Merger and acquisition sector (M&A) analyst is a member of merger and acquisition team and has the prime responsibility in research and analysis of the financial market. They offer presentation on the process and advice for merger and acquisition feasibility for the business. As per Larry Polhill, who has offered his services as officer, Chairman and Director of the Board of an array of corporate business houses that a M&A analyst carryout research and analysis of the incoming merger and acquisition-related assignment required by a client.
While he has served as a distinguished M& A analysis and assisted in many business takeovers; says in his version that an analyst should possess wide concepts that help him in identifying and targeting the proposed transaction required to be made.
Moreover, he should be able to target and achieve success in the execution of the transaction. His ability of integration will also help him in planning an action to carry out a due diligent study and for a formulation of the proper route map for execution of the M&A.
Knowing the Objectives and responsibilities from Larry Polhill
The M&A analyst is assigned to carry out research on the prospective firm and in making a slandered presentation on behalf of business execution team to utilize it during negotiation. M&A analyst has to collect and generate a huge amount of data related to businesses, organization and firms, business groups etc. and ultimately gathers huge knowledge on the competitive market situation within the geographical area under consideration. The data required to be collected includes a historical price of the assets and equipment of the business under consideration. Collection of current prices of the assets also needed for estimation of present asset value providing due weight in depreciation.
The M&A analyst has an analytical duty where he is assigned with preparation of an entire financial analysis report on the basis of the data collected from various sources including the private as well as public. The data collected also include information related to revenue of the prospective business company, staff manpower. Due diligence analyst has to be carried out along with research and analysis on the consumers of the prospective business group as well as the sub-sector of the company.
To check and review accuracy and authenticity of the data collected by him he may use key metrics. After becoming satisfied with the date, he starts writing the report Strategic role or presentation of acquisition management.
The M&A analyst has to play strategic role also in the event of his evaluation of the marketing product and during acquisition of stores which is the potential target for acquiring the company. Analyst solicits the merger and acquisition by formulating the suitable way that includes business needs and infrastructure.
M&A analyst plays collaboration role in the event of his close association of senior managers in all related activities. According to Larry Polhill, an analyst identifies merger and acquisition target date in association with the management. He also has role in system implementation activities and works in conjunction with internal and external technology team.