Fabian R. Torres, Finance Expert in Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
Fabian R. Torres

Finance Expert in Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia

Member since September 5, 2016
Fabian is an investment professional with experience in both the buy- and sell-sides. He has led growth capital and mezzanine debt transactions for early stage and growing companies. Freelancing allows Fabian to work in a wide array of industries and connect with leaders in such industries. Fabian has worked with senior executives of PE and VC funds and C-level executives.
Fabian is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Industry Expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Healthcare Services
  • Lodging & Resorts
  • Chemicals & Related Products
  • Food & Beverage

Employment

  • Finance Director

    2018 - PRESENT
    AlphaCredit
    • Led fundraising and due diligence process for country entities to raise a US$125 million Series B financing from SoftBank.
    • Spearheaded the fundraising and due diligence process for country entities to issue US$400 million notes in the Singapore Exchange.
    • Hired and developed a team to execute financial planning and control a budget of over US$200 million.
    • Oversaw accounting, reporting, and cash flow management for four country entities.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising
  • Advisor

    2014 - PRESENT
    Finance Consultant
    • Built financial models for early-stage companies innovating the foodtech, agtech, and eCommerce industries.
    • Advised startups on fundraising strategies and capital structure.
    • Advised founders, boards and CEOs to strategize and execute M&A transactions and debt capital raising.
    Focus areas: Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Investment Associate

    2018 - 2018
    Anterra Capital
    • Made an in-depth investment thesis covering ventures that disrupted the food & beverage CPG industry.
    • Tested the investment thesis with co-investors, clients, academia; shortlisted 18 companies for due diligence and identified five actionable investments.
    • Prepared investment committee presentations, sized market opportunities, and developed financial models, to execute investments in a last-mile delivery enterprise software start-up and an animal nutrition company.
    • Performed a deep-dive analysis to screen and select promising companies innovating to service financial and market access products to smallholder farmers.
    • Advised digital portfolio companies to prioritize the development of new features and tools.
    • Landscaped global on-farm features and tools innovation success cases per geography and the rationale for success and prepared a presentation for the investment committee.
    Focus areas: Investment Thesis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Early-stage Venture Capital, Venture Funding, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Chief of Staff

    2015 - 2017
    Andean Cacao Ltd
    • Prepared and presented information for current and potential investors such as PPMs, pitch books, and financial models. PPMs were filed with the SEC under regulation D.
    • Raised equity and debt from institutional investors from North America, Europe, and Asia.
    • Prepared and oversaw the recurrent and tailored finance and strategy reports related to business plans and strategic opportunities. Reports were then presented to the CEO and the board of directors.
    • Evaluated potential acquisitions to integrate vertically and horizontally.
    • Developed and implemented financial, operational, and governance controls required by a private equity fund.
    Focus areas: Capital Structure Analysis, Growth Capital Raising, Budgeting, Business Planning, Financial Reporting, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Fundraising
  • Investment Associate

    2014 - 2016
    Cross Continental Investments
    • Led and executed investment due diligence processes in more than 20 companies in Latin America and Southeast Asia. Managed service providers to evaluate legal, technical, operational, and financial aspects of target and portfolio companies.
    • Prepared and designed PPMs, pitchbooks, and financial models to raise more than US$200 million for investments in Latin America from institutional investors based in North America, Europe, and Asia.
    • Built detailed financial models to assess target company value and potential investment returns.
    • Identified strategies to unlock value in target companies. Worked closely with management to implement those strategies.
    • Prepared and presented investment memorandums on potential acquisitions or follow-on investments to the investment committee.
    • Led the design and implementation of sound corporate governance practices in portfolio companies.
    • Participated in multiple deals including acquisitions, follow-on equity rounds, debt placements, IPOs, and M&A (exits).
    • Fulfilled the finance manager role for four investment SPVs (Cayman Islands) since January 2016.
    • Drafted and structured term-sheets for potential acquisitions, follow-on equity rounds, co-investments, and divestments.
    Focus areas: Deal Advisory, Due Diligence, Investment Cases, Fundraising, Investor Relations, Market Research, Comparable Company Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Interim CFO

    2015 - 2015
    Andean Cacao Ltd
    • Raised the seed stage capital for the initial phase of development.
    • Oversaw accounting functions—assured accuracy timeliness, and conformity with professional standards and best practices of the financial statements.
    • Tailored and executed the business plan for the first 100 days.
    • Selected and managed the financial, administrative, and legal service providers and employees.
    Focus areas: Angel/Seed Funding, Fundraising, Investor Relations, Management, Audits, Business Planning, Financial Risk Assessment, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Financial Analyst

    2013 - 2013
    Titularizadora Colombiana
    • Co-led the issuance of over US$500 million MBS and ABS.
    • Prepared financial models for current and prospective institutional investors.
    • Assisted in the structuring of new mortgage-backed securities issuances.
    • Built placement memorandums, and roadshow presentations for fundraising of the SPVs.
    • Developed detailed valuation and risk assessment models.
    • Developed an optimal policy for the treatment of defaulted mortgages.
    Focus areas: Risk Analysis, Capital Structure Analysis, Investor Relations, Financial Modeling, Financial Risk Assessment, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Education

  • Master's degree in Business Administration
    2017 - 2018
    INSEAD - Singapore and France
  • Certificate in Board Meeting Management in Business Administration
    2016 - 2016
    Universidad de los Andes - Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
    2009 - 2014
    Universidad de los Andes - Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering
    2009 - 2014
    Universidad de los Andes - Bogotá, Colombia

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