Kevin Siagam, Finance Expert in Paris, France
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Kevin Siagam

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Paris, France
Toptal Member Since
August 17, 2020

Kevin is a dedicated investment banker who has advised several founders and investors of tech businesses as part of cross-border M&A and series B+ fundraising mandates via its active role throughout the process: counterparties selection, process structuration and timeline, business plan and investor presentation preparation, management presentation preparation, LOI review and negotiation, due diligence process management, SPA and other legal documentation review, and closing process management.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

Dual Master's Degree
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne

Certification Highlights

Unit 02 - Securities
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Unit 03 - Derivatives
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
UK Financial Regulation (Capital Markets Program)
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

Case Studies

Work Experience

Technology Investment Banking Senior Vice President

2019 - 2023
GP Bullhound
  • Advised companies across multiple SaaS sub-verticals (i.e., Martech, sustainability/ESG, legal tech, HR tech, logistics) as well as digital media, eCommerce/marketplaces, and ad tech.
  • Collaborated with the CFO and head of analytics to clean, analyze raw data, and create the most attractive SaaS metrics for investors and strategic buyers (e.g., detailed retention analysis, CAC/LTV, pipeline coverage analysis).
  • Delivered a detailed revenue model analysis for B2B SaaS businesses based on a bottom-up analysis (sales FTE, sales productivity, pricing evolution, net upsell, churn), followed by a sanity check based on a top-down analysis (TAM and penetration rate).
  • Managed 10+ due diligence processes on behalf of my clients. Some involved up to eight workstreams (i.e., legal corporate, legal transaction documentation, tax, finance, HR, tech, GTM strategy, and synergies) with up to five counterparties.
  • Reviewed and compared LOI from up to 10 counterparties for all deals advised over the last four years.
  • Reviewed and negotiated commercial aspects of the SPA for all the deals advised over the last four years.
  • Assessed and negotiated price adjustments based on net debt assumption and working capital level for all the deals advised over the last four years.
Focus areas: Venture Capital, Venture Funding, Growth Equity, Equity Financing, Investor Presentations, Board Presentations, Cross-border M&A, Deal Advisory, Letters of Intent, Share Purchase Agreements, Startups, Pitch Decks, Startup Funding, Valuation, Fundraising, Revenue & Expense Projections, Startup Consulting, Private Equity, B2B, Fundraising Consultant, Art, Applications, eCommerce, Business Planning, Business Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Information Memoranda, Equity Investment, S&P Capital IQ, Company Strategy, Bloomberg, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, DCF Modeling, Technology, Software, Corporate Finance, Transaction Structuring, Financial Benchmarking, Debt, Fundraising Strategy, M&A Strategy, SaaS, Marketing Technology (MarTech), Advertising Technology (Adtech), Digital Media, Forecasting, Pitch Deck Consultant, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Early-stage Startups, Early-stage Funding, Early-stage Venture Capital, Public Companies, Equity Research, B2C, Business to Consumer (B2C), Business Models, Financing, Sales Forecasting, Term Sheet Negotiations, Term Sheet Advisory, Term Sheets, Due Diligence, Negotiation, Food Delivery Services, Food & Beverage, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, M&A Modeling, Market Research, M&A (Sell-side)

Investment Banking Associate

2015 - 2018
Deutsche Bank
  • Recognized amongst the top-performing analysts of my class and promoted as an associate in 2018.
  • Worked on a wide range of projects, including sell-side and buy-side M&A, leveraged buyouts, IPO, debts, and equity financing transactions.
  • Collaborated directly with C-suite to design optimal investment highlights presentations to credit and equity investors.
  • Led all the valuation analysis using DCF, public comparables, and precedent transactions.
  • Worked directly with directors and managing directors across Deutsche Bank's product, industry, and country teams to prepare client presentations.
  • Served as a staffer and mentor for summer interns and new analysts.
Focus areas: Equity Financing, Corporate Finance, Pitch Decks, Valuation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Private Equity, Business Planning, Business Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Information Memoranda, Equity Investment, Company Strategy, Bloomberg, Factset, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, DCF Modeling, Transaction Structuring, Financial Benchmarking, Debt, M&A Strategy, Letters of Intent, Investor Presentations, Board Presentations, Cross-border M&A, Forecasting, Pitch Deck Consultant, Public Companies, Equity Research, Business Models, Financing, Sales Forecasting, Due Diligence, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, M&A Modeling, Market Research, M&A (Sell-side), Joint Ventures

Investment Banking Analyst Intern (Sector Generalist)

2014 - 2014
Rothschild & Co
  • Recognized amongst the top-performing interns of my class this year.
  • Worked mainly on sell-side M&A, leveraged buyouts, debt restructuring, and IPO transactions across multiple sectors, including industrials, telecom, and energy.
  • Supported analysts and associates conducting valuation analysis using DCF, public comparables, and precedent transactions.
  • Created financial models with the support of analysts for a leveraged buyout, an IPO, a dividend recapitalization, and a debt restructuring.
  • Researched data to write detailed company descriptions and market analyses for client presentations.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Financing, Debt Issuance, Forecasting, Pitch Deck Consultant, Public Companies, Equity Research, B2C, Business to Consumer (B2C), Business Models, Financing, Sales Forecasting, Due Diligence, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, M&A Modeling, Market Research, M&A (Sell-side)

Private Equity Analyst Intern

2012 - 2013
Ardian
  • Received a letter of recommendation from the managing director.
  • Updated financial models of underlying companies on a quarterly basis based on quarterly reports and management's guidance.
  • Wrote investment notes and prepared an investor presentation deck with investment managers for the annual investor meeting.
  • Presented six investment opportunities to the global team during the weekly global internal meeting.
Focus areas: Equity Investment, Investments, Private Equity, Equity Financing, Forecasting, B2C, Business to Consumer (B2C), Business Models, Financing, Sales Forecasting, Due Diligence, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, M&A Modeling, Market Research

Equity Research Analyst Intern

2012 - 2012
Natixis
  • Wrote business and valuation sections of reports on companies under coverage (e.g., ASML Holding).
  • Wrote a note to start covering a new stock (i.e., Imagination Technologies Limited).
  • Prepared and sent a daily sector newsletter in order to provide sector insights.
Focus areas: Equity Research, Equity Research Analysis, Valuation, Newsletters, Forecasting, Public Companies, Business Models, Sales Forecasting, Due Diligence, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, M&A Modeling, Market Research
2014 - 2014

Dual Master's Degree in Corporate Finance and Management

Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris, France

SEPTEMBER 2015 - PRESENT

Unit 02 - Securities

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

SEPTEMBER 2015 - PRESENT

Unit 03 - Derivatives

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

SEPTEMBER 2015 - PRESENT

UK Financial Regulation (Capital Markets Program)

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

Finance

DCF Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling, Venture Funding, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Growth Equity, Equity Financing, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Transaction Structuring, Financial Benchmarking, Debt, Deal Advisory, Cross-border M&A, Startup Funding, Valuation, Fundraising, Revenue & Expense Projections, Private Equity, Equity Research, Forecasting, Due Diligence, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), M&A Modeling, Market Research, M&A (Sell-side), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Research Analysis

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Data & Analysis Software

Bloomberg, Factset

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Technology, Software, Early-stage Startups, Public Companies, Food & Beverage

Other

Business Planning, Business Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Information Memoranda, Equity Investment, Company Strategy, S&P Capital IQ, DCF Modeling, Market Sizing, Fundraising Strategy, M&A Strategy, SaaS, Letters of Intent, Investor Presentations, Board Presentations, Share Purchase Agreements, Startups, Pitch Decks, Startup Consulting, B2B, Fundraising Consultant, Art, Applications, eCommerce, Marketing Technology (MarTech), Advertising Technology (Adtech), Digital Media, Pitch Deck Consultant, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Early-stage Funding, Early-stage Venture Capital, B2C, Business to Consumer (B2C), Business Models, Financing, Sales Forecasting, Term Sheet Negotiations, Term Sheet Advisory, Term Sheets, Negotiation, Food Delivery Services, Strategy, Financial Analysis, Joint Ventures, Debt Issuance, Investments, Newsletters

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