Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Manager
Kramp is Europe’s number one agricultural wholesaler and is still growing fast. That’s why targeted acquisitions are a key part of their ongoing strategy. The M&A Manager will lead the entire M&A process, from target identification to post-merger integration. This role can make a significant impact and has strategic exposure to senior management.
Kramp is the largest agricultural wholesaler in Europe. With over 500,000 different spare parts and accessories, the company is such a reliable supplier for its customers, they directly enhance their efficiency and profitability. Kramp is known for its exceptional service, next-day delivery on thousands of items, and excellent value for money, which is why they are the ultimate one-stop shop for every agricultural dealer.
Kramp is also much more than a parts supplier. The wholesaler consistently improves its services to make them as efficient and straightforward as possible for its customers. By focusing on digitization, e-commerce, and innovation, Kramp continues to earn a leading role in the market and stay ahead of its industry competitors.
“Kramp still feels like the start-up we were more than seventy years ago. We maintain the spirit of a family business and the international success of a large multinational.” -Eddie Perdok, CEO
Every year, Kramp continues to achieve strong growth. The company currently has eleven distribution centers, twenty-four sales offices, more than 3,500 employees and over one billion euros in revenue. As a leading player in its niche market, and supported by investor NPM Capital, Kramp is perfectly positioned to continue achieving its significant growth vision. And strategic acquisitions are a crucial part of its expansion strategy. Through Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), the wholesaler wants to expand its footprint into eastern and southern Europe while breaking into new adjacent markets, such as construction and landscaping.
Vacancy: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Manager
The M&A Manager will be responsible for all of Kramp’s M&A activities and play a pivotal role to successfully realize the company’s organic growth strategy. They will lead the entire M&A process, from identifying and evaluating potential targets to the actual transaction and post-merger integration. The M&A Manager will independently work on deals, supported by and reporting to the Corporate Development Director. They will enjoy the freedom to alternate their work location between Kramp’s headquarters in Varsseveld, the Kramp Hub in Utrecht and remote working.
“We strive to achieve two to three M&A deals per year, of up to thirty million euros each. But it all depends on the opportunities we see in the market. We have the funds to respond fast and make larger deals if the moment is right.” – Franc Verhage, Corporate Development Director
To identify and evaluate potential targets, the M&A Manager will monitor markets and analyze candidates to determine their strategic fit, valuation and financial and commercial track record, for example. In the identification phase, they will work closely with the Commercial Directors at Kramp’s country organizations, who know their local markets and can initiate first contact. Once a potential target shows promise, the M&A Manager will lead the pre-merger planning, which includes preparing documentation, meeting with the target company’s leadership team and creating the business case.
The M&A Manager will also oversee the actual transaction process. They will develop proposals, lead negotiations, conduct due diligence, manage all internal and external parties involved like lawyers, accountants, and external financial consultants and prepare deal-closing by Kramp’s CEO and CFO. When a deal is successful, the M&A Manager will spearhead the post-merger integration, from strategy, structure, people and culture, and work closely with an experienced team.
The M&A Manager will work with, various colleagues from Commercial Directors in other countries, the Corporate Development Director to the Corporate Strategy Team. They will also update and facilitate decision-making of the Executive Board. Overall, Kramp’s M&A Manager role will be a challenging and exciting position with extensive exposure and potential to enhance the company’s continued growth strategy.
Kramp is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Annelijn Nijhuis at email@example.com.