Alyssa Denning, Finance Expert in Jersey City, United States
Alyssa Denning

Finance Expert in Jersey City, United States

Member since September 20, 2022
Alyssa is an investing, finance, and M&A expert who has worked at J.P. Morgan, in growth equity, and at multi-billion dollar hedge funds. She freelances alongside her recent entrepreneurial endeavor of investing in small businesses because she enjoys learning about and advising clients in various industries. In her 9-year career, she has evaluated and advised companies ranging from $500,000 to $500 billion in enterprise value, from pre-revenue to Fortune 100, and from special situations to SaaS.
Alyssa is now available for hire

Case studies

Software Expertise

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Founder and Managing Partner

    2019 - PRESENT
    Atlantic Growth Holdings
    • Founded a private investment firm to make controlling, long-term investments in lower middle market private businesses.
    • Raised capital from a group of committed, experienced investors and operators through a search fund structure.
    • Ran sourcing, negotiation, diligence, and value creation strategy of 100+ deals.
    Focus areas: Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Investments, Private Equity, Fundraising, Strategy, M&A (Buy-side), M&A Strategy, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Planning, Exit Strategy, Financial Forecasting, Excel 2016, Investment Memoranda, Pitch Decks, Fundraising Strategy, Corporate Finance, Industry Analysis, Investment Thesis, SaaS, Technology Trends, Accounting, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Market Research, Due Diligence, M&A Value Creation, Growth Strategy, M&A Modeling, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Financial Reporting, Business Analysis, Waterfall Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Valuation, Investment Analysis, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Annual Operating Plans, Investing
  • Investment Professional

    2018 - 2019
    Long Arc Capital
    • Joined the firm as one of the first three non-partner investors hired to recently-founded growth equity firm investing in technology, financial services, and business services.
    • Managed the deal process for 14 prospective investments ranging from early stage to control growth. Performed due diligence and industry analysis, built complex financial models, developed value creation plans, and created investment memoranda.
    • Worked on several portfolio operations projects, including strategic acquisitions, sales operations, marketing, and hiring senior management.
    Focus areas: Private Equity, Growth Equity, Technology Trends, SaaS, Investing, Financial Modeling, Annual Operating Plans, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Investment Memoranda, Accounting, Business Analysis, Business Planning, Financial Reporting, Financial Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Exit Strategy, Due Diligence, M&A (Buy-side), M&A Due Diligence (Financial), M&A Modeling, Corporate Finance, Growth Strategy, Industry Analysis, Investment Thesis, M&A Strategy, M&A Value Creation, Valuation, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Excel 2016, Market Research, Pitch Decks, Waterfall Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Investment Analysis, Bloomberg, Factset, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Investment Analyst

    2017 - 2018
    Holocene Advisors
    • Created in-depth research coverage and investment evaluation of 30+ publicly-traded companies in the consumer industry.
    • Built dozens of financial models for publicly-traded consumer companies.
    • Conducted primary industry research and developed investment theses for covered companies.
    Focus areas: Hedge Funds, Equity Investment, Bloomberg, Financial Modeling, Investments, Consumer Trends, Stock Market, Equity Research, Industry Analysis, Investment Thesis, Market Research, Investment Analysis, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Due Diligence, Excel 2016, Financial Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Business Analysis, Waterfall Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Valuation, Factset, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Investing
  • Investment Analyst

    2014 - 2017
    Fine Capital Partners
    • Created and maintained detailed financial and industry models and investment analysis on 100+ SMID-cap stocks, five to fifteen of which were portfolio investments at a given time in a $1+ billion long/short equity portfolio of 40–50 stocks.
    • Researched and evaluated primarily SMID-cap equity investments across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on consumer, financial, industrials, media, and tech industries.
    • Reported directly to the firm's portfolio managers and trained junior personnel.
    Focus areas: Hedge Funds, Equity Investment, Value Investing, Bloomberg, Financial Modeling, Investments, Stock Market, Equity Research, Industry Analysis, Investment Thesis, Market Research, Investment Analysis, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Due Diligence, Excel 2016, Financial Analysis, special situations, Credit Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Business Analysis, Waterfall Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Valuation, Capital IQ, Factset, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, SaaS, Investing
  • Investment Banking Analyst

    2013 - 2014
    J.P. Morgan
    • Built financial analyses and managed internal deal processes for a $3 billion semiconductor merger, a $2 billion semiconductor company sell-side mandate, two $100 million convertible debt offerings, and a $4 billion debt offering, among others.
    • Prepared investor marketing materials, S-1 prospectuses, roadshow presentations, financial models, and underwriting committee memoranda for three $100+ million software and hardware IPOs.
    • Built financial models, including equity capitalization tables, SaaS cohort analyses, leveraged buyouts, discounted cash flow, net present value, and internal rate of return models for clients in the technology industry.
    Focus areas: Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Initial Public Offerings, Capital Markets, Financial Modeling, Investment Memoranda, Technology Trends, Due Diligence, Equity Research Analysis, Credit Analysis, Debt Raises, Transaction Advisory, Industry Analysis, Market Research, Pitch Decks, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Excel 2016, Corporate Finance, M&A Modeling, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Business Analysis, Waterfall Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Valuation, Financial Analysis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Factset, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, SaaS, Investing

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in History of Art
    2009 - 2013
    Yale University - New Haven, CT, USA

Certifications

  • Series 63
    JULY 2013 - FEBRUARY 2014
    FINRA Organization
  • Series 79
    JULY 2013 - FEBRUARY 2014
    FINRA Organization

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