Corporate Development Associate
Who we are
Lightricks is a pioneer in innovative technology that bridges the gap between imagination and creation. With a mission to build an innovative photo and video creation platform, we aim to enable creators and brands to produce engaging, top-performing content. Our state-of-the-art technology is focused on photo and video processing and is based on both groundbreaking facial recognition and generative AI features.
Lightricks’ Corporate Development team is responsible for planning and executing strategies to meet Lightricks growth objectives. As a high-growth company, we are seeking a talented and driven Corporate Development Associate to join our dynamic team.
As a Corporate Development Associate at Lightricks, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our company's growth strategy. You will work closely with the Director of Strategic Finance and CFO and other cross-functional teams to identify strategic opportunities, conduct market research, perform competitive analysis to inform our corporate development initiatives, and support the entire life-cycle of an M&A process, starting from strategic rationale development, deal flow management, opportunity sourcing, financial modeling and valuation, due diligence, and integration.
What you will be doing
- Market Research: Conduct in-depth research to identify market trends, customer needs, and emerging technologies in the creative AI industry. Analyze data to provide insights that support decision-making.
- Competitive Analysis: Monitor and analyze competitors' activities, product offerings, and market positioning. Provide recommendations for maintaining and improving our competitive advantage.
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): Assist in identifying potential M&A targets, conduct due diligence, and evaluate the strategic fit of potential acquisitions. Prepare reports and presentations to support M&A decision-making.
- Strategic Partnerships: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and evaluate partnership opportunities. Assist in negotiations and execution of partnership agreements.
- Financial Modeling: Develop financial models to assess the financial impact of potential corporate development opportunities, including revenue projections, cost analysis, and ROI assessments.
- Documentation: Prepare detailed reports, presentations, and documentation for internal and external stakeholders to communicate findings and recommendations.
- Project Management: Lead and manage projects related to corporate development, ensuring timelines and objectives are met.
Your skills and experience
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Economics or a related field (MBA preferred).
- 2+ years of experience in corporate development, investment banking, management consulting, or a related role.
- Strong analytical and research skills, with proficiency in financial modeling and data analysis.
- Experience in financial statement analysis and company valuation techniques
- Experience in M&A process (preferred)
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.
- Proven ability to think strategically and provide actionable insights.
- Fluent in English – must feel comfortable working in English (reading, writing and speaking)