Nathan Snodgrass

Nathan Snodgrass

Chicago, IL, United States
Member since July 29, 2018
An MBA candidate at Chicago Booth with experience as an investor at BlackRock and investment banker at Wells Fargo, Nathan has executed $150+ million and $1+ billion in investment and M&A advisory transactions, respectively. He is an expert at building financial models, creating investor presentations, leading due diligence and fundraising, and freelances to help businesses tackle complex projects critical to their long-term success.
Nathan is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Financial Institutions
  • Telecommunications
Other Expertise
  • Capital Raising
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Investor Presentations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Associate
    2016 - 2018
    BlackRock Financial Management
    • Evaluated and executed direct private investments in operating companies and illiquid assets across industries and capital structures on behalf of $5+ billion in client funds and accounts. Closed two transactions with $150 million invested.
    • Functioned as an integral member of close-knit deal teams, leading primary due diligence, developing financial models, creating investment memorandums, and negotiating transaction documents.
    • Executed and managed a growth equity investment in an Italian consumer broadband operator. Led the commercial diligence of the Italian consumer telecom market, including the analysis of two regional competitors as well as alternative broadband technologies. Created subscriber unit-economics to validate management's projections and to develop the investment case.
    • Underwrote a credit risk transfer transaction with a bulge-bracket investment bank, evaluating historical senior loan credit performance and constructing a detailed portfolio model to analyze the forecast asset performance and return outcomes.
    • Managed five portfolio company investments representing $400 million of committed capital and worked directly with management teams to build financial forecasts, analyze the capital structure, and prepare board presentation materials.
    Focus areas: Private Equity, Private Credit, Transaction Structuring, Investment Memoranda, Due Diligence
  • Analyst, Financial Institutions Investment Banking
    2014 - 2016
    Wells Fargo Securities
    • Advised on multiple buy and sell-side M&A transactions comprising $1.5+ billion in total transaction value and executed $5+ billion in public debt and equity capital raises.
    • Gained extensive experience throughout the financial services industry, with a focus on the asset management and specialty finance verticals.
    • Drafted the sell-side information memorandum and corporate operating model, authored the summary bid analysis for the management team, and managed a multi-party diligence process for Harvest Fund Advisors in the company's sale to Blackstone.
    • Prepared comprehensive company valuation materials, drafted an internal commitment memorandum, and reviewed the IPO transaction documentation for the planned $500 million IPO of LoanDepot.
    • Partnered with the CFO of a client to analyze product-level trends as well as significant changes in industry regulations to build a comprehensive operating model for a retail broker/dealer with $1+ billion of revenue.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Offerings, Debt Raises, Financial Modeling
  • Financial Analyst, Commercial Banking
    2012 - 2014
    Wells Fargo Bank
    • Performed fundamental credit analysis of new and existing credit issuances to support an $800 million middle-market loan portfolio.
    • Executed multiple new loan facilities including working capital revolvers, senior secured term loans, leveraged recapitalizations, and real estate term loans.
    Focus areas: Credit Underwriting, Commercial Finance, Loan Origination, Senior Secured Debt
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Entrepreneurship
    2018 - 2020
    The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting
    2008 - 2012
    Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX
Certifications
  • Series 7 and 63
    JUNE 2014 - JULY 2016
    FINRA
  • CFA Level II
    JANUARY 2012 - JUNE 2014
    CFA Institute

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