Peter Kalpakov

Investment Banking | M&A & Private Equity | Healthcare & TMT | SDA Bocconi & Oxford Said

London, United Kingdom


Previously, I was an Investment Banking Associate Director at Investec's Private Equity Advisory team, focussed on M&A, IPO and fundraising. Prior, I was an Investment Banking Associate at Torreya's European coverage team focused on M&A, licencing, asset sales and capital markets. Prior, I was responsible for Xerox's EMEA M&A management, deal origination and execution. I performed investment valuations and memos, portfolio supervision and sector coverage. I ran deal project management, setting project plans, budgets. Previously, I have worked as an M&A Associate for Deloitte's CEE M&A team, focusing on TMT and FIG sectors. I did cover various sub-industries in CEE regions executing projects ranging from buy-side, sell-side, capital markets services and management consulting. I assisted in the asset quality review (AQR) and stress testing of the Bulgarian banking system by the European Central Bank. I had operational and strategic experience as Manager for Eurohold Bulgaria, one of the leading Private Equity companies in the CEE region, focussed on Insurance, Banking, Asset Management and Utilities. I led the development of a payments fin-tech start-up from an incubator stage to the point of executing an early exit sale. I was part of the restructuring team working on projects for optimizing the holding’s portfolio. I have a Master of Corporate Finance from SDA University of Bocconi, studying Finance, Banking and Real Estate. I have completed a Fin-tech and Algorithmic Trading Specialization from Said Business School | University of Oxford. Before this, I gained a STEM Master’s degree of Pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde and worked as a cancer researcher and drug engineer for the International Medical University in Malaysia (IMU), VFO Unversity in the Czech Republic and the University of Strathclyde in the UK. I can be reached on +44 7888 6885 65 or via email at peterkalpakov@gmail.com .

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 7 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Capital Goods Commercial and Professional Services Electrical Equipment Media and Entertainment Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences


Skilled in: Venture and minority investments, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: R, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Stata, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ, Office 365, Tableau, Python

Languages: Spanish, Italian, English, Bulgarian, Russian

Work Experience


Investment Banking Associate Director



- 1/7/2023

Responsible for all aspects of deal execution from origination to close for acquisitions, minority/majority investments, mergers and take private transactions Leading transaction teams across multiple divisions (TMT & Healthtech), incl. external advisors Leading cooperation with C-level execs to create transaction marketing materials and models (DCF, LBO, comparable valuation, and pro forma operating/financial models) Part of the Private Equity(PE) Group covering financial sponsors, focussed on building relationships Developed ideabooks and market sector overviews and tracking global conferences Mentored and supervised associates and analysts on the team


Investment Banking Associate



- 01/07/2022

Worked on origination and execution of cross-border M&A, licensing, royalty financing, asset sales and private placements in Biotech, Pharma services, Medtech, Bioproduction, Life science tools Closed 4 deals with Pharma services (CDMO, CRO) and licencing (gene therapy) Modelled revenue scenarios and valued companies and assets using comparable analysis, DCF, SOTPs Created pitches, teasers, information memoranda, process letters and other strategic support documents; involved in sell-side outreaches and buy-side company, market, industry analysis and board advisory Responsible for daily deal project management; managed datarooms and due diligence processes Prepared market industry analysis marketing materials and attended in global conferences (BioEurope, CPhI) Managing, training and development of juniors and interns


M&A and Corporate Venture Capital Associate



- 01/08/2021

Member of the M&A, focussing on deal origination, execution and post-acquisition Member of $250 million Xerox VC fund, focused on startups & mid-stage growth companies, exploring markets and industries, deal sourcing & investment evaluation, portfolio supervision, corporate reporting Completed deals in TMT (channel resellers & distributors, print solutions, IT services, cybersecurity, OCR, cloud solutions, data management) Developing the IT services deal pipeline with a focus in UK, Western Europe and the DACH region Managing the day-to-day project management of transactions, due diligence, budgets and deliverables Performing financial analysis, LBO/DCF valuation on targets and managing the post-acquisition integrations Leading direct communication and deal negotiations up to the conclusion of investments Managing the post-acquisition integration planning along with workstream directors


Mergers and Acquisitions Associate



- 01/09/2019

Member of the M&A and strategic financial advisory to global corporates Conducting due diligence and transaction advisory across the M&A life-cycle in a wide range of industries for both private equity, and large organizations Building of valuation models (DCFs, LBOs, merger models) Management of buy-side, sell-side, IPO's Performed market screenings and generated M&A pitches Participated in Asset quality reviews (AQR) and stress testing

Eurohold (Private Equity)




- 01/02/2019

Developed inhouse fin-tech start-up – payment and discount card for the oil & gas and transportation sector Managed the integrations between payment institutions and largest oil suppliers (Lukoil, Petrol) Issued a national credit card “Bcard” and signed an international partnership with VISA Inc. Managed the exit strategy and sell-side – gained experience in leading an exit and realized PE gains

University of Strathclyde

Cancer Drug Research Assistant



- 01/06/2017

I was part of natural product drug discovery and cancer research team and we are doing a project related to identifying and analysing natural products. The novel compounds discovered, were extracted and tested via various biological assays to test their effectiveness.


Saïd Business School, University of Oxford




- 01/06/2021

Courses: Payment solutions, Innovation strategies, Markets and marketplaces, Infrastructure and Regtech, Proptech and Real Estate innovation, Financial innovation; AI, Blockchain, IoT, Quantum Computing, Cloud

SDA Bocconi



- 01/02/2020

• Cumulative GPA: 3.9/4.0 (Magna Cum Laude) • Relevant Coursework: Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance, M&A, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Real Estate Valuation, Financial modelling, Risk management, Corporate Valuations, Planning and Control

American University in Bulgaria

Finance, Banking,



- 01/02/2019

Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance, M&A, Investment banking, Real Estate Valuation, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Personal Development & Leadership, Devidates, Financial Modeling, Risk management, Banking, Corporate Valuations, Wealth Management, Venture Capital, Planning and Control, Managerial accounting

University of Strathclyde



- 30/06/2017

• Elected to be part of a breast cancer research project in Malaysia & drug synthesis project in Czech Republic • Completed an Enterprise Pathway and Enactus NexGen leaders; winning an Entrepreneurship finalist award

Licenses / Certificates


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