James Premkumar, Finance Expert in Vancouver, BC, Canada
James Premkumar

Finance Expert in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since July 6, 2020
As a private equity professional, James led $2+ billion in investments in numerous early and late-stage energy and energy technology companies. Subsequently, he served as the VP of Finance for a multi-billion dollar LNG project development, raising more than $200 million of seed capital. As a freelancer, James develops projects and companies from concept to monetization events and helps to formulate financing strategies.
James is now available for hire

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  • Finance Consultant

    2020 - PRESENT
    Monolith Materials
    • Led the financing process for a $1.2 billion technology-based manufacturing facility in both the debt and equity capital markets.
    • Developed a US GAAP-compliant financial model as well as the accompanying assumptions data book and oversaw the development of all financing collateral.
    • Managed interactions with external legal, technical, and market consultants towards the development of term sheets and due diligence materials.
    • Advised and supported on interactions with shareholders, including providing relevant analysis and being responsive to board requests.
    Focus areas: Leveraged Finance, Finance Strategy, Project Finance, Financial Modeling, Fundraising
  • Vice President of Finance

    2015 - 2019
    Steelhead LNG
    • Led and executed a capital raising process for $200+ million of pre-revenue equity capital and arranged a $50 million working capital facility.
    • Formulated the strategy and led the fundraising efforts for the $10+ billion project financing for a liquified natural gas export facility located on the west coast of Canada.
    • Led the budgeting and financial forecasting process for the company and managed the FP&A function.
    • Advised and supported investor relations with equity shareholders and communicated financing matters; coordinated investment banking and lender relationships for the company.
    Focus areas: Management Reporting, Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Fundraising
  • Senior Associate

    2009 - 2015
    Azimuth Capital Management
    • Led or assisted in over 17 closed transactions and due diligence process for over fifty potential investment opportunities for an aggregate investment value of $2+ billion.
    • Developed a wide range of engineering-driven and financing models in evaluating portfolio companies.
    • Led the economic and business evaluation of opportunities, recommending management incentives and deal structure, presenting opportunities to the investment committee as well as co-investors, and overseeing investment through the sale of the asset.
    Focus areas: Financial Analysis, Technology, Energy, Investment Analysis
  • Analyst

    2008 - 2009
    RBC Capital Markets
    • Supported $3.5+ billion of equity, debt, takeover defense, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
    • Gained deep expertise in the financing of energy and energy-related companies to supplement previous engineering experience.
    • Developed strong analytical and client management skills to assist in the evaluation and execution of financing and acquisition transactions.
    Focus areas: Modeling, Financial Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)


  • Master's Degree in Management (In Progress)
    2019 - 2020
    Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Chemical Engineering
    2003 - 2008
    University of Calgary - Calgary, Alberta, Canada


  • Professional Engineer
    Alberta Association of Professional Engineers
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA Institute

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