Vladimir Komnenovic

Fundraising, M&A and restructuring at Aesus Advisory

Paris, France


Background in finance as an advisor and investor (M&A, restructuring, structured credit and private equity) and in management positions within various start-ups (lending fintech, proptech), having raised in total €30M+ in equity and €100M+ in debt as a VP of Finance / CFO. Managing partner at Aesus Advisory, a M&A boutique serving clients in EMEA.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 6 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Administration Alternative Finance Asset Management Bank Platform Software Commercial and Professional Services Communication Services Construction Materials Consumer Lending Insurance Payments Personal Finance and Planning Real Estate Management and Development Risk and Compliance Software and Services Technology Hardware and Equipment


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Post Merger Integration (PMI), Divestitures, Target Sourcing, Venture and minority investments, Acquihire, Joint Venture, Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Buy-and-Build, Controlling, Strategic Finance, Target financing, Capital Raising, Fundraising strategy, Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

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

Languages: English, French, Serbian

Work Experience

Aesus Advisory




- Now

Bongalow (Techstars ‘22)




- Now

Bongalow digitizes mortgage products for banks by providing front-end and back-end applications that enable faster loan processing and increased access for millions of homeowners in Africa


VP Finance



- 1/1/2023

- Member of the founding team (1st employee) - Built the entire finance function from scratch (accounting, reporting, Board Materials) - Raised €24M+ in Seed and Series A from top-tier US and European investors (including Sequoia, Stride.vc and Heartcore) - Raised additional debt capital to support the growth of the company


Corporate Finance and Strategy Consultant



- 1/1/2021

Macquarie Group

Private Equity Associate



- 1/10/2020

- Worked on the asset-backed financing of CMV Travel, a UK-based cruise line operator - Worked on multiple take private opportunities, including Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG)

Credit Suisse

TMT Investment Banking Analyst



- 1/4/2019

- Helped advise KKR on the sale of a majority stake in United Group (the leading telco operator in the Balkan region), to BC Partners - Helped advise Hg Capital on the sale of trading software company Ullink to its competitor Itiviti

Credit Suisse

M&A Analyst Intern



- 1/12/2016


Sciences Po

Finance & Corporate Strategy



- 1/1/2017

Sciences Po




- 1/1/2015

Sciences Po

Political Science, Business Law



- 1/1/2013

Lycée Hélène Boucher

Literature & Philosophy



- 1/1/2010

Ecole Alsacienne

Licenses / Certificates

emlyon business school

Effectuation: entrepreneurship for everyone



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