Title: M&A Associate or Manager Location: Remote or can be on-site in Carmel, Indiana Start Date: Immediate
Our client is a leading automotive remarketing company that facilitates transactions between buyers and sellers through 38+ Simulcast-enabled physical auction locations, 6 mobile auctions, and multi-seller platform digital sales. Our auctions provide the highest quality service and operational execution for dealers and institutional customers, while our digital selling platforms supplement buyer and seller needs through a seamless online experience. We offer end-to-end services including transportation, vehicle inspection, title and payment processing, and floorplan financing. Through top-of-the-line customer service and digital offerings, the company facilitates 750,000+ vehicle transactions annually totaling $9 billion in gross vehicle values, making the business the second largest automotive remarketer after Manheim.
The M&A Associate/Manager will be a critical, high-profile role, primarily supporting the deal management and due diligence stage of our M&A process. This role will be involved in the full lifecycle of the M&A process, due diligence, third party advisor management, business analysis and valuations, and business integrations. We are seeking a driven, process-oriented investment professional, with an interest in gaining intensive private equity deal experience and supporting hands-on investments with private businesses.
The role reports to the VP of M&A.
Execution of the platforms’ add-on affiliation transactions
Perform deal-related analysis, including financial modeling and due diligence review
Support and manage third-party advisors (e.g., accounting, tax, legal, IT, risk, benefits); including reviewing QofE analysis, organizing internal data rooms and collaborating with internal and external resources
Prepare concise presentations and detailed financial models for investors, Board members and management and assists with underwriting recommendations
Work closely with the executive management team to assist in the development of presentation materials for quarterly meetings with the platforms’ Board of Directors
Support business development efforts, nurture and develop strong relationships with business owners
Support and assist with the formulation of acquisition implementation/integration plans
Ideally 2-3 years or flexible for the right person of experience analyzing mergers & acquisition targets
Strong business acumen coupled with excellent financial performance and analysis skills
Financial and excel modeling skills and accounting knowledge
Strong project management skills are required; must be able to manage several projects simultaneously
Interaction with senior leadership and small businesses owners, a plus
A solid understanding of and experience in the transaction process, including deal structuring, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and integration
Strong written and oral communications skills are required. Able to clearly and concisely convey complex information
Must have the ability to work effectively and efficiently with business leaders
Must be a strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to focus on the details, synthesize broad amounts of information into actionable information for executives
Team player with the ability to build broad relationships internally and externally
Embraces diversity within the work environment and consistently deals with internal and external customers in a friendly and respectful manner; supports teamwork and cooperation with partners in daily activities
The Associate or Manager will be expected to travel to various M&A targets and to the corporate location. Travel expected to be about 15-20% of time.
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