Mergers & Acquisitions Manager 1

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Country: Chicago, Illinois, US, 73301

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Colas Inc.


Colas Inc. is a materials and heavy highway/infrastructure leader headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, with seven (7) subsidiary companies operating in more than 25 states from New York to Alaska. Colas Inc. is part of Colas SA, the world leader in road construction and maintenance. www.colas.com

Job Summar

The Mergers and Acquisitions Manager will work with the Mergers and Acquisitions VP as well as operational and financial managers to facilitate the identification, execution, and integration of acquisitions and divestitures, and support the delivery of the overall M&A strategy.

Essential Functions

  • Supports the end-to-end M&A process including deal sourcing, determination of strategic fit, business assessment, valuation, due diligence, contract negotiation, integration, and post-closing issue resolution. 
  • Coordinates the collection, validation, synthesis, and interpretation of data from confidential and public sources to assist in analysis. 
  • Builds analytical models and performs financial analysis to value acquisition opportunities, providing clear explanations and making well-founded recommendations to executive leadership.
  • Conducts due diligence to understand the target company’s business and legal practices, liabilities, financial standing, and intellectual property.
  • Support all aspects of the internal process for transaction assessment and approval, including the drafting of memos and presentations.
  • Develops and negotiates transactions and contracts.
  • Assists with integration of acquired companies 
  • Builds rapport internally across the organization and externally among the leaders of potential acquisitions, industry influencers, and other consultative entities, ensuring strong partnerships to deliver a robust pipeline of acquisition opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Minimum Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical discipline or degree in Business Management
  • MBA preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience with mergers and acquisitions
  • Experience in a related industry and/or field preferred
  • Some analytical experience preferred
  • Must have a detailed understanding of financial statement mechanics and business valuation theory

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to foster teamwork and strong decision-making skills
  • Must be able to build collaborative relationships
  • Must have a strong ability to identify and seek needed information/ research skills
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to present to and work with all levels of management
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Able to travel up to 40% of the time


Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

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