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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

New York, NY, United States
Member since October 24, 2016
Aleksey has contributed to 25+ private equity deals that have deployed $500 million. He has advised 50+ clients on raising $1.6 billion in equity in the healthcare, consumer, media, software, energy, and industrial sectors. He enjoys working with officers of early stage and mature small-cap firms. He freelances because it exposes him to a wide range of companies.
Aleksey is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
Other Expertise
  • Business Strategy
  • CFO
  • Financial Modeling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Funding
  • Business and Financial Consultant
    2009 - PRESENT
    Ftera Advisors
    • Provided business development, strategy, valuation, restructuring, and fundraising advice to private equity and corporate clients through this consultancy.
    • Supported HHM Capital, a private equity firm, in developing a concept for raising a $500 million fund dedicated to Russia/CIS commercial aircraft aviation leasing. Wrote an investment memo, which included detailed industry and competitive positioning analysis. Presented the memo to the investment committee.
    • Led financial due diligence of a Russian aircraft lessor on behalf of HHM Capital. Built a financial projections model for a 130-aircraft lease portfolio. Developed lease pricing/valuation models. Acted as a communication and cultural link between the American private equity team and Russian executives.
    • Helped raise a structured vehicle for a mid-market commercial lender in Russia on behalf of HHM Capital. Led due diligence for a loan portfolio. Developed marketing materials for external fundraising.
    • Supported Circle Peak Capital, a family office, in preparing and submitting a leveraged buyout bid for an Italian luxury cashmere products manufacturer. Led due diligence for the target. Built the LBO model. Coordinated lender diligence.
    • Supported Circle Peak Capital in structuring of the equity investment into a startup digital media platform focused on women’s intimate apparel. Proposed terms and coordinated with lawyers on the drafting of closing documents.
    • Supported Circle Peak Capital in a $10 million recapitalization of a baked products manufacturer. Prepared a teaser and assisted the firm’s CFO in recap modeling, which included post-closing exit waterfall.
    • Supported Circle Peak Capital in executing a $5 million control investment in a luxury leather accessory retailer. Led target due diligence. Worked closely with the target's CEO and developed a detailed operating model with debt funding sensitivity tools.
    • Marketed a $30 million pre-IPO round for a Mongolian coking-coal firm to international buyers on behalf of Eurasia Capital, a Mongolia-based merchant bank. Commenced discussions with a global steel producer, which eventually expressed interest in acquiring a controlling stake in the Company through a $100+ million transaction.
    • Supported Eurasia Capital in executing a $10 million private placement for a company with holdings in the mining equipment rental and real estate businesses. Led a team of Mongolian employees in drafting the PPM and coordinated with lawyers to finalize the book.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Valuation, Investor Communications, Budgeting, Fundraising, Market Research, Interim CFO, Business Development
  • Chief Financial Officer
    2017 - 2018
    SELLAS Life Sciences (Nasdaq: SLS)
    • Reverse merger of SELLAS into a Nasdaq-listed company.
    • $10.7 million Series A financing.
    • Financial projections and budgeting.
    • SEC and internal reporting.
    • Investor conferences.
    • AP, liquidity and treasury management.
  • Senior VP, Investment Analyst
    2011 - 2017
    CHR Capital
    • Led due diligence on four successfully closed private equity investments with $343 million in invested capital.
    • Sourced various acquisition and private equity investment opportunities.
    • Build financial projection models with valuation and investment return analyses.
    • Developed investment committee memoranda, presented an investment thesis, and secured approval to make investments.
    • Monitored investments as a board observer and assisted with business development efforts.
    • Assisted portfolio companies with capital raising and restructuring/reorganization advice.
    Focus areas: deal sourcing, Mergers & Acquisitions, investment evaluation, Financial Modeling, structuring, Capital Structure Analysis, Growth Capital Raising, Angel/Seed Funding, Venture Funding, Investor Communications, investment monitoring, Fundraising, Fairness Opinion Reports, Financial Benchmarking
  • Vice President
    2008 - 2009
    • Managed a team of three professionals in originating, executing, and managing principal debt investments in—and providing opportunistic advisory services to—Russian companies in the consumer, mineral resources, and technology sectors.
    • Led a distressed takeover of a seventeen-door grocery store chain in central Russia. Negotiated terms of the debt-for-equity swap. Developed a series of reorganization recommendations and worked with the store management on their implementation.
    • Secured a retainer relationship from a manufacturer of canned vegetable and fruit products. Advised the company on strategic alternatives, including optimization of its capital structure and growth via acquisitions along its vertical supply chain.
    • Originated a $10 million private placement for a delinquent consumer credit collection company. Negotiated the engagement letter. Led the team of bankers during the prep and marketing, which resulted in a term sheet.
    • Ran a sale process of a civil engineering construction company with revenues of $100+ million per annum. Placed sales calls to, and negotiated with, strategic and financial buyers.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Fundraising
  • Investment Analyst
    2005 - 2008
    Ener1 Group
    • Served as an investment analyst reporting directly to the CEO of this family office. Evaluated investment opportunities and helped manage a portfolio of industrial and technology firms. Led business development and capital raising activities across the entire portfolio.
    • Evaluated an equity investment in the carve-out of a Russian coal/ore railroad car fleet company. Prepared an investment committee presentation to a bulge-bracket-backed PE firm, which co-sponsored the deal.
    • Built a recapitalization model and evaluated restructuring scenarios for a $150 million market cap hybrid-electric vehicle battery manufacturer. Secured a leading mutual fund’s commitment as an anchor investor in the $32 million PIPE.
    • Analyzed an acquisition of a lead-acid battery manufacturer for the telecom industry. Performed valuation analysis. Delivered a recommended bid range to the board, which approved the transaction. Prepared and submitted a bid on behalf of the group.
    • Evaluated a venture investment into a video game developer/publisher and presented my recommendation to the board. The board voted to approve this $10 million investment.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Investments, Venture Funding
  • Financial Analyst
    2002 - 2005
    SG Cowen/Societe Generale
    • Supported senior bankers in origination, structuring, and execution of 46 private direct PIPEs/RDs placement and advisory engagements valued over $1.3 billion in the healthcare, technology, aerospace/defense, consumer, media, and communications industries.
    • Performed client due diligence, developed detailed financial models, and drafted private placement and investment memoranda and presentations.
    • Handled notable transactions: $63 million equity private placement for Acusphere across two deals; €30 million equity private placement for Elbion AG across two deals; $72 million equity private placement for AuthentiDate; $15 million equity private placement for Aurora Flight Sciences; fairness opinion on RWE's $445 million private sale of Consol Energy shares; $25 million equity private placement for Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals across two deals; and $32 million equity private placement for Solexa.
    Focus areas: Venture Funding, Fundraising
Other Experience
  • Fundraising is hard to get right, which is why companies of all sorts often turn to fundraising experts for help and advice regarding the fundraising process. There is a multitude of different professional figures that help companies raise capital, but for startups and growth companies, the two figures most often encountered are fundraising consultants and broker-dealers. Who is right for which endeavor?
  • Series 79 & 63 Licenses in Investment Banking, Securities Agent State Law
    2013 - 2013
    FINRA - Washington, DC
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
    2009 - 2011
    Columbia Business School - New York, NY
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Finance
    2002 - 2005
    CFA Institute - Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    1998 - 2001
    Babson College - Wellesley, MA
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