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Dimitri Gomez

M&A Associate at Houlihan Lokey

Paris, France

$1,200/day

Experienced M&A professional with a strong background in financial analysis, valuation, and transaction execution. I have a track record of working on both buy-side and sell-side transactions across various sectors. Proficient in financial modeling, due diligence, and market research, with the ability to mentor and develop junior team members

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 4 years

Seniority Level: Associate

Sector Experience: 

Containers and Packaging Industrials Packaged Foods and Meats Payments Software

Skills

Skilled in: Bolt-on acquisitions, Buy-and-Build, Sell-side M&A, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: English, French

Work Experience

Houlihan Lokey

M&A Associate

1/4/2022

 

- 1/9/2023

▪ Key responsibilities include developing the Bank’s growth strategy internationally through the execution of M&A opportunities including, the preparation of various marketing materials in support of origination initiatives, advanced financial modelling (DCF/LBO), valuation & financial statement analysis, conducting due diligence/Q&A and target market/industry analysis ▪ Other responsibilities include supporting the sector team’s initiatives in the French market, mentoring and developing junior team members Selected Transaction Experience: ▪ Advised the Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Team on potential acquisition of a European Automotive Distribution Software (Buy-side) – Developed a detailed comparable trading/transaction analysis to value the target and provide an overview of the potential exit value – Prepared a full presentation of the competitive landscape including the most relevant buyers’ M&A strategies and product overview – Reviewed potential acquisitions in progress and their relevance, as well as potential targets still available in this market – Conducted preliminary due diligence and managed Q&A with Blackstone team members ▪ Advised a financial tech start-up in Paris that developed a platform providing short-term working capital solutions (Sell-side) – Prepared financial statement and KPIs analysis including construction of revenue trends, EBITDA forecasts, and AUM dynamics – Managed data room and Q&A mostly with a major Spanish bank to raise €40m of equity ▪ Advised Chequers Capital on potential acquisition of a Leader in Packaging and Promotional Solutions for the luxury beauty industry (Buy- side) – Prepared a detailed presentation with additional information not included in the IM and obtained by Paris’ office senior management – Developed extensive valuation materials including a DCF/LBO model and comparable trading/transaction analysis to show potential returns (IRR) and sensitivity analysis – Conducted preliminary due diligence and managed Q&A with Chequers Capital team members ▪ Advised a French Private Equity Fund on potential acquisition of a Global Management Consulting Firm (Buy-side) – Developed a detailed financial model to evaluate the investment returns (IRR) of bidding at various prices – Provided detailed case studies of historical transactions based on Houlihan Lokey's insights – Conducted preliminary due diligence and managed Q&A with client team members ▪ Advised a Private Equity Fund on potential acquisition of a Transportation/Warehouse Management Software Publisher (Buy-side) – Developed a detailed financial model (DCF/LBO/Comparable) to value the target and model potential shareholder returns (IRR) – Prepared an in-depth competitive landscape analysis based on SaaS or on-premises existing solutions in Europe – Presented several relevant add-ons for the business to demonstrate the relevance of the build-up strategy

Carmine Capital

M&A Analyst

1/9/2020

 

- 31/3/2022

▪ Key responsibilities include working on private company transactions on both pitches and mandates, preparing financial modelling (valuation, deal structuration, etc.) and discussion materials, performing market research and business plan analysis, and managing data room/due diligence process Selected Advisory Experience: ▪ Advised PSI Environment, a waste recycling company, on the sale of a minority stake to Pleaide Investment (Sell-side) – Preparation of Information Memorandum, EBITDA forecasting, and data room – Involved in factory tour with top management and business unit managers for a detailed understanding of business strategy – Managed due diligence process and Q&A with financial and strategic stakeholders ▪ Advised CLER VERT, a biowaste recycling company, on the sale of a majority stake to Calcium Capital (Sell-side) – Preparation of Information Memorandum, EBITDA forecasting, facilitation of data room and due diligence process – Managed due diligence process and Q&A with generalist and infrastructure French private equity funds – Conducted interviews with senior management including the CEO and CFO to support future maintainable earnings figure ▪ Advised Caussat Espace Verts, a landscaping company, on sale to Ambienta portfolio company Cap Vert (Sell-side) – Preparation of Information Memorandum, EBITDA forecasting, and data room – Managed due diligence process and Q&A with mostly PE-backed strategic stakeholders – Conducted interviews with senior management and divisional managers to understand corporate strategy in detail – Prepared report and executive summary to the incumbent bank teams to obtain the necessary approvals ▪ Advised Beam Advisory, a French consulting firm, on the acquisition of a competitor Sagalink Consulting (Buy-side) – Developed a detailed valuation model (DCF/trading/comparable transactions) to value the target, and value potential synergies metrics to assess Group impacts (pro-forma balance sheet and P&L) – Worked with client senior management to identify and evaluate strategic priorities including synergies and integration costs – Conducted interviews with senior management including CEOs of both companies to support future sustainable earnings, revenue growth, and commercial synergies

Raphaël Financial Advisory

M&A Intern

1/4/2019

 

- 31/10/2019

▪ Key responsibilities include working on pitches and mandates, preparing financial valuation and discussion materials, performing market research, and managing data room/due diligence process

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

M&A Analyst

1/8/2017

 

- 31/7/2018

▪ Main tasks include working on private company deals throughout the entire lifecycle, from initial pitches to active mandates, creating financial models for valuation and deal structuring, conducting market research and business plan analysis, and managing data rooms and due diligence process Selected Advisory Experience: ▪ Advised Solware Group, an Automotive/Healthcare Software publisher, on the sale of a minority stake to Andera Partners (Sell-side) – Preparation of Information Memorandum, EBITDA forecasting, facilitation of data room and due diligence process – Conducted interviews with CEO and CFO to review business plan assumptions – Managed data room and due diligence process ▪ Advised Le Moulin du Pivert, a French Organic Bakery, on the sale to Galapagos Group, a family-owned group of eight bakeries (Sell-side) – Preparation of Information Memorandum, EBITDA forecasting, facilitation of data room and due diligence process – Conducted interviews with senior management including the CEO and CFO to support future maintainable earnings figure – Managed data room and due diligence process – Worked with the incumbent bank teams to obtain the necessary approvals

Siparex

Private Equity Intern

1/2/2017

 

- 31/8/2017

▪ Key responsibilities include assisting the team with investment target selection, conducting financial and strategic valuation on potential add-ons, following investment operations, and participating in financial agreements structuring

CM-CIC Investissement

Venture Capital Intern

1/3/2016

 

- 30/9/2016

▪ Key responsibilities include managing the deal flow, assisting the team with a focus on technical, economic, and financial analysis, and participating in the investment committee paper writing

Education

emlyon business school

1/1/2018

 

- 31/12/2019

Université Lumière Lyon 2

1/1/2012

 

- 31/12/2017

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