Ethan Bohbot, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
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Ethan Bohbot

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Finance Expert

New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 28, 2017

Ethan is an investment banking and hedge fund analyst turned entrepreneur. Drawing from experiences executing $5 billion+ in M&A transactions at Lazard and Blackstone as well as sourcing and evaluating long/short equity investments at a $1.5 billion hedge fund, he’s developed a strong foundation in financial modeling, M&A analysis, and equity research—skills that he enjoys leveraging as a freelancer to help a wider variety of clients.

Career Highlights

Melvin Capital Management

Education Highlights

Bachelor of Business Administration
The University of Texas at Austin

Case Studies

Work Experience


2015 - 2016
Melvin Capital Management
  • Covered active positions across 5 industry sectors, including: technology, health care, financials, energy, and education.
  • Built full operating models, including valuation (discounted cash flow and trading multiples), ROIC, and supplementary analyses.
  • Developed primary research through calls with customers, competitors, consultants and former employees; analyzed third-party data.
  • Composed investment proposals/summaries, earnings previews and complementary materials for prospective and active positions.
  • Created and updated a multi-variable stock screen; evaluated potential ideas to add to the current “watch-list”.
  • Attended management meetings as well as industry- and company-specific conferences and events.
  • Gained investment experience on a $2 billion asset management company (short) which generated a 45% return over a 12-month time period.
  • Invested with a $1 billion energy technology company (short) which generated a 55% return over a 12-month time period.
Focus areas: Investment Analysis, Market Research, Investment Summaries, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Equity Research

Mergers & Acquisitions, Analyst

2014 - 2015
The Blackstone Group
  • Worked primarily across 3 industry groups—industrials, healthcare, and media & communications—as part of a generalist program.
  • Performed valuation and transaction analyses; including public comparables, precedent transactions, discounted cash flow, sum-of-the-parts, a leveraged buyout, and accretion/dilution.
  • Conducted industry and company-specific due diligence to create presentations and supplementary materials for clients; attended client meetings to support the senior bankers.
  • Managed due diligence requests from bidders, scheduled weekly update and Q&A calls, created supporting materials with respect to assumptions and overall valuation.
  • Advised a $2 billion homebuilding company on a potential sell-side process.
  • Advised Verso Corporation on a capital restructuring and potential sell-side process.
  • Advised Sachem Head & Pershing Square on their activist investment in Zoetis.
Focus areas: Valuation Multiples, Valuation Modeling, Investor Presentations, Capital Structure Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Mergers & Acquisitions, Summer Analyst

2013 - 2013
  • Received a full-time offer following the completion of a 10-week training and internship program.
  • Worked across 5 industry teams: technology, media & telecommunications, health care, general banking, power & energy, and restructuring.
  • Performed valuation analyses, including discounted cash flow, sum-of-the-parts, accretion/dilution, public comparables, precedent transactions, and analysis at various prices.
  • Conducted industry and company-specific research to compose marketing materials and company presentations; attended client meetings to support the senior bankers.
  • Implemented the Shire's $4.2 billion acquisition of ViroPharma.
Focus areas: Presentations, Three-statement Modeling, Capital Structure Analysis, Investor Presentations, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
2010 - 2014

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, USA