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February 24th, 2011, Toronto

Associate, Corporate Development

RBC Financial Group


Be a key member of the Corporate Development team responsible for generating and evaluating acquisition ideas and supporting the execution of M&A transactions for RBC


  • The Corporate Development team is responsible for the idea generation, evaluation and execution of M&A transactions.   These can consist of acquisitions, joint ventures or divestitures.  All M&A transaction of RBC across all business units and size ranges are handled by Corporate Development.    The Corporate Development team consists of nine professionals based in Toronto and London.   Corporate Development works closely with the sponsoring business unit and other functional areas to ensure that all elements in a deal have been properly taken into account
  • The work is very varied and often involves periods of very intense activity given tight deadlines and time pressures

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and analysis of potential opportunities and assessment of strategic and value case
  • Lead the preparation of financial analysis: valuation analysis including discounted dividend models; building company forecast models; impact of acquisition on RBC group
  • Preparation of internal materials to the GE and other senior members of the Firm
  • Execution of mandated deals: day-to-day coordinator of transaction; coordinate the due diligence effort; support the negotiating effort on transactions
  • Interaction with senior business leader internally and external advisors and target companies
  • Participate in meetings with external advisors and target companies
  • Gathering public information through numerous sources
  • Manage two analysts

Key Contacts:

  • Internal – Corporate Development colleagues in London and Toronto, Business unit personnel, Group function personnel (finance, tax, legal, HR, compliance, risk etc)
  • External – External advisors – investment banks, legal advisors, accounting firms.  Target companies – coordinate due diligence

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of four years or more years experience in finance, corporate finance or M&A, preferably within a M&A team in a financial services organisation, investment banking or accounting firm
  • Advanced financial modelling skills including valuation analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact at senior levels internally and externally.   Ability to express themselves clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Solutions-oriented with the ability to work independently, often under high stress conditions and with limited resources
  • Global mindset and ability to work with people of different cultures and across geographic and time zones
  • Advanced computer skills: Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Flexibility to adapt working hours to the situation required
  • Advanced studies a plus (eg MBA; completed CFA; CA)

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply via the following link: Alternatively, you can apply by visiting and apply to position #134115.   We thank all interested candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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