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.
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.
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.
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
Master's Degree in Management and Strategy
2015 - 2016
London School of Economics and Political Science - London, United Kingdom