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Corporate Development / M&A - Analyst

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Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M5K 1H1

Company: ATS Automation

Corporate Development/M&A Analyst

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

Specific Responsibilities


  • Perform relevant financial analysis, financial modelling and valuation (e.g. comparable trading analysis, precedent transaction analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, etc.) to form views on the value of potential M&A targets and determine the potential impact to ATS of consummating such an acquisition
  • Analyzing and assembling information on potential M&A targets including key capabilities, products and services, operating facilities, management, ownership and financial performance
  • Assisting the deal teams tasked with executing an acquisition of potential M&A targets
  • Preparing presentation material that aggregates the research, assessments and conclusions on M&A opportunities for Executive and Board-level review
  • Conducting market research on relevant industry sectors (e.g. Life Sciences, Transportation, Food & Beverage, Energy, Consumer etc.) to evaluate industry trends and opportunities in automation
  • Analyzing the competitive landscape in various industry sectors to identify key competitors to ATS in those sectors as well as potential acquisition targets ATS could pursue
  • Assist the Executive Management team 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. 


  • 2 years’ relevant M&A advisory experience with a Bank owned or independent M&A advisor or Private Equity Firm
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to conduct in-depth industry and company research (using a variety of sources) and distil information in in a succinct manner; ability to conduct detailed review of company financial information and develop detailed excel based financial models and analyses
  • Communication: ability to prepare and clearly present/explain information so it can be understood by others, ability to transfer knowledge clearly and effectively
  • Prioritizing: ability to work in a fast paced environment in an organized and thoughtful manner

Computer skills:  MS Office Suite (including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint).  Thomson Eikon, experience or knowledge an asset, but not a requirement

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.