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.
    • Advised Thailand based multi-billion energy company on innovative products and service pricing and startup spinoff strategy formulation (market–smart mobility; technology products and services).
    • Worked directly with CTO on pricing and business strategy formulation. Researched potential target market, identified potential customers, and competitors.
    • Constructed a dynamic financial model to analyze different scenarios and pricing strategies.
    Focus areas: Pricing, Business Plan Consulting, Startups, Financial Advisement, Healthcare, Software as a Service (SaaS), Business Planning, Automotive, Microsoft PowerPoint, Consulting, Asset Valuation, DCF Valuation, Financial Services, Microsoft Excel, Financial Consultation, Market Research & Analysis, Investment Analysis, Advisory, Financial Statements, Finance, Profitability Analysis, Fundraising, Private Equity, Investment Decision-making, Financial Modeling
  • 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: Software as a Service (SaaS), Budgeting, Business Planning, Automotive, Apparel & Accessories, Private Equity Valuation, Renewable Energy, Banking & Finance, Bloomberg, Georgia, Digital, Microsoft PowerPoint, M&A (Buy-side), LBO Modeling, Emerging Markets, Agriculture, Energy, Capital IQ, Asset Valuation, DCF Valuation, Financial Services, Microsoft Excel, Financial Consultation, Market Research & Analysis, Investment Analysis, Financial Statements, Finance, Profitability Analysis, Equity Research, Real Estate, Fundraising, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research, Valuation, Acquisitions, Investment Cases
  • 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.
    • Advised on the acquisition of the oil & gas company in Georgia. Involved from buy side.
    • 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.
    • Administered valuation of assets of a hydropower plant, a wine company, and more.
    Focus areas: Financial Advisement, Consumer Products, Automotive, Apparel & Accessories, Georgia, Microsoft PowerPoint, M&A (Buy-side), Manufacturing, Transactions, Emerging Markets, Agriculture, Consulting, Energy, Capital IQ, Asset Valuation, DCF Valuation, Financial Services, Microsoft Excel, Financial Consultation, Market Research & Analysis, Investment Analysis, Advisory, Financial Statements, Finance, Profitability Analysis, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Transaction Advisory, Management Consulting, Corporate Finance
  • 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: Budgeting, Georgia, IFRS, Big 4 Accounting, Accounting, Manufacturing, IFRS Financial Reporting, Auditing, Agriculture, Financial Services, Microsoft Excel, Financial Statements, Finance, Profitability Analysis, Audits

Education

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

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