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Peter Wells

Peter Wells

New York, NY, United States
Member since October 22, 2018
Peter began his investment banking career at Moelis & Co. where he completed $10 billion in M&A, restructuring, and financing deals. He recently served as the COO of a marketing software startup raising $6 million of capital. As a freelancer, he enjoys working on transactions for high-growth companies. He has extensive experience working with clients to assess new opportunities and position them with the resources to fuel their growth.
Peter is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Financial Services
Other Expertise
  • Corporate Finance
  • Creative Financing
  • Merger Integration Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • Stock Price Analysis
  • Three Statement Operating Model
Employment
  • COO
    2013 - PRESENT
    MIND Media
    • Built a detailed financial model for internal projections and external fundraising efforts.
    • Structured and managed three fundraising rounds, securing $6 million in outside investment.
    • Led all of the aspects of the fundraising process; managed and developed relationships with investment firms, prepared investor materials, negotiated, and drafted deal documentation.
    • Sourced and structured key supplier and distribution partnerships in North America, Europe, and Asia.
    • Acted as a project manager for the successful rebuild of the software platform and associated tech hardware.
    Focus areas: Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Plan Development, Venture Funding, Startup Funding, Investment Memoranda
  • Financial Analyst
    2013 - 2017
    Equity Hedge Fund (Confidential)
    • Built detailed financial models to evaluate investments into publicly traded equities.
    • Reviewed public documents and analyst reports building a multiple scenario analysis for future revenue and profitability.
    • Worked on a contract basis directly for portfolio manager with $50 million of equity invested in long/short emerging market strategy.
    Focus areas: Five-year Projections, Valuation Analysis, Equity Valuation, Investment Thesis, Investment Monitoring, Stock Price Analysis
  • Associate
    2007 - 2013
    Moelis & Company
    • Was hired as the first analyst to start at firm’s inception; earned early promotion to associate after 2.5 years in the analyst program.
    • Advised clients in the media, gaming, and telecommunications sectors; evaluated principal investment opportunities for Moelis Capital Partners.
    • Led the development of a merger model for Univar's (NYSE:UNVR) $1.2 billion acquisition of Basic Chemical Solutions and drafting investment memorandum for the associated debt financing.
    • Analyzed financial recoveries to key debt and equity stakeholders and viability of restructuring proposals under various operating scenarios as part of Citadel Broadcasting's $2.4 billion Chapter 11 restructuring.
    • Managed the transaction process, drafted investment memorandum and built a financial model for The Gores Group's $345 million sale of portfolio company Global Tel Link to Veritas Capital and Goldman Sachs.
    • Closed over ten transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $10 billion.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Restructuring, Equity Financing, Debt Raises, Investment Memoranda, Private Equity, M&A (Buy-side), Leveraged Buyout Model, M&A (Sell-side), Capital Structure, Three Statement Operating Model
  • Junior Analyst
    2006 - 2007
    UBS Investment Bank
    • Built financial models to evaluate credit worthiness of leveraged buyouts and investor returns for private equity funds.
    • Conducted company and market research to support business development and pitch processes.
    • Developed a quarterly review of activist hedge fund activity distributed to all of the global managing directors across the bank.
    • Received an early promotion after one year of a two-year program at the position.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research, Private Equity, Leveraged Buyout Model, Debt Structuring
  • Fund Administration
    2005 - 2006
    The Gores Group
    • Worked with fund operations team to draft quarterly investor letters to limited partners of the private equity fund.
    • Assisted with fund accounting and capital calls for new investments.
    • Supported the investment team with the valuation of the portfolio for quarterly reporting, including an analysis of public comps and precedent transactions.
    • Maintained the operational accounting systems for general partner and operational improvement groups.
    Focus areas: Operational Finance, Private Equity, Private Company Valuation, Capital Raising, Accounting, Accounting Systems, Valuation Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Comparable Company Analysis
Other Experience
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    2000 - 2004
    Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Certifications
  • Series 34
    AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT
    National Futures Exchange
  • Series 3
    AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT
    National Futures Association
  • Series 63
    NOVEMBER 2011 - MARCH 2013
    FINRA
  • Series 79
    AUGUST 2011 - MARCH 2013
    FINRA
  • Series 7
    AUGUST 2010 - MARCH 2013
    FINRA
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