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Marsh & McLennan Associate, Strategy & Corporate Development in New York, New York

At Marsh & McLennan Companies, mergers and acquisitions have been a cornerstone of our growth strategy. We’ve conducted more than 100 acquisitions since 2010 and have spent more than $1b each of the past few years. Through these transactions, we’ve diversified our business, expanded geographically and established ourselves as leaders in key markets. We also added significant new talent to our organization. MMC’s Corporate Development group is primarily responsible for sourcing and executing M&A transactions across all of MMC’s Operating Companies – Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. The group is also responsible for driving certain internal strategic projects. Our team of 10 professionals is looking to add a high quality Senior Associate. As an Associate within the Corporate Development team, you’ll be a key member primarily responsible for managing the execution of M&A across MMC’s four operating companies. You’ll cover transaction management – managing the day to day deal process of performing diligence, liaising with functional and commercial leaders and participating in management meetings. You’ll conduct financial analysis, valuation modeling, presentation writing, and manage relationships with third party advisors. You’ll be part of team of seven colleagues and report to the Head of Corporate Development while having the ability to work with each of the three Managing Directors / Directors. The success of our M&A efforts depends in large part on the ability of our team to leverage their market knowledge, relationships and critical thinking skills to source attractive targets, champion acquisitions and properly evaluate target companies. If you’re ready to make this kind of impact, apply and let’s talk about your experience in the following. Transaction Management experience: the day-to-day deal process, including forming working groups and organizing diligence teams, managing due diligence information flow, arranging and participating in diligence meetings with target, quarterback due diligence process, including various functional areas, facilitate required transaction approvals. Client Management: working with business deal sponsors to guide them through process, field their input on the business case and deal risks, and managing their expectations. Financial Analysis and Valuation Modeling: Build and oversee development of DCF models – analyze historical financial statements, develop projections and synergy cases with management, calculate return metrics (e.g., IRR, payback, ROIC, EPS accretion/dilution), develop sensitivities and form view on transaction structure Risk Identification: Perform due diligence and identify both deal and due diligence risks. Work with transaction team to determine mitigating strategies External Relationships: Manage and work with third-party advisors in due diligence (e.g., accounting, tax, legal) Internal Projects: Conduct ad-hoc research and analysis to support strategic initiatives, Board and Executive Committee presentations and other activities. Writing industry primers and researching/analyzing potential acquisition targets Qualifications: BA required; MBA preferred Three to five years of experience in an M&A transaction related role (i.e., investment banking, corporate development, private equity, management consulting, etc.) Exposure to M&A transactions from origination through due diligence and closing Client service experience Familiarity with debt and equity transactions and various forms of financing Superior financial modeling and valuation skills with keen attention to detail Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Ability to thrive operating in a fast-paced, demanding and changing environment Self-motivated; take initiative; able and willing to work collaboratively in a small team Possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills Demonstrate superior proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint Critical and creative thinker; forms own opinions and vocalizes them Foreign language skills are a plus Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company's nearly 65,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $14 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk; reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, which advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions; Guy Carpenter, which develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities; and Oliver Wyman, which serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @mmcglobal or subscribe to BRINK. R053142-en R_053142

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