Edisher Uriatmkopeli, Finance Expert in Tbilisi, Georgia
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Edisher Uriatmkopeli

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Tbilisi, Georgia
Toptal Member Since
March 9, 2020

Head of strategic finance at Savii, a Singapore fintech company, Edisher covers FP&A and supports optimizing decision-making and shaping the company's long-term business strategy. He's executed numerous debt, equity, and M&A projects totaling $500 million and valued businesses worth $2.5 billion while working at Nordic PE firm (Nord-Corp), leading Georgian IB (TBC Capital), and KPMG. Experienced with firms of all sizes, Edisher enjoys using his financial insight to help enhance business value.

Career Highlights

Vice President
Nord Corp (Private Equity)

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Caucasus University

Certification Highlights

Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
ICMA - International Capital Market Association
CFA Level I
CFA Institute
Financial Modeling
Fitch Learning

Case Studies

Work Experience

Head of Strategic Finance

2021 - PRESENT
Savii
  • Took responsibility for building and maintaining financial models, budgets, and forecasts and creating frameworks to optimize decision-making while providing insights to the leadership team about Savii’s performance.
  • Developed financial models focused on the feasibility of unit economics of products, projects, and strategic partnerships.
  • Provided comprehensive analysis and recommendations on liquidity needs to support the growth of the business and optimization of the company's capital structure.
Focus areas: Finance Strategy, Strategic Planning & Execution, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Benchmarking, Portfolio Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Models, Forecasting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Excel Expert, Controller, Budget Modeling, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Internal Financial Reporting, Fintech, Strategy, Fintech Consultant, Working Capital Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow, Financial Analysis, Digital Banking, Debt Analysis, Financial Model Auditing, Sensitivity Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Revenue Projections, Short-term Investments, Cap Tables, Excel Modeling, SaaS, Financial Ratios, Business Plan Consulting, Early-stage Startups, Corporate Finance, Equity Research, Startups, ROI, Sales, Fundraising Strategy

Finance Expert

2020 - PRESENT
Toptal Clients
  • Led the buy-side international M&A project in the SaaS industry. Acted as financial advisor of an investor, determined EV of the target, drafted SPA, and helped the client in price negotiation and deal structuring.
  • Constructed a comprehensive financial model covering the valuation of 15 independent companies and acquisition strategies. Prepared analyses of COVID-19's effect on the profitability of businesses.
  • Built transaction analysis for a fund based on four core components of the investment assessment framework. The transaction size was EUR 45 million. Prepared sensitivity tables and waterfall payment structures considering credit seniority.
  • Prepared a three-statement operating model for an eCommerce company operating in the retail industry. Worked directly with CFO and CEO on the preparation of a five-year budget.
  • Prepared valuation analysis for lease buyback project, calculating deal value and investment return through different scenarios with a deal value of up to $20 million. Prepared valuation financial presentation facilitating decision making.
  • Prepared a comprehensive three-statement financial model for a law tech company, facilitating the fundraising process.
Focus areas: Private Equity, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Cash Flow Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, P&L Forecasting, Business Planning, Retail & Wholesale, eCommerce, Waterfall Modeling, Credit Analysis, DCF Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Mergermarket, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Financial Modeling, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Investment Analysis, Fundraising Consultant, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Acquisitions, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financing, Business Models, Forecasting, DCF Modeling, Venture Capital, Modeling, Excel Expert, United Arab Emirates, Budget Modeling, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Internal Financial Reporting, Exit Strategy, Cross-border M&A, United States, Working Capital Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow, Financial Analysis, Investment Consulting, Debt Analysis, M&A Valuation (DCF), Financial Model Auditing, Sensitivity Analysis, Market Research, Business Strategy, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Revenue Projections, Pricing Models, Project Finance, Short-term Investments, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Public Companies, IRR, Capitalization Tables, Cap Tables, Pitch Decks, Excel Modeling, SaaS, Financial Ratios, Business Plan Consulting, Early-stage Startups, Corporate Finance, Debt Financing, M&A Strategy, Business Development, Equity Research, Startups, ROI, Fundraising Strategy, Early-stage Funding

Vice President

2021 - 2021
Nord Corp (Private Equity)
  • Prepared comprehensive investment memos highlighting key investment thesis, risks, and potential returns for presentation to top management and investment committee.
  • Developed complex financial models to support investment decision-making, including cash flow projections, sensitivity analysis, and scenario modeling, and assessed investment risks and returns through in-depth sensitivity analysis.
  • Underwrote dozens of deals for potential equity and debt financing across different industries.
  • Conducted financial analysis and due diligence on potential investment opportunities across the EU, with a cumulative valuation of over $3 billion.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), M&A (Buy-side), Underwriting, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Financial Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis, Market Research, Business Strategy, Revenue Projections, Pricing Models, Short-term Investments, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Public Companies, IRR, Infrastructure, Capitalization Tables, Cap Tables, Pitch Decks, Excel Modeling, SaaS, Financial Ratios, Franchises, Early-stage Startups, Debt Financing, M&A Strategy, Business Development, Equity Research, Startups, ROI, Sales, Fundraising Strategy, Early-stage Funding

Investment Banker

2019 - 2021
TBC Capital
  • Participated in potential international buy-side M&A projects for companies operating in banking and eCommerce. Performed business valuations, determined potential synergies, and participated in deal structuring.
  • Led several sell-side M&A projects for companies operating in the eCommerce, banking, FMCG, hospitality, education, and healthcare industries with responsibilities that included constructing valuation models and return and sensitivity analyses.
  • Assisted several early-stage companies in fundraising with the total amount of $300 million. Prepared business plans and organic growth strategies, constructed three-statement operational models, and conducted a comprehensive business analysis.
  • Carried out an international merger project for two fintech companies. Prepared action plan, financial model, and management report. The project considered a strategic merger between user-based companies with a transaction amount of $150+ million.
  • Covered the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, identified potential M&A targets in the market, prepared investment pitch books, performed benchmarking, and developed valuation goals for the target companies.
  • Constructed comprehensive financial models for internal projections and external fundraising efforts for different companies.
  • Participated in several Eurobond issuance projects for the most significant local financial institutions with a total issued amount of more than $350 million.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Equity Valuation, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Financing, Business Models, Forecasting, DCF Modeling, Modeling, Excel Expert, M&A (Buy-side), Telecommunications, Budget Modeling, eCommerce, Exit Strategy, Cross-border M&A, Manufacturing, Working Capital Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Tourism, Travel, Cash Flow, Hospitality, Financial Analysis, Digital Banking, Renewable Energy, Solar, Investment Consulting, Healthcare, Investment Banking, Debt Analysis, M&A Valuation (DCF), Professional Services, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Sensitivity Analysis, Market Research, Business Strategy, Revenue Projections, Pricing Models, Project Finance, Vacation Rental Management, Short-term Investments, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Public Companies, IRR, Infrastructure, Capitalization Tables, Cap Tables, Pitch Decks, Excel Modeling, Financial Ratios, Franchises, Early-stage Startups, Corporate Finance, Debt Financing, M&A Strategy, Business Development, Equity Research, ROI, Sales, Fundraising Strategy, Early-stage Funding

Corporate Finance Analyst

2017 - 2018
KPMG
  • Participated in the equity valuation project of the largest electric power generation company in Kazakhstan with more than twenty subsidiaries. Determined EV of two subsidiaries by constructing DCF and analyzed various scenarios.
  • Performed impairment tests of fixed assets of multiple HPP development projects, analyzed the energy market of Georgia and Turkey, built financial models, performed comprehensive scenario analysis, and prepared valuation reports.
  • Led asset valuation projects for state-owned railway and utility companies with asset values of more than $1.1 billion.
  • Covered utility, hospitality, and telecommunication industries in Georgia and other developing countries.
  • Performed the valuation of a leading wine and beverage company with responsibilities that included constructing the discounted cash flow valuation, analyzing comparable transactions as well as publicly traded companies to determine the fair value.
  • Advised best practices of international auction standards for a green energy development project in Kazakhstan.
  • Participated in the valuation project of $350 million notes issued by the largest private equity fund in Georgia, with responsibilities that included reviewing and analyzing the transaction clauses.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Models, Forecasting, DCF Modeling, Offshore Wind, Excel Expert, Telecommunications, Budget Modeling, Manufacturing, Working Capital Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Tourism, Travel, Cash Flow, Hospitality, Financial Analysis, Renewable Energy, Solar, Investment Consulting, M&A Valuation (DCF), Professional Services, Due Diligence, Financial Model Auditing, Sensitivity Analysis, Market Research, Business Strategy, Revenue Projections, Vacation Rental Management, Short-term Investments, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Public Companies, Infrastructure, Pitch Decks, Excel Modeling, Financial Ratios, Franchises, Business Development, Equity Research, ROI, Sales

Financial Auditor

2016 - 2017
KPMG
  • Participated in a manufacturing company's buy-side financial due diligence, performing a comprehensive review of the target company's operational documentation.
  • Audited the largest state-owned railway and investment companies in Georgia, performing initial planning procedures and risk assessment and ensuring compliance with the financial covenants set by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs).
  • Analyzed the internal control system and currency trading procedures of the National Bank of Georgia.
  • Evaluated the group reporting procedure compliance of a micro-finance organization with the most extensive portfolio of online debt financing in Georgia.
Focus areas: Credit Analysis, Company Analysis, Auditing, Cash Flow, Renewable Energy, Professional Services, Financial Model Auditing, Sensitivity Analysis
2013 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Caucasus University - Tbilisi, Georgia

APRIL 2022 - PRESENT

Primary Market Certificate (PMC)

ICMA - International Capital Market Association

MARCH 2020 - PRESENT

CFA Level I

CFA Institute

FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT

Financial Modeling

Fitch Learning

Finance

Credit Analysis, Ratio Analysis, Return Analysis, Private Company Valuation, DCF Valuation, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Valuation Analysis, P&L Forecasting, Free Cash Flow (FCF), M&A (Buy-side), M&A (Sell-side), Financial Restructuring, Project Finance, Three-statement Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation Modeling, Corporate Finance, Equity Valuation, Private Equity, Private Equity Valuation, Financial Modeling, Capital Structure Analysis, Market Research, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising, Comparable Company Analysis, Valuation, Due Diligence, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow Forecasting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), M&A Modeling, ROI, Forecasting, Revenue Modeling, Budgeting, Internal Financial Reporting, Cross-border M&A, Cash Flow, Debt Analysis, Financial Model Auditing, Short-term Investments, Equity Research, Startup Funding, Debt Raises, Growth Capital Raising, Equity Financing, Equity Capital, Capital Structure Optimization, Wealth Management, Financial Reporting, Controller, Working Capital Management, Finance Strategy, Financial Benchmarking, Portfolio Analysis

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Apple Keynote

Industry Expertise

Energy, Hydro Power, Debt Capital Markets, Consumer Products, Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Building & Construction, Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Hospitality, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Small Business, Food & Beverage, Telecommunications, Public Companies, Franchises, Early-stage Startups, Healthcare, Logistics, Retail & Wholesale, Financial Services, Venture Capital, Professional Services

Data & Analysis Software

Bloomberg, Capital IQ

Geographic Expertise

EMEA, Middle East, United States, Europe, European Union (EU), United Arab Emirates

Other

eCommerce, SaaS, Company Analysis, Models, Scenario Analysis, DCF Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Investments, Financial Forecasting, Transaction Comparables, Growth Analysis, Growth Strategy, Sales Forecasting, Business Planning, Acquisitions, Investment Analysis, Mergermarket, Fintech, Business Strategy, Operating Models, Management Consulting, Supply Chain, Equity Investment, FMCG, Market Research & Analysis, Private Equity Consultant, Excel Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Leverage Analysis, Financing, Excel 365, Financial Analysis, Software as a Service (SaaS), Subscriptions, Early-stage Venture Capital, Startup Consulting, Startups, Pitch Decks, Business Models, Enterprise SaaS, Pitch Deck Consultant, Investment Banking, Consulting, Investment Strategy, Finance, Excel Expert, Budget Modeling, Strategy, Fintech Consultant, Tourism, Travel, Digital Banking, Investment Consulting, M&A Valuation (DCF), M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Sensitivity Analysis, Cash Flow Management, Revenue Projections, Pricing Models, IRR, Capitalization Tables, Cap Tables, Financial Ratios, Business Plan Consulting, Debt Financing, Sales, Fundraising Strategy, Early-stage Funding, Auditing, Fundraising Consultant, Marketing Analytics, Waterfall Modeling, Open Source, Balance Sheet Optimization, Restructuring, S&P Capital IQ, Economic Analysis, Excel VBA, Market Sizing, Offshore Wind, Modeling, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Exit Strategy, Manufacturing, Solar, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Vacation Rental Management, Infrastructure, M&A Strategy, Business Development, Strategic Planning & Execution, Primary Market, Underwriting

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