David Zarmalwal In 60 Seconds

I am an entrepreneurial finance leader with 25 years of experience across the media, technology, financial services and health and wellness sectors. During my career I have founded and run my own data analytics consultancy, been a key member of the management team of a boutique private equity and venture capital fund, and managed teams of 25+ and revenues of £100m+ in large blue chip corporates.

Specialist Skills

Financial Operations

Organising and leading cross-functional teams including recruiting, mentoring and training; designing and implementing best-in-class financial systems and processes.

Raising Funds

Preparing financial models and investor presentation materials, identifying prospective investors and lenders, assisting in negotiations, deal structuring, and organising and managing communications with investors.

Business Planning

Developing financial forecasts and long-term business plans, forecasting cash flow, analysing expenditures, evaluating capital investments and analysing financial data to identify opportunities for improvement.

Corporate Finance

Preparing and planning companies for exit; Providing support and advice for M&A activity, including valuations, deal and earnout structures.

Strategic Thinker

Identifying potential growth or efficiency opportunities and developing and executing strategies to capitalise on them.

Track Record Highlights

  • Led the £70m IPO of a Middle Eastern oil and gas asset after negotiating it's spinout from an Indonesian conglomerate, overseeing the sale and purchase agreement and preparing all short-form and long-form listing documents.
  • Provided transaction support and analysis for a $100m Eurobond listing, involving the preparation of listing particulars including historical and interim information, accounting policies and financial reporting procedures.
  • Consulted on M&A activity to a large global media organisation, including investment appraisal, valuation analysis and deal structuring for a $75m start-up JV, a $15m production studio turnaround, a $70m production studio acquisition and a $400m international tri-party co-production television agreement.
  • Managed all aspects of a £400m T/O business unit of a large global media organisation during an operational transformation which transferred the Company’s statutory and management reporting finance function to a SSC in Cardiff.
  • Designed and implemented bespoke financial accounting software for a private equity fund, to handle large multi-currency consolidations involving 200+ SPV and holding companies in 30+ territories.
  • Mapped out a 5 year strategic and operational plan for a financial services business, including acquire, build and run costing across Marketing, IT and HR, revenue forecasting, sensitivity and scenario analysis and risk management.
  • Led the financial and operational planning and improved the financial control and compliance for two early stage digital ventures within a large global advertising agency.

Sector Experience

  • Technology, Media & Telecoms: Content Production & Distribution, Creator Economy, Talent Management, Media & Advertising
  • Banking & Financial Services: Private Equity and Venture Capital, Fintech, Insurtech, Accounting & Finance
  • Healthcare: Medtech, Healthtech and Wellness, Life Sciences

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