Corporate Development Associate


Tampa FL


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Job ID: EB-2409737376
Category: Private Equity
Location: Tampa, FL

Our client is a group of leading services businesses that conducts HVAC, plumbing and electrical work for residential homeowners. In this fragmented industry dominated by small and founder-owned businesses, the Company strategy is to execute significant organic growth initiatives and high-frequency M&A. This strategy necessitates an A+ Partnership Development team.

The Company was founded in 2019 with a mission to build a partnership of like-minded world-class service providers to build an industry leading national platform. The Company focuses on leveraging the power of people to build a strong network of industry leaders who can share resources, best practices, and expertise in order to deliver unparalleled service to customers and opportunities for employees.

The Company and its executive team are majority backed by a leading private equity firm that specializes in majority or full buyouts of founder-owned businesses and corporate carve-outs. The firm specializes in lower and middle-market companies (i.e., those with valuations of $10m to $1B+), having invested in many companies since inception in 2001. The firm recently closed its Fund IX at $4.5 billion in capital commitments.

The Corporate Development Associate will be a critical, high-profile role, primarily supporting the deal management and due diligence stage of our partnership development process and is critical to our mission of building a highly scalable, best-in-class partnership development function. For this role, we are seeking a driven, process-oriented investment professional, with an interest in gaining intensive private equity deal experience and leading hands-on investments with private businesses. This individual should possess an entrepreneurial mindset to help grow the family of partner companies. As a member of the Corporate Development team, this position will expose you to the full lifecycle of the M&A process, including business development, deal management, due diligence, third party advisor management, business analysis and valuations, and business integrations. In addition, this role will allow you to work closely with our business operators to develop value creation initiatives and plans. Successful candidates will have a meaningful impact advancing an industry and growing a company grounded in humbleness, honesty, caring, and hard work.

The day-to-day responsibilities of this position will consist of:

  • Supporting, leading, and managing the due diligence and M&A process from the signing of a Letter of Intent through the deal Closing with business owners, leaders, and third-party service providers
  • Nurturing and developing a strong, positive relationship with the business owner and his/her team to build trust, embody and portray the value proposition of being “People First,” and ensuring that the deal is Closed
  • Project managing and executing the entire M&A process and all key activities to make certain that adequate due diligence and First 100 days planning is performed across all areas of the business
  • Oversee all third-party due diligence providers including financial diligence and Quality of Earnings, legal, insurance and benefits diligence
  • Performing strong financial analysis and working with our financial diligence teams, FP&A and senior leaders to identify synergies and develop financial model and forecast
  • Supporting business development and integration teams when needed, with activities such as preliminary model creation, valuation, and post-Closing synergy tracking.

Candidates should be excited about a role where they will support and play the pivotal position of deal quarterback and be responsible for the evaluation, management and closing of deals. Candidates should possess a desire to become very knowledgeable about the M&A process, our industry and our strategic operating playbook. Candidates must possess a high degree of professionalism and organization as they will be interacting with multiple business owners daily and reporting directly to the company’s senior leadership team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, accounting, or a related field with a track record of strong academic and extracurricular performance
  • Strong communication, management, finance and/or accounting skills
  • 1-2 years of experience in an investment banking, private equity, FP&A, financial diligence, consulting role, or similar
  • Experience or strong interest in M&A, transaction execution, private equity and private investments, strongly preferred
  • Financial and excel modelling skills and accounting knowledge
  • Experience managing multiple work efforts with little oversight and interacting directly with senior leadership or business owners, a plus.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent communicator – written and oral
  • Investment oriented – finds meaning and action in numbers, and is a data-driven decision-maker
  • Resourceful – figures out how to drive action and achieve results creatively with finite resources
  • Stellar time management and organizational skills
  • Critical thinker and learner – Picks things up quickly and strives to ask and understand “why” as opposed to taking “yes” for an answer
  • Works collaboratively and energetically
  • Impeccable integrity and ethical standards
  • Self-aware, accepting of feedback, open, team player and respectful of others

Location: Tampa, FL or Dallas, TX

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