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M&A Explained: From Interview to Daily Tasks

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  • 1. Visit evisors.com to browse all finance, banking and M&A experts who can help you with: • Mock Interviews • Resumes & Cover Letters • Informational Interviews …and more! Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 2. Mergers & Acquisitions featuring: Christine Feng Corporate Development at Hosted by: Caitlin Quan Evisors Marketing & Operations Associate Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 3. Agenda 1. About Christine 2. What is M&A? 3. A Career in M&A 4. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 4. About Christine Work Experience • Corporate Development at Microsoft • Middle-market Private Equity at Rhone Capital • M&A Investment Banking at JPMorgan Education • Harvard Business School – General Management • Princeton University – B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering – Certificate in Finance Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 5. What is M&A? M&A Investment Banking • Advise clients on strategic initiatives related to M&A (e.g. acquisition, divestiture, merger, spin-off, joint venture) • Key responsibilities: – Financial / valuation analysis and deal structuring – Transaction monitoring – Marketing and presentation materials • Sample employers: JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 6. What is M&A? Corporate Development (In-house M&A) • Provide deal expertise and independence to company executives to increase shareholder value through structured M&A transactions • Key responsibilities: – Source deals – Valuation analysis and deal structuring – Monitoring due diligence and integration planning – Negotiation and execution of the transaction • Sample employers: Microsoft, Google, Cisco, GE Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 7. A Career in M&A Ideal M&A Candidate • Strong financial analysis and valuation skills • Self-motivated, self-starter • Attention to detail • Ability to work effectively in a demanding and fast-paced environment • Executive presence Preparing for the Interview • Demonstrated interest in the role / company / sector • Demonstrated financial knowledge and ability to discuss valuation methodologies • Ability to discuss various deal considerations Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 8. A Career in M&A Career Path • Many M&A professionals have experience working for an investment bank • Corporate Development teams often look for candidates with prior M&A experience • Many potential career options (e.g. build a career in M&A advisory or Corp Dev, transition to a business development or product role within a company, transition to a finance role, entrepreneurship) Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 9. Book a One-on-One Session Book your session at www.evisors.com/expert/100 Christine Feng Corporate Development at Get help with: • Finance Informational Interview • Finance Interview Practice …and more! Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 10. Questions & Answers Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 11. Questions & Answers Question 1: What are the main differences between your roles at Microsoft and JP Morgan? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 12. Questions & Answers Question 2: Did you meet any gender-specific difficulties working in the M&A sector? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 13. Questions & Answers Question 3: What are your tips in getting into private equity/M&A for someone with minimal experience? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 14. Questions & Answers Question 4: How technical are the M&A jobs? What skills do these professionals develop? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 15. Questions & Answers Question 5: As a first-year associate, do you interact directly with clients? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 16. Questions & Answers Question 6: Is extensive travel required for an M&A role? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64
  • 17. Questions & Answers Question 7: What professional organizations do you belong to? What kinds of resources do you suggest for professional development? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/64