Ryan Foley, Finance Expert in Denver, CO, United States
Ryan Foley

Finance Expert in Denver, CO, United States

Member since February 27, 2017
Ryan is an investment banker with over 15 years of experience providing M&A and capital raising services to a number of diverse industries. He has advised on almost 50 transactions with an aggregate value of $3 billion. He works full-time, but also freelances because he enjoys working with entrepreneurs on exciting new investment and M&A opportunities.
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Career Highlights


Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Energy

Other Expertise


  • Vice President

    2013 - 2015
    Green Manning & Bunch
    • Led the development, negotiation, and execution of M&A transactions valued between $30 and $250 million.
    • Solicited interest in M&A transactions from a personal network of strategic and financial buyers including private equity firms, family offices, and holding companies.
    • Drafted and negotiated key transaction documents including pitch books, engagement agreements, confidentiality agreements, due diligence lists, confidential information memoranda, preliminary indications of interest, letters of intent, management presentations, purchase agreements, and other legal documents.
    • Oversaw the mentoring, staffing and training of analysts and associates in transactional support including preparation of marketing materials, internal communications, financial models, and written memorandums.
    • Advised business owners on strategic positioning of their companies to prospective purchasers and developed customized messaging to fit purchasers’ unique acquisition criteria.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Business Plan Development, Valuation, Capital Raising
  • Vice President

    2010 - 2013
    Allegiance Capital Corporation
    • Led the execution of sell-side M&A transactions valued between $20 and $200 million across a wide range of industries including oilfield services, electric power services, construction, food, and chemicals.
    • Handled and was responsible for assisting business development team with sourcing and marketing M&A opportunities.
    • Developed comprehensive buyer lists and assessed buy-side acquisition strategies to facilitate marketing of companies to potential acquirers and investors.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Financial Modeling
  • Vice President

    2008 - 2009
    Westlake Securities
    • Drove the execution of M&A transactions and debt and equity capital raising services in a number of industries including energy, technology, and basic industrials in transactions ranging from $5-$300 million.
    • Solicited indications of interest from private equity investors for clients seeking financings for acquisitions and growth.
    • Developed the first financial models, valuation spreadsheets, and generic pitch books utilized by the firm.
    • Trained, supervised, and mentored the first team of analysts at Westlake Securities.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Valuation, Financial Modeling
  • Associate

    2006 - 2008
    BMO Capital Markets
    • Supported the senior investment bankers in Energy & Power Group with providing M&A advisory services and capital-raising private and public debt and equity in $100 million to $1 billion transactions in the exploration and production sector.
    • Handled and was responsible for financial modeling, private and public equity valuations, reserve report analysis, due diligence, and compilation of marketing credentials, prospectuses, executive summaries, management presentations and private placement memoranda.
    • Fostered internal relationships across BMO’s cross-functional financial services departments including M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, commercial banking, private placements, and institutional sales.
    • Guided 4 junior bankers by managing and evaluating their work which included comparable peer and transaction analyses, corporate presentations, and financial modeling.
    Focus areas: Capital Raising, Debt, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Financial Modeling
  • Associate

    2000 - 2004
    Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
    • Provided support to senior management in executing investment banking transactions valued between $5 and $100 million in a broad range of industries such as business and IT services, industrials, and biotechnology.
    • Prepared financial models for M&A transactions and developed equity valuations for both private and public companies ranging from $20-$300 million.
    • Collaborated with investment banking, legal, accounting, and corporate teams in the underwriting of 4 secondary offerings with an average offering value of $66 million.
    • Appraised and executed valuation analyses for both public and private equity offerings, fairness opinions mergers & acquisitions, and other financial advisory assignments.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Private Equity Finance
    2004 - 2006
    The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance
    1995 - 1999
    Boston College - Newton, MA, USA

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