About Us

M&A Associate

Full-time, London, UK (Hybrid)

The Company

Octopus Legacy is the place to plan for death and find support after loss. When people think about planning for death they think about wills, life insurance and funerals. We take these cold processes and turn them into something more human. Share more than money: leave voice notes, music, recipes. Shape a legacy that connects you while you're here. And after you're gone.

Founded by Sam after his mum died suddenly, we’re a group of people who work in death because we’ve been affected by it. We know the difference a good plan makes, and what it’s like when there isn’t one.

Death can come between us, leave mess, legal fees, frustration. But it can also make us stronger. We see a world where people talk openly about death, and work out the real meaning of legacy, one that connects to them. We’re here to make that world happen.

The Role

Want to be a part of shaping a role and growing a team? We’re in hyper-growth mode which includes an acquisition strategy that you’ll be taking a leading role in. This is a foundational role in the growth and sales team.

We’re hiring an M&A Associate to help support us with a massive outbound function that we’re launching as part of our goal to reach 1m clients. This role will be focused on building out our business by reaching out to existing legal firms and broaching the conversation of M&A. A bit like how Octopus Energy recently onboarded Bulb’s clients. We can’t reveal too much without signing NDAs but the scope of this project is enormous. You’ll also be working alongside Octopus’ M&A team to help with the onboarding of these new clients.

This role will help you build or grow a foundation in M&A, develop expertise in the estate planning industry and be on the front line of hyper-growth. As the first member of this team, there is an opportunity to mould the role, and develop into a leadership role as the team grows.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deal sourcing: Identify and assess potential acquisition targets or merger opportunities, and build a network of industry contacts to source strategic deals and stay ahead of market trends.
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct financial modelling and valuation analysis and evaluate target company financials and metrics.
  • Due Diligence: Lead due diligence processes and coordinate with legal and other specialists.
  • Deal Execution: Support deal structuring and negotiations and prepare transaction documents.
  • Communication and Relationship Management: Communicate with stakeholders and build relationships with professionals.
  • Project Management: Coordinate cross-functional teams and manage project timelines.

Who Are You?

You want to work at a startup and you’ll thrive in a fast paced environment. You have a personal growth mentality, with a hunger to learn. Autonomy doesn't scare you, and being self-sufficient and happy to come up with solutions to problems on your own is attractive to you.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to build rapport and trust. You have a high EQ and an empathetic nature.
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • A team player who is willing to go above and beyond: lead by example.
  • Have buckets of energy and are eager to learn.
  • Ideally, you’ll have experience achieving targets and setting up potential client meetings.

Benefits

  • Flexible working: 3 days in the office (London, Holborn) you can work remotely up to 2 days a week. You are also able to work from anywhere in the world for up to 4 weeks per year.
  • Life insurance, health insurance, will & lasting power of attorney.
  • An extra holiday day for your birthday.
  • Octopus share incentive scheme 2024+: You can invest up to £150 a month from your gross salary (i.e. pre tax) into the Octopus Group, and for every share you buy Octopus will grant you an additional 1.5 shares at no charge.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: to help lower your carbon footprint whilst being good for your health. We also have access to the Electric Vehicle (EV) Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
  • Octopus Giving: our charitable foundation is dedicated to helping those charities that are making the world a better place, we match any charitable fundraising that you do up to £500.
  • Octopus Springboard: where we help our employees become fully-fledged entrepreneurs.

If you're not 100% sure that you are right for the role, please apply anyway. What's the worst that could happen?

We know that to be truly innovative, we need to have a diverse team around us. That is why Octopus Legacy is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Start Date: Immediate

Commitment: Full time

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