Oleksiy Imas, Finance Expert in Bratislava, Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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Oleksiy Imas

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Finance Expert

Location
Bratislava, Bratislava Region, Slovakia
Toptal Member Since
March 9, 2017

Oleksiy is a former investment banker and government and innovations/startups advisor with 20 years of experience leading engagements in M&A, finance raising, strategy, project management, market research, and commercial due diligence with a total success value of supported equity and debt transactions of over $1.5 billion. He is also a former executive director, Head of EY-Parthenon Strategy, innovation ambassador, and Head of the EY Accelerator initiative for EY Ukraine (Ernst & Young).

Career Highlights

Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Kyiv National Economics University
Bachelor's Degree
London School of Economics and Political Science

Case Studies

Work Experience

Executive Director | Partner

2022 - 2023
EY-Parthenon
  • Oversaw the re-establishment of the commercial/growth strategy team at EYP Netherlands, including internal capacity-building activities.
  • Established visibility of the team within the wider EY/EYP geographical radar.
  • Worked on several high-profile growth strategy engagements and pursuits, directly influencing an engagement win in at least one instance.
Focus areas: Commercial Strategy, Growth Strategy, Business Planning, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, Business Models, Logistics & Supply Chain, Retail & Wholesale, Business Partnerships, Term Sheet Advisory

Associate Director, Head of EY-Parthenon Strategy and Innovations

2018 - 2022
EY
  • Ideated, won, and led multiple USAID-financed major advisory projects, including National FDI Strategy for Ukraine and SME Access to Finance Support for Ukrainian conflict regions. Led multi-sector teams of over 40 people on those engagements.
  • Ideated, won, and led the largest Digital Strategy engagement for EY's Eastern Europe cluster in 2021: Online Marketplace Creation Strategy for the largest Ukrainian beauty and personal care store chain.
  • Supported multiple buy-side commercial due diligence engagements run by EY-Parthenon in the United States and Europe for global tier private equities, covering diverse sectors, including EHSQ software, industrial machinery, household services, and automotive.
  • Ideated and supported implementation for the first Ukrainian Big 4-powered, third-party, client corporate venture studio/accelerator. Please see www.intecrator.com/en for details.
  • Established the Parthenon service offering spectrum for EY in Ukraine from scratch, achieving 6-7 digit annual USD consulting fee flows for the service line in a weak Eastern European market.
  • Ran the EY in Ukraine Start-up Accelerator initiative, supporting dozens of startups across multiple tech sectors in their strategy-building and fundraising efforts.
  • Executed the role of the EY Innovation Ambassador for Ukraine, driving and supporting internal innovation efforts and cluster-wide intrapreneurship competitions/challenges.
Focus areas: Innovation, Startups, Public Sector, M&A Due Diligence (Commercial), Market Research & Analysis, Capacity Building, Digital Strategy, Transaction Strategy, M&A Strategy, Financial Modeling, Project Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Real Estate, Market Research, Private Equity, Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), English-Russian Translation, English-Ukrainian Translation, Writing & Editing, Ukraine, Microsoft Word, Excel Modeling, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Due Diligence, Strategy, Startup Accelerators, Management, Investment Strategy, Policy, Consumer Products, Banking & Finance, Agriculture, Fintech, Competition Research, Total Addressable Market (TAM), Industry Analysis, Business Planning, Pitch Decks, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, Pitch Deck Consultant, Business Models, Equity Valuation, Logistics & Supply Chain, Retail & Wholesale, Fundraising Strategy, Deal Structuring, Business Partnerships, Joint Venture Development, Term Sheet Advisory

Partner | Managing Director

2012 - 2017
INTEF Capital
  • Provided sell-side advisory services to an HNWI client for a large regional hotel—the final deal was worth over $80 million.
  • Offered fundraising services to a regional provider of oil and gas drilling services for the acquisition of an $8 million mobile drilling rig. The project involved heavy financial modeling, preparation of a large investment memo, and training the client's personnel.
  • Conducted redevelopment conceptualization, financial modeling, and market research for an existing sports trauma surgery and rehabilitation clinic project.
  • Implemented a predevelopment conceptualization, financial modeling, market research, and project management for a Chinese-Ukrainian private international school.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Real Estate, Project Finance, Fundraising, Project Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research, Private Equity, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), English-Russian Translation, English-Ukrainian Translation, Writing & Editing, Ukraine, Microsoft Word, Investment Memoranda, Excel Modeling, Investment Banking, Private Educational Projects, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Strategy, Startup Accelerators, Market Research & Analysis, Management, Transaction Structuring, Investment Strategy, Consumer Products, Innovation, Banking & Finance, Agriculture, Fintech, Competition Research, Industry Analysis, Business Planning, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, Business Models, Corporate Finance Consultant, Equity Valuation, Logistics & Supply Chain, Retail & Wholesale, Fundraising Strategy, Deal Structuring, Business Partnerships, Joint Venture Development, Term Sheet Advisory

Advisor to the Minister

2015 - 2016
Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  • Created and subsequently implemented the strategic Ukraine-China agricultural-relations development program. The program is a comprehensive, ongoing roadmap of the bilateral agricultural relations between the countries—including the opening of the Chinese markets to new Ukrainian agriculture products and long-term investment cooperation.
  • Interacted daily with the Ukrainian and Chinese diplomatic circles, Ukrainian authorities, state phytosanitary and veterinary service, producer associations, individual producers, investment project owners and advisors, logistics experts and operators, and state corporations involved in Ukraine-China relations.
  • Performed various analyses for the preparation of the program—including a deep review of bilateral export-import operations for a variety of agricultural and food products, analysis of available and required logistics and infrastructure assets in Ukraine, analysis of bilateral phytosanitary issues, and a review of the existing and potential bilateral investment flows in the agricultural sector.
Focus areas: Policy, Infrastructure, Market Research, Project Management, Writing & Editing, Ukraine, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Investment Strategy, Consumer Products, Public Sector, Agriculture, Industry Analysis, Business Partnerships, Joint Venture Development

Managing Director

2010 - 2011
UFC Capital
  • Provided finance raising, privatization structuring, multi-source transaction structuring, and development support for the largest Ukrainian state-owned agricultural operation (over 3 million tons of simultaneous grain storage, 2 grain seaport terminals, and production of cereals). The deal was to be worth USD $3 billion in equity and debt, but the government made a modified deal with China for a USD $3 billion loan and long-term commercial contract for the company.
  • Provided preparation services for an initial public offering (IPO) on the junior Warsaw market for a Ukrainian regional tomato sauce producer.
  • Conducted the predevelopment conceptualization, full-project management, and financial modeling for a multi-functional real estate project (consisting of a mall, aqua-park, entertainment park, techno-park, and a roofed 12,000 seat sports arena) worth over USD $300 million.
Focus areas: Agriculture, Management, Real Estate, Project Finance, Financial Modeling, Private Equity, Project Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research, Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), English-Russian Translation, Writing & Editing, Ukraine, Microsoft Word, Investment Memoranda, Excel Modeling, Private Placement Memoranda, Investment Banking, Private Educational Projects, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Transaction Structuring, Investment Strategy, Consumer Products, Public Sector, Banking & Finance, Competition Research, Industry Analysis, Business Planning, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, Business Models, Corporate Finance Consultant, Equity Valuation, Logistics & Supply Chain, Fundraising Strategy, Deal Structuring, Business Partnerships, Joint Venture Development, Term Sheet Advisory

Managing Partner

2009 - 2009
DAO Consulting Partners
  • Provided finance-raising services for a startup producer of juice-based smoothies. The project involved a review of existing production assets and the management team's capabilities, financial modeling, and preparation of information teasers for a long list of investors.
  • Conducted a predevelopment conceptualization and financial modelling for a regional hotel project.
  • Gave sell-side advisory services for a small-cap agricultural producer. The project involved financial modeling and preparation of information teasers for a long list of investors.
  • Provided sell-side advisory services for a small-cap commercial bank. The project involved financial modeling and preparation of information teasers for a long list of investors.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Real Estate, Project Finance, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), English-Russian Translation, Writing & Editing, Ukraine, Microsoft Word, Investment Memoranda, Excel Modeling, Investment Banking, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Market Research & Analysis, Management, Transaction Structuring, Consumer Products, Banking & Finance, Agriculture, Industry Analysis, Business Planning, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, Corporate Finance Consultant, Equity Valuation, Food & Beverage, Fundraising Strategy, Deal Structuring, Business Partnerships, Term Sheet Advisory

Associate

2007 - 2008
Troika Dialog Ukraine
  • Conducted a growth capital search for a top-5 Ukrainian real estate developer with a diversified portfolio of over 30 projects. The project also involved day-to-day financial and industry-specific consultancy for the client’s management team.
  • Provided buy-side advisory services for the acquisition of a 50% stake in a leading Ukrainian independent telecom operator by a large international investor.
  • Performed finance raising/private placement preparation for a large agricultural landbank operation—3 years later the company became a leading agricultural producer and operator with over 400,000 hectares of land under their control.
  • Gave sell-side advisory services for a network of Kyiv-based shopping malls.
  • Served as the liaison to international private equity firms; covering the real estate sector and co-covering RCP, TMT, and banking sectors. My coverage responsibilities included client/deal origination and business development, sector analysis, technical sector competence, pitch lead/participation, and direct/team deal execution.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Transaction Structuring, Financial Modeling, Market Research, Real Estate, Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Project Management, Private Equity, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), English-Russian Translation, Writing & Editing, Ukraine, Microsoft Word, Investment Memoranda, Excel Modeling, Private Placement Memoranda, Investment Banking, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Market Research & Analysis, Consumer Products, Banking & Finance, Agriculture, Competition Research, Industry Analysis, Business Planning, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, Corporate Finance Consultant, Equity Valuation, Retail & Wholesale, Food & Beverage, Fundraising Strategy, Deal Structuring, Business Partnerships, Term Sheet Advisory

Senior Consultant

2004 - 2007
EY (formerly Ernst & Young LLC), Ukraine
  • Conducted a buy-side target review, due diligence, limited buy-side advisory, and post-merger performance review for a buy-side deal by one of the largest European commercial banking groups. The target was a top 15 Ukrainian bank and the deal was worth over USD $250 million.
  • Provided sell-side advisory services for a Class A office building—resulting in a deal with the highest cap rate for office real estate in the Ukraine at the time. The total deal value was close to USD $30 million.
  • Gave sell-side advisory services for an agricultural holding (grain elevators, land) that resulted in a successful joint venture with an agriculture-focused European investment fund.
  • Prepared a bankable feasibility study for construction of an electrometallurgical plant for one of the top steel-making holdings in Ukraine—resulting in the successful finance raising of over USD $300 million.
  • Implemented a financial model at the Ukrainian state-owned railway monopoly under loan requirements by the primary international lender to the company.
  • Served as the Ernst & Young Ukraine Country Coordinator for EuropeAid/TACIS/EBRD/WB projects. Participated in global strategic development of the EU/WB accounts, taking an active part in biannual global partner/director account meetings and weekly global conference calls; structured Ukrainian and CIS approach to the accounts, and coordinated direct cross-departmental proposal preparations and creation of consortiums with external experts/consultants on various projects.
  • Provided sell-side advisory services for the leading diamond powder manufacturer in the CIS region. The plant was successfully sold to a leading international investor.
  • Authored the Ukrainian section of Ernst & Young “M&A in CIS” annual report (2004-2007).
Focus areas: Due Diligence, Market Research, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Project Finance, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Project Management, Real Estate, Financial Modeling, Private Equity, English-Russian Translation, Writing & Editing, Ukraine, Microsoft Word, Investment Memoranda, Excel Modeling, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Market Research & Analysis, Transaction Structuring, Consumer Products, Public Sector, Banking & Finance, Agriculture, Competition Research, Industry Analysis, Business Planning, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, Corporate Finance Consultant, Equity Valuation, Retail & Wholesale, Food & Beverage, Deal Structuring, Business Partnerships, Term Sheet Advisory
2001 - 2007

Master's Degree in International Economics

Kyiv National Economics University - Kyiv, Ukraine

2001 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science - London, UK

Finance

Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Investment Memoranda, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research, Transaction Structuring, Project Finance, Total Addressable Market (TAM), Revenue & Expense Projections, Equity Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Private Equity, Due Diligence

Output Software

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel

Geographic Expertise

Ukraine

Industry Expertise

Agriculture, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Consumer Products, Startup Accelerators, Retail & Wholesale, Food & Beverage

Other

Market Research & Analysis, English-Russian Translation, Writing & Editing, Competition Research, Business Planning, Pitch Decks, Business Plan Consulting, Deal Structuring, Business Partnerships, Term Sheet Advisory, Management, Policy, Investment Strategy, Project Management, Excel Modeling, Private Educational Projects, English-Ukrainian Translation, Investment Banking, Strategy, Innovation, Public Sector, M&A Due Diligence (Commercial), Industry Analysis, Pitch Deck Consultant, Business Models, Corporate Finance Consultant, Fundraising Strategy, Joint Venture Development, Infrastructure, Private Placement Memoranda, Capacity Building, Digital Strategy, Transaction Strategy, M&A Strategy, Startups, Fintech, Commercial Strategy, Growth Strategy, Microsoft Office, Logistics & Supply Chain

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