Aleksey served in CFO roles of public and VC-backed private companies. As investor, he 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.
Supported HHM Capital, a US-based globally-focused middle-market 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 US-based family office which invested in control-stake positions in eight privately held consumer, health and wellness companies with a combined $600 million in sales, 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.
Served as interim CFO for Sellas Life Sciences and led the company's listing on NASDAQ and subsequent $10.7 million Series A financing.
Partnered with the CEO and COO to successfully deliver several milestones critical to preparation for a strategic transaction involving this $85 million in revenue/400 employee medical device manufacturer.
Coordinated the consolidated audit.
Built a sales force effectiveness-driven five-year projections model.
Prepared a comprehensive analysis of historical performance on consolidated basis; delivered working capital and cost reduction recommendations.
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
2005 - 2008
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 with subsequent uplisting on Nasdaq.
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.
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
Fundraising Consultants vs. Broker-dealers (Publication)
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