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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7373

Toronto, ON, CA, M5K 1H1

Date:  Sep 2, 2022

Corporate Development/ M&A Analyst

Job Profile:


Position Title:     Corporate Development/ M&A Analyst 
Department:       Corporate Development 
Reports To:         Director, Corporate Development 

About ATS:


ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, transportation, consumer products, and energy. Founded in 1978, ATS employs over 6,000 people at more than 50 manufacturing facilities and over 75 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China. The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. 

Job Summary:


Our Corporate Development – Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) team is currently looking for a bright and ambitious Corporate Development /M&A Analyst in Toronto to help execute our strategic growth plan.

The successful candidate will report to the Director, Corporate Development in Toronto and work closely with the rest of the Global Corporate Development team, contributing to all aspects of the group’s M&A related growth initiatives.  The successful candidate will have some knowledge of industrial machinery and automation space, a sound understanding of the M&A process and will assist in financial modeling and analysis, market research, due diligence, deal execution, and development of internal and external presentations.  This candidate will be responsible for compiling business, operations, financial and ownership information of potential targets and conducting relevant financial valuation analyses on these opportunities.  Working closely with the Corporate Development team in North America and Europe, the analyst will support the Director, Corporate Development to ensure the smooth management and execution of our initiatives.



• Assist in the development of detailed financial models, analysis, and valuation benchmarking (e.g. comparable trading analysis, precedent transaction analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, etc.) for ATS’ current operations as well as potential investments, acquisitions and divestitures
• Support the Manager and Director in the research and analysis of new markets and business opportunities
• Assess the competitive landscape of relevant industry sectors to identify the key market participants and potential acquisition targets ATS could pursue
• Assemble and analyze relevant business, financial and ownership information on potential M&A targets
• Support internal deal teams and work with external advisors to perform commercial, operational, and financial due diligence on potential investments and acquisitions
• Maintain databases of potential target companies
• Prepare presentation material that aggregates the research, assessments and conclusions on M&A opportunities for Executive and Board-level review
• Assist the Executive Management team and members of other business units at ATS with special projects as required
• Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct



• Post-secondary degree in business, accounting, finance or equivalent
• Designations such as a CPA, CA, CFA, or CPIR (or designations in progress) are an asset 


• Minimum 2 years’ relevant M&A advisory experience in Finance, Corporate Development, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Transaction Services or Equity Research
• Expertise in assessing company financial information, strong analytical skills including demonstrated knowledge of valuation techniques and the ability to conduct in-depth industry and company research

• Experience managing projects with tight timeframes, internal and external stakeholders an asset, but not a requirement
• Ability to prepare clear and concise assessment materials and communicate information succinctly and effectively
• Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment 
• Advanced MS Office Suite (including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint) skills. Company databases such as Capital IQ, FactSet, Salesforce, experience or knowledge an asset, but not a requirement


Why join ATS?


• Be a part of a fast growing, leader in the global automation technologies sector
• Work in a high energy environment with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
• Participate in a variety of charitable events in support of the communities in which we operate
And much more!


ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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