Corporate Development Associate/Manager




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Job ID: EB-2078291693
Category: Private Equity
Location: Remote, 

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.

Private Equity & Corporate Finance

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