Martin Arentoft, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
Martin Arentoft

Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States

Member since March 15, 2022
Martin is an international M&A, corporate finance, and strategy executive with 13+ years of experience across technology, healthcare, consumer, and industrial sectors. As an investment banker with KPMG Corporate Finance and Mizuho Securities, he advised public and privately held companies on M&A transactions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Before that, Martin developed strategic partnerships and market entry strategies in the fintech and edtech industries.
Martin is now available for hire

Employment

  • M&A Investment Banker

    2018 - 2020
    KPMG
    • Provided board and C-level financial advice and investment banking services on sell-side and buy-side cross-border M&A transactions in the middle market with EV ranging from $50 to $500 million+.
    • Sourced and created pitches to win primarily sell-side engagements leveraging financial and strategic buyer networks focused on consumer brands, DTC, and eCommerce.
    • Structured and negotiated deal terms with international and US counterparties, performed valuation analyses, drafting of buyer lists, confidentiality agreements, process letters, bid letters, information memorandums, and management presentations.
    Focus areas: Finance, Cross-border M&A, M&A (Sell-side), M&A (Buy-side), M&A Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), P&L Forecasting, Investment Banking, Market Sizing, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Software as a Service (SaaS), Forecasting, Pitch Decks, eCommerce, Market Research, Financial Advisory, Business Services, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Software, Fundraising, FMCG, Revenue Projections, Media, B2B, Pro Forma Analysis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg, Business Advisory, Private Equity, Private Equity Valuation, Business Models, Business Modeling, Financial Analysis, Pitch Presentations, Modeling, Startups, Excel Modeling, Financials, Venture Funding, Growth Capital Raising, Investment Memoranda, Teasers, Business Plan Consulting, Investor Presentations, Deal Advisory, Capital Raising, Europe, United States, Pro Forma Financial Statements, M&A Earn-out Agreements, M&A Pipeline Management, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Pitch Books, Pitch Deck Consultant, Pitch Preparation, Information Memoranda, Financial Ratios, Investments, Investment Thesis, Investment Modeling, Business Technology, Adtech, Marketing Technology (MarTech), Financial Forecasting, Family Office, Strategy, Growth Strategy, Exit Strategy, Finance Strategy, US GAAP, 10-K Filing, Deal Analysis, Three-statement Modeling
  • M&A Investment Banker

    2007 - 2017
    Mizuho Securities
    • Advised international public company executive management on negotiation strategies and navigation of competitive process dynamics. Identified and conducted due diligence and valuation analysis on potential targets.
    • Drove deal execution process to close and coordinate workflows of client deal teams, legal, accounting, and consulting professional teams across international cultures and time zones.
    • Recruited and trained analysts and associates to effectively create complex financial models from the ground up, including DCF, LBO, earn-out models, accretion/dilution analysis, market comparable, and precedent transaction analysis.
    Focus areas: Cross-border M&A, M&A (Buy-side), M&A (Sell-side), Finance, M&A Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), P&L Forecasting, Investment Banking, Market Sizing, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Software as a Service (SaaS), Forecasting, Pitch Decks, eCommerce, Market Research, Financial Advisory, Industrial Equipment, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Software, Revenue Projections, B2B, Pro Forma Analysis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg, Business Advisory, Private Equity, Private Equity Valuation, Business Models, Business Modeling, Financial Analysis, Pitch Presentations, Modeling, Excel Modeling, Financials, Venture Funding, Investment Memoranda, Teasers, Business Plan Consulting, Investor Presentations, Deal Advisory, Europe, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Pro Forma Financial Statements, M&A Earn-out Agreements, M&A Pipeline Management, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Corporate Sales & Divestitures, Pitch Books, Pitch Deck Consultant, Pitch Preparation, Information Memoranda, Financial Ratios, Investments, Investment Thesis, Investment Modeling, Business Technology, Financial Forecasting, Strategy, Growth Strategy, Finance Strategy, US GAAP, 10-K Filing, Deal Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Healthcare Services, Sweden
  • International Marketing Manager

    2003 - 2007
    Laerdal Medical
    • Sourced, negotiated, and implemented strategic alliances for Norwegian health-tech and edtech market leader, including partner agreement with Healthstream Inc. (Nasdaq: HSTM).
    • Orchestrated launch of adaptive learning simulator software product line training emergency medical professionals in the healthcare, military, and professional education verticals.
    • Spearheaded reference customer sales and implementation, customer-driven product improvements, established a three-level customer support structure, and trained sales teams in the US, EU, and Asia.
    Focus areas: Global Strategy, Edtech, Software, Healthcare Services, Medical Software
  • Product Manager

    1999 - 2003
    Thomson Reuters
    • Led a team of Silicon Valley developers and Japan-based marketing and sales teams to develop commodity futures module of online brokerage solution for the Tokyo Commodity Exchange.
    • Managed $3m of revenue selling financial information systems and software solutions to Japan-based accounts including Société Générale, Charles Schwab Tokio Marine, Fidelity, and Putnam.
    • Rotated international offices starting in Geneva (Switzerland), Tokyo (Japan), and London (UK) through Palo Alto, CA.
    Focus areas: Media & Internet, Product Management, Fintech, Fintech Consultant, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Norway

Education

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
    1997 - 1999
    Copenhagen Business School - Copenhagen, Denmark

Certifications

  • CFA
    JUNE 2007 - PRESENT
    CFA institute

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