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Thomas Champy

Senior Advisor | Corporate Finance Consultant: due diligence, restructuring, litigation & arbitratio

Madrid, Spain

$800/day

Senior Advisor and independent consultant in corporate finance with 15 years’ experience in transactions situations and project advisory across Europe, Latin America, and North Africa. Gained significant exposure and responsibilities, mainly in the energy industry (Oil & Gas and Renewables) and the manufacturing sector.  Highly committed, with a clear drive for excellence.  Results’ oriented. Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.  Wide levels of flexibility, sensitivity and adaptability to cultural differences, with proven efficiency levels across cultural boundaries.  Used to constant travelling and project leading (coordinating works performed by multiple businesses, service lines and cross-functional teams) to achieve objectives under strict deadlines, in fast paced and changing environments.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 15 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Commercial and Professional Services Distillers and Vintners Energy Equipment and Services Gas Utilities Health Care Equipment Media and Entertainment Oil, Gas and Consumable Fuels Real Estate Management and Development Software and Services Technology Hardware and Equipment

Skills

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

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: Spanish, English, French

Work Experience

Self-employed

Senior Advisor

01/06/2019

 

- 13/04/2021

15 years’ experience advising corporate and private equity clients to support its business development and issues (in engagements such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligences, Carve-Outs, Litigation & Arbitration, Restructuring and viability processes, etc.). • Extensive track-record assessing financial, commercial, operational, contractual and tax information to identify key issues & value drivers to back-up strategical and critical business decisions. • Participated in over 75 domestic and cross-border engagements (i.e. Europe, Latam & North Africa), mostly focus on the Energy and manufacturing industries. • Seasoned Oil and Gas financial consultant: - E&P joint-ventures audits in South America, Africa and Asia for non-operators. - Appointed to conduct many minority shareholders financial reviews of Oil & Gas companies operating in the Upstream segment. - Financial analysis of many PSC and EDPSA contracts. - Procurement and contracting reviews: vendor audits (EPC contracts), tender process reviews, and internal control assessments. - Farm-in/outs due diligence processes. • Wide levels of flexibility, sensitivity and adaptability to cultural differences, with proven efficiency levels across cultural boundaries. • Used to constant travelling and project leading (coordinating works performed by multiple businesses, service lines and cross-functional teams) to achieve objectives under strict deadlines, in fast paced and changing environments. • Highly committed, with a clear drive for excellence. Results’ oriented. Solid analytical and problem-solving skills. • Fluent in 3 languages: French, Spanish and English.

Accuracy

Director

01/03/2007

 

- 01/05/2019

Responsible of assessing financial, strategic, technical & operational areas to identify main issues & value drivers, through the analysis of information (profitability, cash flows, working capital, EPC/construction contracts, sales agreements, shareholders and JV agreements, development and business plans, etc.), to provide recommendations and advices in the following situations: • Transaction situations such as buy-side and vendor financial due diligence, work on price adjustment and participation in many special situations like: pre-deal diagnostic works, purchase price allocation calculation and post-deal acquisition integration. • Litigation and arbitration: support on various commercial and investment disputes and the quantification of damages and loss profits resulting of a possible violation of contracts. • Distress and recovery situation projects (restructuring). In charge of leading engagements, coordinating/organizing teams and workload to efficiently comply with required timeline agenda, acting as the primary contact for involved parties. Responsible of presenting projects to broad audiences, including all levels of conversational partners (from non-technical executives to Board of directors), via presentations and workshops. In charge of acquiring, nurturing, and growing professional relationships with top executives, clients and lawyers. Participated in several domestic & cross-border assignments in a variety of industries as: Oil & Gas, Renewables, real estate & construction, insurance, pharma and manufacturing. CFO of Accuracy Spain (2016-2019)

Ernst & Young

Senior Audit & Transaction Services

01/09/2004

 

- 01/03/2007

Financial audits for major manufacturing companies (Thales, Alcatel, Lafarge, SNPE group, etc.) listed either in the French and/or US Stock exchange such as: - Audited statutory accounts, reporting and consolidation packages, - Long term contract audit, - In charge of Sarbanes Oxley compliance missions, - Managed team of up to 6 assistants either trainees, beginners or experienced. Transaction services: - Preparation of a Vendor Due Diligence report and calculation of the SPA price adjustment (Thomson tubes business), - Carve out analysis in the context of a potential sale, - Buy-side due diligence for Fives-Group (manufacturing). Assignments conducted in the UK, Italy, Germany and Poland.

Mazars & Guérard

Junior Auditor

01/01/2003

 

- 01/03/2003

Financial audits performed in the insurance (AXA) and bank (CDC) sectors.

Valeo Services

Financial controller

01/06/2002

 

- 01/12/2002

In charge of the financial consolidation of the aftermarket branch business (Valeo Service) and preparation of the monthly reporting to the Group Specific ad-hoc analysis performed on working capital requirements and cash levels

Education

NEOMA Business School

01/02/2000

 

- 01/02/2004

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Business

01/02/2003

 

- 01/02/2003

Lycée Thiers

13/04/2021

 

- 13/04/2021