Best places to be a corp dev associate
Curious if there are specific companies that are uniquely good for someone looking for corp dev experience. I'm sure that FAANG and MSFT and other tech companies are always acquiring small competitors, but are there any other companies that are really strong in these areas?
If not, are there any signs that signal the company is primed for lot of acquisitions? I imagine this activity is heavily dictated by the company's financial position, industry trends/position, and the desires of the CFO/CEO. This can be difficult to judge without a decent amount of networking, and it can change with management turnover. Any thoughts?