Gab Nardo, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
Gab Nardo

Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom

Member since July 27, 2020
Gab is an investment manager with more than 10 years of experience across private equity and investment banking. He has invested, managed, raised, or intermediated funds in excess of €1 billion in various industries and contingencies, across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions. He particularly enjoys consulting smaller to mid-cap companies to discover and learn about new sectors and business models, which he dissects with a rigorous value-oriented approach and second-level thinking.
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Employment

  • Financial Advisor

    2019 - PRESENT
    Self-employed Financial Advisor
    • Advised a tech startup operating in the energy space on its business plan elaboration, capital raising, investor relations, and a recapitalization.
    • Acted as sell-side advisor for a small-cap IT services business.
    • Advised an industrial engineering/OEM business on its capital raising strategy.
    Focus areas: Private Capital Markets, Pitch Books, Pitch Decks, Debt Structuring, Cash Flow Modeling, Transaction Structuring, Three-statement Modeling, Due Diligence, Investment Thesis, Project Coordination, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Project Management, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Investment Manager, Loan Documentation, Debt Underwriting, Factset, S&P Capital IQ, Private Credit, Deal Flow Origination, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Template Development, PowerPoint Design, PESTEL Analysis, SWOT Analysis, M&A (Sell-side), DCF Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Transaction Comparables, Scenario Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Technology, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Business Administration, Computer Science, Strategy, Corporate Law, Management, Negotiation, Business Law, Financial Markets, Research, Quantitative Analysis, Investment Banking, Mathematics, Statistics, Venture Capital, Value Investing, Taxation, Organization, Capital Markets, Economics, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Analysis, Investment Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Sensitivity Analysis, Return Analysis, Leveraged Finance, Debt Financing, Credit Analysis, Budgeting, Capital Structuring, Business Model Consultant, Business Plan Consulting, Financial Forecasting, Private Equity, Fundraising, Valuation, Three Statement Operating Model, Capital IQ, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Financial Modeling, Business Strategy, Capital Raising, Investor Relations, Business Planning, Recapitalizations, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Investment Professional

    2017 - 2018
    TDR Capital
    • Pan-European private equity fund with €8+ billion AUM, running a contrarian value-driven strategy, targeting businesses with operational transformation opportunities and downside protection, through independent thematic origination.
    • Led multiple workstreams related to the €500 million privately originated leveraged buyout of the largest themed-restaurant chain in France.
    • Personally developed all models and templates dedicated to sourcing investment opportunities and assessing their attractiveness (5,000+ names reviewed). Led several origination themes, procuring two pursued investment opportunities.
    • Led various work streams related to the two add-on acquisitions and subsequent sale of portfolio company ICWG for a transaction value above £1 billion.
    Focus areas: Private Capital Markets, Pitch Books, Pitch Decks, Debt Structuring, Cash Flow Modeling, Recapitalizations, Capital Raising, Investor Relations, Debt Restructuring, Three-statement Modeling, Board Representation, Due Diligence, Loan Documentation, Factset, S&P Capital IQ, Business Planning, Template Development, PowerPoint Design, PESTEL Analysis, SWOT Analysis, M&A (Sell-side), DCF Valuation, Transaction Comparables, Scenario Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Business Administration, Computer Science, Strategy, Corporate Law, Management, Negotiation, Business Law, Financial Markets, Research, Quantitative Analysis, Mathematics, Statistics, Value Investing, Taxation, Organization, Capital Markets, Economics, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Sensitivity Analysis, Return Analysis, Leveraged Finance, Debt Financing, Credit Analysis, Budgeting, Capital Structuring, Business Strategy, Business Model Consultant, Business Plan Consulting, Financial Forecasting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Investment Analysis, Investment Thesis, Project Coordination, Comparable Company Analysis, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Valuation, Project Management, Transaction Structuring, Three Statement Operating Model, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Investment Manager, Deal Flow Origination, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Private Equity
  • Investment Professional

    2014 - 2016
    ICG
    • UK public alternative asset manager (FTSE 100 constituent). €37+ billion AUM dedicated to multiple strategies across asset classes, public or private markets, globally. Worked within the flagship private debt and equity strategy division.
    • Executed and handled everything related to our investment activity, implying a vast range and volume of responsibilities as a member of a two-person team.
    • Researched and analyzed more than 200 opportunities. Led the internal approval process of new investments, as well as their valuation, due diligence, and execution.
    • Managed a €670 million portfolio of five investments: one multi-tranche investment originated and monetized (blended return 1.6x), two legacy positions managed and monetized (2.4x and 3.2x return), and two more positions managed and restructured.
    • Monitored and published investor relations materials related to five investments. Board of directors representation with three businesses. Monthly analysis of financial results vs. plan and explanation.
    • Occasionally involved with special corporate projects. In one case, oversaw a secondary transaction over a €2.5 billion flagship fund, where a lead limited partner took over the entirety of all other fund investors' commitments.
    Focus areas: Private Capital Markets, Pitch Books, Pitch Decks, Debt Structuring, Cash Flow Modeling, Transaction Structuring, Recapitalizations, Capital Raising, Investor Relations, Investment Thesis, Project Coordination, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Project Management, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Investment Manager, Loan Documentation, Debt Underwriting, Factset, S&P Capital IQ, Business Planning, Template Development, PowerPoint Design, PESTEL Analysis, SWOT Analysis, M&A (Sell-side), DCF Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Transaction Comparables, Scenario Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Technology, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Business Administration, Computer Science, Strategy, Corporate Law, Management, Negotiation, Business Law, Financial Markets, Research, Quantitative Analysis, Mathematics, Statistics, Value Investing, Taxation, Capital Markets, Economics, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Analysis, Investment Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Sensitivity Analysis, Return Analysis, Leveraged Finance, Debt Financing, Credit Analysis, Capital Structuring, Business Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Financial Forecasting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Fundraising, Valuation, Three Statement Operating Model, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Legal Enforcement, Debt Restructuring, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Deal Flow Origination, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Board of Directors, Board Representation, Legal Structuring, Due Diligence, Private Equity, Private Credit
  • Associate

    2010 - 2014
    Barclays Investment Bank
    • Worked at the origination, underwriting, and syndication of financing packages in the sub-investment grade space, as an associate in the EMEA leveraged finance department.
    • Prepared hundreds of market and credit analyses, including relative pitch books, to market the bank's services.
    • Analyzed a vast array of industries, business models, transaction types (LBOs, refinancings, and dividend recapitalization), and capital instruments (loans, bonds, senior or subordinated, public or private, and cash or PIK interest payments).
    • Contributed to the internal approval of €5+ billion debt transactions by owning multiple workstreams: process management, execution of credit analyses, transaction structuring, market updates, and production of all related documentation.
    • Completed a 1-year rotation in the leveraged syndicate department, managing the distribution process of financing packages to public or private investors, and handling the interaction between the private and public sides.
    • Led several workstreams related to a multiple-record breaking £550 million PIK Note issue, which Barclays advised on in exclusivity. Among other achievements, the transaction was the largest € or £ PIK Note and largest debut £ trance ever issued.
    • Managed key workstreams related to the $275 million dividend recapitalization of Dematic. Highly bespoke and uncustomary structuring terms (defined by the press "a challenge to the market"), negotiated to suit the exceptional needs of the financing.
    • Mentored and oversaw various classes of new analysts and interns.
    Focus areas: Pitch Books, Pitch Decks, Transaction Structuring, Recapitalizations, Capital Raising, Debt Restructuring, Three-statement Modeling, Due Diligence, Investment Thesis, Project Coordination, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Project Management, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Investment Manager, Factset, S&P Capital IQ, Private Credit, Business Planning, Deal Flow Origination, Template Development, PowerPoint Design, PESTEL Analysis, SWOT Analysis, M&A (Sell-side), DCF Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Transaction Comparables, Scenario Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Technology, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Computer Science, Strategy, Corporate Law, Management, Negotiation, Business Law, Financial Markets, Research, Quantitative Analysis, Investment Banking, Mathematics, Statistics, Value Investing, Taxation, Capital Markets, Economics, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Analysis, Investment Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Sensitivity Analysis, Return Analysis, Debt Financing, Credit Analysis, Capital Structuring, Business Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Financial Forecasting, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Valuation, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Loan Documentation, High yield Documentation, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Three Statement Operating Model, Cash Flow Modeling, Debt Structuring, Debt Underwriting, Debt Syndication, Leveraged Finance

Education

  • Master's Degree in Corporate Finance
    2006 - 2009
    École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) - Paris, France
  • Master of Science Degree in Management
    2007 - 2008
    City University - London, England
  • Graduate Degree in Business Administration
    2003 - 2006
    Università degli Studi di Torino - Turin, Italy

Certifications

  • FCA Certificate
    APRIL 2011 - PRESENT
    Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

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