Corporate Development Analyst

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Leadership.Global.General – 3D City – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely! 

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Corporate Development team at UL Solutions utilizes an integrated M&A and business development approach to strengthen our existing businesses by analyzing and executing on inorganic growth opportunities.


An Analyst with UL Solutions’ Corporate Development (M&A) team will play an integral role in the group and will focus on supporting a range of Corporate Development activities. UL Solutions’ M&A activity ranges across several industries on a global basis, while predominantly focused on privately held middle-market acquisitions. Transactions will range across buy-side, sell-side, minority investment and joint venture opportunities. This position offers great exposure to the senior management team of UL Solutions, including the CFO, SVPs and Business Presidents, along with significant international experience.


  • Provides support in the financial analysis of potential acquisitions, coordination of due diligence and the preparation of materials for Corporate Development deliverables.
  • Work with UL Solutions‘ business leaders to develop financial projections for acquisition targets. Perform various valuation analyses, including discounted cash flow, comparable company, precedent transactions and merger consequences, among others.
  • Coordinate the due diligence process and provide assistance to various functional due diligence teams, including legal, finance & accounting, tax, human resources, operations, IT, commercial and strategy, among others.
  • Support the CFO and the Corporate Development leadership team in performing analysis and preparing materials for the Board of Directors, CEO and other senior executives.
  • Perform comprehensive competitor, opportunity and industry research. Track potential acquisition opportunities and monitor past acquisition metrics.
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties as required to support M&A activities.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience or upcoming graduates with completion of financial or accounting course work specifically covering corporate finance and financial statement analysis.  Internship experience is a plus.
  • Exhibit financial modeling skills and must have knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Develop financial projections for Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements.
  • Present information and respond to inquiries from internal or external clients, as well as top management.
  • Ability to gather and interpret complex information from diverse sources in a wide variety of forms. Ability to identify issues, collect data, establish facts, and present conclusions in situations where few decision-making guidelines exist.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.   
  • Total Rewards: Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off. 


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