CorpDev Exit Opportunities

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Just started in M&A at a Fortune 500 medtech and med device company. I am 3 years out of school. Does anyone have any insight into exit opportunities after a couple years of experience and deals closed?

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Jun 23, 2019

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Jun 26, 2019

this is really difficult to answer since CD experiences widely vary.

better question to start is what is the scope of your role and responsibilities? Example -- will you be involved in the full deal cycle from sourcing to close, or will your CD team be outsourcing the bulk of the work and diligence to the sell-side, leaving your team ultimately responsible for project management and facilitation-type of responsibilities?

Jun 26, 2019

I do all the financial modeling. Someone on the team will source the deal then I work with various departments and build out detailed financial models. If it gets internally approved then we enter sign an LOI and i'll do the financial diligence. Another part of the team works on integration and facilitation-type responsibilities.

Jun 26, 2019

any idea the range of deal size? i.e. lower middle market?

Jun 26, 2019

Most common exit opps would probably be Corp Dev at another company, a role in a Corp Strategy team, an MBA if done within ~2 years, or taking a different role in Corporate Finance (e.g. Treasury or FP&A at a big company, a more operational finance role at a growth company)

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Jun 26, 2019

Is CorpDev attractive when applying to top 10 b-schools?

Jun 26, 2019

It's not megafund PE but it's also not bad. What you've done for the last 3 years will also have a big impact.

Jun 28, 2019

Sorry I meant for exiting into other roles such as PE

Jun 26, 2019