Corporate Development Associate

Kraken | Take your crypto to the next level with Kraken


As one of the largest and oldest Bitcoin exchanges in the world, Kraken is consistently named one of the best places to buy and sell crypto online, thanks to our excellent service, low fees, versatile funding options and rigorous security standards -- but this is only part of the story. We’ve been on the forefront of the blockchain revolution since 2011.


San Francisco, CA, USA


Job Description

About Kraken
As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide – our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.
Are you ready to lead? Kraken is a market leader in one of the most innovative and fastest growing industries in the world. We are expanding in multiple dimensions, not least of which is through M&A and strategic investments around the world. The Corporate Development team is critical to Kraken’s growth as we look to remain nimble and opportunistic, seeking out innovative, leap-frog deals and new sources of competitive advantage.
As an Associate on our Corporate Development team, you’ll play a significant role in our M&A and strategic investment activities globally.  You’ll work closely with a cross-functional team, build sound financial analyses, and support business case development for potential acquisitions.  You bring a deep interest in the crypto industry, strong financial modeling and valuation skills, and the ability to work fluidly across multiple high-priority initiatives.

What you’ll do:

    • Work with the Head of Corporate Development and other senior team members drive M&A execution and develop recommendations that help drive initiatives forward
    • Support business case development for potential acquisitions, including building pro forma financial models and conducting valuation analysis
    • Coordinate the due diligence process in concert with cross-functional stakeholders
    • Build and maintain an extensive network in the crypto industry to stay on top of key trends and developments
    • Contribute to enhancing the Corporate Development function by identifying opportunities to improve processes and recruiting new team members

Who you are:

    • BA from a top-tier university
    • 3-7 years of experience at a top-tier investment bank or private equity fund
    • Experience building pro forma financial models and valuation analyses (DCF, comparable multiples, accretion / dilution, etc.)
    • Experience drafting and delivering internal presentations and deal memos
    • Strong knowledge of and/or demonstrated curiosity for the cryptocurrency industry
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, writing, and storytelling skills
    • Strong process orientation and a keen attention to detail
    • Technical background or strong knowledge of software/internet products and services
    • Strong network in crypto and / or traditional financial services markets is a plus
Location Tagging: #EU #US #LI-Remote
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background.
As an equal opportunity employer we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.
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