American Business Equity works as a business brokerage firm for small business and family operated business entities. When it's time to sell your business or franchised location; to retire or move onto other opportunities, call us for a confidential and honest conversation. Call 630-803-2262 to schedule and initial consultation to discuss your options and do a quick analysis of your business.

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Commercial Financing is needed for a business to grow and acquire. We have access to SBA lender as well as investor lenders. Lender plans from full tax documentation to no tax return options. Lending programs for commercial real estate, commercial buildings that are investor acquired or owner occupied.  If you qualify, lock in the best rates today for your business.Call 630-803-2262 to schedule and initial consultation to discuss your options and do a quick analysis of your business.

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Merger & Acquisition advisory services when it is time to sell the family brand to an outsider that have the capital and resources to continue the legacy of the brand. Founders of the family business may seek strategic partnerships (private equity groups) that bring capital and management resources.  If the family continues their entrepreneurial strategy, we work on Growth programs to acquire bolt-on opportunities to the family portfolio.  We have programs for sell side and buy side transactions. Give us a call for a quiet confidential conversation, see if we can add value and answer your business brand legacy questions. Call 630-803-2262 to schedule and initial consultation to discuss your options and do a quick analysis of your business.

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Job description

Looking for an innovative, highly energetic and experienced professional for the position of Corporate Development Director - Merger & Acquisition. The Corporate Development Director – Merger & Acquisition (M&A) role requires an individual who is a strategic thinker, process oriented, possesses superior financial acumen with a collaborative leadership style.

Corporate Development Director - Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Experience:

7+ years corporate development experience
Extensive experience working on M&A related transactions, including knowledge of agreements
Solid understanding of acquisition accounting and tax matters
Ability to effectively communicate and present plans, ideas and opportunities
Ability to interact directly with senior management, decision makers and owners of potential targets and with advisors (investment bankers, lawyers, accounting firms, consultants)
Financial/business case modeling – projections and valuation
Strong MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills

Corporate Development Director - Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrates the highest levels of business and personal ethics and integrity
Embodies the company’s core values
Must possess exceptional financial/business acumen
Exhibits sound judgment
Ability to clearly communicate problems and proposed solutions

The Corporate Development Director – Merger & Acquisition (M&A) role is responsible for operating and managing the Corporate Development function that drives all aspects of the acquisition process from market analysis and relationship development, deal management, post-acquisition integration, and ultimate transition to a line of business. This role is responsible for ensuring the Company’s M&A process is diligently followed and is responsible for ensuring appropriate multi-disciplinary participation in the M&A process. This role supports the company’s strategic drivers helping identify and leverage, industry, demographic, and other relevant trends to develop forward-looking business strategies, and by designing and implementing models for assessing strategic/financial fit and risk/reward of those strategies.

The Corporate Development Director – Merger & Acquisition (M&A) role is responsible for evolving the M&A process to respond to emerging business trends as well as training constituents on the M&A process. This role provides critical support to the CFO and serves as the primary liaison for deal flow relationships as well as sustaining an effective working relationship between management.

The Corporate Development Director – Merger & Acquisition (M&A) role requires an individual who is a strategic thinker, process oriented, possesses superior financial acumen with a collaborative leadership style.

Direct responsibility for managing the Corporate Development function
Lead internal M&A process, working closing with business leaders through transaction lifecycle
Conduct market analysis to attractive industry sectors, technologies and geographies for expansion and strategic fit for the Company
Research and understand capital market trends. Evaluate market value of various growth strategies
Actively network with deal flow sources to maintain/enhance acquisition and investment idea pipeline
Monitor markets/industries with potential strategic and acquisition interest
Collaborate with Management personnel through a regular meeting rhythm to share knowledge, and remain abreast of market activity and potential opportunities
Identification, evaluation, pursuit, and execution of acquisition and divestiture transactions
Value transaction targets (using multiple approaches), including establishing the intrinsic value of the target, identification and valuation of Company value-add as acquirer, including synergies and dis-synergies
Prepare/review detailed financial models and analytical support for transaction candidates
Develop and participate in presentations to Executive Management and the Board of Directors
Collaborate with the Treasurer in preparing information memoranda, investor presentations, and term sheets for potential financings to support transactions
Drive transaction due diligence process; ensure multi-disciplinary teams thoroughly and timely execute on diligence responsibilities
Drive post-acquisition integration activities and ensure value realization targets are achieved with an effective integration and transition process to lines of business
Supports the development of the company’s “3 - 5 years out” corporate development strategies
Refine M&A process to incorporate best practices/evolving market dynamics
Participate in other special/strategic projects as requested, from time to time
Other responsibilities assigned by the CFO

Corporate Development Director - Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Education:

Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) with emphasis on business, accounting/finance, or economics.
Degree from a nationally recognized Business School.

Corporate Development Director - Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Travel: A minimum of up to 50% domestic/international travel may be required

Commercial Real Estate services for new locations, expansions, purchase and lease options in the Chicago area. If you have a business that is expanding quickly and need tenant representation to show you office, warehouse or other options we know the Chicago commercial real estate market.  If you are a franchisor coming into the Chicago DMA; we have experience in site sourcing retail, food, QSR and automotive repair zoned properties.  Beyond the traffic counts, we know the new growth spurs, we follow the roof tops and seek the urban infill revitalization areas. Call 630-803-2262 to schedule and initial consultation to discuss your options and do a quick analysis of your business.