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  • Investment Analyst in HF - Other
Nov 30, 2021 - 8:48am

bump - is modeling/valuation big part of what corp devs do or do they normally outsource it to the bankers?

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Nov 30, 2021 - 10:46am

The tasks vary by deal and team. I'll speak to M&A and not partnerships or minority investments which the team could also be responsible for depending on how a company is structured. 

Overall, the corp dev team is responsible for identifying, analyzing, negotiating, structuring, and project managing strategic acquisition targets to execution. And in general, bankers, if hired by the company, are delegated tasks based on optimizing both the speed and soundness of the transaction. At minimum, due diligence and value creation plans, including synergies, are handled by the corp dev team. Another giant part of the job is project managing the transaction externally and internally. For example, if there is belief that a deal could lead to cross-selling of a product or service, you'll have to work with sales/product to make sure there is alignment on model assumptions. Most likely you'll present to the internal deal team which will be VP/VP+ individuals across the company on the impact of these assumptions and make sure everyone is on board with your projections and return metrics. 

Nov 30, 2021 - 2:32pm

Also, after the acquisition there is usually an integration team that helps bring the acquired company into the ways and culture of the acquiring company.

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  • Associate 1 in CorpDev
Dec 1, 2021 - 1:04pm

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