Olivia Passoni

Olivia Passoni

Vienna, Austria
Member since August 16, 2017
Olivia has over ten years of experience in advisory, specializing in valuation, financial and business planning, M&A, and capital raising. Olivia has advised companies of any size, including over 30 startup entrepreneurs during the fundraising process. She is a Certified Valuation Analyst and is specialized in early-stage valuations.
Olivia is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Consumer Products
  • Fintech
  • Technology
Other Expertise
  • Capital Raising
  • Exit Strategy
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Independent Consultant
    2014 - PRESENT
    Valithea e.U.
    • Prepared the financial models and documents for an architecture company looking to raise funds for a hotel project in the Middle East; also prepped them for management meetings.
    • Gave a fundraising and valuation workshop for Korean tech startups and mentored them individually to help them understand the value of their company; prepared briefs on their potential as investments.
    • Advised on valuation and negotiations for the ongoing potential acquisition of a UK media company.
    • Built realistic, detailed financial models for a variety of different early-stage businesses to help them assess the feasibility of their projects and adjust their strategy accordingly.
    • Researched legal capital requirements in different countries for a fintech startup to structure the company efficiently and to estimate the funds needed to establish a business in each country.
    • Worked with an engineering company to quantify the financial profitability of energy efficiency measures for a stadium.
    • Valued the startup holdings belonging to a venture capital portfolio.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Investment Memoranda, Valuation, Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Equity Valuation, Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Finance Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Pitch Deck Financials, P&L Forecasting, Fundraising, Feasibility, Due Dilligence, Capital Raising, Junior Capital, Startup Funding, Pricing Strategy, Private Equity Valuation, Certified Valuation Analyst, Contingent Valuation Method, Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Senior Consultant, M&A
    2012 - 2014
    TJP Advisory & Management
    • Carried out liquidity planning and prepared documents as part of NPL restructuring assignments for small businesses in southeastern Europe, as mandated by the World Bank.
    • Worked on the sale of a PV solar park to a specialized buyer.
    • Advised on the restructuring of a diversified natural resources group; prepared forecasts for its single businesses globally and provided input on valuation and right timing for disposal of its assets.
    • Prepared the financial forecasting, valuation, and the project financing model for a large solar company in Eastern Europe.
    • Completed the valuation of an alternative investments fund with subsidiaries in different countries for the preparation of group financial statements.
    • Carried out the valuation of part of a food processing company and advised on the exit strategy for the sale of the division.
    • Prepared the valuation of an IT services business for the introduction of new shareholders.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Mezzanine, Investment Briefs, Investment Memoranda, Investor Communications, Capital Investment Appraisals, Asset Valuations, Valuation Modeling, Valuation, Valuation Multiples, Adjusted Present Value (APV), Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Equity Research, Equity Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Projections, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR), Investor Decks, Investment Summaries, Feasibility, Due Dilligence, Contingent Valuation Method, Budget Controls, Budgeting
  • Senior Assistant Valuation
    2009 - 2012
    Grant Thornton
    • Managed the international due diligence process of a target group of companies and carried out the due diligence of the local subsidiary on behalf of a potential acquirer.
    • Developed valuation assignment methods and processes for the company's internal quality assurance directives.
    • Advised a software company on the target requirements to meet for different stock exchanges.
    • Carried out the joint venture valuation of various subsidiaries of two food processing companies to assess the joint venture share split.
    • Conducted the valuation of a de-listed company after a takeover to evaluate compensation for the squeezed-out shareholders.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Valuation Multiples, Due Dilligence, Financial Benchmarking, Risk Evaluation, Adjusted Present Value (APV), Valuation Modeling, Financial Asset Impairment Models, Asset Valuations, Intellectual Property Valuation, Real Estate Finance, Audit Management, Equity Research
  • Research Analyst
    2007 - 2009
    Grant Thornton International
    • Carried out research for global corporate finance departments; advised on databases and information management.
    • Prepared thought leadership publications on global capital markets.
    • Managed the communication exchange and distributed investment teasers to global M&A departments.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Market Research, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation Multiples, Data Analysis, Financial Data Analysis, Corporate Finance, Transaction Modeling
Education
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) in Valuation
    2014 - 2014
    National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts - Germany
  • Bachelor's degree in German and Management Studies
    2003 - 2007
    University of Leeds - Leeds, United Kingdom
Certifications
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
    NOVEMBER 2014 - DECEMBER 2020
    NACVA

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