Head of M&A

Dubai, Abu Dhabi




Our client, a well-established government entity based in Abu Dhabi, is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) to join our dynamic team. This pivotal role will involve leading the client's M&A activities to drive strategic growth and operational excellence.


- Lead the identification, evaluation, and execution of M&A opportunities aligned with the client's strategic objectives
- Oversee comprehensive due diligence processes, including financial, operational, legal, and market analyses to ensure informed decision-making
- Develop and implement integration plans to ensure seamless transitions and realization of synergies from acquired entities
- Conduct in-depth market research to identify trends, opportunities, and potential targets within the waste management industry
- Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including target company executives, advisors, and internal team members
- Create and review complex financial models to assess the viability and potential returns of proposed M&A transactions
- Ensure all M&A activities comply with relevant legal and regulatory requirements
- Provide regular updates and reports to the Executive Director on the progress and outcomes of M&A activities

- Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in M&A, with a significant portion within the utilities industry
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or a related field. An MBA or relevant professional certifications (e.g., CFA) are highly desirable
- Extensive experience with financial modeling, valuation techniques, & due diligence processes
-Proven track record of successfully leading and integrating M&A transactions
- Exceptional communication and negotiation skills
- Strong leadership and team management abilities
- While we ideally seek a candidate based in UAE, the client is open to considering applications from highly qualified individuals abroad


Melissa D'Souza


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