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Lora Shopova

Senior Consultant | M&A Transaction Services Senior Consultant at Deloitte

Munich, Germany

$1,000/day

LL.M. | M&A | Frankfurt School & WU Wien Alumna

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 5 years

Seniority Level: Associate

Sector Experience: 

Automobiles and Components Banks Chemicals Communication Services Electric Utilities Energy Equipment and Services Insurance Metals and Mining Real Estate Management and Development Software and Services Transportation

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Financial Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Buy-and-Build, Controlling, Target financing, Capital Raising, Fundraising strategy, Sell-side M&A, Buy-Side M&A

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

Languages: German, English, Bulgarian

Work Experience

Eagle Group

Financial and business development manager

1/4/2022

 

- 1/1/2024

Managing financials of Eagle Group, which provides telecommunication services and running negotiations with business partners.

Deloitte

Senior Consultant | M&A Transaction Services Senior Consultant

1/9/2021

 

- 31/12/2022

• Executed carve-outs; significant project: an automotive OEM company with a turnover of EUR 38B • Actively supported the worldwide sales operations and the transfer of client contracts from the old to the new legal entity structure • Communicated with multiple departments and participate in sales meetings with clients of the OEM company • Prepared and maintained a single-source-of-truth database for all project workstreams • Performed financial due diligence projects for international strategic and financial investors; participated in client and target meetings; responsible for report writing, net debt and adjusted EBITDA calculations, various analyses, mentoring of interns

Grant Thornton Germany

Senior Consultant | M&A and Advisory Services

1/10/2018

 

- 1/6/2021

• Worked on business valuations and buy-side financial due diligences with international strategic and financial investors (EUR 50-100M) • Actively participated in the carve-out and the subsequent post-merger integration of a German entity within a French parent company • Completed a valuation of an Asian subsidiary of a German MDAX company in the course of the annual audit • Executed a significant part of a sell-side financial factbook of an energy power plant and a chemical industry park held by a private equity fund, performed and wrote, among others, the sales, trade working capital, net debt analyses for the plant and complex group financing • Participated in a buy-side due diligence of a US target in the chemical industry, acquirer was a German MDAX company • Autonomously developed a 13-week liquidity planning tool for implementation at PE-portfolio companies • Actively participated in expert sessions, client communication, responsible for mentoring consultants and interns • Prepared and performed training on net debt; participated in internal training: group accounting, Tableau, Alteryx • Completed a valuation of an Asian subsidiary of a German DAX company in the course of the annual audit procedures • Performed a financial due diligence of a German automotive OEM company for a Chinese equity fund • Validated the plausibility of business models of multiple target companies • Autonomously developed a 13-week liquidity planning tool (business modelling) for implementation at PE-portfolio companies • Participated in a buy-side due diligence of a US target in the chemical industry for a DAX company • Actively participated in the carve-out and the subsequent post-merger integration of a German IT company within the French parent entity • Prepared the monthly reporting and supported the accounting transfer during a post-merger integration of a German IT company • Performed a significant part of a sell-side financial factbook, incl. the business model of an energy power plant and a chemical industry park held by a private equity fund; prepared, among others, the sales, trade working capital, net debt analyses for the plant and complex group financing structure • Mergers & Acquisitions • Financial Due Diligence • Valuations • Transaction Support • Corporate Finance Advisory

EY

Financial Analyst | M&A Transaction Advisory Services

1/8/2017

 

- 1/7/2018

• Valuations and Business Modelling Advisory • M&A and Corporate Advisory • Transaction Due Diligence • Industry and Company Research • Performing detailed DCF, trading comparables, transaction comparables and other valuations • Active role in client meetings (discussing business modeling issues, potential transactions, business development, etc.) • Responsible for the annual EY M&A Barometer research regarding the Bulgarian market

EY

Tax Consultant | Business Tax Advisory

1/8/2016

 

- 1/7/2017

• Provided tax due diligence throughout a deal worth over EUR 0.6b • Prepared transfer pricing evaluations and documentation • Performed tax health check reports • Surveyed the expected post-Brexit effects on the business in the light of the EU tax law • Researched on potential business development opportunities • Assessed prospective clients • Prepared VAT registration documentation

HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank AG

Intern at Corporate and Investment Banking

1/1/2015

 

- 31/12/2015

• Multinational Corporate Clients Coverage: Energy, Resources, Construction & Retail: comprehensive company & market analysis; development of client, senior management & board presentations; provision of client budget planning proposals; writing credit requests; research on focused tasks, directly delegated by both, the Head of Energy, Resources, Construction & Retail, Harald Stegmaier, and the Head of Multinational Corporates, Philipp Reimnitz • Corporate Structured Finance Germany: support in writing extensive credit application papers for the internal approval of originating multi-million Euro transactions incl. acquisition- and post-IPO financings; detailed research and presentation of comprehensive market data as well as in depth analysis of the underlying business models • Capital Structure Advisory: in light of falling interest rates: research & analysis of peer comparisons (e.g. amounts of pension liabilities, discount factors, different solutions), presentation and explanation of the findings to senior team members

Vienna Insurance Group

Intern at CEE Group Controlling

1/1/2014

 

- 1/6/2014

• Prepared monthly and quarterly reports for senior management and board members • Created new analysis tools in Excel and prepared management reports (effectively optimised the processes by 50%)

Allianz Group

Intern at Controlling Life Insurance

1/7/2013

 

- 31/12/2013

• Provided internal reports; developed group reporting tools in Excel • Collaborated in the development of the three-year company controlling planning

UniCredit Bulbank

Intern at Corporate and Investment Banking

1/1/2012

 

- 31/12/2012

• Assisted the Relationship Managers by preparing financial statement analyses • Derived financial and client ratings using the internal scoring system • Attended meetings as a junior participant with corporate clients on topics such as credit agreements, pricing conditions, loan amortization schemes • Created market researches and market positioning for clients groups and peers

DSK Bank

Intern at Corporate Business Department

1/7/2011

 

- 1/8/2011

• Evaluated the local markets for grain and oil and evaluated the competitive power of the companies

Bulgarian association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters

Intern

1/7/2010

 

- 1/8/2010

• Organized a professional exhibition with a multitude of international participants.

Education

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Mergers and acquisitions

1/11/2018

 

- 1/8/2020

4 Semesters Study Program, thereof 2 semesters completed simultaneously • Master Thesis: Valuation of Start-ups by Venture Capitalists (An empirical research demonstrating a positive relation between the practical experience of start-up founders and venture capitalists and their return on investment) • Corporate / Tax / Antitrust Law • Private Equity • Acquisition Financing • IPO • Takeovers • Restructuring • Post Merger Integration • SPA Negotiations • Strategy

WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

FInance & accounting

1/10/2008

 

- 1/7/2015

• Specialisations: Finance (Linear and Non-Linear Financial Instruments, Corporate Risk Management; Introduction to R Programming Language); Accounting (Tax Balance Sheet and Balance Policy; Investments, Financing and Taxes; Reporting and Investor Relations; IFRS and Group Accounting) • Relevant Coursework: Statistics; Accounting and Management Control I, II and III (Top 1%); Micro and Macro Economics I and II; Law (Tax, IT, Private Business Law I and II, European and Public Business Law I and II); Business Russian • BSc Thesis: Investment Optimization with Alternative Measures (an Empirical and Theoretical Study on Mean-Variance Portfolio Optimization Model and Mean-Absolute Deviation Model), Top 3 of the Course, Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance • Trust in Auditing – The Effects of Trust on the Auditor – Client Relationship: a Project of the Financial Accounting and Auditing Group of the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics

ACCA

Accounting

1/1/2023

 

- Now

CFA Institute

Finance

1/12/2014

 

- 1/12/2014

Licenses / Certificates

Alva Labs

Logical Ability

1/12/2023

 

Cambridge University Press & Assessment English

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) | Level C1

1/6/2009

 

Education Ministers Conference of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz)

C1 level - German language (Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stufe II)

1/4/2008