Mergers and Acquisitions Manager

  • Job Reference: 001557
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2024
  • Employer: Roke
  • Website: https://www.roke.co.uk/
  • Location: Woking
  • Salary: £75,000 to £100,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + Private Healthcare, Annual Bonus, & More
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

As an M&A Manager you’ll relish the chance to utilise your resilience whilst interacting with stakeholders at all levels, without having to compromise your integrity to deliver. You’ll also be excited about opportunity to broaden your scope, building out an ecosystem that encourages partnership and collaborative working. 
Because it’s not about hiding away running numbers; it’s an opportunity to develop whilst removed from an impossible sales culture. You’ll be closer to the decision making, helping deliver acquisitions that genuinely make a difference. 
This is not profit for the sake of profit. 
Roke are a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning National Security, Defence and Industry 4.0 through our Futures business and Intelligence as a Service. You will work alongside our customers to solve their complex and unique challenges.  
As our M&A Manager, you’ll be ensuring M&A processes are moved forwards in a timely fashion. Your involvement will be from the very start. Performing initial research, following through to completion whilst managing multiple senior stakeholders and problem solving at every turn. 
The Key Requirements... 
  • Proven analytical skills with an ability to demonstrate business acumen 
  • Exposure to financial modelling and data analytics tools 
  • Able to show history of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders at all levels 
  • An understanding of a technology focused sector. It would be a bonus if this was Defence or National Security. 


Built over a 60-year heritage, Roke offers specialist knowledge in sensors, communications, cyber, and AI and ML. We change the way organisations think and act – through dynamic insights from the analysis of multiple layers of data. We take care of the innovative, technical stuff that keeps everyone safe – that’s our mission, passion, and motivation. 
Joining a team united by purpose and ambition, you’ll be at the heart of an exciting growth journey: having doubled in size over the last 4 years, we intend to double our headcount by 2027. At Roke, every individual counts. We push technical boundaries, together. We re-invest in product innovation, and we empower our people to make a difference. 
With us you’ll enjoy the variety, breadth and development working in an M&A environment has to offer, whilst still maintaining an ability to choose life.  
Where you’ll work… 
You can be based from any of our sites: Romsey, Woking, Manchester or Gloucester and there will be an element of travel involved. Please see details for each of our locations below; 
Romsey: Alongside hybrid and flexible working options, you’ll find our Romsey site located within beautiful Hampshire countryside, close to the picturesque New Forest District and not far from a superb stretch of the south coast. This is no corporate concrete jungle; this is a manor house site, with ample parking an on-site gym and a driveway full of daffodils in the spring. 
Woking: Alongside hybrid and flexible working options, you’ll find our Woking site in a modern building on the outskirts of London. Rated excellent for sustainability by BREEAM & Fitwel certified – you’ll feel better for visiting. This site provides key links to our customers in London, is a 5-minute walk from the train station, has secure parking nearby and dedicated cycle storage. 
Manchester: Alongside hybrid and flexible working options, you’ll find our Manchester site located in the heart of Media City; Europe’s fastest growing tech hub. You’ll become a key part of Roke’s growing local tech community as we support the Government levelling up agenda. There is easy, local access to our client community with great transport links and nearby local parking. 
Gloucester: Alongside hybrid and flexible working options, you’ll find our Gloucester site in a business park two minutes from junction 11A of the M5; The site allows easy access to our local customer base. Set on the outskirts of the Cotswolds, you are never far from a picturesque view or lunch time walk. 
The Benefits and Perks...  
  • Hybrid working: A minimum of 40% of your monthly hours working at your base/client location, subject to role requirements 
  • Flexi-time: Working hours to suit you and your life 
  • Annual bonus: Based on profit share and personal performance 
  • Private medical insurance: Includes cover for existing conditions 
  • Holiday: 25 days plus public holidays and your birthday off 
  • Chemring Share Save: Monthly savings into a 3 or 5 year plan. 


Clearances… 
Due to the nature of this role, we require you to be eligible to achieve SC clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the U.K. for the last 5 years. 
The Next Step... 
Click apply, submitting an up-to-date CV. We look forward to hearing from you.