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George Shapovalov

George Shapovalov

Berkeley, CA, United States
Member since November 30, 2017
George, a former Citibank banker, has 15 years of experience executing $2+ billion in debt, equity, and M&A transactions for public and private companies across a variety of industries. He's an independent consultant who helps clients with corporate finance, capital raising, and M&A for growth as well as turnarounds. George enjoys both advising C-level executives of public companies and smaller private businesses to help them achieve their goals.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Energy
  • Technology
Other Expertise
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investment Analysis
  • P&L Forecasting
Employment
  • Consultant
    Independent Financial Consultant
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Structured the transaction and built cross-border acquisition model for a multibillion-dollar public domestic energy company (target); the buyer has engaged the target and a deal is pending.
    • Developed a leveraged acquisition model for a $100 million servicing company (target) which resulted in its acquisition.
    • Built a comprehensive valuation model of a healthcare services provider that enabled investment in the company.
    • Performed a statistical simulation of portfolio performance for a $1 billion fund which helped to attract serious interest from new investors.
    • Developed a sales projection and five-year budget (three financial statements) for a SaaS company, resulting in Series A funding.
    • Created a financial model for business growth decision analysis at a biotech startup.
    • Prepared a full operating model for a technology hardware company with global supply chain which enabled the fundraising process and resulted in VC funding.
    • Performed due diligence and a financial analysis as well as interviewed the management of small- and medium-sized companies to value acquisition attractiveness.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Business Strategy, Capital Structuring, Cash Flow Forecasting, Due Dilligence, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Statement Analysis, Industry Research, Investment Analysis, Investment Portfolio Management, Leveraged Buyout Model, Market Research, Monte Carlo Simulation, P&L Forecasting, Portfolio Analysis, Project Finance, Risk Management, Valuation
  • Vice President
    Citibank
    2010 - 2015
    • Structured the$450 million debt financing for a private multi-national company with more than $1 billion in sales.
    • Modeled and structured $650 million syndicated debt financing for a domestic public consumer company.
    • Analyzed and structured four M&A transactions for acquisitions of private companies operating in the servicing, retail, and energy industries with up to $100 million in value.
    • Performed a business analysis by assessing the corporate strategy and competitiveness, researching industry dynamics and cycles, identifying the value creation mechanisms, and reviewing the regulatory landscape.
    • Evaluated the earnings quality and operating cash flow sustainability based on GAAP and IFRS financial reports, assessed the reporting quality, and rebuilt the statements to identify misclassifications and irregularities.
    • Constructed an income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statements to forecast future cash flow for public and private companies in the industrials, services, energy, consumer goods, and technology sectors with revenues between $200 million and $2 billion; valued companies using DCF, comparable companies, acquisition precedents, and/or sum-of-the-parts analyses.
    Focus areas: Business Strategy, Capital Markets, Capital Structuring, Cash Flow Forecasting, Credit Risk, Debt Structuring, Due Dilligence, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Statements Analysis, Industry Research, Investment Analysis, Investment Portfolio Management, Leveraged Buyout Model, Lending, Market Research, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), P&L Forecasting, Portfolio Analysis, Project Finance, Risk Management, Transaction Structuring, Valuation
  • Summer Investment Associate
    Grey Energy Management
    2009 - 2009
    • Created a financial valuation model for a $20 million co-generation project which consisted of modeling the capital structure and debt repayment, performing project due diligence, and analyzing the risks using Monte Carlo simulation and sensitivity analysis.
    • Interviewed the top management of 32 major US companies with regard to their needs in renewable energy and co-generation solutions.
    Focus areas: Capital Markets, Capital Structuring, Cash Flow Forecasting, Credit Risk, Due Dilligence, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Industry Research, Investment Analysis, Market Research, Monte Carlo Simulation, Project Finance, Risk Management, Transaction Structuring, Valuation
  • Risk Management Consultant
    Experian Decision Analytics
    2005 - 2007
    • Consulted banks on portfolio risk management and helped clients prevent a combined total of $350 million in potential losses.
    • Modeled the portfolio performance and risks using Monte Carlo simulation which consisted of developing risk management frameworks and decision analytics processes.
    Focus areas: Business Strategy, Computer Modeling, Credit Risk, Due Dilligence, Investment Analysis, Investment Portfolio Management, Lending, Monte Carlo Simulation, Portfolio Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Risk Management, Valuation
  • Project Finance Manager
    Rosan Finance
    2004 - 2005
    • Organized and managed three $3-6 million debt financing transactions for infrastructure projects in telecommunications and transportation; was involved in all parts of the process from the preparation of the initial investment proposal to the closing financing with banking syndicate.
    • Built project financing models and performed financial analysis for debt repayment and profitability; forecasted the cash flow and identified the default risk.
    Focus areas: Capital Markets, Capital Structuring, Cash Flow Forecasting, Credit Risk, Due Dilligence, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Industry Research, Investment Analysis, Market Research, P&L Forecasting, Project Finance, Risk Management, Transaction Structuring, Valuation
  • Senior Financial Analyst
    Bank Elektronika
    2003 - 2004
    • Analyzed the financial statements and performed due diligence on companies in the construction, manufacturing, and telecommunications sectors; prepared projections for companies’ ability to service debt.
    • Monitored the portfolio companies’ performance; adjusted the risk ratings based on the qualitative assessment and quantitative analysis.
    Focus areas: Business Strategy, Capital Markets, Capital Structuring, Cash Flow Forecasting, Credit Risk, Debt Structuring, Due Dilligence, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Statements Analysis, Industry Research, Investment Analysis, Investment Portfolio Management, Lending, Market Research, P&L Forecasting, Portfolio Analysis, Risk Management, Transaction Structuring
  • Senior Research Analyst, Physics Department
    Lomonosov Moscow State University
    1998 - 2003
    • Published three scientific papers on the formation and propagation of self-reinforcing electromagnetic waves (solitons) and presented at several national and international conferences.
    • Introduced a new algorithm for numerical simulations which substantially decreased the calculation/modeling time from weeks to days without a loss of precision and quality of simulation.
    Focus areas: Quantitative Analysis, Scientific Research, Computer Modeling, Monte Carlo Simulation
Education
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Finance
    CFA Institute - Charlottesville, VA, USA
    2015 - 2017
  • Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) in Finance
    Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA, USA
    2008 - 2010
  • Master's degree in Physics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University - Moscow, Russia
    1999 - 2001
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University - Moscow, Russia
    1995 - 1999
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