• Corporate Development & Strategy Manager

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
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    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World.

    At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too. 


    In this exciting role of Corporate Development Manager, you will be responsible for the management of Mergers and Acquisitions activity including prospecting, valuation, due diligence, analysis, deal structuring, and executive presentation. Manages all aspects of the M&A process for assigned potential mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, strategic partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures. Develops in-depth analysis of economic, industry, customer, competitor, and financial data to prepare studies on potential acquisitions.



    • Manages the development of financial projections for acquisition targets. Performs discounted cash flow analysis to determine valuations.
    • Analyzes acquisition targets’ revenue and cost trends for the Due Diligence process.
    • Develops evaluation criteria to analyze the costs and potential benefits of potential acquisitions.
    • Manages the Due Diligence process for acquisitions integrating the findings from Legal, Finance, Accounting, Tax, Human Resources, and Operations into the studies.
    • Supports business leaders in the identification of acquisition targets through the analysis of customers, products, markets, geographies, issues, and competitors.
    • Assist with the preparation of presentations that support the approval of acquisitions by the senior leadership team and for the Board of Directors.
    • Performs other duties as directed.


    • University degree (Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree) in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration plus generally six year’s professional level experience in corporate development or a mergers and acquisitions function in a corporate environment.
    • Advanced degree and/or CPA preferred.
    • Execute all phases of a transaction of large companies.
    • Support post transaction integration of large companies.
    • Interpret financial statements and analyze historical performance for possible M&A opportunities.
    • Independently develop financial projections for Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements.
    • Present information and respond to inquiries from internal or external clients, top management, and government agencies.
    • Analyze and interpret a wide variety of materials including technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
    • 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 decisions-making guidelines exist.



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