Perch is creating the next generation Consumer Products company by becoming the first technology-based scale operator of top eCommerce microbrands. Microbrands selling through marketplaces like Amazon are already transforming global retail - Amazons 3rd party marketplace alone was $300B in 2020. Perch is disrupting and accelerating this space by acquiring great brands and making them even better. We look for successful, profitable businesses that sell top-ranked products with differentiated customer feedback. The Perch platform integrates those businesses into a scale operating company and accelerates the products to the next level of sales and profitability. We are a key resource for entrepreneurs who want liquidity and a key partner for Amazon and other retail channels by offering exceptional products, great customer service, and great value.
Central to our growth ambitions is the ability to identify strong targets, structure transactions, analyze the performance history and future outlook for a business, and ultimately guide deals from Letter of Intent to closing. We are looking for an analytical, curious, and personable team member who can help us as we scale up our M&A team in the US.
In joining Perch at this stage, you will help to unlock Perchs capacity to continue its acquisitive growth strategy and will be a part of a team that has a direct and tangible impact on the growth and composition of the business.
Reporting to the Vice President of Acquisitions, and partnering with the broader team, the M&A Associate will be responsible for vetting leads as candidates for acquisition, helping to structure transactions, and driving the end-to-end process of closing deals for Perch. This will include:
- Qualifying and vetting target brands: There are >5 Million individual sellers on Amazon and we believe ~40,000 of them fit our target criteria. We receive a high volume of inbound interest from sellers and the M&A analyst will help with the initial vetting of these brands as our Business Development and M&A leadership enter deal structure negotiations.
- Financial and Competitive Due Diligence: A core responsibility will be in driving the financial diligence in our deals. This involves working with the seller to gather information, working with our broader team to validate financial assumptions, and ultimately locking in on a financial baseline. Beyond that you will own the competitive and operational diligence youll use our suite of tools to ultimately help ensure that Perch is acquiring strong businesses and identifying the value at stake in deploying our own growth playbook
- Guiding the overall deal process: As you build out your mastery of the deal process, you will shepherd deals from end to end. Beyond the core financial and competitive due diligence, you will be responsible for guiding the seller through each step of the deal process, drafting initial legal documents, and working with our M&A and legal teams to get transactions closed.
We are looking for an analytical, self-motivated, curious, and personable team member to join our M&A team in Boston as an M&A Associate. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience in Investment Banking, Consulting, or Private Equity. The role will require a combination of analytical strength, business judgment, and the ability to develop meaningful connections with a diverse community of entrepreneurs.
Perch is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce companies in Boston. Perch acquires and develops great eCommerce brands. We are backed by amazing investors (SoftBank, Spark Capital, Tectonic Ventures, and Boston Seed). Our team has deep expertise in eCommerce, technology, and M&A. We are disrupting one of the largest and most exciting spaces of eCommerce and are building an industry-shaping platform. Our aim is to have a workplace and company that positively impacts the lives of others, including our employees, their families, the entrepreneurs and vendors we work with, and our end customers.
Perch is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.