Corporate Development Associate

Grant Executive Search

Exceptional role for an investment banker to take a step to a well backed venturing team

  • Suit Associate from top tier Investment Bank with M&A experience
  • In house venturing medium term investment acquisition and hold strategy
  • Small team of quality professionals , high visibility role.
This major Australian corporate has an enviable record of growth and success. As a complement to the main operational business, they have a venturing team that focuses on 50 – 100M deal sizes to add high value to the overall portfolio and to provide additional growth opportunities.

In this role and working in a small close-knit team you will act across the end to end deal landscape including;
  • Market scanning for appropriate opportunities and making initial assessments based on publicly available information
  • Collaborating to perform detailed assessments of opportunities
  • Screening of investment proposals
  • Senior stakeholder updates including preparation for Investment Committee meetings,
  • In conjunction with the wider team to develop recommendations and investment theses
As the ideal candidate, you will possess.
Demonstrable experience in an investment bank, Manager/Senior Manager in Big 4 Transaction Services, or consulting
  • A proven ability to take ownership of and independently break down, frame and solve strategic problems and a high level of comfort around ambiguity, with a mindset of test and learn, driven by data
  • A high learning orientation, intellectually curious with a passion for solving complex problems
  • An eye for detail, ability to think laterally, and a questioning approach
  • Ability to work proactively and autonomously within a team framework
  • Experienced in acquisitions including opportunity identification and assessment, due diligence as well as experience in other Corporate Finance activities
  • Outstanding commercial and technical acumen with a proven track record in providing robust and insightful financial analysis to support business decisions
  • Strong financial & analytical skills, including experience in valuations across a range of businesses from high growth start-ups to more mature or established businesses
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) skills with a track-record in gaining the confidence of business stakeholders
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills, coupled with the ability to influence/guide conversation when required