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Jr. M&A Research and Strategy Consultant

  • Full Time
  •  On-Site - Pune
  • 12 months
  • Project posted on: 15/01/2024

Jr. M&A Research and Strategy Consultant

  • Strategy and Business Development
  • Strategy development
  • Fundraising
  • Valuations & business modelling

On-Site - Pune

Full Time

12 months

 15/01/2024

Assignment Details

Our client, a leading education services research house that provides solutions and products to solve the pain points of the key stakeholders is looking to engage with a strong accomplished Research Analyst who can act as a Jr. strategy consultant and help the Strategy Team to the CEO to

• Strategic initiatives:

o Researching and keeping up to date with the latest trends, innovations, and
best practices.
o Play a pivotal role in supporting our CEO, in making pitches, proposals,
tenders to governments, and consulting with schools for their transformation
initiatives.

• Fundraising and Investor Relations:

o Collaborate closely with the CEO to raise funds from prospective financial or
philanthropic investors.
o Build and nurture relationships with potential investors, leveraging your
network and industry knowledge.
o Develop compelling pitches and presentations to effectively communicate
investment opportunities to investors.

• I-Banking M&A and Buy-Side Deals:

o Lead the identification and evaluation of potential M&A opportunities,
primarily on the buy-side
o Perform financial analysis and commercial due diligence for
potential acquisitions.
o Develop financial models, forecasts, and valuation analyses.
o Provide support throughout the negotiation and execution of M&A
transactions.

• Education Consulting:

o Consult with schools to drive their transformation initiatives, with a focus on
the K-2 education sector.
o Offer and aggregate expert guidance on curriculum development,
educational technologies, and pedagogical strategies relying on internal or
external sources.
o Deliver high-impact presentations and workshops to school administrators
and educators.
o Develop a strong pipeline of value creation ideas and feed them to the CEO.

• Assistance with Thought Leadership:

o Work closely with the CEO to assist in writing and publishing thought leadership articles, reports, and other content.
o Collaborate closely with cross- functional teams, including executives, researchers, and analysts.
o Undertake additional tasks and projects as assigned by the CEO, demonstrating flexibility, adaptability, and a proactive approach to supporting the organization's goals and initiatives.

Skills Required

• CA or MBA in Finance and strategy or equivalent preferred.

• This position requires a strong background in management consulting from top-tier firms (MBB), Big 4 accounting firms, Investment Banking, and M&A advisory
services, in Education and EdTech practices.

• Proven initiation in fundraising, investor relations, and M&A, with a track record of participation in successful transactions in in education and edtech practice.

• Exceptional analytical capabilities, with advanced proficiency in financial modeling and valuation techniques.

• Advanced modelling skills in MS Excel, AI tools using quant analysis, PowerPoint, MS Word, Office 365 suit of product including MS teams, Power BI, Tableau, and other relevant software tools.

• Outstanding presentation (verbal, written) skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and persuasively.

• Fluent in English, both written and verbal communication.

• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and effectively collaborate with senior industry figures.

• Willingness to travel extensively as required.

About the Client

We, (Education, Knowledge, Skills, Aptitude, Attitude, and Abilities for Qualification), are a K-12 education start-up. We are resolved and committed to solve five critical trade-offs that the education system faces today.
The first is the trade-off between the reach and the richness of education. The second is the trade-off between academic performance and learning outcomes. Third is the trade-off between standardisation and customisation of the learning inputs to the students. Fourth is the trade-off between the global and the local curricula and the fifth is the trade-off between the economic and social contexts of different nations.

We build and support scholastic, co-scholastic and skill development programs for the four life-cycle stages in K-12 education: Foundational Stage, Preparatory Stage, Middle Stage and Secondary Stage. We provide diversification of educational opportunities to develop generic and employability skills. It amalgamates knowledge with appropriate skills through in-depth subject training and imparts practical hands-on experience that prepares students for higher education and a world of academia, innovation, industry and enterprise.
Our focus is on delivering transformative results through a suite of products that includes curricula, courses, modules and micro-learning nuggets in STEM; Arts; Commerce; Multi-disciplinary and Culturally-sensitive domains; student-progress assessments and accreditation; teacher-capability development; development and execution-support of school scale-up strategy; and finally, management and governance aids designed for regulators and administrators in the education sector.
With a team of experienced educators and experts, hand-picked from different walks of life, we have developed a comprehensive range of offerings that are designed to deliver differentiated and locally relevant content to students across India and this is potentially upscalable to a global level. All of our products are tailored to address the specific needs of every one of our students and are aligned with the goals of NIPUN Bharat (National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy) and NEP 2020 (National Education Policy 2020).
We are a K-12 education start-up. We are resolved and committed to solve five critical trade-offs that the education system faces today.
We are committed to providing students, schools, teachers, parents, and other constituents of the ecosystem, an immersive experience, engaging, and empowering which enables them to achieve their full potential and thrive in an ever-changing world. Our aim is to build self-serve and assisted models of learning and management for students, schools, parents, boards and governments, with the help of an AI-enabled community platform.

Industry

Education & Educational Services

Minimum Experience:

3+ years

Additional Skills:

  • Investor Relations
  • education consulting
  • Banking M&A
  • Fundraising

No of open positions:

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