Michael Ng, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Michael Ng

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
December 10, 2019

Michael has executed $5+ billion in M&A and capital raising transactions. He freelances to leverage his experience across investment banking and principal investing, particularly in financial modeling, investor presentations, investment analysis, and M&A. He has served on the boards of venture-backed companies operating across three continents, advising on growth strategy, fundraising, and M&A.

Career Highlights

Investment Manager
January Capital

Education Highlights

Bachelor of Commerce Degree
The University of Western Australia

Certification Highlights

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Work Experience

Investment Manager

2016 - 2018
January Capital
  • Sourced, screened, performed due diligence, and executed venture capital investments in Asia, Australia, and the United States for a $200 million fund.
  • Built a financial model for a $10 million growth equity investment into a mature healthcare business, incorporating full three-statement functionality, as well as returns, valuation, and sensitivity analysis.
  • Collaborated with the management of a portfolio company to create a five-year financial forecast for a multinational eCommerce business. The business was acquired one year later by a Fortune 100 retail giant.
  • Developed a forward strategic plan for a global edtech business in support of a $30 million investment round by international venture investors.
  • Co-designed a pitch deck for a $5 million Series A capital raise of a logistics startup focused on improving last mile delivery with proprietary technology.
  • Coordinated fundraising efforts for an early-stage venture capital fund vehicle, which was focused on specific geography, with each investment able to co-matched by government capital.
Focus areas: Fintech, Financial Advisory, Business Advisory, Alternative Investments, Market Research, Marketplaces, SaaS, DCF Modeling, Early-stage Venture Capital, Waterfall Modeling, Financial Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Business Plan Consulting, Valuation, Investment Analysis, Exit Strategy, Exit Planning, Portfolio Management, Investment Capital Raising, Capital Raising, Private Equity, Growth Capital Raising, Venture Capital

Investment Banking Analyst

2015 - 2016
  • Prepared pitch decks regarding acquisition opportunities and potential financing to clients in the healthcare, technology, media, and industrial services sectors. The ideas which were progressed ultimately resulted in the execution of $1+ billion worth of transactions.
  • Built and maintained detailed valuation models for key coverage clients in healthcare, technology, media, and industrial services. The analysis incorporated discounted cash flow, sponsor capacity to pay (LBO), trading and transaction comparables, and associated sensitivities to ensure clients could appropriate value their own businesses.
  • Created a dynamic merger model incorporating accretion/dilution analysis for various listed targets, with sensitivities relating to pro-forma leverage, synergies, and target identity.
  • Created the leveraged buyout model for a leading private equity fund's $1.5 billion acquisition of a Pan-Asian healthcare services company.
  • Built a detailed financing model for the refinancing of $700 million of syndicated debt facilities for a $2 billion listed industrial services company.
Focus areas: Financial Advisory, Business Advisory, Market Research, DCF Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Financial Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Valuation, Private Equity, Valuation Analysis, Financial Modeling, Pitch Books, Investor Presentations, Equity Capital, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
2011 - 2014

Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Corporate Finance

The University of Western Australia - Australia



Australian Institute of Company Directors


Fund Structure, M&A (Buy-side), M&A (Sell-side), Valuation Analysis, Startup Funding, Market Research, Business Advisory, Financial Advisory, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Valuation Modeling, Valuation, DCF Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Growth Capital Raising, Capital Raising, Fundraising, Equity Capital, Accounting, Corporate Finance

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Data & Analysis Software

Capital IQ, Factset, Bloomberg

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Technology, Debt Capital Markets, Financial Services, Healthcare, Telecommunications, CMT

Geographic Expertise

Australia, Europe, United States, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Asia


Waterfall Modeling, Business Plan Consulting, Negotiation, Portfolio Management, Exit Planning, Exit Strategy, Investor Presentations, Pitch Books, Startups, Business Planning, Advisory, Investment Funds, Investment Cases, Transaction Advisory, Financial Analysis, Alternative Investments, Early-stage Venture Capital, DCF Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Investment Analysis, Investment Capital Raising, Investment Banking, Pitch Decks, eCommerce, SaaS, Marketplaces, Finance Blog, Financial Writer, Fintech, Media, Microsoft 365, Board of Directors, Governance, Finance, Management, Leadership

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