Manager, Investments/ M&A

Date: Jul 25, 2018

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90036

Year: 2018

Company: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Requisition ID: 16508


About BMG

BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age.

That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our clients receive all payments promptly and accurately.

We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services.

BMG is a company with service, transparency and fairness at its heart and a commitment to being the best international music company for songwriters, artists and everyone who works with us.


Your Profile

For this position, we are looking for a well-rounded player who has a high quality sense of balance for fun and work! You are exactly who we want if you have the following:

  • Excellent analytical skill and ability to review business processes and make proactive recommendations
  • Time management skill and ability to balance multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Superior organization/communication skills for assisting in the facilitation of team, client & corporate meetings, delivering informative, well-organized reports & presentations
  • Understanding of how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Technical understanding of valuation mechanics


Your Mission at BMG  

The Financial Analyst will be highly involved with the deal process as the company continues to grow. You will be responsible for the evaluation of all catalog and company acquisitions as well as the signing of bands, artists and songwriters.

Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer, President of U.S. Repertoire & Marketing, the Creative team, Legal and Business Affairs department, and Income Tracking department - you will oversee all financial aspects of deals, manage the deal process, and conduct financial modeling and assist with post-closing integration.


What You’ll Do

  • Valuation and execution of deals
    • Review and evaluate deal terms and structure
    • Perform financial valuation and discounted cash flow analysis
    • Build financial models
    • Create investment applications for executive management
    • Assist Creative and LBA teams throughout the negotiation process
    • Assist with financial due diligence and integration
  • Manage deal process
    • Track deal flow/status
    • Monitor compliance with deal process and continually improve upon existing processes
  • Presentations for Senior Management
    • Support the Chief Financial Officer, President of U.S. Marketing & Repertoire, and other executives in the context of corporate liaison and board presentation   
  • Additional strategic initiatives
    • Conduct industry or market research to improve models, gain business insights, etc.
    • Ad hoc projects as the opportunity arises



  • Bachelor’s finance/engineering degree
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience within financial evaluation and translation of data. 
  • Technical understanding of and practical work experience with valuation mechanics (e.g., discounted cash flow, financial statements)
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience with financial valuation and data analysis


What’s In It For You?

  • Robust medical/dental/vision packages
  • Two weeks’ vacation in year one; three weeks’ vacation in year two
  • $500 fitness reimbursement
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music


We welcome applications from people who will contribute to the diversity of our company. 

BMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 14 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2,5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.


International offices are located in Berlin (HQ), Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, Paris, Hilversum, London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Sydney, Beijing, Sao Paulo

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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