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

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Finance Expert

Location
New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 21, 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.

Case Studies

Work Experience

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), 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, Advertising 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), 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 Design, 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, Product Management, Fintech, Fintech Consultant, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Norway
1997 - 1999

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Copenhagen Business School - Copenhagen, Denmark

JUNE 2007 - PRESENT

CFA

CFA institute

Finance

Cross-border M&A, M&A (Sell-side), M&A (Buy-side), M&A Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), P&L Forecasting, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Forecasting, Market Research, Financial Advisory, Fundraising, Business Advisory, Private Equity, Private Equity Valuation, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Venture Funding, Growth Capital Raising, Investment Memoranda, Deal Advisory, Capital Raising, Pro Forma Financial Statements, M&A Earn-out Agreements, Investment Thesis, Finance Strategy, Three-statement Modeling, Deal Analysis, Budgeting, Due Diligence, Data Analysis, Leveraged Buyout Modeling

Output Software

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Data & Analysis Software

Capital IQ, Bloomberg

Industry Expertise

Software

Geographic Expertise

Europe, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway

Other

Finance, Investment Analysis, Investment Banking, Market Sizing, Pitch Decks, eCommerce, Industrial Equipment, Business Services, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Edtech Design, Fintech, FMCG, Revenue Projections, Media, B2B, Pro Forma Analysis, Bloomberg Terminal, Business Models, Business Modeling, Financial Analysis, Pitch Presentations, Modeling, Startups, Excel Modeling, Financials, Teasers, Business Plan Consulting, Investor Presentations, M&A Pipeline Management, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Corporate Sales & Divestitures, Pitch Books, Pitch Deck Consultant, Pitch Preparation, Information Memoranda, Financial Ratios, Investments, Investment Modeling, Business Technology, Financial Forecasting, Family Office, Healthcare Services, Strategy, Growth Strategy, Global Strategy, Exit Strategy, US GAAP, 10-K Filing, Budget Modeling, Due Diligence Consultant, Financial Data Analytics, Information Technology, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Software as a Service (SaaS), Advertising Technology (Adtech), Marketing Technology (MarTech), Medical Software, Product Management, Fintech Consultant

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