Corporate Development Manager


New York NY


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Job ID: EB-5424098449
Category: Private Equity
Location: New York, NY

Position: Corporate Development Manager
Location: NYC
Reporting: Position reports to President & CFO


We are seeking a motivated and experienced Corporate Development Manager to manage the companies inorganic growth strategy. The company was acquired by an ~$8BN AUM Private Equity Firm in April of 2022 and is a provider of specialized insurance programs serving brokers and consumers. The VP combines comprehensive technical knowledge and analytical ability with strong interpersonal skills to lead sensitive, highly visible work in the M&A group. The SVP will be responsible for leading acquisitions across the country where you will source multiple deals, lead business due diligence, and build and manage key relationships throughout the process.


• Responsible for supporting M&A and senior leadership across multiple projects by preparing financial and/or operational analyses for potential mergers and acquisitions.
• Build and review analytical models, performs financial analysis, and evaluate company and market information to value acquisition opportunities.
• Lead the project management of transactions, including due diligence, senior management meetings and post-deal integration planning.
• Lead projects consisting of a broad cross-functional team throughout the deal process including: Finance/Accounting, HR, IT and Legal.
• Train and develop junior M&A personnel on the acquisition process, valuations, deal execution and post-merger integration planning.
• Analyze current and new markets to understand market structure / trends and recommends strategic acquisition opportunities.
• Develops relationships internally across the organization, and externally with competitors, industry associations, brokers, and other industry influencers to help drive M&A activity.
• Provide input and direction as a key member of the integration team.
• Assist CFO and finance team in tracking deals post-closing, including business performance and tracking earnout calculations.

Education and Experience:

• 7-10 years of relevant M&A experience.
• Ideal experience would be 7-10 years of M&A transaction experience at consulting firm, at large or middle market company, big 4 accounting firm, private equity, or investment banking.
• BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Business or Economics.

Personal Characteristics/Success Factors:

• Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.
• Understand M&A function, market valuations and role of M&A in the overall growth of the Company.
• Examine data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems in the context of assessing M&A targets.
• Identify key facts in the M&A process. Notice when M&A target data appears wrong, incomplete or needs verification.
• Distinguish information that is not pertinent to a M&A decision or solution.
• Apply logic to analyze and categorize complicated target-specific information.
• Recognize relationship between information in varied forms and from varied sources.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Exceptional Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.
• Professional integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
• Highly organized and able to pay close attention to detail.
• Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines at one time.
• Travel required

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