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Associate Director, Business Development, M&A

Requisition ID:  45912
Business Unit:  Fitch Solutions
Category:  Business Development & Sales

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Sep 1, 2023

The Fitch Solutions M&A and business development team is currently seeking an Associate Director, Business Development, M&A based out of our New York office.

As Fitch Solutions looks to achieve its objectives for growth and profitability, the company is looking to add to its inhouse M&A and business development team.  This team identifies potential opportunities for the various Fitch Solutions businesses and works with management and the leaders of such businesses to negotiate, close and integrate these opportunities.

This is a small team and the role is very “hands on” – the executive will be required to do everything from target and sector research to preparing presentations to leading transactions.


What We Offer:

  • Ability to work in a highly visible role with management and leadership across the business
  • Opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment within an established firm and grow from within


We’ll Count on You To:

  • Report to the Head of M&A and Business Development
  • Assist with all business development and acquisition activity for the Company, including strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Help develop industry mapping and targeting for the various Company businesses and maintain resources identifying opportunities, targets, markets, and competitors.
  • Prepare acquisition and partnership analyses of opportunities for evaluation and internal approval purposes
  • Assist in structuring, diligence, negotiation, and closing transactions.
  • Represent Fitch Solutions in the marketplace with advisers, targets and potential partners, and with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with integration strategies and execution.


What You Need to Have:

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively across functions and businesses within Fitch Solutions
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure and with deadlines
  • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bachelors degree


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Familiarity with FinTech, and capital markets a plus
  • Solid communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Quantitative financial, modeling, and problem-solving skills


Why Fitch?


At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.

Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.

We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.


Fitch Solutions is a leading provider of insights, data and analytics. It informs investment strategies, strengthens risk management capabilities and helps identify strategic opportunities.  Its analysts, lawyers, journalists and economists offer in-depth views on credit markets, credit risk, ESG, developed and emerging markets, industry sectors and individual credits. 

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.


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Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.


FOR NEW YORK ROLES ONLY: Expected base pay rates for the role will be between $130,000 and $160,000 per year. Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors.  Base pay is one part of Fitch’s total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch. 






Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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