16 days old

Manager M&A

Deerfield, IL
Job Summary

Senior member of the M&A team which is responsible for driving the growth of Walgreen Co. through an active mergers and acquisitions program and venture capital fund. Key responsibilities include leading and supporting all aspects of M&A and venture capital activity including generating acquisition and investment leads; forecasting, valuation and analysis for transactions; designing and implementing consistent complex financial models and standards for evaluating target companies; negotiation of transaction terms and conditions; executing and coordinating due diligence; monitoring the performance of acquisitions and investments to ensure that business and economic standards are being achieved and incorporating the former into future analyses to improve accuracy; certifying deal return on investment; advising senior management on deal financial risks and return; and making final financial recommendations in a clear and confident manner and once approved, executing the transactions. Managing internal M&A and venture capital and WAG team members who assist in the execution of all aspects of a transaction.

Job Responsibilities
  • Analyze potential acquisition and investment candidates, perform complex financial modeling, and execute the negotiation and of selected high risk transactions. Engage with business intermediaries, sellers, internal business owners, key stakeholders and other support personnel.
  • Advises senior and local stakeholders on executing transactions.
  • Research industry participants and competitive landscape to develop actionable awareness of potential acquisition and investment candidates and serve as an advisor within one or more of the Company’s business lines
  • Evaluate target companies for financial, operational and strategic fit and understands and evaluates the impact of the potential transaction on business strategy.
  • Execute all aspects of strategic acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic investments from inception through due diligence, valuation, negotiation, closing and integration, and coordinate internal approval and communication processes for completion of a transaction.
  • Leads and facilitates measurement of acquisition and investment performance and transaction reporting.
  • Prepares final presentations on deal risk, returns and final recommendations to management for review and consideration.
  • Leads cross-functional teams consisting of members of various business leads, finance, legal, HR, IT, etc. in order to ensure timely completion of valuations, diligence and integration planning.
  • Manages a team of analysts that perform various aspects of the transaction. Reviews work of analyst and various internal Walgreens team members work. Coaches, mentors, and trains staff.
  • Advises senior and local stakeholders on executing transactions.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. This transaction brought together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted healthcare services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25 countries and employ more than 400,000 people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200 stores in 11 countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390 distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20 countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of experience in an analytical role in finance, accounting, business management.
  • At least 4 years of M&A experience
  • At least 4 years of experience performing business research such as analyzing financial statements/proxies and utilizing research databases (ie Lexis - Nexis).
  • At least 4 years of experience in understanding and analyzing financial modeling.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • At least 4 years of experience using financial metrics, ratios and calculations and public financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow).
  • At least 4 years of experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Experience leading and working with cross-functional teams
  • At least 1 year experience in directly managing people including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work OR at least 2 years of experience in indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other team members.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • Masters Degree/MBA, JD
  • CPA, CFA, PMP or other designation
  • Experience in retail, healthcare or pharmacy industry


  • Financial Services
  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Retail / Wholesale
  • Administrative / Clerical

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