Davy Graciano, Finance Expert in Grenoble, France
Davy Graciano

Finance Expert in Grenoble, France

Member since February 20, 2020
Davy has participated in M&A, debt, and equity transactions in Europe and the Americas, totaling more than $12 billion while working at Bulge Brackets institutions (Lazard, UBS). He enjoys freelancing for the opportunity to meet fascinating entrepreneurs and investors and leverage his expertise in startup fundraising, financial modeling, investor presentations, and M&A to help clients achieve their highest goals.
Davy is now available for hire

Career Highlights


Case studies


  • Business Strategy
  • Early-stage Venture Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A Modeling
  • Opportunity Assessments
  • Pitch Decks
  • Three-statement Modeling
  • Valuation Modeling


  • Co-founder | CFO

    2021 - PRESENT
    El Garaje
    • Oversaw cash flow management, margin analysis, and revenue growth factors. Provided detailed analysis of cost drivers and unit economics.
    • Built a financial model and pitch deck to be used during the seed fundraising process.
    • Trained and managed a logistics employee that improved customer satisfaction by 25%, which increased the renewed orders by 10%.
    Focus areas: eCommerce, eCommerce Management, eCommerce Accounting, eCommerce Platforms, Consumer Marketplaces, Technology, Seed Fundraising, Fundraising, CFO, Angel/Seed Funding, Taxation, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Cash Flow, Cash Flow Management, International Expansion, Margin Optimization, Contribution Margin Analysis, Cost Management, Business Models, Cost Accounting, Pricing, Pricing Strategy, Strategy, Funding Strategy, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Management Reporting, Digital, Social Media, Business Planning, Social Networks
  • Financial Advisor

    2018 - PRESENT
    Freelance Advisor
    • Involved in fundraising of a Peruvian fintech company—$30 million in equity and $27 million in debt. Worked with the executive team, managed the process with investors and brokers—Q&A and DD—and developed all materials required.
    • Involved in the bridge round ($4 million) of a French gaming startup with VC investors. Involved in investor screening and outreach, meetings with the team, participated in the negotiation process, and reviewed legal documentation (term sheet).
    • Worked on the buy side of US car dealerships ($20 million in valuation) for a Canadian fund. Developed a flexible operating model that included four loans and a waterfall model to assess the return for potential investors.
    • Worked on the buy side of an Asian manufacturing company with five geographies. Built a flexible operating and valuation model, including the closure of facilities, implementing cost-saving programs and outsourcing with results presented internally.
    • Acted as an FP&A manager for a US SaaS insurtech (P&C). Worked closely with the CFO to review past and projected financial performance, improve monthly cash flow, and create a bonus commission structure, annual budget, and board presentations.
    • Acted as an IBD specialist for a European capital-raising firm. Involved in series A fundraising (social media startup of €10 million), created the financial model, helped with the pitch creation, and participated in investor calls and term sheet review.
    • Developed various financial models for startups in the SaaS companies (US, Europe), ITaaS industry (UK), eCommerce (Italy, LatAm), coffee shop (Canada), online on-demand delivery (USA), and youth hostel (USA) businesses.
    • Involved in the acquisition of Amazon sellers (valuation $1–6 million), leading the original assessment and the DD process. Participated in the negotiations and was involved in the fundraising process as an M&A manager for an Amazon aggregator company.
    Focus areas: Fundraising, Seed Fundraising, Fundraising Consultant, Startups, Early-stage Startups, High-tech Startups, Enterprise SaaS, Pitch Decks, Pitch Preparation, Pitch Deck Consultant, Excel Modeling, Financial Modeling, Pro Forma Financial Statements, eCommerce, Real Estate, Online Business, P2P, Fintech, Startup Funding, Deal Structuring, Deal Sourcing, Pitch Presentations, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Presentations, Board Presentations, Investor Presentations, Funding Presentations, Investment Presentations, Angel/Seed Funding, Funding Process, Funding Strategy, Venture Funding, Early-stage Funding, Venture Capital, Financing, B2C, Series A, Gaming, Forecasting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Three-statement Modeling, Business Models, Revenue & Expense Projections, Management Reporting, Europe, Incubator Management, Digital, Startup Accelerators, Blockchain, Social Media, Business Plan Consulting, Business Planning, Budgeting, Cash Flow Modeling
  • M&A

    2017 - 2018
    BTG Pactual
    • Oversaw the sell side of Intradevco (Peruvian HPC) to its local competitor, Alicorp, for around $500 million. Developed marketing materials (teaser, information memorandum), built the operating and valuation model, and assessed possible synergies.
    • Spearheaded the sell side of the 75% stake in Artesco, a Peruvian office supply company, to Staedtler (German competitor) for around $100 million. Built the operating and valuation model, process presentations, negotiation participation, and term sheet review (SHA, SPA).
    • Involved in the sell side of an Infra asset of Lima (around $200 million). Built the operating and valuation model, information memoranda and teaser, research, and outreach of investors.
    • Involved in the sell-side of a mining supplier company ($150 million). Built the operating and valuation model and marketing materials (IM and teaser), did research and outreach of investors, negotiated participation, and reviewed legal doc (NDA, NBO term sheet).
    Focus areas: Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), Shareholders, Share Purchase Agreements, Contract Negotiation, Financial Presentations, Pitch Presentations, Excel Modeling, Private Company Valuation, Equity Financing, Debt Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), B2C, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Investment Banking, Revenue & Expense Projections, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow, Business Plan Consulting
  • Healthcare EMEA

    2015 - 2017
    • Oversaw the IPO of ConvaTec as GloCo (deal size $2.0 billion, EV $10 billion). Participated in the prospectus and management presentation given on the company's global roadshow. Reviewed the financial analyst's pre-IPO reports.
    • Refinanced Affidea (€500 million) to support its international expansion and related Capex plans. Worked closely with the client's team to develop an operating model presented to internal committees and an IM to support the transaction.
    • Advised a leading PE firm on the buy-side of a German group of clinics (€1.5 billion EV). Built a DCF model with cases flexibility (revenue, margin, WC, and CapEx). Assessed a 5 7-year exit in value creation against IPO, asset sale, and LBO re-financing.
    • Advised an Asian buyer on the buy-side of a US medtech company. Reviewed the model and materials (teaser and IM). Built a valuation model to assess the value of the target to get a price offer for the NBO. Participated in the due diligence and Q&A process.
    • Advised a German biotech startup on its equity funding of $110 million to fund its mRNA platform's research and clinical development. Involvement in the process preparation (financial model and pitch deck), due diligence process, and negotiation of terms.
    Focus areas: Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Debt Financing, Initial Public Offerings, Equity Financing, Financial Presentations, Excel Modeling, Cross-border M&A, M&A Modeling, M&A (Buy-side), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Healthcare Services, Biotech, Healthcare, Financing, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Investment Banking, Revenue & Expense Projections, Europe
  • M&A Generalist

    2014 - 2015
    • Involved in the team coverage of L’Oréal, Danone, Areva, Valeo, and EDF.
    • Spearheaded L'Oréal's 8% buy-back (€6.5b) from Nestlé and disposal of its 50% stake in Galderma (€3.1b) to Nestlé. Achieved extensive trading (+20 comps) and transaction comparables (+60 transacts) valuation to assess the value of Galderma.
    • Advised Ramsay Healthcare on its acquisition of an 83% stake in Générale de Santé and its tender offer on the remaining stake for a total of around $1b. Built a valuation model and participated in the due diligence and Q&A process.
    • Participated in the PP of a renewable energy project in Africa (€90m). Created an operating and valuation model, including IRR and equity multiple returns. Developed the materials for the project (teaser, IM) to be presented to potential investors.
    Focus areas: Teasers, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), Excel Modeling, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Cross-border M&A, M&A Modeling, M&A (Sell-side), Financing, Forecasting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Three-statement Modeling, Investment Banking, Revenue & Expense Projections, Europe


  • Master's Degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
    2012 - 2013
    ESCP Europe - Paris, France
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration
    2008 - 2012
    Grenoble Ecole de Management - Grenoble, France

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