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David Y. | Elance
 
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David Y.

Finance professional - over 20 years experience
   United States
  |   Scarsdale, NY

Overview

23 years experience in acquisition, project and structured finance.

Recent assignments: working for a Fortune 50 technology company on a multi-billion dollar potential acquisition - working for a venture capital firm on a $12 million transaction - leading a cross-functional team to structure, close and syndicate financing for $200 million buyout.

Expertise includes operational, financial and management assessment, financial statement, trend and variance analysis, forecasting and modeling, due diligence, staff development and...

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Oct 27, 2009|Financial Reporting|$80|Completed
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Oct 21, 2009|Financial Planning|$0|Working
Aug 4, 2009|Business Plans|$1,000|Completed
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Service Description

I am Managing Principal of Cohawney Advisors LLC, a New York based consulting firm. I have 23 years of experience in M&A and leveraged, project and structured finance. Recent assignments at Cohawney Advisors include working for a Fortune 50 technology company on a multi-billion dollar potential acquisition - working for a well-known venture capital and buyout firm on a recently completed $12 million series B funding, including recommending post-acquisition process improvements being implemented - leading a cross-functional team to structure, win, close and syndicate the senior and subordinated debt financing for a $200 million acquisition.

Areas of expertise include operational, financial and management assessment, financial statement, trend and variance analysis, forecasting and modeling, due diligence, fund raising, lender and investor relations and negotiation, problem identification and solving, business plans, market and customer research, and risk assessment.

Prior to Cohawney advisors, I worked at several major financial institutions, including GE Capital for 8 years and National Westminster Bank for 11. During my career, I have been involved in well over 200 transactions ranging in size from $10 million to over $1 billion and have worked with many Private Equity acquirers. Transaction types have included leveraged acquisitions and build-up strategies, structured finance, including securitization of consumer and corporate loans and tax and accounting...

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Employment

Cohawney Advisors LLC
Managing Principal
2008 - Present
Business and Financial Consulting, Capital Raising
FirstLight Financial Corporation
Managing Director
2007 - 2008
Lending and investment origination and analysis
General Electric Capital
Senior Vice President
1999 - 2007
Bank Austria Creditanstalt
Vice President - Team Leader
1997 - 1999
National Westminster Bank PLC
Senior Vice President - Head of Acquisition Finance
1986 - 1997

Education

University of Wisconsin
MBA
1983 - 1985
Saint Lawrence University
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
1977 - 1981
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Financial Analysis
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acquisition Finance
Corporate Strategy
Process Improvement
Market Research
Financial Forecasting
Business Plans
Business Analysis
Lender Relations
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