Raphael was the co-founder of a fintech company which he grew to 50 employees and merged with a competitor after four years. He's co-founded two investment firms, including a blockchain one, and worked for 15 years as a global investor and an M&A banker at Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. He also holds a master's in AI and is a graduate of the International Space University. As a consultant, he's passionate about helping innovative businesses grow.
Served as the lead associate on the distressed restructuring of Marconi plc, advising the bondholders.
Managed substantial parts of the local day-to-day processes during the sale of Optus (the second-largest Australian telecom at the time) to Singapore Telecom; it was one of the largest M&A transactions in Australia.
Served as the associate on the team advising C&W on the sale of Hong Kong Telecom to PCCW which was the largest ever non-Japan Asia M&A transaction at the time; I performed tasks such as financial modeling and due diligence.
Participated in tens of billions of dollars in deal value of other transactions globally.
Biotech companies with little to no revenue can still be worth billions. Consider the most prominent 2017 biotech M&A deal when Gilead bought Kite Pharma for almost $12 billion. At the time of the deal, Kite had over $600 million in accumulated deficit, but it also had a pipeline of CAR-T cell therapies, which treat cancer. This article examines how to value such pipelines. It also focuses on the risk-adjusted NPV valuation methodology, portfolios of multiple drug candidates, and how value is impacted by the characteristics of the investor or acquirer.
Investing in Cryptocurrencies: The Ultimate Guide (Publication)
So, you’ve decided to get exposure to cryptocurrencies. In this newer space, a personal financial advisor may not be of great help. Neither will your banker, unless you are a customer of a limited number of progressive Swiss private banks, which facilitate crypto trading. What now?
This article provides practical information and resources around passive vs. active cryptocurrency investing, how to buy, sell, store, and monitor cryptocurrencies, as well as tax regulations in the space.
Space Studies Program in Space
2019 - 2019
International Space University - Strasbourg, France
Master's degree in Computer Science
2013 - 2015
PUC | Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bachelor's degree in Psychology
1993 - 1997
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Bachelor's degree in Finance
1993 - 1997
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA