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Analyst, Corporate Development & Investment



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023
About Mast Reforestation (Mast):
As the leading end-to-end reforestation company in the U.S., Mast is on a mission to make reforestation scalable. As bigger and hotter fires destroy more forestland every year, Mast provides faster and more resilient forest restoration for landowners impacted by devastating wildfires. Mast also provides everything from collecting native, diverse seed species to site prep, planting, and ongoing monitoring, using carbon and project financing to cover the costs for landowners. Mast is the only vertically-integrated reforestation company that has removed the financial, procedural, and seed supply barriers that typically stand in the way of getting reforestation done. By assembling a first-of-its-kind tech-enabled reforestation supply chain and adding trusted forestry companies Silvaseed and Cal Forest to its portfolio, Mast has expanded to become both the largest seed bank and reforestation container stock producer in the Western U.S. Mast is also an innovation center for the non-timber supply chain for reforestation, developing various biological and technical products for achieving land management goals more efficiently. To learn more, visit www.mastreforest.com.
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Mast Reforestation is hiring a Corporate Development & Investment Analyst to provide critical support to the Business Development and Capital Markets teams in growing our multifaceted reforestation business with a focus on investment products relating to reforestation solutions and natural capital markets. Reporting to the Director of Business Development & Partnerships, the candidate must be a resourceful self-starter, organized, with a can-do attitude and a keen interest and background in real estate/asset finance and sustainability. This individual will work to identify targets, assess transactions, develop financial models, perform valuations, interpret data and analysis related to current and new markets, develop investment recommendations, and support activities associated with fundraising. The successful candidate will work closely with senior executive leadership, actively supporting the VP of Business Development and the Chief Revenue Officer & Head of Capital Markets, as well as a range of internal departments (Business Development, Originations, Client Solutions, Finance, Forestry Operations, etc.) The outcome of their work will be the advancement of carbon credit markets that will result in restoring and conserving tens of thousands acres of forest while removing millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere over the ensuing decades as the forest recovers from catastrophic wildfire.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In-depth market research in support of the company’s growth strategy across geographies, lines of business, and new revenue streams.
  • Underwrite and value potential acquisitions, investments, and partnerships, including developing pro formas, analyzing deal structures, assessing project feasibility and risks including performing related sensitivity and scenario analysis. Create investment memoranda and other transaction support documents.
  • Assist in the due diligence process on prospective transactions and incorporate the findings into financial models.
  • Support the development of new revenue streams and innovative funding mechanisms, including concessionary finance structures.
  • Support the identification, sourcing, structuring, negotiation and closing of the various capital facilities to finance projects and the broader company.
  • Track projects and integrate and disseminate necessary data across teams, including maintaining Salesforce on all transactions.
  • Develop collateral in support of the strategy, including presentation materials for clients, partners, leadership, the Board, and investors.
  • Support other internal strategic project initiatives as may be required.
  • Develop a deep understanding of our business verticals to draw on the right resources at the right time. Nurture a knowledge of forest management and reforestation practices.
  • Maintain collegial and supportive relationships with colleagues and external relationships.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in investment banking, principal investing, or corporate development. Experience in timber, forestry, carbon, or other natural resources industries is highly desired. Seniority level will be based on candidate experience. Plus, Candidates must possess:

  • Alignment with our Mission of developing scalable reforestation solutions to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in investment banking, principal investing, corporate development, finance, or corporate advisory. Preference for experience in real estate and real assets, specifically environmental services, carbon, or timber.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in finance, economics, business, or real estate-related fields. An MBA or equivalent is highly preferrable, ideally with a focus on real estate finance and sustainability.
  • Advanced financial modeling skills and strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets, with working knowledge of PowerPoint/GoogleSlides and Salesforce.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to take complex, ambiguous topics and turn them into compelling narratives for different audiences, including investor communications.
  • Excellent organizational skills - able to manage and support multiple projects simultaneously, with varying complexity, while mastering the details of each.
  • Experience working with executive stakeholders and across multiple teams across an organization, including on tight timelines.
  • Entrepreneurial with an ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Mast Reforestation, Silvaseed & Cal Forest offer:
- Competitive salary
- Location-based compensation
- 75% health insurance coverage for Full-Time non-seasonal employees, including Medical, Dental & Vision insurance plans
- Company’s incentive stock options (ISO) for eligible employee groups
- Retirement saving plan: 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
- Commuter Benefits in eligible cities
- 6 paid holidays. Two shut-down weeks per year.
- Flexible PTO for Salaried employees. Generous PTO accrual for Hourly employees.
- Allowances for out-of-state employees
- Relocation support for out-of-state employees