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Nicolas Barmaki

M&A Manager

Paris, France

$1,200/day

Civil engineering graduate, with a master in finance from France & Singapore. I started my M&A career doing internships at BNP Paribas in Paris and Crédit Agricole in New York, after which I joined the EY Advisory team in Paris for 3 years, then ING Bank team in London for almost 3 years. Today I work at La Banque Postale in Paris as an M&A Manager, working on transactions for the group itself. I joined the team in September 2021.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 7 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Banks

Skills

Skilled in: Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development

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

Languages: Spanish, Arabic, English, French

Work Experience

Freelance

Startups Fundraising Advisory

01/06/2022

 

- Now

- AI-powered platform aiding decision-making in football: Advised founders during Series-A fundraising (pitch preparation, investor contact, business modelling), grant application and new contracts preparation - Proptech specialized in secondary homes co-ownership: Advised CEO during pre-seed fundraising (continuous business recommendation and business modelling)

La Banque Postale

Group M&A Manager

01/09/2021

 

- 01/02/2023

- Prepared investment committees’ presentations for buy-side deals - Managed various deal workstreams (valuation, investment committee, regulatory, HR, communication, Data Room) in coordination with investment bankers, legal advisors and DD providers - Contributed to internal meetings tackling deal negotiation strategies and acquisition price decision making - Main closed deals: Acquisition of BPCE’s ownership in CNP Assurances (16.1%), followed by a takeover bid on the 21.1% free float (c. €6bn); Acquisition of Joe Inc. (c. €10m) - Ongoing deals: Acquisition of a debt consolidation company (c. €500m); Acquisition of a real estate tax representative company (> €100m)

ING Bank

M&A Associate (Generalist)

01/02/2019

 

- 01/07/2021

- Prepared and participated in the pitch for PE firms and Large and Mid-Cap companies - Prepared teasers and Information Memoranda and built detailed operating and financial models - Established valuation using DCF, Trading Multiples, Precedent Transactions, LBO and SOTP methods - Organized and participated in management presentations, expert sessions, modelling and Q&A sessions - Initiated a collaboration with the Financial Markets team to provide FX and IRS solutions to M&A clients - Contributed to the recruitment process of analysts and interns - Closed deals: Acquisition of Condor Ferries by Columbia Threadneedle and Brittany Ferries (Buy-side, c. £300m); Acquisition of Trailer Wizards by TIP Group (Cross-border, Buy-side, c. C$400m); Sale of BCTN to Infracapital (Cross-border, Sell-side, c. €100m); Valuation report for Landsvirkjun (c. €1bn) Jan. 16-Jan. 19 ERNST & YOUNG ADVISORY – M&A ASSOCIATE (for financial institutions)

EY Advisory

M&A Associate

01/01/2016

 

- 01/01/2019

- Prepared and participated in the pitch for PE firms and Mid and Small-Cap companies - Prepared teasers and Information Memoranda and built detailed operating and financial models - Established valuation using DCF, DDM, Trading Multiples, Precedent Transactions, LBO and SOTP methods - Attended/conducted client meetings and calls since preliminary planning stage to advanced negotiations - Managed Virtual and Physical Data Rooms and Q&A sessions during several sell-side processes - Trained and managed two analysts and three interns and conducted a valuation training for a top client - Closed deals: Acquisition of HomeExchange by GuesttoGuest (Cross-border, Buy-side, c. €40m); Acquisition of Ciprés by Apax (Buy-side, c. €400m); Sale of Sélection 1818 to BlackFin (Sell-side, c. €50m); Sale of Assuréa to Meilleurtaux (Sell-side, c. €40m); Sale of Verso Healthcare to MACSF (Sell-side, c. €40m) - Main attempted deals: Merger between two French asset managers valued at c. €250m each; Acquisition of a French Bank’s African subsidiaries by a Moroccan bank (Cross-border, Buy-side, c. €300m)

Education

ESSEC Business School

Market Finance

01/08/2013

 

- 01/12/2015

Mostly attended financial markets courses in France and Singapore, and was exposed to a few corporate finance and valuation courses that created a curiosity and interest in me towards M&A

Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth

Civil Engineering

01/09/2008

 

- 01/07/2013