Vinu Jose, Finance Expert in Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Vinu Jose

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
January 5, 2021

Vinu is a CFA with 6+ years of experience as an M&A and corporate strategy advisor. He has analyzed the feasibility of a $5 million CAPEX investment, advised on a €40 million acquisition of a German engineering services firm, and added $100 million to an IT client's topline through his insightful business approach. Vinu has advised clients in the IT outsourcing, aerospace, and automotive domains. He is currently pursuing an MBA from the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Career Highlights

Functional Lead
Hinduja Technologies
Deputy Manager
Air Works India Engineering

Education Highlights

Postgraduate Diploma
Loyola College

Certification Highlights

CFA institute

Case Studies

Work Experience


2022 - PRESENT
  • Performed a buy-side operation due diligence for a UK-based Electricity and Broadband supplier. The business was being acquired by a larger electricity supplier who wanted to migrate the broadband customers to a telecom vendor.
  • Provided PMO support for the largest postal services firm in the UK. Analyzed critical factors affecting productivity in delivery offices and identified absenteeism as a crucial factor contributing to lower performance.
  • Identified key reasons for the increase in DSO over 18 months for a professional services firm. Planned a workshop for senior client leaders highlighting the best practices in invoicing and chasing debts.
  • Evaluated a pricing model for a large engineering services provider. Identified incorrect cost estimation and lack of pricing for contingency as the key reasons for inefficiency.
Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Zero-based Budgeting, Pricing, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Data Analysis, Forecasting, Communication, Pitch Decks, Pitch Deck Consultant, Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting

Functional Lead

2019 - 2021
Hinduja Technologies
  • Defined the M&A strategy by analyzing internal growth inhibitors and industry trends. Identified 10 acquisition opportunities to expand the current service portfolio.
  • Advised on a €40 million acquisition of a German engineering services firm. Devised a deal structure by engaging effectively with bankers and lawyers, thereby helping to lower the acquisition cost by 5%.
  • Analyzed ESOP plans in the industry and used the results to benchmark key parameters for a new ESOP plan.
  • Drafted all investor and board-level presentations, highlighting financial performance, long-term strategy, risk assessment, and expected returns from new projects.
  • Evaluated a CAD 0.5 million seed investment in a Canadian powersports startup, using an IRR/NPV model, and drafted an investment proposal plan for the board's approval.
Focus areas: Strategy, Capital Raising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Investor Presentations, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Data Analysis, Forecasting, Communication, Revenue & Expense Projections, Fundraising, Pitch Decks, Pitch Deck Consultant, Valuation


2018 - 2019
  • Advised the entrepreneurial team at “Courtyard Tours” in successfully raising €200,000 in seed funding.
  • Negotiated with the investor on the key terms of the investment structure including future funding requirements and exit plan.
  • Built a 5-year financial model tracking revenues, expenses, cash inflow/outflow, hiring plan, capital expenditure and working capital requirement.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Investor Presentations, Fundraising, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Deputy Manager

2018 - 2019
Air Works India Engineering
  • Managed the successful divestiture of the group’s UK-based aircraft painting subsidiary for £10 million. Worked on end-to-end aspects of the deal and ensured deal closure within 60 days of the LOI signing.
  • Led a team of lawyers and accountants to ensure legal and tax compliance of the group’s UK subsidiary.
  • Forecasted the group’s Irish, US, and French subsidiaries’ annual budget for FY19 and assisted the respective offices in achieving 100% of the budgeted performance by monitoring key metrics.
  • Analyzed feasibility for a $5 million CAPEX investment by building an IRR/NPV model and supported CXOs in fundraising by liaising extensively with banks and handling investor queries.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Investor Presentations, Corporate Finance, Capital Raising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Pitch Decks, Pitch Deck Consultant, Valuation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting

Associate Research Manager

2014 - 2017
  • Defined M&A criteria and facilitated target identification, evaluation, and validation of suitable inorganic growth opportunities for the IT infrastructure services business unit, thereby adding $100 million to the top line.
  • Enabled lead generation by building an Excel model that analyzed 800+ IT contracts, segregated by the renewal date and geography, thereby providing targeted visibility to assist the corporate sales team in building a sales pipeline.
  • Hired and trained a team of seven analysts who provided regular strategic updates on industry trends and competitor performance to the senior leadership team.
Focus areas: Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Marketing Research & Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Analysis
2021 - 2022

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

University of Cambridge - London, UK

2012 - 2014

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Loyola College - India



CFA institute


Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Three-statement Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Fundraising, Revenue Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Data Analysis, Forecasting, Budgeting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Private Equity, Zero-based Budgeting, Pricing

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive


Financial Analysis, Investor Presentations, Marketing Research & Analysis, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Financial Forecasting, Pitch Deck Consultant, Business Modeling, Business Models, Data Analytics, Communication, Pitch Decks, Strategy, Shareholder Value, Market Sizing, Industry Analysis, IT Outsourcing

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