Nick Eloff, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Nick Eloff

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Finance Expert

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
July 18, 2022

Nick is a corporate finance advisor with 10 years of experience in cross-border transactions between Europe and Africa, targeting capital raising, M&A, and various liquidity events. He worked across a broad range of industries, including banking and finance, energy, and technology, media, and telecom (TMT). After the IPO of the first SPAC in Africa while at Macquarie Capital, Nick migrated into the CFO and COO roles at the intersection of traditional corporate finance and operations.

Career Highlights

CFO
Metralix
Senior Associate
African Capital Investments (ACI)

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
University of Cape Town
Honors Bachelor Degree
University of Cape Town

Certification Highlights

JSE Sponsor Development Program
Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Case Studies

Work Experience

CFO

2021 - PRESENT
Metralix
  • Restructured the working capital cycle across the business to accelerate free cash flow.
  • Grew monthly revenue by 100% through a structured 3x uplift in client base in the first six months while achieving a 50% margin expansion.
  • Structured and implemented the process to double staff headcount while negotiating to scale up across core business clients with an increase in margin per employee.
  • Led the company's growth strategy, financial and operational structuring and implementation, deal origination, business development, and collaboration with strategic partners.
Focus areas: Startups, Financials, Accounting, Project Management, Budget Management, Forecasting, Sales, Client Relations, Process Management, Business Development, Due Diligence, Compliance, Human Resources (HR), Strategy, Business Strategy, CFO, Cash Flow Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pitch Deck Consultant, Budgeting

Director | Corporate Strategy

2020 - 2021
Pelagic Resources
  • Co-implemented a global physical commodity trading merchant's entry in proprietary asset participation and expansion via a $10 million Series A equity raise, $15 million in structured trade finance facilities, and $5 million in term loan facilities.
  • Undertook an acquisition of 30% of the company's largest supplier, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed resource exploration company.
  • Originated and implemented corporate finance and business development opportunities, analyzed alternative structuring and investment strategies, and undertook financial modeling and due diligence on upstream and downstream investment opportunities.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Operations, Equity Raises, Debt Raises, Strategy, Business Strategy, Fundraising, Financing, Deal Structuring, Term Sheet Advisory, M&A (Buy-side), Growth Capital Raising, Accounting, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, IRR, Cash Flow Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pitch Deck Consultant, Budgeting

Founder

2019 - 2020
Ngmanye Pty Ltd
  • Co-founded a provider of bespoke informal markets retail and FMCG-focused solutions driven by data analytics.
  • Enabled informed decision-making via sector-relevant data to implement, monitor, and adapt strategies across all industries seeking to navigate the lack of information, market data, and other challenges inherent to operating in the informal market.
  • Ran a roadshow process with multiple early-stage venture capital investors, focusing on various investment structures and investor return mechanisms.
Focus areas: Startups, Finance, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Valuation, Strategy, Business Strategy, Deal Structuring, CFO, IRR, Cash Flow Modeling, Manufacturing, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pitch Deck Consultant, Budgeting

Senior Associate

2015 - 2019
African Capital Investments (ACI)
  • Facilitated the oversight of Pan-African corporate finance transactions, working between the Johannesburg and London offices on cross-border EMEA-focused opportunities.
  • Acted as an advisor and placement agent to Quantum Power on a $100 million mezzanine facility to fund projects across four technologies in Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Senegal.
  • Handled the sell-side activities of a private equity consortium on a diversified fiber, voice, and data services business.
  • Advised the sell-side of one of the largest Pan-African logistics, warehousing, and freight forwarding groups operating in the East-West and North-South corridor.
  • Spearheaded ACI's regulatory registration process in South Africa and was accredited by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) as a key individual and representative of the business.
  • Developed and integrated ACI's transaction and compliance process management platform in collaboration with the compliance team.
  • Drove deal origination and review, client and investor consultation, due diligence, process management, valuation, financial modeling and structuring, research, and compliance.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Finance, Capital Raising, Compliance, Due Diligence, Business Development, Investor Reporting, Strategy, Business Strategy, Fundraising, Financing, Deal Structuring, Term Sheet Advisory, Project Finance, M&A (Buy-side), Growth Capital Raising, Telecommunications, Accounting, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, IRR, Cash Flow Modeling, Waterfall Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pitch Deck Consultant

Analyst

2014 - 2015
Macquarie
  • Led the IPO of Africa's first special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) with capital appreciation.
  • Facilitated Super Group's, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed global transport and logistics company, €154 million cross-border acquisition of In Time Gmbh in collaboration with the Munich M&A team.
  • Raised €100 million in an accelerated book build for New Europe Property Investments (NEPI).
  • Focused predominantly on valuation, financial modeling, transaction structuring, and client consultation across varying capital markets.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Initial Public Offerings, Equity Capital, Valuation, Due Diligence, Compliance, Fundraising, Financing, Deal Structuring, Term Sheet Advisory, M&A (Buy-side), Growth Capital Raising, Accounting, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, IRR, Cash Flow Modeling, Manufacturing, Logistics, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pitch Deck Consultant

Analyst

2012 - 2014
Capitar Corporate Finance
  • Produced investor materials for the successful recapitalization of a large regional construction firm.
  • Ran the due diligence process on the leveraged buyout of a distressed brick and block manufacturing business undertaken by the company.
  • Undertook financial forecasting, due diligence, and the valuation of unlisted private entities across multiple sectors.
Focus areas: Capital Raising, M&A Modeling, Due Diligence, Compliance, Valuation, Fundraising, Financing, Deal Structuring, Term Sheet Advisory, Growth Capital Raising, Accounting, IRR, Cash Flow Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections
2012 - 2013

Master's Degree in Finance

University of Cape Town - Cape Town, South Africa

2008 - 2011

Honors Bachelor Degree in Finance

University of Cape Town - Cape Town, South Africa

SEPTEMBER 2017 - PRESENT

Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) Accreditation

Financial Services Conduct Authority

JULY 2015 - PRESENT

JSE Sponsor Development Program

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Finance

Capital Raising, Equity Raises, Financial Modeling, Corporate Finance, Due Diligence, Equity Capital, Valuation, M&A Modeling, Forecasting, DCF Valuation, Fundraising, M&A (Buy-side), Growth Capital Raising, CFO, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Cash Flow Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Debt Raises, Project Finance, Management Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Debt, P&L Forecasting, Risk, Budget Controls, Venture Funding

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Industry Expertise

Capital Markets, Telecommunications, Logistics

Data & Analysis Software

QuickBooks Online

Other

Dissertations, Alternative Investments, Startups, Financials, Finance, Process Management, Strategy, Business Strategy, Financing, Deal Structuring, Term Sheet Advisory, IRR, Pitch Deck Consultant, Operations, Compliance, Business Development, Initial Public Offerings, Budget Management, Sales, Client Relations, Human Resources (HR), Investor Reporting, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Waterfall Modeling, Project Management, Investing, Budget Modeling, Contract Review, Markets

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