Corporate M&A Analyst - Responsibilities and Exit Ops

Hi all - I've been selectively searching for corp dev roles over the past few months and continue to come across certain positions titled as "Corporate M&A Analyst". After doing some research, I haven't been able locate much background info on these types of roles.

I've found these types of positions sometimes sit within a company's corp dev team (also depending on if the company has a dedicated team) and typically report directly to the DoF and CFO. From talking to a few recruiters, the job seems to be mostly focused on the deal close process, with potentially a bit of strategy and sourcing mixed in as well. A couple of these positions were newly created roles given the companies are presumably gearing up to make multiple acquisitions.

A bit of background on myself, I have two years of B4 Transaction Service experience following a short stint in audit coming out of college. Wish I wasn't lazy in college and had started mapping out my career at a earlier age but alas here we are. Also potentially relevant: I have a solid GMAT score in my back pocket so b-school is something I'm going to look at in another year or two. Long term goal would probably be a Corp Dev or Corp Strategy role within a F500 Tech company.

Was wondering if anyone on here had any further knowledge on these types of positions? (Comp, promo path, responsibilities, exit ops, ect.) Any guidance/insight would be much appreciated.

Comments (5)

Jun 19, 2020 - 9:43am
Thats okay, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Mediocre comp, mediocre progression and mediocre exit opps (hard to join other buy side roles). best thing is the lifestyle which is why I joined but given the former factors I am kind of regretting, now not too sure what to do

Jun 19, 2020 - 9:44am
Thats okay, what's your opinion? Comment below:

work experience is good, deal process from start to end, modelling opportunities, conducting and managing dd process, negotiate SPA, raise funding etc but recruiters are less weary of it

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Jun 19, 2020 - 2:29pm
armadill00, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks, appreciate the feedback. Sole responsibility for many of those areas seems very appealing from a personal development perspective but definitely hit my concern on the head.

In terms of career development, I'm concerned how the role would be perceived a year or two down the line by recruiters. I'm also weary that a company may only need this role during an acquisitive period and fear that later on it may not lead to a corp dev or even FP&A manager role.

Jun 21, 2020 - 10:44pm
CCPD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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