Tobias Buck, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
Tobias Buck

Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom

Member since February 21, 2019
Tobias is a private equity investor and board advisor who has invested, raised, and refinanced more than $4 billion throughout his career across the entire company life cycle from seed round start-ups to late-stage buyouts across Europe/US, and various industries. He combines highly analytical thinking with a very structured work approach and a passion for the creative fields. He connects easily with people valuing high IQ/EQ environments.
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Career Highlights

Education

Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Technology

Software Expertise

Employment

  • Member of the Supervisory Board and Senior Advisor

    2020 - PRESENT
    Deutsche Entertainment AG
    • Worked with Deutsche Entertainment AG, a leading publicly-listed live entertainment company in Europe with approximately €200 million sales and 220 employees, which produces and promotes a broad range of events, mostly across rock/pop, arts, and exhibitions as well as online ticketing.
    • Attended supervisory and executive management board meetings of a public company.
    • Supervised the executive management team of a €200 million sales/€15 million EBITDA company, listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange (Germany).
    • Evaluated various add-on acquisitions and respective financing options.
    • Provided CFO support in regard to equity and debt financing options.
    • Developed investor presentation for meetings with public investors, e.g., hedge funds, pension, funds, and long-only funds.
    • Attended investor and capital markets meetings.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Investor Presentations, Capital Raising, Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Supervisory
  • Early Stage Investor

    2015 - PRESENT
    B72 Ventures
    • Founded B72 Ventures to consolidate my activities as an early-stage investor and consultant.
    • Invested into multiple early-stage start-ups, including biotech, fintech, casual dining, media and fashion brands.
    • Exited one portfolio company to a trade buyer at multiple of money.
    • Consulted a smaller mid-cap private equity firm on an investment into the technology space.
    • Assisted several start-ups in my portfolio on subsequent funding rounds to raise additional capital from new 3rd-party investors.
    Focus areas: Startups, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Early-stage Funding, Early-stage Startups, Series A, Seed Fundraising, Venture Capital
  • Investment Principal

    2017 - 2019
    Novalpina Capital (Private Equity Team)
    • Worked with Novalpina Capital, a special situations private equity firm focusing on control equity or control debt-for-equity investments in the European mid-market.
    • Supported the founding partners in starting a new investment firms across all aspects - from supporting the fundraising efforts, hiring the team, establishing the company's operations and working on new investments.
    • Raised a credit facility of >$250 million from multiple investment banks.
    • Conducted and led the due diligence on dozens of potential investments and business models across various industries, including consumer goods, media, technology, telecommunications, and business services.
    • Evaluated numerous investment opportunities across various investment strategies including, besides others, control equity, LBO, minority equity, growth equity, buy-and-build, loan-to-own, litigation investing, junior debt, and distressed debt.
    • Steered and managed external consultants (commercial, finance, and tax advisors) during dozens of due diligence processes.
    • Trained and supervised multiple investment associates and analysts.
    • Built dozens of highly detailed financial models, including flexible forecast scenarios depending on numerous inputs, including P&L, cash flow,and balance sheet.
    • Valued numerous private and public companies applying multiple valuation methods, including transaction and trading multiples, and DCF, to name a few.
    Focus areas: Leveraged Buyouts, LBO, Financing, Due Diligence, Legal Structuring, Capital Raising, Valuation, Board Presentations, Board of Directors, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity
  • Investment Associate

    2011 - 2017
    Goldman Sachs (Private Equity Team)
    • Worked with the Goldman Sachs' private equity team, specifically the merchant banking division, which is the banks' internal and proprietary investment team focusing on private equity-style investments across leveraged buy-outs, minority and growth equity as well as (distressed/performing) debt-typically in the mid-to large-cap space across all industries.
    • Invested more than $3 billion in equity and debt across c.7 transaction across minority equity, control equity, LBO, senior and junior debt, and distressed debt.
    • Invested across industries, including consumer products, industrials, business services, eCommerce, energy, and entertainment.
    • Valued numerous private and public companies applying multiple valuation methods, including transaction and trading multiples, DCF, etc.
    • Listed three companies via IPO in Germany (2x) and Denmark (1x).
    • Acted as board observer at more than four companies.
    • Built more than 100-200+ highly detailed financial models, including flexible forecast scenarios depending on numerous inputs, including P&L, cash flow, and balance sheet as well as sensitivity/acquisition analysis.
    • Trained and supervised multiple investment associates and analysts.
    • Ran fundraising activities for Goldman Sachs' private equity investments, including direct communication with respective deal and fund LPs and preparation of LP information.
    • Collaborated with portfolio companies (especially CEO/CFO) on the annual budgeting process, industry best practices, and implemented new processes around financial controls and reporting.
    • Assessed multiple acquisition/bolt-on targets for investee portfolio companies and appropriate equity/debt financing options and instruments.
    • Worked mostly in Goldman Sachs' London office and later transferred to its headquarter in New York.
    Focus areas: LBO, Leveraged Buyouts, Financial Modeling, DCF Modeling, IPOs, Initial Public Offerings, Refinancing, Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Portfolio Management, Private Equity
  • Investment Analyst

    2010 - 2010
    JP Morgan
    • Evaluated multiple investment opportunities in the distressed asset space.
    Focus areas: Investing, Investments, Distressed Assets
  • Consultant

    2010 - 2010
    The Boston Consulting Group
    • Developed the roll-out strategy for a a new telecommunications offering.
    Focus areas: Telecommunications, Strategy, Consulting
  • Co-Founder

    2006 - 2007
    Pyromaniac Clothing
    • Started a streetwear apparel brand together with a creative CEO as design director.
    Focus areas: Apparel & Accessories, Supplier/Vendor Selection, Sales, Product Development, General Management
  • Sales & Project Manager

    2005 - 2007
    Montana Cans
    • Acted as sales manager for two European countries.
    • Developed and launched a new spray can brand.
    • Managed the global artist team representing the brand.
    Focus areas: Art, Graffiti, Artist Management, Product Launch, Project Management, Product Development, Exports, Sales

Education

  • Master's degree in Finance
    2009 - 2011
    École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) - Paris, France
  • Exchange program in Business Management
    2009 - 2009
    London School of Economics and Political Science - London, England
  • Bachelor's degree in International Business
    2007 - 2009
    WU - The Vienna University of Economics and Business - Vienna, Austria

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