Job ID : 1118271 Date Updated : March 4th, 2021

M&A Officer

Hiring Company ソネディックス・ジャパン株式会社
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 6 million yen ~ Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description

The M&A team in Sonnexdix Japan (“SXJP”) is responsible for sourcing, analysing, leading, obtaining approvals for investment in, and executing the transactions (PV assets in operation and construction) and corporate acquisition opportunities in Japan on behalf of SXJP and Sonnedix Group. It is also responsible to handing over the projects to asset management team in SXJP. 


The M&A Officer is expected to manage the deal by him/herself with support from the senior staff of the team and coordinating/leading other functions in SXJP. He/she is expected to have sufficient knowledge of PV projects and general skill of project acquisitions and project investment.  Good skill of team work is essential. 

Essential Function Description

  • Complete the pre-screening of the opportunities and identify any elements that might block or fail the opportunity before starting the acquisition process
  • Organize due diligence on the opportunity with internal teams and external advisors 
  • Obtain internal approval for investment
  • Negotiate with sellers on conditions to close including contracts
  • Execute the deal
  • Manage all the reporting activities related to the M&A including the regular updated decks and tables for the management
  • Support different functions in the integration period and handing over the deal to asset management teams


Key Accountabilities of the M&A Officer

  • Find sound acquisition opportunities in the Japanese secondary PV market
  • Conduct the pre-screening of the M&A opportunities and identify any elements that might block or fail the opportunity before starting the due diligence process.
  • Look for, evaluate and coordinate the advisors, that might be involved in the acquisition of the opportunities. 
  • Lead due diligence process of the opportunities, in coordination with other staff in SXJP.
  • Negotiate the acquisition contracts and lead the closing transactions.
  • Be involved in the financial modelling of identified targets to come up with a fair purchase price assessment.
  • Lead preparation and completion, together with the other SXJP functions, of investment memo for internal approval. 
  • Support, if requested. the different functions after the M&A closing during the integration period.
  • Support Project Finance Team to ensure all M&A deals are financed as planned. 
  • Support other functions as necessary in order to achieve company goals.
  • Regular report to the team head. 
  • Manage all the reporting activities related to the M&A functions including the regular updated decks and tables for the management.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English usage about 50%)
Minimum Japanese Level Fluent
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Key Competencies


  • Sound knowledge of the Solar PV projects



  • Knowledge of Japan PV sector
  • Knowledge of asset, project acquisition, and/or equity partnership negotiations
  • Strong Financial analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation, follow up and delivery skills



  • Excellent communicator at all levels.
  • Accountable for actions required
  • Communication in both Japanese and English



  • Managing the transaction team


Work Environment

  • Office in Tokyo

Physical Demands

  • NA

Position Type/Expected Hours

  • Full-time position


  • About 25% of the time


Required Education and Experience

  • Strong Educational background
  • Strong knowledge of Financial/investment analysis
  • Strong experience handling M&A projects in Japan
  • Experience in the Solar PV Market.
  • Experience in investment, sales, or business development (experience in one of the largest general trading houses in Japan preferable).


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for the employees of this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
  • Toei Mita Line, Onarimon Station

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 6 million yen ~ Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours 8時間
Holidays 土日、祝日
Hiring Company Information

Sonnedix Japan K.K.

M&A Officer - 1118271

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Japanese

Company Description

ソネディックス・ジャパンは、2013年7月に設立された大規模太陽光発電事業のデベロッパー、管理および運営会社です。 弊社は、コストパフォーマンスに優れた高性能の太陽光発電システムの提供において、高い実績を有しています。



Sonnedix Japan is a Developer, Asset Manager, and Operator of mega-solar projects in Japan, founded in July 2013. We are experienced in delivering and running high performance, cost competitive solar photovoltaic power plants.

We currently have multiple solar power plants at various stages of development and are dedicated to expanding our Japan operations to over 500MW of production capacity. Our use of the best technology available allows us to responsibly maximize our renewable generation and ensures the sustainability and longevity of our solar PV plants throughout the country.

We are the trusted Japanese operator for investments made by Sonnedix, which is majority owned by investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.