Sameer has led a $100 million franchise partnership for a global youth brand in Asia as a business and finance consultant. His experience includes fundraising, business strategy, asset sales, corporate finance, and M&A. Sameer has worked with billionaires, private equity firms, and family offices, providing unique insights into investor mindsets. Sameer joined Toptal to add value to a variety of businesses creatively.
Worked as the sole financial and business advisor for a $100 million project to create the country franchise of one of the largest youth brands in the world. The mandate was to plan a chain of restaurants, bars, and hotels.
Sold an under construction four-star hotel end-to-end services from pitch deck and valuation models (discounted cash flow and multiples), investor introduction, deal negotiation to legal financial due diligence, to final closure.
Executed a 220-key Serviced Apartment Joint Venture, licensing, and management contract. Work included valuation, shareholder, and share subscription agreements negotiation, due diligence facilitation, and management contract negotiations.
Built the fundraising deck and a fully functional, dynamic financial model showcasing Limited Partners and General Partners Internal Rate of Returns for a $10 million food and beverage fund focused on restaurants, food tech, and food retail.
Worked on the pitch deck for the sale of the country franchise of one the largest burger chains in the world. Equity finally exited in favor of the international partner.
Focus areas: Business Models, Pitch Decks, Crypto, Fintech, Blockchain, Feasibility Studies, Valuation Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three Statement Operating Model, Business Advisory, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Fundraising, Fundraising Consultant
2016 - 2017
Built a website providing online to offline marketing of real jewelry, a novel concept where visitors could search for various products by location and schedule appointments with jewelers in their local area for trials.
On-boarded 50 jewelers to list their products on the website. Jewelers paid a monthly subscription to list products and market their offline stores.
Built the entire back end of the website using WordPress and 30 plugins, amended and fine-tuned using PHP.
Managed the dedicated server used for hosting and the database using relevant management tools.
Sold the startup to a likeminded entrepreneur who was trying to build a similar concept.
Focus areas: Jewelry, Online Marketing, eCommerce
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance
2002 - 2004
International Management Institute - New Delhi, India