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Corporate Development Manager

Ravelin Technology

Ravelin Technology

Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Who are we?

Hi! 👋 We are Ravelin! We're a fraud detection company using advanced machine learning and network analysis technology to solve big problems. Our goal is to make online transactions safer and help our clients feel confident serving their customers.

And we have fun in the meantime! We are a friendly bunch and pride ourselves in having a strong culture and adhering to our values of empathy, ambition, unity and integrity. We really value work/life balance and we embrace a flat hierarchy structure company-wide. Join us and you’ll learn fast about cutting-edge tech and work with some of the brightest and nicest people around - check out our Glassdoor reviews.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would love to hear from you! For more information check out our blog to see if you would like to help us prevent crime and protect the world's biggest online businesses.

The Role

As a Corporate Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving the growth and success of our organization. Your primary responsibility will be to identify, evaluate, and execute strategic initiatives that align with our business objectives. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify potential mergers and acquisitions (M&A), partnerships, joint ventures, fundraising and other strategic opportunities that enhance our competitive position and foster long-term value creation. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional analytical skills, a strong business acumen, and the ability to navigate complex transactions and negotiations.


1. Strategic Planning and Analysis:

- Conduct thorough analysis of market trends, competitive landscapes, and industry dynamics to identify growth opportunities and potential risks.

- Develop and refine the company's strategic roadmap based on market insights, business goals, and financial objectives.

- Collaborate with senior leadership to evaluate potential strategic initiatives and prioritize opportunities.

2. Fundraising, M&A, and Partnerships:

- Lead equity and/or debt fundraising process, identifying funds and investors, pitch decks, roadshows, and due diligence.

- Lead end-to-end M&A activities, including target identification, due diligence, financial analysis, valuation, negotiations, and integration planning.

- Identify and evaluate potential partnerships and joint ventures to expand market reach, drive innovation, and create mutually beneficial relationships.

- Develop business cases and financial models to assess the viability and potential impact of proposed transactions.

3. Financial Analysis and Modeling:

- Perform comprehensive financial analyses, including valuation, pro forma financial statements, return on investment (ROI), and synergy assessments, to support decision-making processes.

- Conduct due diligence activities, including financial, operational, legal, and regulatory assessments, to identify risks, opportunities, and integration challenges.

- Develop and maintain sophisticated financial models to evaluate potential deals, assess performance, and monitor post-transaction success.

4. Negotiations and Deal Execution:

- Collaborate with legal, finance, and other relevant teams to structure deals, assist with drafting terms, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

- Coordinate and manage external advisors, such as investment banks, legal counsel, and consultants, throughout the transaction process.

5. Stakeholder Management:

- Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including executive leadership, board members, potential partners, and industry experts.

- Present strategic proposals, transaction updates, and financial analyses to senior management and the board of directors.

- Communicate and collaborate effectively across departments to drive alignment and support the successful execution of strategic initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Proven experience in corporate development, investment banking, private equity, or management consulting, with a focus on M&A and strategic initiatives.
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial information and perform detailed financial modeling and valuation.
  • Excellent negotiation and deal execution abilities, with a track record of successfully closing complex transactions.
  • Solid understanding of business strategy, competitive dynamics, and market trends.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships across cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis tools and software.


  • Equity
  • Comprehensive medical cover with AXA
  • Pension Scheme with Aviva
  • Mental health support through Spill
  • £1000 per year wellness budget
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + 1 extra day off for religious holidays
  • Every last Friday of the month off
  • Flexible working hours & remote friendly environment
  • Ravelin Gives Back - monthly charitable donations and regular volunteering opportunities
  • TeamBandit - Fortnightly team lunches with different people from across the company
  • Access to BorrowmyDoggy
  • Cycle-to-Work scheme
  • Weekly board game nights & budget for regular socials that anyone can organise

*Job offers may be withdrawn if candidates do not meet our pre-employment checks: unspent criminal convictions, employment verification, and right to work.*