Associate/Associate Director, Corporate Development, Pacific Region

  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

  • Coordination of M&A pipeline:

    • Market analysis, identification and liaising with potential future Eurofins partners;

    • Prepare and manage the confidentiality agreements and gather and analyse preliminary data such as audited account, shareholding and leadership details;

    • Evaluate targets based on their business and financial condition and outlook and recommend deal structure;

    • Advise on the Transaction process and tactics, in particular interfacing with the potential targets, its shareholders or advisors and assist the business leaders in preparing negotiation documents required to progress a transaction towards completion including term sheets, heads of agreements, indicative offer letters or exclusivity agreements as required;

    • Coordinate the due diligence and coordinate the activities of other external advisors (e.g. legal counsel, auditors) as required by the company;

    • Assist negotiations and related strategy, attend meetings and give comments on sale and purchase documentation until signing/closing as required by the company;

    • Validate the acquisition contracts, representations and warranties, …;

    • Coordinate the closing of the deal, including financial settlements.

    • Perform excellent peer reviews and support, in relation to the workload, similar activities in other lines of business/countries.

  • Integration of the acquired companies

    • Assist in setting up reporting and quality of communication between the new Eurofins partners and the general management of Eurofins;

    • Support a potential legal reorganisation of some companies, fiscal and financial optimisation;

    • Follow-up any post-closing obligation resulting from the acquisition (earn-outs…);

    • Prepare shareholder resolutions and follow-up annual account and post-closing performance.



  • Master degree in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering from a top university; MBA is considered a plus;

  • High potential, ‘next generation’ finance leader;

  • Min 5-10 years in Audit (big 4) / Consulting, M&A (industry or boutique), Investment Banking or Private Equity;

  • Previous exposure and solid understanding of the M&A process (NDA, LOI, DD, SPA, PMI….);

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication & team leadership skills;

  • Outstanding technical / conceptual understanding of finance & valuations ;

  • Fluency in English + Mandarin Chinese;

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel, Powerpoint).

Additional Information

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