Valeria Shvediuk, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
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Valeria Shvediuk

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
August 10, 2020

An LSE graduate with distinction, Valeria has 7+ years of blue-chip expertise in investment banking, private equity, and corporate development at leading firms such as Argentum, Goldman Sachs, and Endemol Shine. Experienced across industries, Valeria joined Toptal to work on exciting projects in corporate finance and strategy, where she can leverage her expertise in financial modeling and valuation, strategic planning, pitch deck creation, and negotiations.

Career Highlights

Investment Banking Associate
Goldman Sachs International
Investment Associate
Argentum Private Equity

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
London School of Economics and Political Science
Master's Degree
BI Norwegian Business School

Case Studies

Work Experience

Corporate Development and Strategy Manager

2018 - 2020
Endemol Shine Group
  • Acted as an in-house lead and cross-functional coordinator of a $2.2 billion business sale to one of the entity's largest competitors, Banijay, resulting in the creation of the largest independent TV production company.
  • Advised management in a complex commercial negotiation process, modeled scenarios from joint ventures to various earn-out and put/call option structures, and assessed business implications from legal, tax, and corporate governance perspectives.
  • Led a number of strategic initiatives across the group, including the reorganization of a business area and the strategic assessment of the traveling formats business model.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Term Sheet Negotiations, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Investment Banking Associate

2016 - 2017
Goldman Sachs International
  • Led CAPEX modeling for a buy-side advisory assignment with KKR, analyzing the combination of two vending and coffee services operators to create a pan-European leader for a transaction valued at €500 million with pro forma revenue of ~€1.3 billion.
  • Performed strategic vulnerability analysis and constructed a valuation as a part of the anti-raid defense advisory for a listed European TMT player.
  • Created management presentation materials and coordinated due diligence during the private placement process of a leading UK private education player generating ~£300 million of revenue.
  • Contributed to the global debt syndication effort for Apollo's investment in France.
Focus areas: Corporate Finance Consultant, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Investment Associate

2013 - 2015
Argentum Private Equity
  • Assessed and prepared investment documentation on several co-investment opportunities, including an investment in a Norway-based full-service European debt collection and credit management service provider with an enterprise value of ~€2.2 billion.
  • Co-led the annual deep-dive assessment of the global oil and gas industry, conducted market analyses, and interviewed partner oil and gas investors—the project culminated in a presentation to the investment board.
  • Built a comprehensive, fully customizable Excel model template, adopted as a standard across the firm with a three-financial statement operating model and an integrated LBO valuation model with sensitivities.
Focus areas: Venture Capital, Private Equity
2015 - 2016

Master's Degree in Management and Strategy

London School of Economics and Political Science - London, United Kingdom

2010 - 2012

Master's Degree in Financial Economics

BI Norwegian Business School - Oslo, Norway

2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy - Kyiv, Ukraine


DCF Valuation, Three-statement Modeling, Five-year Projections, P&L Forecasting, Valuation, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Private Equity, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), Pricing Strategy, Corporate Finance, Profit & Loss (P&L)

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Hospitality


Financial Analysis, Corporate Development, Industry Analysis, Analysis, Business Models, Competitive Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Budget Modeling, Business Strategy, Customer Analysis, Startup Consulting, Customer Segmentation, Joint Ventures, Term Sheet Negotiations, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Corporate Finance Consultant, Management Consulting, Investment Analysis, Managerial Economics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Value Analysis, Marketing

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