Johan Bergendorff, Finance Expert in Singapore, Singapore
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Johan Bergendorff

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Singapore, Singapore
Toptal Member Since
June 10, 2021

Johan began his career with PwC, advising on some of the most prominent private equity transactions in the UK and the Nordics. Following a decade as an M&A advisor, he took up a position with a billionaire investor, focusing on turnaround investments, including a US publicly-traded company where he was parachuted in as CFO. Johan held the position of CFO and COO for ConnectedLife, a medical technology company, successfully raising $2.5 million over Zoom during the COVID lockdown in Spring 2020.

Career Highlights

ConnectedLife Health
Investment Director
ECJ Equity Partners

Certification Highlights

Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA)
Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Case Studies

Work Experience


2020 - 2020
ConnectedLife Health
  • Raised $2.5 million in a pre-series A round over Zoom during the COVID-19 lockdown of May 2020.
  • Built the finance function and developed an organization with corporate infrastructure solely based on cloud solutions, enabling the company to work without physical records. Secured HIPPA and GDPR compliance and ISO certification.
  • Developed all investor materials, business planning, financial forecasts, market analysis, set up a data room, negotiated commercial and legal contracts, oversaw all IP transfers, and set up the holding structure.
  • Managed a team of six people, along with all corporate stakeholders, including lawyers, accountants, and investors.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Scaling, Investor Reporting, Finance, Business Planning, Forecasting, Marketing Analytics, Leadership

Investment Director

2016 - 2020
ECJ Equity Partners
  • Focused on distressed investments, taking control of a publicly-traded US company, where I was parachuted in as CFO, to run the turnaround process. The share price increased from $3 cents to $1 dollar, within a month.
  • Acted as CFO to direct a capital raise of $12 million, issued a prospectus to the market (SEC), filed SEC reporting, achieved cost-cutting, acquired 6x air-to-air refueling aircraft, and won a $120 million contract with the U.S. Government.
  • Managed a team of five people internally and all external stakeholders, including lawyers, auditors, lenders, bankers, and investors.
  • Developed other investments, including technology growth companies, acquiring a travel tech company ( for portfolio company HEAD, other VC-stage technology and biotech investments, as well as large-scale distressed real estate.
Focus areas: Special Assets, Distressed Assets, Turnaround Management, Venture Capital, Negotiation


2014 - 2016
Jamieson Corporate Finance
  • Provided corporate finance advice to management teams, going through private equity transactions.
  • Completed eight deals in two years with a combined deal value of more than $6 billion, negotiating with international private equity investors including EQT, KKR, HgCapital, TDR, and Carlyle.
  • Managed notable private equity transactions, including Pizza Express acquired by Hony Capital for c. $1.5 billion, Moto Hospitality acquired by USS for c. $1.5 billion, and Eurofiber acquired by Anton IP for c. $1 billion.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Corporate Finance

Senior Manager

2006 - 2014
  • Focused on private equity M&A transactions, as lead financial advisor for transactions worth more than $3 billion, ranging from ECI Private Equity’s acquisition of Wireless Logic for $50 million to Cinven’s acquisition of CPA Global for $1.5 billion.
  • Advised KKR, Permira, and Providence on consolidating the Nordic telcecommunications market via bolt-on investments to ‘TDC’ (Europe’s largest PE transaction at that time). Buy-side M&A advisor for PE investors on Nordic acquisitions within renewables.
  • Ran PwC M&A’s European private equity network, along with the global head of corporate finance, sourcing deals throughout the European market. Further, ran the internal PwC corporate finance training for private equity and financial modeling.
  • Oversaw the day-to-day coaching and the career management and progression of the associates in the team.
  • Project-managed the client-facing teams comprising various PwC verticals, including corporate finance, tax, accounting, strategy, and transfer pricing for wider PwC M&A engagements.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Financial Modeling, Private Equity
2007 - 2007

Master's Degree Course in Business Analysis and Valuation

London School of Economics - United Kingdom

2004 - 2006

Master's Degree in Accounting, Audit, Finance

Copenhagen Business School - Denmark

2000 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Economics

Copenhagen Business School - Denmark


Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA)

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

CFA Institute


Corporate Finance, Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Forecasting, M&A (Buy-side), P&L Forecasting, Cash Flow Modeling, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, DCF Valuation, Cash Flow Forecasting, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Cash Flow Calculation, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Valuation Modeling, Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Projected Cash Flow, Investment Thesis, M&A Modeling, Startup Funding, M&A (Sell-side), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Accounting, Equity Capital, Private Equity, Fundraising, Stock Price Analysis, Capital Budgeting, Convertible Debt, Equity Offerings, Equity Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Working Capital Management, 13-week Cash Flow, Bank Covenants, Debt Workouts, Debt, Secured Loans, Convertible Notes, CFO, Financial Restructuring, Debt Restructuring, Cash Management, Due Diligence, Seed Fundraising, Series A, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Reporting, Microeconomics, Special Assets, Valuation Multiples, Stock Trading

Output Software

Excel 2013, Excel 2016

Geographic Expertise

Singapore, Asia-Pacific (APAC), United States

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Technology, Macroeconomics, Real Estate


Finance, Presentations, Negotiation, Investor Reporting, Business Planning, Advisory, Budget Modeling, Financial Forecasting, Operational Modeling, Investment Banking, Investments, Equity Investment, Distressed/Special Situations, Exit Strategy, Financials, Cash Flow Analysis, Investment Cases, Investment Analysis, Investment Modeling, Investment Strategy, Board Presentations, Board Decks, Startup Consulting, Pitch Decks, Business Analysis, Ethics, Leadership, Distressed Assets, Turnaround Management, Privatization, Board Work, Stock Analysis, Corporate Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Crisis Management, Cash Flow Management, Strategy, Liquidation Valuation, Return on Invested Capital (ROIC), Auditing, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Financial Ratios, Bankruptcy, Turnaround, Turnaround Consultant, Part-time CFO, Interim CFO, Contract Negotiation, Term Sheet Negotiations, Leadership Strategy, Team Leadership, Team Management, Restructuring, Corporate Restructuring, Restructuring Consultant, Board of Directors, Board Reporting, SEC Filing, SEC Financial Reporting, Renewables, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC), Data Rooms, Excel 365, Options Trading, Startups, Business Models, Revenue Projections, Early-stage Venture Capital, Information Memoranda, Cash Flow Consultant, Startup Growth Strategy Development, Reporting, Business to Business (B2B), Financing, Lean Startups, Technology Subscriptions, Human Resources (HR), Software as a Service (SaaS), Audits, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Applied Mathematics, Abstract Mathematics, Marketing, Game Theory, Scaling, Marketing Analytics, Microsoft Office, Cloud, Grants, Fintech, Corporate Turnarounds, Legal, Management, Mobility, Month-end Processes, C++

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