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Edinburgh, GB

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M&A Senior Analyst

M&A Senior Analyst


Energise your career, accelerate a net-zero future


At EDF Renewables our purpose is to accelerate a net-zero future where clean energy powers our lives. Our people are passionate about developing the low-carbon energy systems of the future and acting against climate change.


Location: Edinburgh/hybrid

Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent

Closing Date: 18.08.2022

Salary band: £42 - £71k + bonus & benefits


What you need to know before applying.


No time sheets! Healthy work-life balance and hybrid working![IM1] 


This is your opportunity to be M&A Senior Analyst to work with the EDF Renewables UK & Ireland M&A Manager to generate and execute acquisition and disposal opportunities across all renewable technologies.


You will participate in all key aspects of transactions, including but not limited to M&A strategy and governance, running transactions, origination, analysing new investment opportunities, preparing financial models, delivering presentations and Investment Committee papers, and assisting with due diligence. 


You’ll partner with business development teams and coordinate with both key internal functions and external advisors to successfully deliver transactions.


Working in a small team but, part of a larger Strategy and Analysis function will allow you flexibility to develop your skills across M&A, Valuations, Strategy and Origination according to business needs and personal preference. You will also play a critical role in developing a M&A community in our matrix organisation for knowledge sharing, governance and team building.


What do you need to be great at this role?


You will have experience in M&A either in practice or in-house or alternatively you will have worked in renewables business development.


As a curious, analytical thinker you’ll deliver strategic and financial analysis on potential acquisition and disposal targets in addition to:


  • Supporting M&A execution processes including data room preparation/management, due diligence, transaction documents, board & approval papers and management of the governance process.
  • This could be as part of a project team or directly leading the day-to-day process of a transaction with support of the M&A manager.
  • Prepare materials to support a transaction for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage professionally with our counterparties, such as industry partners, investors and due diligence advisors.
  • Support the commercial teams in their auction applications and bidding strategies.
  • Support the M&A manager, with the help of Legal to produce relevant M&A documents such as SHAs and SPAs.
  • Deliver pertinent analysis to facilitate EDF Renewables management teams and wider business’s understanding to aid decision-making.
  • Support the M&A manager in bringing together and manage the “bigger picture” consolidated view of the M&A activity across the business.
  • Prepare reports and ad-hoc analysis for management as required.
  • Work with the M&A manager to make improvements to the M&A function’s tools, processes and delivery.


What skills will you need?


Success in the role will require problem solving, a high degree of organisational ability, presentational skills and delivery of robust & reliable financial information.


  • Strong understanding of accounting, finance and valuation techniques
  • M&A execution process experience including due diligence, valuation and structuring
  • Excellent delivery and presentation skills, ideally with experience of presenting to senior management
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting activities and be proactive
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Project management and problem-solving skills
  • Commercially oriented, with the ability to digest technical and financial inputs and translate them into high-quality deliverables
  • Ability to manage your own workflow in a dynamic, fast moving environment
  • Act with complete integrity and confidentiality
  • Committed to continuous improvement and development of skills and knowledge
  • Team player, who thrives in a collaborative environment helping to achieve EDF-R’s targets


Desirable but not essential:


Rewards, benefits & culture..


At EDF we're dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We're delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees' physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.


Please let us know if you'd like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.


Why EDF Renewables?


EDF Renewables purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives. We want to make the net zero future happen as fast as we can. We want to set the pace and, where necessary, disrupt the status quo and transform perceptions. We are here to combat climate change, this is a clear and tangible goal for us. Climate change is what galvanises us to bring the right solutions to the UK and Ireland.


Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose, we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry.


We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the way things are being done. We bring leadership to our interactions and collaborations with one another, how we influence our partners and external bodies, how we use technology.


The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values - our DNA:

Together: Working together.

Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.

Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing.

Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals.

Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments.



 [IM1]This will directly appeal to target audience but is it too brave for us?

 [IM2]Would also consider strong project managers/business developers from verticals/renewables tech

Job Segment: M&A, Environmental Engineering, Project Manager, Management, Engineering, Technology

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