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Corporate Development Associate

  • New York
  • Corporate Development
  • Full-time
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About R3
R3 is an enterprise software firm that is pioneering digital industry transformation. We deliver purpose-built distributed ledger technology for all types of businesses in all industries. Developed in collaboration with our ecosystem of more than 350 institutions, our enterprise blockchain platform Corda is transforming entire industries by digitalizing the processes and systems that firms rely on to connect and transact with each other.

R3 has over 375 employees across eight global offices, with headquarters in London and New York City. Our vibrant and centrally located offices are filled with collaborative spaces, healthy (and some not so healthy!) snacks, and state-of-the-art workspaces and equipment.

R3 is seeking an Associate to work with the Corporate Development team. This nimble team is responsible for traditional M&A activity (e.g., intellectual property and business acquisitions, licensing, and joint ventures), early-stage venture investing, and strategic corporate finance analysis.

As part of the venture investing activity, the team runs R3’s Development Fund (RDF) with a dedicated balance sheet for pre-seed and seed-stage investments in startups building Corda and Conclave-based applications.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct market sizing, financial analysis, and general quantitative modeling
  • Prepare financial forecast models and run valuation analyses in respect of investment targets
  • Conduct research in nascent commercial opportunities, analyze established industries for disruption, and formulate opinion/presentations
  • Assist in conducting due diligence for new investment opportunities and preparing relevant internal documents to support the investment decision-making process
  • Support the team in the structuring and execution of strategic plans and initiatives
  • Assist in monitoring and supporting the portfolio companies
  • Support the corporate development team with other ad-hoc projects and deliverables

Key Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience required in investment banking, corporate development, or management consulting, ideally with a focus on technology
  • Excellent financial modeling skills, including the ability to value illiquid (private) assets and nascent businesses
  • Exceptional analytical and writing skills
  • Familiarity with enterprise software and B2B technology is preferred
  • Familiarity with and interest in enterprise blockchain technology is preferred
  • Keen focus on details, accuracy, and professionalism
  • Strong understanding of accounting, corporate finance, and enterprise valuation

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years of experience required in investment banking, corporate development, or management consulting, ideally with a focus on technology
  • Investment and diligence experience in private market transactions is a plus

At R3, we encourage a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great addition to R3, send us your CV. We’re always interested in meeting collaborative people who are excited to work with us.

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