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Senior Associate - Corporate Development
Senior Associate, Corporate Development:
ICF, a publicly traded (NASDAQ: ICFI) global Management Consulting and Digital Services provider, is seeking a Senior Associate in our Corporate Development group to help support the execution of the company’s Merger & Acquisition efforts. This highly visible position will report to the SVP of M&A and work closely with the C-suite.
Develop, track, and maintain a proactive acquisition pipeline including engagement with governance meetings with business unit leadership and teams
Play an integral role in large-scale, Corporate-led transactions, leading target analysis, business case development, executive-level presentations, and overall transaction execution.
Support Corporate Development processes including pipeline, due diligence, valuation/financial modeling, bid negotiations, contractual points with advisors and coordinating deal process with function heads and related parties including the Business Unit Leadership Team and C-Suite.
Assist in planning and preparation for M&A pipeline, including building out M&A target profiles and developing presentations for meetings with business leaders, bankers, and targets
Liaise with investment bankers, attorneys, and internal stakeholders regarding new M&A opportunities
Assist in conducting preliminary financial and other due diligence on M&A targets, including identification of associated risks
Build detailed valuation models, including accretion/dilution, discounted cash flow, internal rate of return, return on invested capital, and weighted average cost of capital analysis. This includes assessment of comparable company trading multiples, research precedent transaction multiples and build / maintain proprietary internal deal intelligence database
Build bottom-up operating model based on a contract-by-contract/client basis as well as work with business units to identify potential synergies
Facilitate and manage the execution of all M&A related agreements (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, indications of interest, letters of intent, exclusivity agreements, purchase agreements, etc.)
Communication - Lead or assist with the creation of all phases of a business case (market analysis, strategic fit, economic models) and the communication of these components to all internal stakeholders
Assist tracking and maintaining strategic and operational relationships with third-party Investment Banking firms, due diligence advisors, and potential targets
Assist in conducting integration assessments, planning, and support M&A Post-Mortems - documenting lessons learned to ensure process enhancements
Prepare weekly summary of corporate development activities for internal team meetings
Prepare other memorandums, presentations and other materials fit for executives
Organize and manage special projects as required
3+ years of Finance / Accounting experience in corporate development, transaction services, valuation practice, or investment banking is required
Excellent understanding of valuation models / methodologies and corporate finance theory e.g., accretion / dilution, discounted cash flow, internal rate of return, return on invested capital, weighted average cost of capital analysis, NPV, DCF, IRR, WACC, ROIC, precedent transaction multiples, and trading multiples
Able to build bottom-up operating models based on a contract-by-contract / client basis as well as work with business units to identify potential synergies
Facilitate and manage the execution of all M&A related agreements, e.g., non-disclosure agreements, indications of interest, letters of intent, exclusivity agreements, purchase agreements
Able to prioritize and push forward multiple initiatives simultaneously, while taking direction from team members
Proven analytical, project management, presentational, and organizational skills
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with senior management and C-suite executives
Bachelor’s Degree in a Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field
Business Acumen - Exercises strong analytical judgement in understanding the Merits of a Deal including any contractual risks
Prior experience in professional services, consulting, technology, or marketing services sector
Fluency with financial statements and financial statement analysis
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
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