Himanshu Sarin

Himanshu Sarin

Toronto, ON, Canada
Member since September 9, 2017
Himanshu currently leads all corporate finance activities of a solar power developer (Grasshopper Solar). Previously, as a financial advisor, he helped infrastructure companies raise over $7 billion in debt and equity financing. As a freelancer, he assists clients across a wide range of markets, geographies, and company maturities in building financial projections, planning, budgeting, and fundraising.
Himanshu is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Capital Raising
  • Credit Analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Project Finance
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Vice President, Corporate Finance
    2016 - PRESENT
    Grasshopper Solar
    • Developed a group financial model to forecast capital requirements, budgets, and profitability.
    • Reviewed financial models and project reports for presentation to lenders to arrange project financing.
    • Solicited lenders, reviewed term sheets, and participated in negotiations to successfully arrange low-cost financing to replace existing debt.
    • Evaluated potential acquisition opportunities, computed valuations, conducted risk analysis and participated in negotiations to fruitfully close 10 acquisition transactions in the last 12 months.
    • Introduced hedging mechanisms in the company and managed the hedging of the entire US dollar-denominated debt through forwards and swaps.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Financing, Capital Raising, Financial Modeling, Financial Model Auditing
  • Assistant General Manager - Project Finance
    2015 - 2016
    Acme Cleantech Solutions
    • Created monthly, department-wise corporate finance plan for the group and presented it to top management.
    • Prepared comprehensive financial models and appraisal reports of new projects; presented them to prospective lenders for debt financing.
    • Managed relationships with lenders, negotiated term sheets, and reviewed draft loan documents for execution of project debt transactions.
    • Facilitated refinancing of operational projects to optimize cost of debt and increase net equity returns.
    • Worked closely with business development team to prepare tariff bids for RFP processes, ensuring the bids satisfied internal hurdle benchmarks and risk-return profile.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Project Finance, Capital Investment Appraisals
  • Manager
    2011 - 2015
    SBI Capital Markets
    • Built comprehensive and dynamic financial models to exhibit future projections under varied scenarios of inputs.
    • Prepared comprehensive appraisal reports and loan applications to provide credit and underwriting recommendations for lenders.
    • Reviewed term sheets and draft loan documents, negotiated with lenders on behalf of the clients, and successfully executed debt raising transactions.
    • Analyzed reasons for the financial distress of clients and built debt restructuring plans.
    • Prepared pitch reports and exhaustive presentations for M&A transactions and negotiated valuation and transaction structure.
    Focus areas: Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Financial Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Working Capital Management
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance
    2009 - 2011
    Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode, India
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2005 - 2009
    Indraprastha University - New Delhi, India
Certifications
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    JUNE 2010 - JUNE 2012
    CFA Institute

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