Irakli Gabidzashvili, Finance Expert in Tbilisi, Georgia
Irakli Gabidzashvili

Finance Expert in Tbilisi, Georgia

Member since December 10, 2019
Irakli has executed numerous investments, equity, and M&A transactions worth more than $150 million. He also advised on the valuation of assets with a total value of more than $1 billion while working at the largest private equity fund in the Caucasus region and at a deal advisory department of KPMG Georgia. As a freelancer, Irakli enjoys advising clients on complex investment, M&A, valuation, and private equity projects and transactions.
Irakli is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Consulting
  • Energy

Employment

  • Finance Expert

    2019 - PRESENT
    Client (via Toptal)
    • Constructed a financial model covering 45 acquisitions and existing ones in the United Kingdom healthcare industry. The total acquisition EV was around GBP £100 million (bank debt and vendor financing).
    • Served as an investment manager for a UK-based investment management firm.
    Focus areas: Financial Models, Investment Management
  • Investment Officer

    2019 - 2020
    Georgia Capital PLC
    • Worked with a hired McKinsey consultant as well as independently to identify attractive investment opportunities in the agricultural sector of Georgia for the final goal of raising third-party funds ($50+ million) to create an agricultural fund and invest in Georgia’s agricultural sector.
    • Prepared a full-blown investment case in the wine industry, including export markets (more than ten countries) and sales strategy analysis. Identified potential targets for acquisition, one for operational enhancement and the other for export market knowledge.
    • Helped facilitate a fundraising process for renewable energy and real estate funds with an approximate fund size of $80 million.
    • Executed acquisitions of companies in different industries including, wine, digital, education, and so on.
    • Built valuation models for a P&C insurance and periodic technical inspection service provider company with valuation ranges of $100-150 million.
    • Covered the electricity sector of Georgia and analyzed balancing electricity price development including supply and demand side, import/export, among other initiatives.
    Focus areas: Investment Cases, Acquisition, Valuation
  • Senior Associate

    2016 - 2019
    KPMG Georgia, Deal Advisory
    • Performed buy-side financial due diligence for one of the largest oil-&-gas companies in Georgia, a gambling company, and a distribution company (foods and drinks), among others.
    • Administered valuation of assets of a hydropower plant, a wine company, and more.
    • Prepared the valuation of a forward share purchase and sale agreement issued by one of the largest banks in Georgia.
    • Consulted on the attractiveness of the auto parts and components manufacturing industry in Georgia.
    • Gave advice regarding the attractiveness of the footwear, bags and accessories industry in Georgia.
    Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Management Consulting, Transactional Services
  • Financial Auditor

    2014 - 2016
    KPMG Georgia, Financial Audit
    • Led the audit process of one of the largest KPMG Georgia's clients, National Bank of Georgia.
    • Supervised the audits of various organizations.
    • Ensured the compliance of the entity's financial statements with relevant financial reporting requirements (mainly IFRSs).
    • Analyzed the financial information of different organizations including FMCG retail, wine & spirits, ports & terminals, mining, electricity transmission, nonprofits, and more.
    Focus areas: Auditing

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    2011 - 2015
    Free University of Tbilisi - Tbilisi, Georgia

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