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Himanshu Sarin

Himanshu Sarin

Toronto, ON, Canada
Member since September 9, 2017
Reporting to the CEO, 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
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Industry Expertise
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy
  • Startups
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Credit Analysis
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Fundraising
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Director, Corporate Finance
    2016 - PRESENT
    Grasshopper Solar
    • Developed a group financial model to forecast capital requirements, budgets, and profitability.
    • Created financial models and project reports for fresh projects; presented them 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 five 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
  • 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
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    JUNE 2010 - JUNE 2012
    CFA Institute
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