I like M&A due to the ability of an M&A transaction to quickly expand a company’s operating and commercial capabilities that are otherwise not possible organically. Working in such a dynamic environment will allow for high level thinking and overview of a company.
M&A allows me to get exposed to basically all aspects to a business transaction / deals, particularly during the due diligence phase. It’s like a blend of financial, operations, strategy, and legal aspects of a job that you won’t get to find in any other specialized finance role, unless you are in top management level or entrepreneur roles. It trains you to be an all-rounder professional, and with good exit opportunities too.
Choosing a career in M&A can be interesting for various reasons. For example some key items to consider:
1) Variety and Challenge: M&A deals involve complex financial transactions, negotiations, due diligence, and strategic analysis. Each deal is unique, presenting new opportunities to learn and grow.
2) Financially beneficial: M&A professionals are often well-compensated
3) Impact: M&A deals can significantly impact the strategic direction and growth trajectory of companies
4) Dynamic and Fast-Paced: M&A activities often operate in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Deals need to be executed efficiently and effectively.