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Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Associate

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Date Posted: Mar 2, 2023

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New York : New York  

Alternate Job Location: United States : New York : New York 

Work Arrangement: Hybrid 

Role Value Proposition 

Analysis and execution of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic projects within MetLife’s Global Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions team. Serve as the central point of coordination for M&A transactions, including management of due diligence processes, the coordination of internal and external cross-functional teams, development of valuation model and financial analyses, and preparation of presentations for senior management.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Project management of M&A transactions to maximize results throughout the deal lifecycle, including day-to-day coordination and management of deal teams across business units, regions and functional areas, and external advisors
  • Perform detailed and comprehensive financial valuation analysis and pro forma analysis of target opportunities
  • Prepare memorandums and presentation materials for senior management and Board of Directors for transaction review and approval processes with responsibility for clarity and accuracy of content
  • Manage due diligence processes for M&A transactions, including interaction and coordination with buyers or sellers and their advisors
  • Conduct research and develop marketing materials, including information memorandums and management presentations for divestitures
  • Review deal related transaction agreements and support negotiations
  • Collaborate in the development of group infrastructure and maintenance of the standards and methodologies utilized in the acquisition or divestiture processes
  • Assist in proactively researching the financial services industry with focus on insurance and asset management markets, understanding the competitive environment and identifying potential opportunities
  • Partner with business units to advise them on inorganic growth strategy and execution of deal opportunities
  • Perform and report on a wide variety of finance and strategy projects

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills 

  • 3-5 years relevant experience performing M&A activities in a corporate or investment banking setting required
  • Direct M&A and corporate finance experience required
  • Experience in financial services industry, particularly in insurance and/or asset management desired, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting or a related field required, MBA a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including the ability to build complex financial models to analyze sophisticated transactions, is required
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas in a concise and effective manner
  • Demonstrated competency in corporate finance and accounting
  • Experience leading large, geographically diverse, cross-functional teams in complex projects
  • Intellectual curiosity about the industry and MetLife’s role within it
  • Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work product


Business Category 

Finance/Corporate Development—Mergers and Acquisitions

Number of Openings 


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. 




MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


The wage range for applicants for this position is $121,400 to $197,400. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


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