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Corporate Development Associate in London at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/16/2021

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 392 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

We are seeking a high-energy and innovative professional to join our Corporate Development and Ventures Group located in our London, UK office

The Corporate Development and Ventures Associate at PayPal will work closely with our deal leads, corporate strategy and executive team to drive end-to-end transaction planning and execution across our M&A and investments activity, including target sourcing and outreach, business case creation, valuation, structuring, due diligence, and integration.  

PayPal has been a prolific investor across financial technology, commerce and infrastructure startups with nearly 40 investments to date. More information on PayPal Venture investments can be found here: 

Overall, you will support strategic projects which build on PayPal’s strong foundations, deliver measurable value to the company, and help it achieve its vision. 


  • Provide leadership in end-to-end transaction execution 

  • Detailed financial analysis of market opportunities and target companies 

  • Create materials and conduct analyses to support Executive- and Board-level decisions 

  • Assist with managing due diligence process 

  • Monitor, analyze and report M&A and investments activity within PayPal’s markets 

  • Conduct industry and company research and prepare target profiles and industry landscapes as required 

  • Maintain database of PayPal’s trading and relevant transaction comparable 

  • Manage PayPal’s M&A and investments pipeline and reporting 

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field from a top-tier program with exceptional academic record 

  • Relevant experience in investment banking and/or private equity, venture capital, corporate development in the UK and/or European markets 

  • Superior strategic, financial modelling and analytical skills, with strong focus on details, accuracy, and quality 

  • Strong work ethic and the ability to balance multiple projects and priorities 

  • Positive attitude and strong teamwork skills 

  • Excellence in written and verbal communication skills 

  • Payments, TMT, FinTech or FIG experience is ideal, but not required 





We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at