Director, Mergers and Acquisitions



The Americas Division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is seeking a Director, Mergers and Acquisitions. This function is responsible for leading M&A activities with operational, financial, legal, and M&A management teams. Providing financial evaluation and strategic analysis on business development efforts, including acquisition, divestment, in licensing and out licensing, and strategic alliance initiatives is one of the key elements of the role.


Success in this role requires strong business acumen and strategic mindset, exceptional communication and presentation skills, ability to work seamlessly with leaders at multiple levels in the organization, and the skills and tenacity to achieve results. This exciting opportunity will be based at the Americas Corporate headquarters in New Haven, CT.


Responsibilities include:


  • Identifying and assessing strategic fit of target companies vs. the Company’s strategies.
  • Meeting company owners and assessing the business (the strategy, business model, financial performance, fit with ASSA ABLOY, etc.).
  • Developing deal framework, financial modeling, valuation, and negotiating business terms.
  • Partnering with internal and external teams throughout the due diligence process.
  • Contributing to integration activities and assisting the business unit with planning and implementing value creation plan.
  • Maintaining ASSA ABLOY’s database of M&A targets; maintaining and implementing best practice processes for all aspects of the M&A process.
  • Fostering and maintaining relations with target businesses.




  • Bachelor's degree; MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of strategy and planning experience, preferably in technical or industrial markets.
  • Previous M&A experience is required.
  • Strategic mindset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong financial and operational analytical and modeling skills.
  • Ability to review financial statements, assess strategic fit, and model financial returns.
  • Ability to collaborate with all levels of management.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to create and deliver effective presentations.  
  • Ability to travel 75% of time throughout North and South America, and work effectively in a variety of cultural settings.
  • Fluency in Spanish highly desired; Portuguese a plus.

We are the ASSA ABLOY Group

Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.


As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

New Haven, CT, US, 06511

Travel Required: 61%-100%

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford