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AVP Director of Mergers and Acquisitions

Company name
Assurant Inc.

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Manager, Accounting, Finance, 100k

Posted on
Feb 27,2019

Valid Through
Jun 12,2019

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AVP, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions','56892','!*!Assurant has an exciting opportunity for an AVP, Director of

Mergers and Acquisitions!


The AVP, Director will play a key role on the corporate development

team and will have the opportunity to lead all phases of strategic acquisitions

& divestitures including origination, early analysis and screening,

structuring, due diligence, contract negotiations and deal closing while

continuing to be a guide and touch point during integration. This role

will work closely with the valuation team and perform ad hoc financial analysis

and will coordinate an efficient and thorough due diligence effort. This person

will play a key role in ensuring proposed deals and structure align with Assurant’s

business model, risk appetite and will help inform valuation assumptions. 

He/she will have responsibility for coordinating with other teams as

appropriate and managing work streams and virtual teams on each deal and will

help develop and execute on negotiating strategy with investment banks and

other stakeholders. This person will frequently present to Senior



The AVP, Director will provide expertise to identify and review

corporate opportunities aligned with inorganic growth strategy and will

communicate frequently with business leaders across Assurant to determine strategic

fit and feasibility of a deal and will vet the structure according to financial

targets for profitable growth. This role will develop relationships with

key internal and external stakeholders, including banks and other financial institutions

and/or target companies and will help keep these external parties apprised of

areas of strategic interest for Assurant. 


The successful candidate will be a relationship builder and

influencer internally and externally, will provide leadership in the sourcing

and execution of opportunities and will engage with, monitor and report on

post-close performance.  Candidate will be comfortable managing multiple

deals at a time and will work closely with other deal team members.  The ability

to work with Assurant management team and deal team members regardless of level

is critical to success. 



Lead all aspects of deal process and support other

members of the Corporate Development team

Lead & direct team for due diligence including liaison

with business units and corporate functions

Identify deal prospects & targets

Oversee and review financial modeling for strategic


Negotiate with key stakeholders on behalf of Assurant

Lead internal alignment and issue resolution on a transaction

Manage subject matter experts (legal, finance, tax etc)

in preparation for closing

Lead post-closing activity for Assurant  

Lead deal teams


Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting

5-7 years M&A experience including leading all

aspects of M&A transactions

Highly motivated

Strong financial, analytical and communication skills

Team player


Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree or MBAStrong leadership, financial, analytical,

communication, relationship building, coordination and organizational

skills, particularly associated with administering and directing activity

under complex M&A agreements; strong knowledge of the company and the

business activities undertaken; financial modeling skills; able to

function virtually  & across multi locations &

geographies; excellent execution skills & ability to multi task &


Highly motivated and performance driven

Strong ability to influence without direct authority

Ability to drive multiple priorities

Proactive and collaborative

Good knowledge of Assurant’s industries / products

','Strategic Development','NY-New York','','Full-time','Office','Office','','Yes, 5 % of the Time','AVP, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions

Company info

Assurant Inc.
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Company Profile
Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America, Latin America, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits. The Assurant Solutions segment provides domestic and international extended service contracts and warranties with coverage on mobile devices, personal computers, consumer electronics, appliances, automobiles, and recreational vehicles; preneed life insurance to address funeral costs at death; and international credit insurance that offers protection from life events and uncertainties that arise in purchasing and borrowing transactions. The Assurant Specialty Property segment offers lender-placed and voluntary homeowners insurance, lender-placed and voluntary manufactured housing insurance; lender-placed flood insurance, multi-family housing insurance, and property preservation services; and restoration and inspection services. The Assurant Health segment provides major medical insurance, short-term medical insurance, and limited benefit coverage to individuals and families; and medical insurance to small employer groups. The Assurant Employee Benefits segment offers group disability, dental, life, vision, and supplemental products, as well as individual dental products. This segment also reinsures disability and life products. The company distributes its insurance products and services through various distribution channels, including independent employee benefits specialists, brokers, managing general agents, life agents, financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, retailers, funeral homes, association groups, and other third-party marketing organizations. Assurant, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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