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UnitedHealth Group is a health care and well-being company that’s dedicated to improving the health outcomes of millions around the world. We are comprised of two distinct and complementary businesses, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, working to build a better health system for all. Here, your contributions matter as they will help transform health care for years to come. Make an impact with a diverse team that shares your passion for helping others. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 

As a Mergers & Acquisitions Associate, you will join a team responsible for executing highly strategic acquisitions and investments to support the enterprise’s overall mission. The role positions experienced, motivated professionals on dynamic, high-performing teams to develop critical thinking, sophisticated financial modeling, and extensive communication skills within a an exciting and fast-paced work environment.  As a key member of our UHG M&A team, an associate will play an integral role in projects that have the potential to change the healthcare industry while gaining extensive experience as a contributing member of a team that manages a sophisticated underwriting process with the key executive leaders throughout our organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and assessing financial, qualitative and valuation analyses
  • Lead special initiatives for corporate senior executives
  • Key liaison to business segment senior leadership, transaction advisors and acquisition targets
  • Developing and coaching junior team members (training, coaching, and mentoring)
  • Defining and negotiating transaction terms
  • Leading and conducting due diligence on potential acquisition targets


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of M&A experience with a Transaction Advisory Services group corporate development, investment banking or private equity firm
  • Experience developing financial forecasts and valuation models for the M&A target
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate a business to understand its business model, strategy and understand its key operational and financial performance drivers.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills to synthesize and organize raw data into meaningful business insights
  • Solid understanding of core accounting and finance concepts to convert financial information into a working discounted cash flow model
  • Experience working in a team environment on a project basis with the mental agility to adapt and make progress in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Travel and work schedule flexibility


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Math
  • CPA or CFA
  • 3+ years of M&A experience with a Transaction Advisory Services group, corporate development, investment banking or private equity firm
  • Experience working on multiple live acquisitions simultaneously across the entire deal lifecycle while signing and closing multiple transactions
  • Ability to effectively communicate to team members and business executives through actively participating in diligence and internal update calls


At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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UHG Mergers & Acquisitions Associate - Minnetonka, MN
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