Prashant Kudva, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
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Prashant Kudva

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 27, 2017

With 10+ years of experience as an investment banker, from analyst through director level, Prashant has advised companies on over $50 billion of M&A and capital raises. His sector expertise includes healthcare, metals & mining, technology, and clean tech. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping companies with financial planning, valuation, capital raising, investor presentations, M&A advisory, and other financial analyses.

Career Highlights

Associate Director
Standard Chartered
Senior Analyst
Lazard Freres

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor's Degree
University of Chicago

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Business Development | M&A

2020 - PRESENT
  • Worked on strategy and in/out-licensing products for Editas, a leading gene-editing company.
  • Maintained the database of strategic options and priorities in the gene therapy, cell therapy, and gene editing spaces.
  • Worked on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and in-licensing and out-licensing products that matched the company's goals.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Licensing, Intellectual Property Licensing, Fundraising, Life Science, Fundraising Consultant

Business Development and M&A

2019 - PRESENT
AMAG Pharmaceuticals
  • Worked on M&A and strategic transactions including alliances, in-licensing assets, and out-licensing assets, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Built financial and market models in valuing and evaluating potential targets.
  • Focused on multiple biotech therapeutic areas including women's health and hematology segments.
  • Led cross-functional teams in M&A transactions ensuring internal and external alignment on deal goals and objectives.
  • Handled transaction negotiation, deal valuation, seeking and evaluating new acquisition opportunities and presenting potential opportunities to the executive team and board.
Focus areas: Capital Raising, Strategy, Business Development, Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financing, Women's Health, Biotechnology, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Life Science

Vice President and Director (Healthcare Group)

2011 - 2016
  • Advised companies in the healthcare industry on capital raises (IPOs, private rounds, public follow-on), and M&A transactions.
  • Assisted companies with FP&A, investor decks, valuation analyses, and positioning.
  • Worked with companies to identify assets or companies to acquire or assets to divest.
  • Supported drafting of SEC filings for companies in transactions, including in over six IPOs.
  • Helped companies analyze capital structure and long term business plan goals by analyzing various financial ratios and trends.
  • Worked as group staffer and managed a team of 12 analysts and associates.
Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Comparable Company Analysis, Investor Presentations, Business Planning, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Growth Capital Raising, Capital Raising, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Investment Banking, Healthcare, Biotechnology, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Life Science, Venture Capital, Fundraising Consultant

Associate Director

2009 - 2011
Standard Chartered
  • Worked on cross-border M&A deals between the U.S. and Asia/Europe.
  • Identified potential targets for U.S. companies in Asia/Europe and vice versa.
  • Conducted valuation, M&A modeling, and other analyses of the complex issues that can arise during a cross-border merger.
  • Assisted clients in meetings and presented the issues that can arise in cross-border mergers.
  • Served as a founding member of the team that set up the necessary infrastructure and base modeling templates.
  • Performed accretion/dilution analyses for companies looking to raise capital to understand optimal capital structure.
  • Developed IRR analysis to view potential LBO returns on transactions.
Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), Private Company Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Budgeting, Financial Modeling, Metals & Mining, Valuation Multiples, Valuation, Valuation Modeling, Capital Raising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Strategy, Investment Memoranda, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Cross-border M&A, Venture Capital, Fundraising Consultant

Senior Analyst

2007 - 2009
Lazard Freres
  • Worked on building Lazard's Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis.
  • Built various models, including LBO models for companies of various sizes during M&A transactions in the clean tech and TMT spaces.
  • Conducted various financial analyses and helped emerging solar companies with their budgeting and FP&A efforts.
  • Modeled complex solar and wind farms that included complex PTC and ITCs.
  • Aided companies in compiling investor presentations and models for M&A deals.
  • Performed accretion/dilution analyses for companies looking to raise capital to understand optimal capital structure.
Focus areas: Corporate Finance, TMT, SaaS, Renewable Energy, CleanTech, Investor Presentations, Pitch Decks, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Strategy, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Venture Capital, Fundraising Consultant

Financial Analyst

2006 - 2007
Merrill Lynch
  • Collaborated with Merrill Lynch's TMT corporate finance group to implement capital raises and M&A transactions.
  • Worked on debt structuring complex transactions, including convertibles with bond hedges.
  • Built financial models for company valuation, including LBO analysis and returns on debt/equity.
  • Performed accretion/dilution analyses for companies looking to raise capital to understand optimal capital structure.
Focus areas: Transaction Comparables, Comparable Company Analysis, Convertible Debt, Transaction Modeling, TMT, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Venture Capital, Fundraising Consultant
2018 - 2020

Master's Degree in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD

2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science

University of Chicago - Chicago, IL, USA


FINRA Series 79