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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Manager

Company: Lucas Group, A Korn Ferry Company
Location: Marietta
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Lucas Group, a Korn Ferry company, has partnered with a $250M PE backed engineering firm based out of Marietta, GA in search for a Corporate Development / M&A Manager. This company had 10 acquisitions last year and has had 5 so far this year. They will continue to grow and this position will be important to helping them achieve their Acquisition plans. This position can be hybrid or fully remote.
The Corporate Development Manager will report to the VP of Corporate Development and work closely with other key members of the ATS team, and will be deeply involved in the M&A process and other strategic initiatives.
Essential Functions / Key ResponsibilitiesThis role is new - it will be dynamic, and some elements might not fit into a job description. But here are some of the particulars:

  • Pre-Letter of Intent (LOI) work -With varying degrees of data robustness and complexity, perform preliminary internal due diligence. Consider implications on deal structure. Assist in preparing internal management presentations for investment committee review, and be prepared to participate in the discussions.
  • Due diligence - Lead and / or contribute to due diligence process. Manage multiple due diligence workstreams, including but not limited to financial, tax, legal, and business, usually simultaneously. Interface with external advisors, track and facilitate progress. Along the way, consider the impact of due diligence findings (whether formal or informal) on deal structure, deal valuation, integration, and strategy.
  • Process enhancement - Take leading role in helping to update, refine, optimize, or create playbooks, processes, trackers, etc., in order to facilitate the Strategy team's ability to operate more nimbly, efficiently, and expeditiously.
  • Integration - Assist in integration planning (pre-closing) and integration execution (post-closing), including liaising across departments and assisting in developing an integration playbook.
  • Ad hoc -Take lead with or assist in other projects, consistent with our strategic objectives.
    Background / Experience
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 2-10+ years in M&A, valuation, Banking, Private Equity, or Project Management - preferably investment banking or private equity, but also open to M&A advisory, consulting, or corporate development / corporate strategy environments.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of project management, and the M&A process
    • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; be comfortable interacting with company owners and managers, outside advisors, and executives
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quality assurance capabilities
    • Great self-awareness, ability to navigate interactions with target company owners and managers, outside advisors, executives, and our private equity ownership group
    • Self-starter - willingness / ability to think outside the box
    • Ability to travel as needed (likely 10% of working days or less)
      Since 1970, Lucas Group recruiters have been positively impacting businesses and careers one conversation at a time. We match our clients with highly skilled talent while providing opportunities for individuals to reach their career goals. Today we do this as part of an even broader and bolder mission with Korn Ferry combining over a century of search expertise. Together we're More Than. Lucas Group recruiters span many U.S. cities and functions including Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Marketing, Manufacturing Operations, Military Transition, Sales and Supply Chain. Beginning as a one-man operation in Atlanta dedicated to transitioning former military to the civilian workforce, Lucas Group is now a national recruiting firm dedicated to relationships built on trust and integrity. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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