Sachin Chawla, Finance Expert in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Sachin Chawla

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Toptal Member Since
September 8, 2022

Sachin has over 16 years of experience in valuations and financial modeling. He has worked with the valuation teams at KPMG, Deloitte, and other boutique investment research firms. He has worked on valuation engagements across sectors and countries. In 2020, Sachin started his consulting firm, which offers global financial modeling services to clients. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master's degree in Finance.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Bachelor's Degree
University of Delhi

Certification Highlights

CFA
CFA Institute

Case Studies

Work Experience

Founder and Lead

2020 - PRESENT
Tenth Decile Financial Advisory Services
  • Performed the valuation of an Indian industrial refrigeration manufacturing company to determine the fair market value in a proposed transaction with a South Korean industrial refrigeration systems manufacturer.
  • Participated in several calls with a proposed acquirer and their Big Four valuations team to explain our valuation methodology and to understand the rationale for their proposed acquisition price.
  • Worked directly with the founder and CEO of a company, which provided a detailed understanding of the management's view about the future of the company in particular and the industry in general.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Comparable Company Analysis, Precedent Transaction Analysis, S&P Capital IQ, Forecasting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Waterfall Modeling, Cash Flow Analysis, Financial Statements, Projected Cash Flow, Cost of Capital, Cost of Debt, Balance Sheets, Fixed Income, Financial Ratios, IRR, Valuation Multiples, Revenue Projections, Statement of Cash Flows, M&A Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Private Company Valuation, ASC 805, ASC 350, Loan Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Private Equity Valuation, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Excel Modeling, Transaction Comparables, Transaction Modeling, Purchase Price Allocation, NPV, NPV Calculation, PV Analysis, P&L Analysis, COGS Analysis, Data Analysis, Deal Analysis, Deal Advisory, M&A (Sell-side), Transaction Advisory, Private Equity, Private Equity Consultant, Equity Research, Market Research, Web Research, Online Research, Company Research, Secondary Research, Writing & Editing, Technical Writing, Research Reports, Qualitative Reports, Cap Tables, Scenario Analysis, Venture Capital, Budgeting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Analysis, Pro Forma Analysis, Market Research Analyst, Excel Expert, Cash Flow, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Profitability Analysis, Retail & Wholesale, B2C, Venture Funding, B2B, Financial Forecasting, Investment Analysis, Analysis, India, ROI, Investments, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), P&L Management, Training

Manager

2013 - 2020
KPMG
  • Performed valuations of business enterprises and intangible assets for purchase price allocations—Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 805, goodwill and asset impairment tests—ASC 350/360, and stock-based compensation—IRC 409A/ASC 718.
  • Managed work received from more than 20 different offices across six geographies (the US, the UK, Canada, Luxembourg, Bahrain, and the UAE) with responsibilities of business development, project execution, and review.
  • Completed a corporate roadshow across six KPMG offices in the US (Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles) to build relationships with the onshore teams, which resulted in a 10% increase in annual workflow.
  • Interacted regularly with the onshore teams and discussed ways to improve resource utilization and expand the scope of business.
  • Recruited, mentored, and provided training to the team and appraised their performance.
Focus areas: Valuation, Goodwill Impairment, Financial Asset Impairment Models, 409A Valuation, DCF Valuation, Capital IQ, Comparable Company Analysis, Precedent Transaction Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Industry Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Equity Valuation, Intangible Asset Valuation, Financial Modeling, Relative Valuation, Reports, DCF Modeling, Annual Reports, Finance Reports, Financial Data, Fixed Income Analysis, Equity Research Analysis, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Free Cash Flow (FCF), Cash Flow Modeling, Equity, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Ratio Analysis, S&P Capital IQ, Forecasting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Waterfall Modeling, Cash Flow Analysis, Financial Statements, Projected Cash Flow, Cost of Capital, Cost of Debt, Balance Sheets, Fixed Income, Financial Ratios, IRR, Valuation Multiples, Revenue Projections, Statement of Cash Flows, M&A Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Private Company Valuation, ASC 805, ASC 350, ASC 360, Loan Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Private Equity Valuation, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Excel Modeling, Transaction Comparables, Option Pricing, Black-Scholes Model, Transaction Modeling, Purchase Price Allocation, NPV, NPV Calculation, PV Analysis, P&L Analysis, COGS Analysis, Data Analysis, Deal Analysis, Deal Advisory, Transaction Advisory, Private Equity, Private Equity Consultant, Market Research, Web Research, Online Research, Company Research, Secondary Research, Writing & Editing, Technical Writing, Research Reports, Qualitative Reports, Cap Tables, Scenario Analysis, Venture Capital, Budgeting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Analysis, Pro Forma Analysis, Market Research Analyst, SaaS, Excel Expert, Cash Flow, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Profitability Analysis, Venture Funding, B2B, Financial Forecasting, Analysis, India, ROI, Investments, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), P&L Management

Assistant Manager

2010 - 2013
Mindtree
  • Performed valuation of privately-held, VC-backed technology companies in the US in compliance with Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 409A regulations.
  • Calculated the enterprise value of companies using the market approach, the income approach, and the cost approach.
  • Allocated the enterprise value through the option pricing model (OPM), the probability-weighted expected return method (PWERM), the current value method (CVM), and the hybrid method.
  • Communicated with engagement partners in the US throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Focus areas: 409A Valuation, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Capital IQ, Valuation, DCF Valuation, Equity Valuation, Financial Modeling, Comparable Company Analysis, Precedent Transaction Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Industry Analysis, Relative Valuation, Reports, DCF Modeling, Annual Reports, Finance Reports, Financial Data, Microsoft PowerPoint, Intangible Asset Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Free Cash Flow (FCF), Cash Flow Modeling, Equity, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Ratio Analysis, S&P Capital IQ, Cash Flow Forecasting, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Waterfall Modeling, Cash Flow Analysis, Financial Statements, Projected Cash Flow, Cost of Capital, Cost of Debt, Balance Sheets, Financial Ratios, IRR, Valuation Multiples, Revenue Projections, Statement of Cash Flows, M&A Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Private Company Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Private Equity Valuation, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Excel Modeling, Transaction Comparables, Option Pricing, Black-Scholes Model, Transaction Modeling, NPV, NPV Calculation, PV Analysis, P&L Analysis, COGS Analysis, Data Analysis, Deal Analysis, Deal Advisory, Transaction Advisory, Private Equity, Private Equity Consultant, Market Research, Web Research, Online Research, Company Research, Secondary Research, Writing & Editing, Technical Writing, Research Reports, Qualitative Reports, Cap Tables, Scenario Analysis, Venture Capital, Exit Strategy, Budgeting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Analysis, Pro Forma Analysis, Market Research Analyst, SaaS, Excel Expert, Cash Flow, Profitability Analysis, Venture Funding, B2B, Analysis, India, ROI, Investments, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), P&L Management

Senior Analyst

2009 - 2009
Moody's
  • Provided analytical support to a German investment bank through quantitative research.
  • Calculated enterprise values of public companies using relative valuations and analyzed their future outlook.
  • Prepared reports outlining market trends and how they affected the companies being analyzed.
Focus areas: Capital IQ, Relative Valuation, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Valuation, DCF Valuation, Equity Valuation, Financial Modeling, Comparable Company Analysis, Annual Reports, Finance Reports, Financial Data, Equity Research Analysis, Microsoft PowerPoint, Equity, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Ratio Analysis, S&P Capital IQ, Financial Statements, Balance Sheets, Financial Ratios, Valuation Multiples, Valuation Analysis, Excel Modeling, Transaction Comparables, Transaction Modeling, P&L Analysis, COGS Analysis, Data Analysis, Market Research, Web Research, Online Research, Company Research, Secondary Research, Writing & Editing, Technical Writing, Research Reports, Qualitative Reports, Financial Analysis, Excel Expert, Profitability Analysis, Analysis, India, ROI, P&L Management

Associate Analyst

2006 - 2007
Deloitte
  • Performed valuation analysis of US companies in compliance with ASC 805—formerly Statements of Accounting Standards (SFAS) 141, applying different valuation approaches—discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, relative valuations, and the cost approach.
  • Reviewed purchase price allocations done by other accounting firms to verify the appropriateness of the analyses.
  • Drafted company, industry, and economic overviews by extracting and interpreting information from various research databases, such as Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), IBISWorld, Forrester Research, and Gartner.
Focus areas: Valuation, DCF Valuation, DCF Modeling, Financial Modeling, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Capital IQ, Equity Valuation, Intangible Asset Valuation, Goodwill Impairment, Comparable Company Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Industry Analysis, Relative Valuation, Reports, Annual Reports, Finance Reports, Financial Data, Financial Asset Impairment Models, Precedent Transaction Analysis, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Free Cash Flow (FCF), Cash Flow Modeling, Equity, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Ratio Analysis, S&P Capital IQ, Cash Flow Forecasting, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Cash Flow Analysis, Financial Statements, Projected Cash Flow, Cost of Capital, Cost of Debt, Balance Sheets, Financial Ratios, IRR, Valuation Multiples, Revenue Projections, Statement of Cash Flows, M&A Modeling, Valuation Modeling, ASC 805, ASC 350, Valuation Analysis, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Excel Modeling, Transaction Comparables, Transaction Modeling, Purchase Price Allocation, NPV, NPV Calculation, PV Analysis, P&L Analysis, COGS Analysis, Data Analysis, Deal Analysis, Deal Advisory, Transaction Advisory, Market Research, Web Research, Online Research, Company Research, Secondary Research, Writing & Editing, Technical Writing, Research Reports, Qualitative Reports, Budgeting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Analysis, Pro Forma Analysis, Market Research Analyst, Excel Expert, Cash Flow, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Analysis, India, ROI, Investments, P&L Management

Business Analyst

2005 - 2006
Evalueserve
  • Provided research-based support to clients and drafted company and industry reports with the help of secondary and primary data sources.
  • Discussed project requirements with the clients to understand the scope of work and made proposals for the projects, providing time and resource estimates to complete them.
  • Worked with telecom companies in Europe and performed qualitative and quantitative research on their operations.
Focus areas: Annual Reports, Finance Reports, Financial Data, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Market Research & Analysis, Industry Analysis, Reports, Ratio Analysis, Strategy, Financial Statements, Balance Sheets, Financial Ratios, Statement of Cash Flows, P&L Analysis, COGS Analysis, Data Analysis, Deal Analysis, Market Research, Web Research, Online Research, Company Research, Secondary Research, Writing & Editing, Technical Writing, Research Reports, Qualitative Reports, Market Research Analyst, Profitability Analysis, Analysis, India, ROI
2007 - 2009

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) - Pune, India

2000 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Finance

University of Delhi - Delhi, India

AUGUST 2015 - PRESENT

CFA

CFA Institute

Finance

Valuation, DCF Valuation, 409A Valuation, Equity Valuation, Intangible Asset Valuation, Financial Modeling, Comparable Company Analysis, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Free Cash Flow (FCF), Cash Flow Modeling, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Ratio Analysis, Cash Flow Forecasting, Projected Cash Flow, Cost of Capital, Cost of Debt, Balance Sheets, Valuation Multiples, Statement of Cash Flows, M&A Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Private Company Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Private Equity Valuation, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Transaction Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Purchase Price Allocation, Data Analysis, Deal Analysis, Deal Advisory, M&A (Sell-side), Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Cash Flow, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Profitability Analysis, ROI, Financial Asset Impairment Models, Fixed Income Analysis, Equity Research Analysis, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Equity Research, Market Research, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Forecasting, Budgeting, Venture Funding

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook

Data & Analysis Software

Capital IQ, Financial Data

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Retail & Wholesale

Geographic Expertise

India

Other

Goodwill Impairment, Precedent Transaction Analysis, Market Research & Analysis, Industry Analysis, Relative Valuation, Reports, DCF Modeling, Annual Reports, Finance Reports, Equity, S&P Capital IQ, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis, Financial Statements, Financial Ratios, IRR, Revenue Projections, ASC 805, ASC 350, Excel Modeling, Transaction Comparables, Waterfall Modeling, NPV, NPV Calculation, PV Analysis, P&L Analysis, COGS Analysis, Transaction Advisory, Private Equity Consultant, Writing & Editing, Technical Writing, Research Reports, Qualitative Reports, Cap Tables, Scenario Analysis, Financial Analysis, Pro Forma Analysis, Market Research Analyst, Excel Expert, P&L Management, Training, Strategy, Fixed Income, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Web Research, Online Research, Company Research, Secondary Research, Analysis, Investments, Regression Modeling, Derivatives, ASC 360, Loan Valuation, Option Pricing, Black-Scholes Model, Exit Strategy, SaaS, B2C, B2B, Financial Forecasting, Investment Analysis

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