Ramona is a seasoned private equity professional with solid M&A and portfolio monitoring experience, including representation in boards of directors. She has an affinity for the renewable energy and private banking sectors and particularly enjoys helping management and their companies achieve full growth potential. She enjoys freelancing because it enables her to spend more time working on her own business idea.
Executed four acquisitions for a total value of €850 million (in France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg). Responsibilities comprised valuation, supervising due diligence, and assisting in contract negotiations (e.g., SPA, shareholder agreeements, management incentive packages, bank financing), as well as the design of the fiscal structuring in close collaboration with advisers, lawyers, and accountants.
Executed a €1.5 billion merger of two private banks in Belgium. This merger was fueled by a benchmarking analysis in the European private banking sector that pinpointed the need to scale businesses in a very competitive and steadily internationalizing sector.
Carried out extensive portfolio work in addition to regular monitoring, e.g., comprehensive market research (regulatory, political framework, competitive landscape, trends) of Germany’s childcare sector to assist in the international expansion strategy.
Originated two deals in the DACH region, drawing on a network of former colleagues, INSEAD business school, investment banks, lawyers, and M&A boutiques based in the region as well as my strong communication skills.
Coordinated and reviewed business and market data; conducted relative equity contribution and valuation analysis in the context of a merger of leading CEE dairy players ($6 billion).
Built an operating model, integrated due diligence findings, and provided valuation and accretion/dilution analysis to a leading quoted apparel player in the attempted acquisition of a private competitor (€2 billion). Prepared material for the client’s board of directors.
Prepared client presentations and explored ideas of advisory services. Conducted research on companies and specific industries (e.g., food and apparel retail, dairy, and fresh produce).
Focus areas: Advisory, Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions, due diligence
2004 - 2007
Conducted business plan review and prepared presentation for debt providers in coordination with the management team in the context of an MBO (€200 million) of a European airport ground handler; advised in subsequent add-on acquisitions (totaling €20 million).
Conducted valuation of acquisition target in the publishing sector, integrated due diligence findings, and prepared materials for the investment committee of a private equity client.
Performed a thirteen-week cash flow analysis of a distressed construction company for application of new funds by existing and new shareholders and grace periods by debt providers.
Built a financial model and conducted valuation of strategic options to contract termination and related sensitivity analysis.
Built a financial model to evaluate funding needs for collection and recycling of lamps in European member states, and wrote a manual on how to use the model.