Corporate Development & M&A Analyst

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: IN

Company: Cytel Software Corporation

Role: Analyst, Corporate Development and M&A

Required Educational qualification: MBA with finance specialization from a tier 1-2 institute / CA / CMA

Prior experience: 1-4 years’ experience in equity research, corporate finance, consulting, strategic planning, and investment analysis with experience in secondary market research and analysis, portfolio analysis and reporting, financial modeling and valuation, and operational and financial performance monitoring.

This position will primarily provide support in the financial valuation, presentation deck preparation and project management aspects of acquisition/divestiture projects. Responsibilities include preparing discounted cash flow models for valuations, producing management summary presentations, supporting due diligence transaction closing processes, leading project management of acquisition integrations, and completing other ad hoc analysis.


The analyst will be part of a team that works directly with the Vice President of Corporate Development and have extensive exposure to C-Suite leadership globally.  The Corporate Development team is responsible for performing strategic and financial analysis that help to identify key drivers of growth and to develop actionable plans to support senior management in corporate strategy and decision making. The team also works closely with global headquarters to create company, market and industry profiles to develop complete business cases used to support decisions regarding growth vehicles through mergers, acquisitions, or joint ventures. The team also generates insightful analysis on Cytel’s end-markets, competitors, and products for senior management review.

Skills required:

  • Basic exposure to end-to-end M&A activities
  • Understanding of basic financial, legal, and tax aspects of M&A deals
  • Company analysis and preparation of industry, market, or specific company overviews
  • Financial forecasting, reporting, operational metrics tracking and performance evaluation on adherence to plans and forecasts
  • Creation, maintenance, and analysis of basic and advanced financial models to build a valuation perspective
  • Market research, data mining, business intelligence, and valuation comps
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint is mandatory
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Job requires proficient English communication skills, including writing clear reports and creating concise presentations.
  • Understanding of the life sciences advisory ecosystem and business working is a bonus

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Conduct market research on various topics related to IT and IT services and present them as decks
  • Create insightful business cases and pitches on M&A targets from IMs for presentation for the Company’s Board
  • Generate detailed financial analysis of M&A targets and prepare financial data books
  • Assist in end-to-end M&A processes including in lead generation, valuation, due-diligence, deal structuring, documentation, and closing
  • Design, create, and maintain dashboards that help gauge and measure the company’s performance on various financial and business metrics
  • Conduct portfolio analysis and generate monthly reports
  • Conduct detailed research and financial analysis on various financial instruments such as equity stocks and mutual funds in Indian and Global markets
  • Generate periodic reviews and overviews of various strategic and non-strategic portfolio investment companies of the group