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2023 Summer M&A MBA Intern @ Fanatics

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Company Overview

Fanatics is the ultimate one-stop sports fan destination that ignites and harnesses the passion of fans and maximizes the presence and reach for preeminent sports partners globally. Leveraging long-standing, often exclusive relationships with more than 900 sports properties, a database of more than 90 million consumers worldwide and a trusted brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape by building the leading global digital sports platform, complete with offerings including e-commerce and licensed merchandise, physical and digital trading cards and collectibles, and online sports betting and iGaming. The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end physical and digital collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. As a market leader with more than 10,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives. At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience. At Fanatics, our Mergers and Acquisitions team plays an integral role in building the #1 digital sports platform in the world. This team is known for making cutting edge, innovative and disrupting deals that will reinvent the way fans access and engage with their favorite sports. This division is critical to the success of the overall company strategy and our mission to become the #1 Fan Brand in the world. The role as MBA Intern on the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Fanatics is an exciting opportunity to be a strategic partner and deal maker. This role provides a fast paced and autonomous environment for you to leverage your expertise and help steer the team to achieve their goals. This role will have executive level exposure and an opportunity to create new processes to help streamline M&A team activities.


GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Expertise using Excel and PowerPoint to collect and manage quantitative data for the purpose of creating meaningful reports to drive business insights on potential M&A projects

  • Development of valuation models and their continuous innovation and improvement for the use and ease of interpretation by team members and executives

  • Perform integrated revenue/expense analysis and recommend actions through analysis, interpreting data, and making ROI or comparative analyses

  • Develop projections, reports, and presentations of the impact of a merger/acquisition on the organization

  • Prepare required documentation and perform financial forecasting and modeling

  • Identify trends and developments in competitive environments and present findings

  • Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely

  • Manage competing priorities & provide level-headed guidance during unexpected events

  • Assist with project management activities


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently pursuing an MBA degree

  • 2 – 4 years of work experience in Investment Banking, Consulting, Business Development or Private Equity, especially with M&A deal experience

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering and/or similar discipline with analytical bias


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong financial analysis, valuation and modeling skills

  • Demonstrated financial acumen and/or analytical experience including familiarity with concepts of forecasting, valuations, and/or data interpretation and analysis

  • Experience demonstrating problem solving and root cause analysis

  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to develop new ideas, creative solutions and demonstrated experience implementing such mechanisms

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-growing and often ambiguous environment; effective multi-tasking skills are vital

  • Insightful, consistent and considerate communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization

  • Desire to work in a small-team start-up environment with frequent exposure to senior leadership


Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Feel free to ask your recruiter for a phone call or other type of communication for interview, and ensure your communication is coming from a Fanatics or Fanatics Brand email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now. Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices. NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS: In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or other types of positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies. For additional information on how we collect and use personal information in connection with your job application, review our Candidate Privacy Policy-CA




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