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Josh Hublitz

CEO l Co-Founder l Financial Consultant | Financial Modeling/M&A/Capital Raise/Valuation

Marina del Rey, United States

$1,000/day

-Independent Consultant-

5 years of expertise in M&A, Capital Markets, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Consulting, and Startups My career experience: 1) M&A / capital markets investment banking at B. Riley Securities, led execution and financial modeling of 25+ transactions in the middle market, including NASDAQ / NYSE IPOs and follow-on offerings, SPACs, fairness opinions, private equity and debt capital raises, sell-side and buy-side transactions and structured deals 2) M&A / capital markets investment banking at Cascadia Capital, led execution and financial modeling for 10+ transactions in the middle market, including $200M+ sell-side transactions, $100M private capital raises and investments through the firm’s private equity division 3) CEO & co-founder of a global digital marketing and property management business working with short-term rental properties, boutique hotels and other hospitality businesses with clients spanning from Costa Rica to Spain, to California and more My skillset and expertise include: - Mergers and acquisitions - Building pitch materials and presenting to potential clients - Building marketing materials - Preliminary and closing due diligence - Pitching and negotiating with counterparties and investors - Valuation (DCF, Public Comps, LBO, Precedent Transaction Comps, Premiums Paid) - Financial modeling (3-statement, 3-5 year projections, revenue builds, debt schedules) - IRR and returns modeling - Financial planning and analysis - General budgeting and forecasting - Market research and slide creation My educational experience includes: - M.B.A. International Finance & Investments – University of North Carolina Wilmington / University of Valenica (Joint M.B.A. program) - B.S. in Business Administration, Concentration in Finance – University of North Carolina Wilmington - B.A. in Spanish Studies – University of North Carolina Wilmington My licenses: - FINRA - Series Industry Essentials License - FINRA – Series 79 License - FINRA – Series 63 License Please feel free to reach me at jhublitz1@gmail.com

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 4 years

Seniority Level: Associate

Sector Experience: 

Communication Services Consumer Services Data and Analytics Food and Staples Retailing Food, Beverage and Tobacco Health Care Equipment and Services Identity and Security Information Technology Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels Paper and Forest Products Payments Retailing

Skills

Skilled in: Target Sourcing, Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Due Diligence, Technical Due Diligence, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Target financing, Capital Raising, Fundraising strategy, M&A Marketing Materials, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Software as a Service (SaaS), Enterprise Software, Microsoft Excel, SaaS, Facebook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, MailChimp, iMovie

Languages: Spanish, English

Work Experience

Cascadia Capital LLC

Investment Banker - Sr. Analyst / Associate

1/4/2022

 

- 1/5/2023

I specialized in the food/tech sectors, working with Managing Directors in an Associate capacity. I managed 3 analysts and numerous interns, drove business development efforts, executed live sell-side transactions, and pitched new mandates regularly. My efforts included industry and market research, LBO, M&A and DCF valuations, leading diligence requests, and buyer screenings and outreach primarily. Notable transactional experience includes leading a +$100M sell-side mandate from pitching through LOIs and diligence for a leading B2B ingredients provider. I spearheaded the financial model creation, emphasizing customer whitespace and margin expansion. I actively led the counterparty diligence amongst +50 IOI bidders, a record number of bidders for any deal at the company and I drove the creation of Management Presentations and a subsequent FAQ deck while running the virtual data room. My extensive efforts resulted in receiving 13 LOI submissions, also a record for any sell-side mandate at the company. I also led a +$120M sell-side mandate from pitching through IOIs for an AI/Food Waste Management company, including developing a football field valuation supplement to reassure the client's BOD of an immediate launch. I subsequently spearheaded the CIM creation and worked with the client's CFO to create an investor-facing financial model from the ground up. I also screened +200 tiered candidates and managed the buyer outreach/diligence process. Lastly, I helped drive a +130M sell-side mandate to a successful close for a leading AgTech Solutions Provider by preparing an NWC analysis and PEG in anticipation of the buyer analysis. I helped establish a defensive working capital mechanism and identify debt and debt-like items to minimize potential price erosion.

B. Riley Securities, Inc.

Investment Banker - Analyst

1/7/2019

 

- 1/3/2022

I specialized in the TMT and Consumer industries primarily, performing live execution, financial analyses, market research, and buyer outreach while working directly with Managing Directors. Notable transactional experience includes leading the creation of a teaser, CIM, management presentation, and select buyer outreach for the $29M sale of an air purification product manufacturer to a financial sponsor. I worked hand and hand with the client CFO to build a financial model accentuating EBITDA margin expansion opportunities via a D2C E-commerce sales focus. I also worked one-on-one with my Managing Director to lead a $54M Nasdaq IPO and subsequent $176M acquisition for GAN Ltd., an online gaming and sports betting company. I created the roadshow materials highlighting key market share capture while participating in +50 presentations with private equity investors. I later led a $97M follow-on equity offering for GAN Ltd., providing a congruent fairness opinion including preparing a pro-forma accretion/dilution analysis and a DCF sensitized around synergies. This provided a defensible purchase price for the asset. I also spearheaded a $10M private capital raise for a mobile food delivery software business and created a financial operating model from scratch as part of the greater pitch deck. I helped accentuate revenue expansion opportunities by upselling existing merchant partnerships and developed a deep understanding of the 3-sided marketplace business model in the mobile food delivery space.

Freelance Financial Consultant

Financial Advisor

1/11/2022

 

- 1/2/2023

I worked as a freelance financial consultant advising a Pickle Ball startup business in Costa Rica through a $500K structured loan for land acquisition and a $1M equity raise to build out their facility. I developed a financial operating model, inclusive of a detailed revenue build and P&L, cash flow statement, and balance sheet with 5-year projections. The dynamic operating model allowed the client to toggle between different loan terms and equity investment amounts as well as revenue inputs to understand the impact on their cash flow and profitability. Congruently, I created a dynamic and detailed valuation analysis attached to the operating model, inclusive of a comparable companies analysis and DCF analysis to understand preliminary valuation and equity investor stakes. Finally, I created a pitch deck inclusive of market research and opportunity in the Pickle Ball space, as well as management highlight and experience and the greater financial operating model, leading to a successful term loan close and equity raise close.

TravelBoostr

CEO / Co-Founder

1/8/2020

 

- Now

I developed a successful self-branded travel Airbnb business through a short-form content strategy. I established a global clientele with monthly recurring revenue working with hosts to build out their social media and online brand through content creation and a targeted property management strategy. I also provide simultaneous financial consulting services for property owners and multi-property management companies.

Education

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Business Administration - Finance

1/8/2014

 

- 1/5/2018

I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Concentration in Finance. I had a 3.8 GPA as a member of the honors college, and I was the captain of the Men's Division 1 Varsity Tennis Program. I managed +20 hours of weekly practice and competition year-round while completing 2 Bachelor's degrees. I also led our tennis team to two CAA conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances. I was named to the CAA conference All-Academic Team for four consecutive years.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

International Finance & Investments

1/8/2018

 

- 1/12/2020

Obtained my MBA through a joint program with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the University of Valencia. I successfully defended my thesis on Private Company Discounts in the Post-2008 M&A Landscape, and I was an honors student in the program with a 3.9 GPA while working as a TA for the undergraduate finance program. I successfully completed relevant coursework in Equity Derivatives, Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income, Business Valuation, and Econometrics.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Spanish Studies

1/8/2014

 

- 1/5/2018

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Studies. I had a 3.9 GPA as a member of the honors college, and I was the captain of the Men's Division 1 Varsity Tennis Program. I managed +20 hours of weekly practice and competition year-round while completing 2 Bachelor's degrees. I also led our tennis team to two CAA conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances. I was named to the CAA conference All-Academic Team for four consecutive years.

Licenses / Certificates

FINRA

Series Industrtry Essentials

1/11/2019

 

FINRA

Series 63

1/10/2019

 

FINRA

Series 79

1/11/2019