than a great place to work.

Here, you join a collective of incredibly vibrant, purpose driven, and open-minded people.

Every day, Westland proves that building a great business means taking care of communities, clients, and each other with equal commitment.

You will be supported and respected for who you are and for the voice you add to the conversation.

At Westland, you will feel the power of community.

Westland Insurance Ltd.

is an inclusive organization that values diversity in its workforce.

We listen, champion equity and diversity, and create safe welcoming spaces where everyone has a voice and is free to be themselves.

Westland Insurance Ltd.

encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at 9850 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T 4Y3, Canada