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Our client is a leading media group. They are one of the big names in the entertainment world, and they are now looking to add a Corporate Development Analyst to their team. Purpose: This is a very compelling role for the right individual. This role will be at the heart of the company's future and is part of a team that has a high impact across the entire ambit of the company's present and future business operations globally. The successful candidate will support the Global Head of Corporate Development and M&A to work alongside the senior management team across all businesses, assessing and undertaking agreed M&A opportunities, and be focused on activity in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, strategic alliances and/or joint ventures. Responsibilities: Working alongside global colleagues and external professional advisers, the successful candidate will report into the Global Head of Corporate Development and M&A and assist on all activity in the M&A space, having the following deliverables:
Assist in all (and take ownership of certain) aspects of an M&A process from start to finish, including identifying target opportunities, negotiating terms, performing due diligence, and reviewing transaction documentation;
Help deliver the overall agreed M&A strategy in terms of priorities, targets and opportunities;
Evaluate new business opportunities, in both the traditional and digital contents areas, including but not limited to: mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances and/or joint ventures;
Review investment performance against business plan and strategic objectives;
Research, analyse and prepare presentations and alternatives on M&A and general strategy objectives as requested including analysis with regional colleagues as to new market assessment and related entry strategy;
Company research and investment analysis, valuation and financial modeling;
Competitor / M&A monitoring and analysis as well as updating of transaction comparable database; Ideal Candidate Profile: First and foremost, we are looking for an exceptional individual with very strong academic credentials. More specifically, we seek many, if not all of the following qualities:
Relevant experience, preferably in an investment banking or similar corporate development / private equity/ M&A role in the media sector;
Proven interest and professional background in media and entertainment sectors;
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and word with well-established financial modeling and valuation skills;
Well accustomed to working within a competitive demanding and fast-moving environment;
Demonstrable M&A experience with proven track record of deal exposure;
A personable, charismatic and professional individual with the demeanor that is a good fit with the company's culture; someone who is a team player;
Ability to build and develop internal and external relationships (able to exhibit diplomacy and discretion);