Internship: Mergers & Acquisitions

Job TitleInternship: Mergers & Acquisitions

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Within the Philips M&A team, we have interns working with us on an ongoing basis. Interns will be staffed as a full member of the team and will be involved in different phases of deal transactions, from deal origination, valuation, due diligence, negotiation to closing. Depending on performance, interns will have the chance to take full responsibility for some assignments as the lead.

You are responsible for

Students will be able to:

  • Work as full part of the team
  • Assist on deal execution
  • Perform valuation analysis
  • Due diligence (both as sell-side and as buy-side)
  • Gain experience in project management
  • Create presentations for the Board of Management
  • Gather information by using various databases (Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon)

You are a part of

Philips M&A is responsible for all acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestment activities exercised by Philips around the globe. The department is comprised of 40 specialists in the fields of acquisition, divestment, integration and disentanglement. Within this department, the deal team's responsibilities include valuation, due diligence, project management and negotiation of all transactions. Also, our work involves organizing internal approvals at Board level and assisting business groups (our internal clients) on strategic choices. In recent years, the Philips M&A team has successfully completed over 30 international M&A transactions including, in 2016, the IPO of Philips Lighting (EUR 4.5 billion) and the sale of Lumileds (EUR 2.0 billion). Philips is looking to use these cash proceeds to acquire companies in the HealthTech space.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • An excellent academic track record (candidates without university grades will not be considered)
  • Strong professional drive
  • A genuine interest in financial markets
  • Other internship experience in finance sector is preferred (e.g. transaction services, equity research, investment banking)
  • Dutch is not required

In return, we offer you

The internship provides a unique opportunity to experience M&A from a strategic, broad and diverse corporate perspective.

Starting date: Between 15 January 2018 and 5 February 2018 (preferably asap)

Length of internship: 4 to 6 months

Deadline of applications: 31 October 2017 – note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Interviews: will probably take place from 13 to 17 November (earlier for applications before the deadline)

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It's a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it's like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Resume
  • Grades list(s)
  • Cover Letter outlining your motivation and informing your availability

Only for students outside EU/EER:

The internship should be compulsory by your education and you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period.


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