Michelle Schrey, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Michelle Schrey

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
March 17, 2020

During her time at Deutsche Bank and special situation fund TPG Sixth Street Partners, Michelle executed debt, equity, and M&A transactions and investments for both large global corporations and fast-growing start-ups totaling more than $17 billion. Michelle launched her own consulting practice as a way to utilize her skill set to help clients with complex capital raising, M&A, corporate finance, and venture capital projects and transactions

Career Highlights

CEO and Founder
NV Finance
Leveraged Finance Associate
Deutsche Bank, London

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
London School of Economics and Political Science
Bachelor's Degree
European Business School

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

VP Corporate Finance

2020 - PRESENT
  • Led €750m private debt raise from blue-chip investors, one of the biggest financings, debt or otherwise, for any startup in Europe.
  • Raised over €100m of new financing at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Implemented better processes to manage investor relations.
  • Rolled out a new company model for budgeting and fundraising purposes.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Bank Debt Raises, Equity Raises, Debt Raises, Modeling

CEO and Founder

2019 - PRESENT
NV Finance
  • Served as an outside CFO for a SaaS startup at Series B stage helping them raise venture debt and equity as well as preparing a budget model.
  • Served as a fundraising advisor to a fast-growing startup in the logistics market that was looking for acquisition financing.
Focus areas: Accounting, Treasury & Liquidity Management, Budgeting, Financial Modeling, Financial Consultation, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Venture Debt

Investment Professional, Vice President

2014 - 2019
TPG Sixth Street Partners
  • Executed debt financing transactions for new and existing portfolio companies.
  • Performed both public and private fundamental credit analysis/due diligence including building and stress testing business models and liquidity forecasts.
  • Presented and discussed findings to the TSSP Investment Committee.
  • Managed deal teams (allocating work, reviewing work product, monitoring processes, and progress), co-ordinated with other lenders in syndicates, and managed process with external diligence providers.
  • Reviewed and negotiated loan documentation.
  • Monitored existing portfolio companies including regular meetings with senior executives to receive updates on the companies’ performance and upcoming financing needs.
  • Built a network with other debt financing providers, private equity and venture capital funds and advisors to source deals.
Focus areas: Credit Reviews, Valuation, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Fundraising, Capital Structuring, Venture Debt, Three-statement Modeling

Leveraged Finance Associate

2013 - 2014
Deutsche Bank, London
  • Worked on loan and high-yield bond transactions in different sectors including healthcare, payment services, industrials, software and business services worth more than $7.5 billion. Responsibilities included:.
  • Analyzed credit investments, building and stress testing operating models, preparing internal credit committee memorandums. (Credit analysis).
  • Prepared rating models and management materials for meetings with credit rating agencies for first-time issuers. (Rating process).
  • Built and maintained operating models, drafted marketing documents for management presentations with prospective lenders, participated in 1-on-1 lender education meetings, and drove investor Q&A process. (Syndication/investor relations).
  • Reviewed term loan and bond documentation. (Loan documentation).
  • Drafted pitch decks illustrating capital structure alternatives, pro forma capitalization, and proposed key debt terms for various prospective clients. (Sourcing).
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Leveraged Finance, Financial Modeling, Capital Markets, Capital Raising, Capital Structuring

M&A and ECM Analyst

2011 - 2013
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt a.M.
  • Executed M&A, ECM, and strategic advisory assignments for major corporations in different sectors including SAP, Wirecard, BASF, Kion, and TUI.
  • Prepared investor presentations and IPO/equity raise materials. Drafted management presentations, fairness opinions, and internal committee materials for IPOs and fairness opinions.
  • Provided financial modeling and forecasting. Built three statement financial models and merger models to assess the financial attractiveness of the proposed merger and likely credit rating impacts.
  • Coordinated the diligence process with all counterparties, scoped diligence reports, reviewed diligence materials, and reviewed equity research ahead of IPOs.
  • Drafted pitch decks illustrating potential M&A targets, takeover defense mechanisms, and equity placement options for various prospective clients.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Initial Public Offerings, Equity Investment, Due Diligence, Accretion/Dilution Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Modeling, Capital Raising, Capital Structuring
2010 - 2011

Master's Degree in Finance

London School of Economics and Political Science - London, England

2007 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

European Business School - Germany

2009 - 2009

Semester Abroad Participant in Business Administration

University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong


ACCA Candidate



CFA Candidate

CFA Institute


Capital Structuring, Credit Reviews, Capital Raising, Due Diligence, Credit Analysis, Forecasting, Capital Structure Analysis, Fundraising, Debt Raises, Equity Raises, Revenue & Expense Projections, Valuation, Accounting, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Private Company Valuation, DCF Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Venture Debt, Private Equity, Bank Debt Raises, Budgeting, Leveraged Buyout Modeling

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Capital Markets, Software

Data & Analysis Software

Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Factset

Geographic Expertise

Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Israel, France


Leveraged Finance, Debt Financing, Investments, Modeling, Pitch Decks, Business Models, Pitch Deck Consultant, Fundraising Consultant, Term Sheet Advisory, Software as a Service (SaaS), Waterfall Modeling, Financial Consultation, Accretion/Dilution Analysis, Equity Investment, Initial Public Offerings, Enterprise SaaS, Treasury & Liquidity Management, Restructuring, Planning, Liquidity Events

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