Gautam Chhabra, Finance Expert in New Delhi, India
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Gautam Chhabra

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
New Delhi, India
Toptal Member Since
November 4, 2022

Gautam has over seven years of experience in strategy and financial consulting, handling a portfolio of corporate, private equity, and hedge fund clients with a combined AUM of $30 billion based in the US and MENA regions. He is experienced in management consulting, investment advisory, valuation and modeling, industry landscaping, due diligence, business planning, real estate advisory, M&A, and fundraising. Gautam is currently working as a principal consultant at Preferred Square.

Career Highlights

Principal Consultant
Preferred Square Analytics
Private Equity Associate
TresVista Financial Services

Education Highlights

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Certification Highlights

Level I CFA
CFA Institute
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
KPMG Assurance and Consulting Services LLP

Work Experience

Principal Consultant

2020 - PRESENT
Preferred Square Analytics
  • Led cross-functional teams across project delivery, business development, service-offering innovation, recruitment, and training functions for the firm.
  • Advised the subsidiary of a $620 billion sovereign wealth fund on a $20 billion initiative, evaluating investments based on the business and financial feasibility of the multiple projects under its umbrella.
  • Evaluated, assessed, and redefined an investment strategy for a $1.2 billion Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-based real estate conglomerate in line with Saudi Arabia Vision 2030.
  • Advised a GCC-based $15 million fintech startup in devising their business plan and go-to-market (GTM) strategy and assisted them in attaining Capital Market Authority approval for the real estate investment fund.
  • Formulated valuation model for the largest oil company in the world, with oil reserves of approximately 260 barrels of crude oil.
  • Led efforts for the CEO of a national market operator in devising their business plan and operating model for a $125 million project.
  • Advised a GCC real-estate company in establishing a $30 million elite and exclusive networking club.
Focus areas: Business Plan Consulting, Management Consulting, Strategy, Financial Modeling, Go-to-market Strategy, Real Estate, Financial Analysis, Fundraising, Pitch Preparation, Investments, Pitch Books, Forecasting, Pitch Deck Consultant, Investor Presentations, Fundraising Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Venture Capital, Growth Equity, Revenue & Expense Projections, Private Placements

Private Equity Associate

2018 - 2020
TresVista Financial Services
  • Led a team of analysts and assisted clients with deal sourcing, M&A, fundraising, and portfolio management activities.
  • Devised an expansion plan to emerging markets for a US-based ride-hailing company. Led efforts for the managing director of a family office evaluating 30 cities for potential expansion of their portfolio company.
  • Assisted the team in a $50 million capital raise from a Fortune-500 investment firm; formulated their valuation cum operating model and private placement memorandum (PPM).
  • Guided the efforts for the managing director of a New York-based hedge fund, assisting throughout the deal cycle by evaluating an investment in a private sports wagering company, which later had a stellar IPO at a valuation of $3 billion.
  • Worked extensively in the technology space, assisting the principal and VPs of middle-market private equity in evaluating investments for a $700 million technology fund and aiding in an investment of $70 million in a cyber range company.
  • Assisted a New York-based hedge fund in preparing the valuation model for a global bank and evaluating risks associated with the investment.
Focus areas: Due Diligence, Valuation, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Family Office, Pitch Presentations, Financial Modeling, Business Models, Pitch Decks, Real Estate, Fundraising, Pitch Preparation, Investments, Pitch Books, Pitch Deck Consultant, Investor Presentations, Fundraising Strategy, Venture Capital, Growth Equity, Private Equity Secondaries, Revenue & Expense Projections, Private Placements

Executive

2013 - 2015
Maruti Suzuki India
  • Worked as a profit center head for the service portion of 18 dealer networks.
  • Increased spare parts sales by 30%, and service redemption by 16% year-over-year, exceeding department KPIs by 20%.
  • Assessed and analyzed the party potential for network expansion for sales and service and sales, service, and spares in the automotive industry.
Focus areas: Client Management
2016 - 2018

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Strategy

Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) - Mumbai

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Engineering

ITM University (currently NorthCap University) - Gurugram, India

DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT

Level I CFA

CFA Institute

AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

KPMG Assurance and Consulting Services LLP

Finance

Valuation, Private Equity, Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Fundraising, Growth Equity, Revenue & Expense Projections, DCF Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Deal Analysis, Private Equity Secondaries

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Industry Expertise

Real Estate, Venture Capital

Other

Investment Analysis, Strategy, Research, Pitch Presentations, Client Management, Pitch Decks, Business Models, Financial Analysis, Pitch Preparation, Investments, Pitch Books, Pitch Deck Consultant, Investor Presentations, Creative Problem Solving, Business Plan Consulting, Management Consulting, Go-to-market Strategy, Hedge Funds, Family Office, Finance, Project Management, Fundraising Strategy, Private Placements, Microsoft Power BI, Investment Banking, Business Planning, Relative Valuation, Initial Public Offerings, Investment Policy Statements (IPS)

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