Favian Vega

Corporate Development & Strategy Professional

Phoenix, United States


Innovative and results-oriented individual with over 10 years of robust leadership, strategy, and M&A consulting & execution experience. Strong end-to-end transaction expertise, including; M&A strategy development, target pipeline development, transaction structuring and execution, financial modeling, due diligence, and integration planning & execution.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 10 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Banks Consumer Discretionary Consumer Staples FinTech Health Care Facilities Industrials Information Technology Media and Entertainment Oil and Gas Equipment and Services


Skilled in: Corporate Development, Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Term Sheet, Investment Policy Statement (IPS), M&A Negotiations, Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A, Target financing, Investor Relations, Fundraising strategy, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: Google Analytics, Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ, HubSpot

Languages: Spanish, English

Work Experience

Cardone Ventures

Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Manager



- Now

- Develop and drive market analysis, opportunity assessments, strategic evaluations, business case development, and financial analysis to support growth strategies for the business & consulting clients. - Lead the management of multiple acquisition and integration projects, including; pipeline development & target engagement, financial analysis of opportunities, deal negotiation, due diligence, transaction execution, and integration preparation & execution. - Architect and implement new organizational structures, synthesize systems, streamline products and services, and conduct comprehensive operational overhauls. - Devise and execute strategic communication plans to foster seamless integration across companies, championing the establishment of cross-functional teams. - Prepare and present short and long-term strategic plans & opportunities to executive leadership. - Successfully generated over $1 million in new product revenue in less than 6 months while maintaining a 70% EBITDA margin. - Facilitated the execution of multiple acquisitions leading clients to accelerate their top-line growth by 50% and improve their financial performance.

Cardone Ventures

Mergers & Acquisitions Manager



- 1/10/2023

- Research and analyze diverse industries and verticals, identifying trends and strategic growth areas to ensure effectiveness of the business and consulting clients M&A strategies. - Perform detailed financial analysis; develop comprehensive pro forma financial models and valuation analysis in support of potential transactions and business cases.

Utopia Music Group

Manager, Corporate Development and M&A Operations



- 06/12/2022

- Responsible for evaluation and execution of multiple M&A transactions within European music & entertainment industry. - Develop and maintain pipeline of potential acquisition and strategic partnership opportunities. Plan and lead outreach strategy. Evaluate strategic fit, develop transaction rationale, perform quantitative & qualitative analysis, and present opportunities to Investment Committee. - Develop and own the M&A playbook, as well as harmonize M&A processes, workflows, and tools. Partner with leaders from multiple business functions to develop strategy, including identifying business cases for capability needs and synergies, collaborating on target selection criteria, evaluating acquisition alternatives, and transaction economics. - Coordinate collaborative cross-functional teams including legal, finance & tax, engineering, people & culture, etc. to review diligence findings, decide deal go/no go, and develop integration plans. - Executed four acquisitions with transaction total transaction value over $100 million, allowing the organization to establish new business units within the music industry, expand its geographic footprint, and increase its UK music distribution market share to 90%.

Mission Veterinary Partners

Mergers & Acquisitions Manager



- 01/02/2022

- Lead mergers and acquisition transaction planning & execution including; financial modeling, due diligence, closing and integration planning & execution to realize and accelerate growth strategy, for a highly acquisitive PE backed portfolio company. - Acted as primary point of contact for business unit leaders, advisors, and target company management team. Manage communications effectively, quickly build relationships and establish credibility. - Managed multiple acquisitions concurrently; maintaining timelines, performing due diligence and integration tasks, and ensuring associated milestones are achieved. - Worked with business unit leaders to identify value creation opportunities and develop unique post-acquisition integration plans for Day-1 readiness. Identify potential risks & issues and develop creative solutions to overcome roadblocks. Monitored the performance of acquisitions and perform business reviews to identify areas for continuous improvement. - Prepared investment memoranda and management presentations for internal transaction review/approval documents for senior management. - Executed multiple bolt-on acquisitions and joint ventures with total transaction value over $750 million representing ~35% of overall EBITDA growth.

Pangea Industries, Inc.

Director of Corporate Development and Strategy



- 01/02/2019

- Responsible for developing and managing the execution of corporate strategy and initiatives for the organization to support both organic and inorganic growth. - Successfully executed 2 acquisitions from sourcing and confirmatory due diligence to post-acquisition integration execution allowing the organization to realize acquisition synergies and create new revenue streams. - Prepared and presented performance and progress reports for executive leadership.

Pangea Enterprises, Inc.

Corporate Development and Strategy Manager



- 01/01/2017

- Collaborated with executive management team to identify and develop corporate strategy based on market mapping, industry trends, and Company's competitive advantage. - Prepared financial analysis and analysis through excel-based advanced financial models to support corporate strategy.


Texas A&M University-Kingsville



- 01/08/2014

Arizona Summit Law School



- 01/12/2016

Cali Award for Mergers & Acquisitions

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