Jaime d'Almeida

Jaime d'Almeida

Cambridge, MA, United States
Member since January 10, 2019
Most recently a managing director at Duff & Phelps, Jaime has over 20 years of experience in economics and valuation as a consultant and has taught finance-related topics since 2011 at Babson and Boston University. He is passionate about valuation and enjoys helping companies think through and execute on various finance-related issues. In addition to Duff & Phelps, Jaime held prior positions at Ernst & Young and NERA.
Jaime is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Industry Expertise
  • Financial Markets
  • Software
Other Expertise
  • Comparable Company Analysis
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
  • Modeling
  • Private Equity
  • Valuation Analysis
Employment
  • Principal
    2019 - PRESENT
    d'Almeida Consulting LLC
    • Consulted on a litigation matter related to the valuation of a Chinese company in the hospitality industry, preparing a critique of the valuation analysis.
    Focus areas: Financial Analysis
  • Managing Director
    2009 - 2018
    Duff & Phelps LLC
    • Prepared models and reports for the valuation of customer relationships, trade names, technology, inventory, in-process research and development, and other assets for multiple firms across numerous industries in connection with post-transaction purchase price allocations.
    • Prepared valuation and option pricing models as well as reports to value common stock for many companies across industries for stock option grants.
    • Analyzed the liquidation value of an electronics manufacturer and testified in court regarding the analysis.
    • Performed goodwill impairment analysis including building financial models and preparing written reports for companies across industries. Discussed the results with the CFO and other members of the management teams.
    • Worked with fund managers to prepare financial models to value general partnership interests in multiple fund structures for tax reporting purposes, incorporating the value of management fees and carried interest.
    • Analyzed solvency of a software services company and testified in court regarding the analysis.
    Focus areas: Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Valuation Analysis, Equity Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), DCF Valuation, Valuation, Asset Valuation, 409A Valuation, Pre-revenue Valuation, Liability Valuations, Projected Cash Flow, Five-year Projections, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Options, Financial Statement Analysis, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Ratio Analysis, Return Analysis, Fairness Opinion Reports
  • Senior Manager
    2007 - 2009
    Ernst & Young
    • Valued the common stock of a wealth management firm providing investment management and trust services for tax purposes.
    • Valued various business units of a $50 billion global financial services lending company using models and comparable company analysis for goodwill impairment testing under SFAS 142.
    • Valued general partnership interests in multiple fund structures for tax reporting purposes, incorporating the value of management fees and carried interest.
    • Prepared valuation and cost of capital models to value the intellectual property and intangible assets such as customer relationships, software technology, and brand names for a post-transaction purchase price allocation for a logistical and compliance management software provider in the health care industry.
    • Valued a publicly-traded publishing and book manufacturing business for goodwill impairment testing purposes that included preparing discount cash flow analyses and guideline company and transaction models.
    Focus areas: Valuation Modeling, Valuation Analysis, DCF Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), 409A Valuation, Purchase Price Allocation, Financial Asset Impairment Models, Financial Options
  • Vice President
    2005 - 2007
    Duff & Phelps LLC
    • Built multiple models for financial reporting, tax reporting, and strategic evaluation purposes.
  • Manager, Economic and Regulatory Policy
    2003 - 2005
    Cable & Wireless
    • Prepared economic cost modeling for a wireless telecommunications network.
    • Prepared pricing analysis for various telecommunications products and discussed with product line managers and executives.
    Focus areas: Economic Cost, Revenue & Expense Projections, Projected Cash Flow, Antitrust, Market Research, Cost of Capital
  • Economic Consultant
    1998 - 2003
    NERA
    • Assessed the benefits of alternative pricing regulation including price cap regulation in Massachusetts for telecommunications services.
    • Analyzed subsidies and the measurement of economic costs for telecommunications companies.
    • Analyzed the economic issues raised in the proposed merger of two incumbent telecommunications providers.
    • Prepared an analysis of economic issues regarding alleged subsidization of payphone services.
    • Prepared telecommunications network cost models for the purposes of regulatory pricing of unbundled network elements including local loop, collocation, and switching elements.
    Focus areas: Economic Cost, Public Policy, Antitrust, Cash Flow Modeling, Financial Modeling, Cost of Capital
  • Analyst
    1995 - 1998
    Department of Public Utilities
    • Assessed antitrust issues related to telecommunications carriers in Massachusetts.
    • Assessed economic cost models for telecommunications carriers.
    Focus areas: Economic Cost, Antitrust, Price caps, Public Policy, Regulation
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in General Management
    1995 - 2002
    Babson College - Babson Park, MA
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Public Policy
    1989 - 1993
    Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
Certifications
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
    JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser
    SEPTEMBER 2010 - PRESENT
    American Society of Appraisers

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