Andrei Volk, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Andrei Volk

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Finance Expert

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
September 6, 2022

A graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Andrei has ten years of experience structuring and executing financing deals. He's closed over 20 transactions valued at $4 billion for mid-cap borrowers. His core competencies include financial analysis, cash flow modeling, identifying key risks and mitigants, and industry analysis. Andrei helps companies raise debt funding and assists with strategic decisions about the feasibility of investments, projects, and acquisitions.

Career Highlights

Director
BCS Prime Brokerage
Associate
NOMURA International

Education Highlights

Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA)
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Bachelor's Degree
George Mason University

Case Studies

Work Experience

Director

2020 - 2022
BCS Prime Brokerage
  • Established a lending business and grew it into ~$300 million portfolio of loans, reviewed and approved initial deal terms, reviewed credit analysis, prepared deal presentations, led credit approval process, and managed existing positions.
  • Co-designed a risk and business framework for Illiquid Credit business, and subsequently received Board Risk Committee approval.
  • Led two CDS and TRS deals over a basket of loans and bonds with GS to raise over $100 million in funding; also secured and led several funded CDSs ($150 million) with a group affiliate in Cyprus.
  • Coordinated transfer of a DCM business from Cyprus, ultimately representing DCM and ECM in the UK.
  • Issued a three billion Ruble term loan to HoldCo secured with an equity stake in an insurance company in Russia.
  • Issued a $75 million margin loan secured with shares in a medical cannabis business operating in Northern America.
  • Executed a $50 million participation in an $800 million syndicated facility to a coal producer in Russia.
  • Executed a €50 million participation in a €600 million syndicated facility to an international consumer finance company.
  • Issued a two billion Ruble unsecured term loan to a leading property developer in Russia to support growth.
Focus areas: Debt Financing, Investment Banking, Credit Analysis, Due Diligence, Lending, Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Loans, Financial Modeling, Bloomberg, Derivatives, Board Presentations

Consultant

2020 - 2020
ARCH Emerging Markets Partners
  • Assisted in the establishment of a credit fund from the ground up under an umbrella of an existing PE fund.
  • Performed preliminary credit analysis of financing deals to corporates in Turkey, India, and Africa.
  • Built the fund's financial model that was used to assess returns and helped prepare marketing materials for investors.
Focus areas: Asset Management, Private Credit, Fundraising, Credit Analysis, Due Diligence, Lending, Financial Modeling, Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Loans

Associate Director

2012 - 2018
VTB Capital
  • Structured, executed, and managed financing deals for borrowers in EMEA for areas including acquisitions, CAPEX, shareholder financings, recapitalizations, refinancing, and bridge facilities (c. $4 billion).
  • Performed deal structuring and negotiation of terms, credit analysis, financial modeling, extensive due diligence, credit memos preparation, and credit approval process coordination.
  • Issued $150 million 3-year loan to HoldCo of Turkish EPC contractor, secured with an equity stake in its power generating subsidiary. Defined commercial deal terms; led credit analysis; built financial model; coordinated the process with various teams.
  • Led several workstreams on $100 million 5-year financing to a Nigerian conglomerate to fund the acquisition of oil and gas assets (part of $1.2 billion senior facility). Co-led transaction negotiations; led credit analysis; coordinated DD process with consultants.
  • Issued €125 million 5-year loan to a European ice-cream manufacturer for recapitalization. Led loan issuance out of the UK and supported syndication to other banks.
  • Issued a $55m senior secured loan followed by €55 million mezzanine facility to a UK book retailer. Led credit analysis and financial modeling; prepared (or oversaw the preparation of) relevant presentation materials, and reviewed legal docs.
  • Issued €30 million 3-year margin loan to a Turkish conglomerate secured with shares in a UK-listed company. Led credit analysis and due diligence; coordinated the process with Equity Desk, structuring and M&A teams; prepared investment memorandum.
Focus areas: Debt Financing, Emerging Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Loans & Lending, Investment Banking, Credit Analysis, Due Diligence, Corporate Finance, Lending, Financial Modeling, Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Forecasting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Loans, Industry Analysis, Bloomberg, Derivatives, Financial Forecasting

Associate

2011 - 2012
NOMURA International
  • Advised European clients on arranging the finance of leveraged buyouts.
  • Built an LBO model and helped prepare presentation materials for a potential acquisition of a chemical producer in Europe.
  • Advised on debt-to-equity exchange offers for European during my summer internship.
Focus areas: Leveraged Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting

Senior Associate

2007 - 2009
Grant Thornton
  • Planned and executed audits for companies in various industries in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Led the execution of a financial audit for a construction company.
  • Assisted in the execution of a financial audit for an energy company.
Focus areas: Auditing, Accounting, Finance Process Improvement, Budgeting
2009 - 2011

Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) in Finance

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business - Chicago, Illinois, USA

2004 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

George Mason University - Fairfax, Virginia, USA

AUGUST 2007 - NOVEMBER 2011

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Virginia Board of Accountancy

Finance

Private Credit, Credit Analysis, Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Forecasting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, M&A Modeling, Cross-border M&A, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Lending, Fundraising, Valuation Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), P&L Forecasting, Deal Analysis, Credit Risk, Finance Process Improvement, Budgeting

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint

Industry Expertise

Asset Management

Data & Analysis Software

Bloomberg

Other

Debt Financing, Emerging Markets, Loans & Lending, Loans, Industry Analysis, Derivatives, Financial Forecasting, Bloomberg Terminal, Cost Accounting, Leveraged Finance, Auditing, Investment Banking, Reports, Presentations, Credit Funds, Board Presentations

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