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Financial Analyst Project

New York, New York, United States
May 21, 2018

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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA New York, NY 646-***-**** LinkedIn

Senior M&A and Corporate Development Executive

** ***** ** ******* ******* acquisitions and control investments in the U.S. and internationally Experienced finance, business development and operating executive with a background in private equity investing, M&A, leveraged finance, commercial lending, corporate development and deal project management. Solid track record in managing all aspects of the M&A, private equity and credit investment lifecycle including originating, evaluating, conducting due diligence, valuing, structuring, negotiating, documenting, financing, closing, managing and successfully exiting transactions in small- and medium-size companies. Experience includes growth responsibilities at leading private equity firms and family offices, with completion of more than 25 private equity transactions exceeding $500M. Highlights of Expertise

• M&A

• Private Equity

• Leveraged Finance

• Origination / Due Diligence

• Business Valuation / Deal Structuring

• Financial Modeling

• Workouts / Turnarounds / Restructurings

• Credit Analysis / Risk Management

• Acquisition Integration

• Financial & Operational Leadership

• Strategic Business Planning

• Business Development

• FP&A / Corporate Development

• Business Process Improvements

• Revenue & EBITDA Growth

• Legal Documentation

Career Experience

SELLAS Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLS), New York, NY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, INTERIM (2017 - Present)

Successfully executed the primary mandates of (1) completing a reverse merger of private SELLAS into a publicly listed target and (2) capitalizing the firm to conduct clinical studies of its portfolio of immuno-oncology therapeutic assets. Managed financial, investor relations and administrative operations of the post-merger public company.

• Managed filing of, and amendments to, the S-4 registration statement with the SEC and secured its effectiveness; cold-called stake holders and encouraged them to support the merger via a shareholder vote.

• Orchestrated all merger and transition-related activities, from securing target’s shareholder vote to closing the merger, to transitioning bank account and decision-making authority to the new firm; spearheaded the integration of the target’s finance team into SELLAS operations.

• Led financing terms negotiation, which resulted in $10.7 million convertible preferred PIPE; directly sourced $4.5 million in under two months.

• Negotiated with warrant holders who demanded Black-Scholes payment triggered by the merger; settled the claims of 16 holders at 23 cents on a dollar through a non-cash transaction thereby saving the company $5.7M in cash and reducing warrant overhang, which would otherwise lead to 14% dilution of common shareholders.

• Managed accounts payable and negotiations with vendors, thereby saving the company approximately $1.7M and $2.1M in cash pre and post-merger respectively.

• Led a team of five finance and accounting department employees; led a multi-disciplinary task force to draft the company’s first 10-K and complete annual audit.

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Originating, developing and closing PE, LBO and structured principal investments ($1M to $25M EBITDA).

• Originated, negotiated and closed a $130M coal refinery JV and project finance investment contract.

• Developed an out-of-court restructuring and a $27M recapitalization plan for an electric truck manufacturer; advised the largest creditor during this year-long engagement.

• Analyzed and recommended a $256M acquisition of distressed assets from a bankrupt U.S. based lithium battery manufacturer, which, in 4 years, resulted in nearly 3.9x ROI on invested capital.

• Optimized a $32M LBO capital structure for a specialty pharmaceutical and medical supply company and developed a growth plan that resulted in 18%+ y-o-y revenue growth over 3 years from close.

• Conducted investment due diligence for a $30M equity PIPE in a moving app technology company, which resulted in a 25% return within 6 months from close. CIG PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE PARTNERS, Moscow, Russia VICE PRESIDENT, PRIVATE EQUITY & MERCHANT BANKING (2008 - 09) Identified and evaluated distressed and growth opportunities in Russia, CIS, Eastern and Western Europe, conducting pre-investment assessments, financing and legal due diligence; led a team of six junior professionals.

• Originated and managed nine private equity investments, which resulted in term sheets and three completed transactions.

• Led a $15M distressed acquisition of a convenience store chain and developed a reorganization plan that resulted in company-wide profitability one year from close.

• Evaluated and provided debt funding to a canned foods company for two opportunistic acquisitions valued at

~$6.5M, which resulted in annual combined synergies of ~$1M.

• Other project and industry exposure involved coal, gold, platinum mining, power, oil & gas, financial services and digital media.


PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATE & SPECIAL AID TO THE CEO (2005 - 07) Identified and evaluated private investment and acquisition opportunities; supported 11 portfolio companies’ CEOs in business development activities.

• Analyzed, proposed terms and assisted in negotiating and closing a $10M control investment in a digital game developer.

• Led investor relations and capital raising activities for a public automotive battery manufacturer, attracting

$32M in new equity capital.

• Developed a detailed operating budget and financial projections for a fuel-cell technology company; formulated a cost-reduction plan, which reduced cash burn by nearly 55% or $35,000 per month.

• Other project and industry exposure included auto parts and components, energy storage, railroad equipment, software and digital gaming.

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INVESTMENT BANKING ANALYST, EQUITY PRIVATE PLACEMENTS GROUP (2002 - 05) Supported senior bankers in the origination and execution of 46 private direct and PIPE transactions that raised $1.3B.

• Created offering documents, pitch books and management presentations.

• Developed projection models, ownership, liquidation and pro-forma capitalization analyses.

• Conducted step-up valuation, private and public comps analyses.

• Performed periodic market analysis on private, PIPEs and Registered Directs. Education & Credentials



Thesis: Growth and Challenges in the Chinese Economy Awards: Gus Grammas Memorial Scholarship; O'Neill Petals Scholarship; Michael Corasaniti Scholarship BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ꟷ Business Administration (summa cum laude) BABSON COLLEGE ꟷ Wellesley, MA


• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation; Series 79 & 63

• Multilingual: Russian, Ukrainian and English

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