Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist @ IBM - Armonk, NY

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Corporate Development is looking for a candidate to support IBM's acquisition and divestiture activities. The primary role for the candidate includes valuing potential acquisition and divestiture targets, working with a global cross-functional team on due diligence, developing dynamic financial models as well as creating and delivering executive presentations to convey financial assessments, risks and risk mitigation actions. In addition, the candidate will work with banks and venture capital firms to understand the current M&A environment and will support managing IBM's current venture capital and minority investments.  

The role is in the IBM Corporate Development function that drives the M&A execution across IBM. In the past 5 years, IBM has completed over 50 transactions for $13B in deal value. The role will support IBM in its transformation with a focus in the IT, healthcare and IoT spaces. Because the M&A landscape is continually evolving, the ideal candidate would continually seek ways to bring innovation to the M&A process to allow IBM to identify the best targets, value the targets appropriately and execute the transactions.

The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of M&A experience in an investment banking, venture capital, private equity or consulting capacity. Experience should include creating and delivering presentations to internal and external senior management, providing guidance to less experienced team members and improving overall team effectiveness.

This role resides at IBM's corporate headquarters providing exposure to and inclusion in IBM Corporate activities. For example, this team works directly with the IBM CFO on communications to the Board of Directors and investor relations related to IBM's acquisitions and divestitures as well as with the Corporate Strategy team and the Controller’s function.

Overall, the IBM corporate development team is looking for an experienced M&A candidate with initiative and interest in influencing the M&A process at one of the largest technology companies worldwide.

The skill sets required to complete the above duties are:

  • Strong quantitative / analytical skills
  • Experience in external financial statement analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategic analysis on transactions and processes to identify potential risks, execution challenges and mitigating actions
  • Solid work ethic
  • Project management skills including the ability to effectively manage multiple project deadlines simultaneously.
  • Mentoring and ability to train others

Required Professional and Technical Expertise:

  • Proven financial analysis skills in financial model building in Excel
  • Experience in external financial statement analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategic analysis on new processes or approaches and to identify potential risks and execution challenges
  • Ability to effectively communicate across functions and at all levels of management
  • Project management skills
  • Mentoring and ability to train others
  • Ability to find, implement and communicate solutions to unique problems

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise:

  • Master's Degree

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