Senior M&A Analyst
Scythia is a next-generation consumer products platform built by acquiring private-label e-commerce brands who are mainly selling stable, non-seasonal products.
The objective of the business is to acquire businesses/ products which sell on the Amazon marketplace and other e-commerce platforms and aggregate these businesses into a consumer products platform.
Our focus is on businesses with stable, non-seasonal revenues, without fad-like demand drivers. Our acceleration programmes can unlock growth through a combination of product management, performance marketing or supply chain expertise and other business functions.
Scythia supports the acquired businesses’ further evolution by hiring best-in-class talent to focus on areas where the founders were unable to, frequently due to constraints in working capital, time, knowledge or process development.
Our goal is to create a virtuous cycle of scale, enabling greater central marketing and brand management expertise, which drives organic growth of acquired product ranges, which in turn enables Scythia to build an ever-stronger brand and marketing management engine at the core. Through all of this, we will focus relentlessly on professional execution, from sourcing and managing supply chains, to customer after-care, and everything else in between.
When it comes to people, of course we expect a lot. We will always aim to be as flexible as possible and understand that life happens to all of us. Hand-in-hand with this is an understanding that we are fast-growing and must be sufficiently agile to deliver what is required even when this means that priorities may change at short notice and at times “all hands are required on deck”. We will actively work with you to help identify individual potential and to enable you to achieve it.
The founders of Scythia believe that truly great teams evolve from a culture of ownership, respect, trust and challenge; we look forward to welcoming you on our journey!
The candidate will have in excess of 5 years of a combination of proven finance and accounting experience, ideally in a Big 4 transaction services context.
The candidate will have a problem-solving mentality, will be resourceful and a self-starter. He/she will have an ability to derive conclusions from financial statements and present those effectively at board and senior management level. He/she will exhibit a detail-driven and process-oriented approach and will have a keen ambition to learn and develop, with a strong commitment to seeing work through to completion.
He/she will demonstrate a level of maturity that projects the necessary credibility to enable meetings with the CxOs of our operating companies.
As we are a venture on a very steep growth curve, a level of flexibility around job requirements is also essential.
The candidate will assist in the initial review of potential acquisition opportunities to be elevated to the Executive and Investment principals of Scythia.
This will require initial investigation of Amazon Seller Central accounts, cross-referencing with non-SC information sources to produce initial estimates of P&L and Working Capital histories.
The candidate shall be responsible for personally conducting certain aspects of the investment cycle including financial analysis, operational KPIs, returns analyses, memo writing, market and competitor analysis, and managing third party advisors.
The candidate is expected to be able to assimilate and articulate the findings of their due diligence in a clear, concise manner.
The candidate is expected to develop a working knowledge of fundamental deal terms and structures.
The candidate will need to be able to interact with Founders of businesses and represent Scythia successfully in such interactions.
The candidate may also be asked to assist the operational teams in monitoring the progress, generating update reports and contributing to the success of Scythia’s acquisitions.
As the team expands, the candidate may need to help recruit, train and manage more junior resources on the M&A team.
Compensation and Benefits
- Salary commensurate with Management seniority level
- 25 days holiday
- Eligible for all company benefits as and when the Company adopts such schemes
How to Apply
This role is is now closed (Oct 2021)
If it sounds like you are good fit for this role, please feel free to send us your details using the form below and we’ll get back in touch. No agencies, candidates only please!