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Director-Mergers and Acquisitions

Date:  May 10, 2022

Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid
Company Name:  PRADCO Outdoor Brands

PRADCO Outdoor Brands (PRADCO) manufactures and markets major hunting and fishing brands and products. We are a leader in producing game calls, scents, attractants, game feeders, game cameras, tree stands and fishing lures. PRADCO Hunting owns the brands Moultrie, Summit, Knight & Hale, Code Blue, Texas Hunter Products and Whitetail Institute. PRADCO Fishing owns more than 20 brands including Bobby Garland, Booyah, Heddon, Lindy, Rebel, Thill, and YUM. For more information on PRADCO products, please visit our website at PRADCO team members participate in a selection of outstanding benefits, including: Profit Sharing Trust, Excellent Medical/Dental/Drug/Vision benefits, and many other benefits.

Director- Mergers and Acquisition


General Description:


PRADCO Outdoor Brands is a leading manufacturer of high-quality outdoor products for hunting and fishing enthusiasts around the world.  Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, PRADCO’s hunting division goes to market under the following hunting brands: Moultrie Mobile, Moultrie, Summit, Knight & Hale, Code Blue, Texas Hunter Products and Whitetail Institute. On the fishing side, PRADCO operates more than 15 brands - including Rebel, YUM, Booyah, Bandit, Bobby Garland, War Eagle, Bomber, Heddon, Arbogast, Thill, and Lindy.


PRADCO’s operates with a long-term mindset, and its growth strategy centers around organic product development and innovation opportunities, bolt-on acquisitions for existing business units, and new platform investments in attractive categories across the outdoor products spectrum.


This is a new position in PRADCO Outdoor Brands (PRADCO or POB). This role reports to the President of PRADCO Outdoor Brands.  It is responsible for leading all mergers and acquisitions and business development-related activities for PRADCO, and the successful candidate will have experience in the following areas: financial analysis, modeling, mergers and acquisitions, strategic analysis, business development, competitive analysis, project management, and due diligence. This individual must possess the skill sets to build and maintain strong relationships with internal PRADCO and EBSCO team members as well as outside partners such as business owners, investment bankers, private equity professionals, and legal advisors. Finally, this individual must possess very strong communication skills and be able to refine large amounts of data into clear and actionable insights.


The Director – Mergers and Acquisitions will be a member of PRADCO’s senior leadership team as well as have regular interaction with our parent company’s CEO, CFO, and Board of Directors.


Scope & Responsibilities:


  • Lead all mergers and acquisitions activities at the PRADCO consolidated level (bolt-on acquisitions, new platform acquisitions, intellectual property acquisitions, royalty agreements, and venture investments)


  • Coordination with relevant teams under parent company EBSCO Industries’ shared services model (Treasury, Tax, Legal, and EBSCO Capital)


  • Partner with PRADCO Hunting and Fishing business unit general managers to development acquisition strategy roadmaps by brand and category


  • Work with PRADCO President and senior leadership team to identify and execute on new platform growth opportunities


  • Build out PRADCO’s M&A team as needed



Basic Qualifications:


  • B.S. or B.A. from an accredited college/university in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with mergers and acquisitions work (advisory, private equity, corporate development, etc.)
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint for data analysis and presentations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding financial accounting, financial modeling, and financial statement analysis skills
  • Experience with strategy development and industry analysis with specific focus on benchmarking, return on invested capital concepts, and competitive analysis
  • Strong work ethic with demonstrated record of achievement



Preferred Requirements:


  • A passion for the outdoors and outdoor products (broadly defined)





We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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