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Director of M&A

Banyan Software

This is a Contract position in Halifax, ia posted September 13, 2021.

About Banyan Software: Banyan Software provides the best permanent home for successful enterprise software companies, their employees, and customers.

We are on a mission to acquire, build and grow great enterprise software businesses all over the world that have dominant positions in niche vertical markets.

Today Banyan operates 13 operating businesses and over 300 employees throughout the US and Canada.

Founded in 2016 with a permanent capital base setup to preserve the legacy of founders, Banyan focuses on a buy and hold for life strategy for growing software companies that serve specialized vertical markets.

For more information, visit: http://www.banyansoftware.com.

How you will make an impact: This is an opportunity to be a key contributor in a rapidly growing software consolidator.

As a front-line leader on the M&A team, you will meet with business owners to evaluate alignment with Banyan’s acquisition criteria and to determine prospective company valuations.

While reporting to the Head of M&A, you will lead multiple acquisitions per year from start, through due diligence, to closing, with the support of Banyan’s executive team and advisors.

You will also be responsible for key operational improvements post-acquisition.

Banyan Software is committed to the career development of its team members and as such, your leadership role in numerous acquisitions will allow for further growth opportunities as an operating executive at one of our companies, if of interest.

Responsibilities: Meet with software owners and share Banyan’s value proposition of being the best permanent home for their business.

Lead 3-5 acquisition processes per year from LOI to closing , collaborating with business owners on key issues and roadblocks along the way to successful closings.

Analyze financial data and prepare financial valuation models.

Lead diligence efforts to surface key risks and opportunities in target businesses.

Effectively manage outside vendors as needed (tech, accounting, legal).

Manage post-acquisition integration, implementing Banyan’s best practices for running software companies and capitalizing on the opportunities surfaced during diligence.

Nurture business broker and banker relationships to aid in business development efforts.

Qualifications for success: 5-10 years in corporate development, preferably working with technology companies or in an acquisition-focused consolidator.

Other relevant experience will be considered, such as operating experience as a leader within a growing software company, experience with recurring revenue business models at a top-tier consulting firm, or those with an investment banking background.

Ability to quickly evaluate key risks and opportunities in a business.

Ability to negotiate and execute acquisitions with business owners/executives.

Financial literacy and ability to build presentations for executive team/board-level audiences.

CA/CPA and/or MBA is an asset.

Compensation and benefits: Competitive base salary and bonus Meaningful equity in our fast-growing company Generous vacation policy and supplemental health benefits plan Career development opportunities at HQ and within our operating companies Remote work flexibility, regular team events, work hard play hard culture Banyan Software is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

All employment is decided on the basis of qualification and business need.

We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply for this position.