Analyst - Mergers and Acquisitions Job in Ballwin, MO

at EyeCare Partners

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 650 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, providing services that span the eye care continuum. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com.

EyeCare Partners is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join as an Analyst on our growing Mergers and Acquisitions team.  EyeCare Partners (“ECP”) is the nation’s leading vertically integrated provider of Optometry and Ophthalmology services and is backed by one of the world’s largest private equity funds (Partners Group; a $90B+ AUM private equity firm based in Europe and the US). Individuals should possess a strong analytical base coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Our fast-paced work environment rewards energetic, self-directed professionals who are eager to learn.

Summary:

The Analyst will be responsible for assisting in the full lifecycle management of all acquisition transactions, including: pipeline management, market analytics, valuation and investment analysis of potential acquisitions, creation of investment memorandums and supporting documentation and all aspects of deal due diligence.

Additionally, this role will support preparation and post-close assistance of integration work streams. M&A represents a fundamental core competency of ECP’s growth strategy and the Company’s planned trajectory includes meaningful annual acquisition targets to achieve. The ECP M&A team provides an excellent “learn by doing” opportunity, closing anywhere from 20-40 transactions per year historically (in which the Analyst role plays a key part in both leading and executing).

Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in and lead aspects of transactions
  • Manage the deal pipeline by researching industry dynamics, identifying and screening potential acquisitions, and tracking potential targets
  • Assesses transaction opportunities through extensive analyses and develop acquisition business cases
  • Lead cultivation of acquisition targets within served and adjacent markets
  • Prepare financial, qualitative and valuation analyses, including: forecasts, cash flows, financial models, and other ad hoc financial analyses related to acquisition activities
  • Develop and maintain complex financial valuation models for potential deals
  • Support the internal/external due diligence process by managing interactions with all intermediaries (banker, broker, internal stakeholders, 3rd party advisors, etc.) involvement in potential and actual deals
  • Maintain tracking and documentation for deals and support preparation of internal communications on investment
  • Support the post-merger implementation/integration process with a dozen-plus internal business groups

 Requirements:

  • Zero to three years of experience in a finance or business background, particularly transaction execution experience in corporate development, investment banking, or accounting advisory
  • BS/BA in in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
  • Strong finance/accounting and analytical skills
  • Excellent MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Understanding of foundational valuation methodologies and terminology
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex and competing priorities and projects
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate, independent decisions in a timely manner
  • Must possess strong initiative and take ultimate ownership of work
  • Solid work ethic and the ability to work through sensitive financial topics with business owners
  • A strong desire to succeed coupled with high ethical standards
  • Ability to travel as needed